Vocation

Spending as much time as I have in witnessing and eventually it’s inevitable that we would hit a wall.  No matter how logically we presented the case, no matter the force of reason, no matter how clearly the mocker or scoffer we were talking to saw...

Humiliation of Christ

Being human we all know all too well what it is like to be humiliated. Some of the most vivid memories of my childhood that I have are not from the moments of pride, they’re not from the moments of accomplishment, but they’re from the moments of my...

Kingly Office of Christ

There are two kingdoms in this world to which we all belong. As humans we are born bound to sin and as such we are born into the Kingdom of Satan. Yet Satan is a harsh King. The consequences of sin can be recognized to be harsh even by those who...

Intercession of Christ

In the Old Covenant it says that the eyes of the LORD are looking throughout the earth and that it marveled God that there was not an intercessor.  The present work of Christ is some of the most important work for the Christian of today because Christ...

For Whom Did Christ Die?

As an internal debate within the Church there has been a new discussion since the rise of Arminius in the 16th Century who challenged the view held in the Church since the time of Augustine that Christ had died solely for the Church as God’s special...

The Exaltation of Christ

The story of Christianity does not end with the crucifixion of Christ.  When I was taking a course on Jewish Mysticism at San Jose State University, a student with me mocked me for taking a stance for holiness saying that I might end up like Christ. ...

The Satisfaction of Christ

On that stormy day when Jesus was hung dying on the cross, he gasped that, “It was finished.” But it was not His ministry that was finished.  The Greek word and the Hebrew word from which the quote referred to both referred to the finishing of an...

The Person of Christ

            Waking up to our existence has us as humans led to the common error of either rejecting the spiritual nature of our existence or the physical nature of our existence.  Talking with unbelievers and I have ran into a lot of skeptics who...

The Covenant of Grace

            When we first begin to look at the Covenant of Grace that we are in as Christians, one of the easily overlooked facts is that the nature of the grace that we are in as Christians comes in the form of a covenant.  It can be very easy to...

The Plan of Salvation

            God knows all things past, present, and future; moreover, God is presently in all things past, present, and future and so when speaking about the plan of salvation it is important for us to remember that God is not troubleshooting His way...

Free Agency

            The debate between Free Will or Predestination as controlling the cause of the salvation of the Christian has been a hotly debated topic for many years.  Unfortunately, the reason why the debate has become so fierce is because it...

Sin

            Sin is one of those things that we can easily recognize it when it happens, especially when we are the ones being offended.  Finding a definition for sin is somewhat of a more difficult process.  From our own free will we have all made the...

christians - a question for ya

so gawd made adam and eve and they begat two sons cain and able where the hell did cain and ables wives come from? . . . come on dudes i got ten bucks riding on this please let me pay up

The Fall

            There were consequences from the Fall of Adam and Eve immediately upon their first sin.  There was no delay from the guilt that they felt.  There was no hiding the fact that their communion with God which was so intimate before the Fall...

Covenant of Works

            When God created Adam, he gave Adam a covenant that seems reprehensible to so many people today.  The system of the Bible can be understood as representing a federal system of the Old and New Covenants with the New Covenant taking...

Original State of Man

            Looking back at the history of the world and we cannot help but wonder what the original state of man was when we entered this planet.  We know from the revealed declarations of the Bible that the original state of man’s life on this world...

The Origin of the Soul

Using physical means of investigation and it does not take us much effort to realize anymore where the physical aspect of our nature comes from through sexual reproduction.  But when it comes to the nature of the soul there is no real account in the...

Nature of Man

            From the Bible and from human reason we know that the human being consists of two distinct types of existence in the spiritual and in the physical in the body and in the spirit.  Even atheists that I interact with in my missionary work...

Origin of Man

            We know from the account that God has given us that He created man through the immediate creation and not through some nebulous development over time.  Further, we can know for certain that the soul of man was created by God.  For...

Angels and Demons

            Angels play an important role in the Bible and so they deserve to be looked at and studied.  Typically, there can be a few extremes to avoid with Angels to where they are either ignored altogether or the subject of Angels-holy or...

Miracles

            In the course of human events the vast majority of the declarations of the laws of God can be seen in the decrees of God as they are universally given in nature.  The universal laws of the LORD will be seen for all eternity as they apply...

Providence

            From the creation of the world and of the entire history of the universe God has not chosen to play dice.  There is no gambling on the part of God, but the operations of the universe which God spoke into existence in a single spoken...

Creation

            From all ages man has pondered his origins.  The origins of species of the planet Earth and in the universe as a whole cannot be determined from the natural evidence which is left for us in the universe.  Understanding the operation of the...

The Decrees of God

            Philosophy and Theology touch on many of the same areas because both seek to understand truth.  But Theology is not Philosophy as Philosophy proper is blind whereas Theology has the light of the revelation of God.  And while God’s...