Theology Category

Psalms and the Prosperity Gospel

I am beginning a study of Psalms in my home Bible Lessons. Psalm 1 sets the stage for all the psalms with the opening word “Blessed,” which is one of the most used words in this ancient hymn book. God desires is to bless and prosper his people, which is “the prosperity gospel,” which I […]

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An Falsehood is Not Necessarily a Lie

We need to be gracious and respectful towards our theological opponents by tempering our language. It is not necessary to say that our opponents’ views are “lies” unless their position is to intentionally deceive. Willful deceit is what makes a lie, not a false belief among those diligently attempting to understand doctrinal issues argued by […]

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Christ Triumphant

Public Justice satisfied Isaiah 53:11: “He shall see the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.” The first Adam acquired experiential knowledge of evil as a result of eating the forbidden fruit. Adam failed to trust in and keep […]

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Christ Triumphant

EXCRUCIATING DEATH Isaiah 53:9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.” Notice the language does not say “they made his grave.” It says “he made his grave.” Jesus said, “I lay down my life, […]

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Christ Triumphant

THE LAMB OF GOD Isaiah 53:7: “He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opens not his mouth.” When John the Baptist saw Jesus coming to him, he said, “Behold […]

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Christ Triumphant

OUR SUFFERING SERVANT Isaiah 53: 5: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” In the atonement of Christ, God substituted the sufferings of Jesus for the penalty of sin, which is death that is […]

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Christ Triumphant

THE SHAME OF THE CROSS Isaiah 53:3: “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” The sorrow of Christ consisted of his manifold temptations, especially in the wilderness, in Gethsemane […]

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Christ Triumphant

  Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ, God’s Son to die on the cross for our sins? Why couldn’t our loving, merciful God just say “you are forgiven.” We forgive people all the time! Why couldn’t God? Is He some blood thirsty tyrant who needs to see blood to forgive?? A soul winner should […]

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The Churches One Foundation

“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Protestants in our zeal to discredit the claims of Roman Catholicism concerning Peter can get too tied up in the first part of the verse and […]

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Gloria Patri

“Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” Ephesians 3:21 concludes the first part of Paul’s teaching concerning the churches inheritance in Christ. The Holy Trinity is glorified in the person and atoning work of our resurrected and ascended Lord Jesus Christ. His glory is manifested […]

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