But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

In Luke 4, Jesus attends a Sabbath day service at the synagogue in his hometown, Nazareth. While at the service, he stands up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah is given to him. Jesus unrolls the scroll and reads a passage from what we now call Isaiah 61. After reading it, he hands the...

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This statement, “Jesus did not come to save us from God,” has been a kind of mantra of the so-called “Progressive Christians” over the last few years. In a way, it’s a kind of clever statement, and accomplishes the emotive purpose of the statement. However, it is only...

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The One Who Was Plagued to Save Us from the Plague

To the best of my knowledge, I do not have the Coronavirus. I have not been tested, so I don’t know for sure. I am working from home, go to school only to do some video recordings in my office for my classes, have made just a very few trips to...

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In this third installment in this series, the challenging question is:

Is the Coronavirus a Judgment from God?

Again, I will go ahead and answer this question right up front: Yes it is.

There is something very interesting about, not only the material in Leviticus 13-14, but also the larger context in...

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Okay, I’m going to go ahead and tackle one big question, right away, already in just this second article.

Did God Cause the Coronavirus?

Without any further suspense, here is the answer I am going with: Yes he did.

I realize there are some out there who believe this is a horrible answer, and...

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Well, it’s really Marcel Mitchell’s fault, my former student, and good friend and brother. He wrote me, calling my attention to the fact that I had not written a blog post in quite a while, and that he would love for me to do something regarding the connections between Leviticus 13-14...

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Thursday, 25 July 2019 16:50

In Defense of Bibliolatry

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Perhaps you have heard statements like these before:

I believe that Jesus, not Scripture, is our final authority.

I believe in the infallible, inerrant Word of God … and he had a beard.

The Bible is not the word of God; Jesus is.

The Bible is not the fourth member of the Trinity.

I’ve...

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“Doctrine divides.” Yes it does. The thing that continually amazes me, however, is that those who say this seem to take for granted that this is a bad thing. But, of course, it is not. Doctrine does divide. And that is a good thing.

It divides between those who believe the doctrine and...

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