The Bible: A Treasure Chest

The Bible: A Treasure Chest

“The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.” (Psalm 119:130) It is of consequence to every one to know what the Bible teaches. Like the noble Bereans, we should search the Scriptures carefully, prayerfully, to become acquainted with the utterances of God. We should inquire, not what the minister, the church, or

How Shall We Search the Scriptures?

How Shall We Search the Scriptures?

Christ has said: “Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are they which testify of me.” The duty of searching the Scriptures is enjoined upon every son and daughter of Adam. Jesus says, “And they are they which testify of me.” The Father was revealed in the Son, and in studying Christ we shall learn of the Father

Knowledge: A Requirement of Salvation? (Theological Reflections on 2 Peter 1, Part 2)

Knowledge: A Requirement of Salvation? (Theological Reflections on 2 Peter 1, Part 2)

In the previous article in this series, it was ascertained that knowledge—specifically an ever-increasing knowledge of Jesus Christ—is an essential component to the successful completion of the salvation process in the life of the Christian. An ever-increasing knowledge of Christ is the avenue by which grace (unmerited forgiveness and energizing sp

Creation, Catastrophe, Calvary: Why a Global Flood Is Vital to the Doctrine of Atonement

Creation, Catastrophe, Calvary: Why a Global Flood Is Vital to the Doctrine of Atonement

I read the book Creation, Catastrophe, Calvary: Why a Global Flood is Vital to the Doctrine of Atonement a few years ago for a class. It landed on my desk at an ideal time, just as I was pondering a number of controversial Bible passages on creation and the flood. Reading it was a reassuring experience–not because it explained everything or solved