Category: Bible Study

Does God Lie?

Does God deceive you? Or does He lie because he doesn't know what goes on? Some people believe God lies, and only they can explain what the truth is, and you can't trust the Bible.

Get the Jewish Perspective

Sometimes it's helpful to get a Jewish perspective. After all, they wrote over half the Bible.

Military Organization

Many strange issues in the church are caused by failing to recognize the military structure of the church. It’s why some groups express outrage when “their” person doesn’t perform a certain role.

Let’s Get Offensive

Most of your armor serves a defensive purpose. Yet God equipped you with one offensive weapon.

The Last Line of Defense

The integrity of the shield was critical — as with other weapons, when you need it it’s too late to find out it doesn’t work.

3 Complaints About God — And Why They’re Wrong

Misunderstanding God can have critical repercussions. Ideas like God won’t send anyone to Hell because He loves everyone, God accepts alternate lifestyles, and so on. Should a loving God accept any and all sin because He loves you?

Belt of Truth

The first piece of equipment required is the belt. It's importance can't be underestimated as the other armor attaches to it.

Introduction

Sadly, many in the church aren’t ready for combat, and if they do find themselves in a “serious social occasion,” their encounter won’t end well (read that: slaughtered like a pig) as they look down in their toolbox and discover … nothing.

Bible Study 101: Matthew 13 Kingdom Parables

Matthew 13 causes confusion as some say Jesus’ parables imply the church will slowly take over the world and we’ll all live in utopia. This misunderstanding stems from incorrect assumptions. Clearing up misunderstanding begins with two rules no serious Bible student would disagree with.

2012 In Review

We’re not much for New Year’s Resolutions (February is always a good time to purchase used exercise equipment — cheap), but the tradition of reviewing the past year does have merit. Here’s a list of articles…

Infinite God

Infinity represents one of the characteristics of God — a being with no beginning and no end, existing completely outside of time.

Did God Create Evil?

Since God created Satan this implies God created evil. How can a pure, good, and loving god create evil? If God is good, and God is righteous, why did God create evil? Does this make Him not good, or evil Himself?

Free Will and The Problem of Evil

We've discussed the hubris of the person attempting to attribute to themselves all knowledge — as if they don’t understand why God acts the way He does, it doesn’t make any sense at all.

Lose the Weight: Part Three

This week, we’ll cover the third and final part, which is at the same time the simplest and the hardest to actually get under your belt.

8 Principles for Bible Interpretation

Liberal “Christians” (and yes, we use the term very loosely) create some rather … ahem … strange ideas allegedly from the Bible like social justice, (which appears nowhere in the NT), abnormal definitions of sin, and more, usually resulting from the bizarre philosophy of post-modernism.

The Treachery of Trendy

Christians adopt trendy value-relativism philosophy because they’re unprepared and/or uninformed.

Do Serious Christians have to Follow Mosaic Law?

Do Christians have to follow the Law of Moses? If so, how much? If not, why not?

Disproving the Deutero-Isaiah Hypothesis

No matter how silly the theory, some people cling to the bizarre idea of "two" Isaiahs, saying vocabulary and style differences somehow prove multiple authors. Let's use their idea and see if it holds up.

Rule Zero for Bible Interpretation

Everyone seems to have their own lens or filter used to interpret the Bible. Post-modern, red-letter, social justice, emerging, and so on. However, many of these miss rule zero of Bible interpretation.

Basic Bible Study Library

You should study the Bible for yourself, but if you’re just beginning, what books should you have on your shelf? You’ll be surprised you can acquire a firm foundation and don’t have to break the bank or install massive bookshelves.

The Matrix Guide to Christianity

Perhaps you’ve seen our tag line “Because it’s 2:59AM” and wondered where it came from; it stems from a political ad Hillary Clinton used.

5 Bible Commentators You Should Be Listening To

With so many resources, how do you quickly gain an overall understanding of the Bible, current events, cults, science, logic, and application? We give you our five choices to begin your study.

The Coming Split in Christianity

We’ve talked before about the coming church division, but it’s interesting even liberal progressive “Christians” have come to the conclusion a split will soon come.

The Book of Revelation and Common Sense

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell caused a stir when he proclaimed: “The Book of Revelation” is a work of fiction describing how a truly vicious God would bring about the end of the world. No half-smart religious person actually believes “The Book of Revelation.”

The Tribes of Israel

We frequently hear about the “twelve tribes of Israel” and fail to realize that’s only a class title of the group, not the actual number.

The Resurrection of Jesus

Modern, enlightened people don’t believe such fairy tales. As for the appearances after Jesus’ death, the disciples were delusional; they simply saw what they wanted to see.

A Whale of a Tale

For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another > the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the > same Spirit, to another gifts of…

The Sin of Sodom

OK, trivia question time. Why did God judge Sodom? The answer we usually think of is actually *fifth* on the list.

The Seventy Weeks of Daniel Bible Prophecy

Seventy Weeks of Daniel

Introduction to Daniel

Even though Daniel wrote thousands of years ago, his book provides clarity and relevance for today — a prophetic book you need to understand.

The Deutero-Isaiah Hypothesis

If you’ve never heard of the Deutero-Isaiah hypothesis, it’s the modern belief Isaiah didn’t write the book bearing his name — actually multiple authors wrote parts and those anonymous authors became compiled much later into one…

More on the Question: Can You Lose Your Salvation?

One of our most popular articles concerns losing salvation — some say you can once be saved, and they become unsaved, others say you can’t. Yet that article still generates much of the email we receive.

Can You Lose Your Salvation?

The idea a Christian can lose their salvation causes much anxiety. In spite of centuries of conflict, the answer is surprisingly simple.

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