An old fashioned Bible study is offered here.
The parable may not cover the titled theological dispute in detail, but many interpreters believe it does. So let’s explore.
What is it? Do they happen today? Can you experience one?
What are those alternatives? Only one man, inspired by the Spirit, turned the problem and solution on its head.
God’s New Covenant plan is much better than an obsolete, national, theocratic tax designed to support an obsolete, national, religious system.
Do we ignore the Old Law so we can be free to live as we wish in the New Covenant? What about Christian Sabbath keeping? What does the Bible really say?
Renewalists (Pentecostals, Charismatics and Neo-Charismatics) believe that all the gifts of God mentioned in the New Testament are for today. They flow from God and are exercised through the Spirit and grace and a yielded, eager heart when the need arises. Let’s study the ones in Rom. 12:6-8.
Renewalists believe these gifts are for today. This is an old-fashioned Bible study, word by word. line up line.
All the key words are here, spelled out in simple English.
Many Renewalists say yes for prophecy. The evidence favors them. Now what about prophets?
If you have an overactive conscience, this post is for you. God hurls your sins into the sea and remembers them no more.
Have you ever received a dream, possibly from God, while you were sleeping or a vision before your eyes or mind’s eyes? How would you know it came from God? How do we evaluate them?
What are the Scriptures that reveal them? How are they relevant to my life today? Or have they ceased today?
An odd teaching has been circulating around the church for a long time.
The Greek texts actually call it ‘languages.’ What should we call it today?
These are more commonly known as ‘tongues.’ Here some of the biblical basics.
The Bible is clear.
The moment you are saved, Christ becomes your sanctification. Now he works it out in you in slow, steady progress until the day you die, when sanctification will be completed.
Some major denominations have taught this. What do the Scriptures say?
Some Renewalists of the Word of Faith variety say our redeemed spirit is perfect, but not our redeemed soul. True?
God has his part, but we have our part too. What’s the balance?
This topic is really unpopular in the “wilder grace” and “freer grace” Renewal circles. But becoming like Christ is scriptural. Unavoidable. Necessary.
These are the basics of this neglected biblical doctrine—this doctrine that becomes a reality in your life.
Can truly born-again believers drift permanently away from their relationship with the Lord, or are they eternally secure?
In the old days, this used to be called the “perseverance of the saints” (believers). All that means is the persistence of Christians to keep their relationship with the Lord. So the related question often comes up: Can a truly born-again believer walk away from this relationship?
When we experience salvation, we respond to it in our daily lives. How doe we and should we respond?
You must be born again. But what does that mean? Does anything result from being born again? Or do we just stay the same?
Does it merely mean “changed mind,” or does it go deeper?
Deliverance and maintaining lasting freedom from satanic oppression includes these essential ingredients.
You have to avoid those things. Here’s why.
This post covers Satan and his attack on people—even you at times. And so can Christians ‘have’ a demon or be demon-possessed or demonized?
He shares it with us. It means everything to your life in Christ. Let is shine on you.
God shares this attribute with us, in manifesting his presence, even visibly sometimes. God’s glory can even include material prosperity. Don’t believe it?
Grace means God’s unmerited, unearned favor. But once you have experienced it, you must show it.
You did something you regret. You said something that you want to take back. Good news! You’re a prime candidate for God the Redeemer to deliver you out of your troubles and buy you out of your self-inflicted prison.
Whether you want your baby or not, God loves him or her, and he loves you. God can turn your Plan B into his Plan A, and make it better than your plans. Keep your baby, if you have an unplanned pregnancy.
Sometimes the church can be self-righteous and condemn a sinner in the name of holiness, ignoring mercy. Or it can be permissive in the name of mercy, ignoring holiness.
Does it allow violence to be done to Christians, without self-defense?
Do you remember when you messed up? When you got drunk and went too far? What about the flirtation that went too far? What about saying stupid stuff at the job or Thanksgiving? When you lost your temper? What about your bad behavior generally? What about that abortion? Shoplifting?
This is an easy-to-follow word study of key terms in the New Testament. Studying them, we will have clarity.
Does the Old Testament demand literal retaliation for a wrong? Should an eye or a tooth be gouged or knocked out—physically? What about the teaching of Jesus? Does he raise our vision to a higher calling? How do we forgive a tort or a physical injury? How do we get compensated for damages?
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