The Spiritualizing of Prophetic Interpretation

The Spiritualizing of Prophetic Interpretation

Our origin as a Christian denomination, our current mission and message, our upcoming dangers and temptations, and our subsequent central role in the closing scenes of earth’s history—all of this is rooted in Biblical prophecy. The ramifications of prophecy are therefore very extensive—so extensive that a correct understanding of prophecy is not on

Equality Through Grace

Equality Through Grace

Grace. Salvation. The Kingdom of God. Words we typically associate with joy, thankfulness, and enthusiasm. Sometimes, though, our muddied understanding and egoistic expectations veil these realties with a cloud of distortion. This is well-illustrated by the parable of the vineyard workers—a story as rich in meaning as it is in details and literary

The Wasteful Farmer

The Wasteful Farmer

The Farmer In the Parable of the Sower Jesus tells the story of a farmer who went out to sow. The word He uses to describe the sowing process is quite provocative. It simply states that the seed “fell” on different types of ground. Yet seed does not just randomly fall. Seed is sown; it is scattered by someone—by the farmer. A farmer is a businesspe

If God Is Good, Why Is There Evil in the World? Answers from the Parable of the Wheat and Weeds

If God Is Good, Why Is There Evil in the World? Answers from the Parable of the Wheat and Weeds

The plot of this parable is straightforward: a sower sows good seed in his field, but an enemy corrupts the crop by secretly sowing weeds. The sower decides to let them grow together until the harvest—lest the wheat be lost—and then separate them, sending each to its proper destiny. Five characters populate the scene: the sower, the men, the enemy,