Proof-Text in Context, Part 1: The Godhead

Proof-Text in Context, Part 1: The Godhead

The term “proof-texting” receives derisive stares and sardonic snickers more often than not. We can’t be too surprised. A search for the term’s meaning will more readily spit out results that reflect a negative lean than a neutral stance. For instance, Wikipedia, likely the most used and dependable[clears throat] source of information in cyberspace

Numbers 19: Saved to the Udder-most

Numbers 19: Saved to the Udder-most

Stuck at Leviticus—More than Just Ceremony   In this article, we will examine one of the most popular chapters in all of Scripture—Numbers 19. Did I just say, “one of the most popular chapters”? I did, but with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek.   RELATED ARTICLE: The Gospel in the Sanctuary   Please be honest—there is no reason t

Wrestling with Romans: Twelve Minutes of Forever, Part 3

Wrestling with Romans: Twelve Minutes of Forever, Part 3

This article is the third and final installment in a series on the summit section of Paul’s epistle to the Romans. The first two parts covered chapters 6 and 7, respectively, so it stands to reason that this is earmarked for chapter 8, and overall, that is the case. With that said, I will still weave in some subjects that at least indirectly pertai

The Forest and the Trees: Why God Doesn’t Define you by your Mistakes

The Forest and the Trees: Why God Doesn’t Define you by your Mistakes

Seeing Things as God Sees Hebrews 11:1 provides the most concise yet comprehensive definition for “faith” in the entire Bible:   Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (NASB).   Over the years, I have heard many alternative definitions. With rare exceptions, none of them contradicted the aforeme

Redefining “The Patience of the Saints”

Redefining “The Patience of the Saints”

I anticipate that some hairs might stand on end in reaction to the title of this article. Anyone who may have the instinct to warn me against rewriting Revelation 14:12, or any portion of John’s Apocalypse, would stand on legitimate ground.[1]   I assure you that I stand on the same ground and am emphatically uninterested in and unworthy to ch