Does All Mean All?

Romans 5:18 reads, “So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men.” Romans 10:9-10 reads, “if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you[Continue Reading…]

Words Not Found in Scripture – Christ-mas Edition

Since tomorrow is the popular Christian celebrated holiday called Christmas I decided that it would be a good time to talk about the word “Christ” and perhaps take “Christ” out of Christmas. The word “Christ” is similar to “Baptize,” in the sense that the word is found in our English translations because it is a[Continue Reading…]

Who Are Our Disciples?

A long time ago I had a conversation with a close friend and pastor. We were discussing discipleship. Since then, I have encounter a number of people of who have been frustrated with their discipleship. One in particular, a pastor, has expressed deep frustration that his flock does not desire to follow. Thinking about all[Continue Reading…]

A Modern Example

I recently had a wonderful conversation with one of my co-workers. She came into my office to give me something and noticed my digital picture frame displaying on my desk. Then I showed her a picture of my wife and we spent a few minutes looking on Facebook and MySpace to see if my wife[Continue Reading…]

Testimony of Gulshan Esther…

This past semester, Dr. Greenham shared with his Christian Missions class a testimony from The Torn Veil: The Story of Sister Gulshan Esther as told to Thelma Sangster with Noble Din Interpreter. This quote is actually taken from Dr. Greenham’s disertation Muslim conversions to Christ: an investigation of Palestinian converts living in the Holy land[Continue Reading…]

The Kingdom of Heaven is like… – Part 10

Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps.[Continue Reading…]

The Kingdom of Heaven is like… – Part 9

The Parable of the Marriage Feast is the next KoH parable that Matthew records. It can be found in Matthew chapter 22 verses 1-14. This parable seems similar to the previous parable because it reflects the Jew/Gentile relationship to salvation. Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared[Continue Reading…]

Going to Hell in a Handbasket – Part 2

BT Thanks for the comment. I assume the “unpardonable sin” you are referring to comes from “Truly I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin” – Mark 3:28-29[Continue Reading…]

Going to Hell in a Handbasket – Part 1

Question: “Do we go to Hell because of our sins or because of our failure to acknowledge and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour?” To me this question has major implications for our free-will. I am one of those people who have a hard time believing that we have free-will. Based on how[Continue Reading…]

The Kingdom of Heaven is like… – Part 7

We have finished up all of the KoH parables from Matthew 13. It is time to start our journey forward and look at the latter KoH parable found in Matthew. Our first stop is Matthew 18:21-35. I found this parable very interesting, hopefully you will agree. Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how[Continue Reading…]