‘The True Tabernacle’ of Hebrews 8:2: Future Dwelling with People or Heavenly Dwelling Place? — Tyndale Bulletin

A study of language denoting correspondence in ancient usage shows that descriptions of heaven as a sanctuary in Hebrews point towards a pre-existent spatial reality, now made accessible by Jesus. ‘The True Tabernacle’ of Hebrews 8:2: Future Dwelling with People or Heavenly Dwelling Place? — Tyndale Bulletin Continue reading ‘The True Tabernacle’ of Hebrews 8:2: Future Dwelling with People or Heavenly Dwelling Place? — Tyndale Bulletin

The Seventieth Week of Daniel Explained-Dan. 9.24-27, Mt. 24.15

(All scripture quotations NET Bible unless otherwise noted.) Previously, I linked to The Daniel 9.24-27 Project, which effectively argued for the date of the Decree to rebuild Jerusalem and the start of Daniel’s 70 weeks of years at 457 BCE: https://biblearchaeology.org/abr-projects-main/the-daniel-9-24-27-project-2/4589-the-going-forth-of-artaxerxes-decree-part1 The school from which I got my theological training held to the 445 BCE date for the start of reckoning of the prophecy, and … Continue reading The Seventieth Week of Daniel Explained-Dan. 9.24-27, Mt. 24.15

Quit Believing the Devil’s Lies

The human mind is more deceitful than anything else. It is incurably bad. Who can understand it? (Jeremiah 17.9 NET) Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things. (Philippians 4.8 NET) No one should believe lies, let alone Christians. … Continue reading Quit Believing the Devil’s Lies

“From Before the Creation of the World”-Revised Post

Nowhere in the bible, that I have noticed, exists the phrase: “From before the creation of the world.” Instead, the Greek text says: “From before the foundation of the world.” So why do I, and other versions, translate this phrase: “From before the creation of the world?” Sometimes the bible can, or should be translated, from logical inference. Word literalism may mislead if only the … Continue reading “From Before the Creation of the World”-Revised Post

Jeremiah and Pashhur — Dr. Claude Mariottini – Professor of Old Testament

The ministry of the prophet Jeremiah was very difficult because of the opposition he faced from the people and the leaders of the nation because of the message he proclaimed. Jeremiah was called to urge Israel to turn back to God.  Israel was urged by the prophet to obey the demands of the covenant established on Mt. […] Jeremiah and Pashhur — Dr. Claude Mariottini – Professor of … Continue reading Jeremiah and Pashhur — Dr. Claude Mariottini – Professor of Old Testament

Train up a Child in the Way He Should Go? A Promise? — PeterGoeman.com

Proverbs 22:6 has been interpreted in some circles as a promise to parents that if they do their jobs right, their child will never abandon the faith. However, this in turn has resulted in many parents feeling as if God has broken His promise to them when their child turns from the faith. Train up… Train up a Child in the Way He Should Go? A … Continue reading Train up a Child in the Way He Should Go? A Promise? — PeterGoeman.com

“The Word Did It All”: The Necessity of Preaching According to the Protestant Reformers — Southern Equip

One danger of being familiar with history is just that. It becomes familiar to us. Or so we think. Our familiarity with the facts, the cause-effect relationships, and the narrative may keep us from actually seeing what happened, or why what took place matters for us. The narrative of the Protestant Reformation serves as a… “The Word Did It All”: The Necessity of Preaching According to … Continue reading “The Word Did It All”: The Necessity of Preaching According to the Protestant Reformers — Southern Equip

WWPD-What Would Paul Do? Push Back to WWJD

Paul, the “Chosen Vessel” There is a better way to follow Jesus than looking at Jesus’ life and discerning what He would have done in our circumstance. The Spirit of Jesus indwells and empowers us Whom He has sent to be with us forever (Jn. 14.16-17). We don’t have to analyze what Jesus would have done since He lives within us, teaching the way to … Continue reading WWPD-What Would Paul Do? Push Back to WWJD

Matthew’s and Luke’s Genealogy of Jesus Compared

Primary Argument While I cover several issues unique to my understanding of Matthew’s and Luke’s accounts, my central contention is that Luke gives Mary’s lineage which is Jesus’ human ancestry. He had to be human and linked to several promises for Him to die as a substitute for our sins. Animal sacrifices in the Mosaic Scheme only symbolized Him who was to come and could … Continue reading Matthew’s and Luke’s Genealogy of Jesus Compared

Praising God is not a Zero-Sum Game

What Glory Awaits: Journeying with C. S. Lewis and John Piper What Glory Awaits: Journeying with C. S. Lewis and John Piper The Westminster Catechism’s first question and answer has been developed by John Piper in his most famous book Desiring God. This article primarily examines C.S. Lewis’ work Weight of Glory. The author of this article rightly sees that our deepest desire for human … Continue reading Praising God is not a Zero-Sum Game