Ezekiel 38-39

INTRODUCTION The battle of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38 and 39 has long been an area of contention for the evangelical world. The name of Gog and Magog itself seems to be an area of confusion inspiring many different opinions. Moreover, even a search for content on this name will provide such vast results … Continue reading Ezekiel 38-39

ADOPTION AS SONS OF GOD: A HISTORICAL/CULTURAL CONTEXT WITH IMMEDIATE IMPLICATIONS FOR TODAY’S BELIEVER

INTRODUCTION The doctrine of adoption has long been one of the Bible’s misunderstood and unrecognized doctrines. The main reason for this is the lack of understanding of the original adoption process in the first century. Paul wrote, as inspired by the Holy Spirit, to convey the exact truths of God to us during this first … Continue reading ADOPTION AS SONS OF GOD: A HISTORICAL/CULTURAL CONTEXT WITH IMMEDIATE IMPLICATIONS FOR TODAY’S BELIEVER

Discipleship

INTRODUCTION TO DISCIPLESHIP The term discipleship is a misunderstood word in the church at large today. When taking a quick look at statistics on discipleship within churches, one quickly realizes the severity of the problem. A recent Barna research study suggests “…that more than half of U.S. churchgoers have not heard of the Great Commission. … Continue reading Discipleship

A BRIEF EXAMINATION OF THE BAPTIST DISTINCTIVES

INTRODUCTION The Baptist denomination is large and varies in many ways depending on the location and affiliation. However, with a census of over 20,254,322 in the United States alone, it is worth considering the Biblical distinctives that have helped the growth and sustenance of one of the largest denominations in the world.[1]Moreover, it should be … Continue reading A BRIEF EXAMINATION OF THE BAPTIST DISTINCTIVES

AN EXAMINATION OF THE SUFFERING SERVANT IN ISAIAH 52:13-53:12

INTRODUCTION Within Scripture, there are many well-known and often quoted passages that seem to be memorized by Christians the world over. The reason is often because they bring relief for those in mental anguish, encouragement for the downtrodden, or help for those in need. However, one passage that can be said to stand above them … Continue reading AN EXAMINATION OF THE SUFFERING SERVANT IN ISAIAH 52:13-53:12

Captured by Culture, Freed by Christ

Captured by Culture, Freed by Christ             Culture is expressed as “society, way of life, lifestyle; customs, traditions, heritage, habits, ways, mores, values” (Dictionary).People of all ages, race, and sex have been since the beginning of time captured by the culture in which they were raised. In the beginning of time there was shown a … Continue reading Captured by Culture, Freed by Christ