Part of the problem when sharing your faith with biblical skeptics is that, more often than not, they have little training in biblical theology, which often results in their having a bad theology. But Christians can be guilty of this, too! Here’s the nature of the problem, and some steps toward overcoming it.
“The name of the Lord” is a phrase used throughout Scripture by multiple different authors. I wonder if we truly grasp what it really means, though, to call upon his name? I get the sense that this is one of those ideas that has been cliché in Christian culture, such that its true meaning and/or significance is actually lost among those who are familiar with it.
That Christians should spend time reading the Bible is, itself, uncontroversial. But just how should we read the Bible? Is there a “best” way?
In our world, kids are treated as though they are an inconvenience. They are an “add-on” that some parents find nice to have, and others would rather not. This is not a biblical view of children.
The path to destruction is lined with those going with the grain. It’s easy to go along with the world into destruction. But the path to righteousness, the narrow path, is lined by those who, like Jesus, decide to go against the grain of society, sex, and self.
When does conversion take place in a person’s life? What evidence will be demonstrated when this happens? For how long is a person saved? Let’s tackle these questions and more.
The Bible is a book that, oftentimes, lays strange truths before us—at least, truths that are strange to 21st-century eyes. One of these truths concerns the ages of pre- and some post-flood biblical characters.
The gods of Israel’s ancient Near Eastern neighbors were not literally made of stone, gold, or any other material. Rather, they were real spiritual beings that had a dramatic—and demonic—influence in the lives of their worshippers.
A common feature of the debate surrounding apologetic methodology involves speculation as to the ground of our Christian belief. We might summarize the question before us this way: Do we believe in Jesus because we believe the Bible, or do we believe the Bible because we believe in Jesus?
Passages such as Hebrews 5:13-14 and 1 Corinthians 3:2 strongly suggest that we must go deeper with God’s Word, which will necessarily lead to a growth in understanding and, quite likely, a change in theology. But change isn’t always easy! How should we handle it?