Archive for the 'Brandenburg' Category

Scriptural or Non-Scriptural

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

The list of possible non-scriptural issues is much, much bigger than the list of scriptural ones. In other words, we’ve got a lot of liberty. A lot. I could make up a list past the moon of non-scriptural actions. What kind of furniture polish do you use? Do you hang landscape art instead of portrait? […]

Continuing

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

John 8:31 says, “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed.” Believers will continue. However, believers must continue. You know you’ll continue, but you also must continue, so let’s continue. Let’s do what it takes to continue. 1 Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, […]

Salvation Is Of the Lord

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Jonah 2:9 says that salvation is of the Lord. God is the start, middle, and end of salvation. How is He the start? All of the following will be gleaned directly from scripture. First, God ordained salvation before the foundation of the world. He planned it, predetermined it, through the Second Person of the Trinity, […]

The Cross

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

People wear crosses. They are a piece of decoration in the way of earrings and necklaces and pins. Sometimes they are featured on letterhead and logos. A cross was a mode of execution, an extreme, painful invention of the Romans. They meant both to torture and kill someone using this means. Why would anyone want […]

The Faith of God’s Chosen People

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Why are so many Jewish people, who we agree from scripture are God’s chosen people, so very often secular, atheist, socialist, or leftists? Furthermore, Jewish people are very often the most antagonistic toward those who love them the most in the United States and probably the world, evangelical Christians, who take the Bible literally. There […]

God’s Law

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

There is an absolute basis for truth, law, morals, and right and wrong and that is the law of the eternally sovereign God. God laid down His absolute, eternal, abiding law and made it known to humanity. And as God’s own Son, Jesus declared unequivocally that He did not come to teach or practice anything […]

Church: Assembly

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

The Greek ekklesia, translated “church,” is used 118 times in the New Testament. It was a word already in usage in the Greek language  before the New Testament, and it meant, “assembly.” A church is an “assembly.” Another term given to the church, that is a metaphor, by the Apostle Paul is “body.” “Body” and […]

Male Leadership

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

We need men. Things aren’t looking good out there – government, church, and family. Male leadership is the design of God, not a social construct. Social constructionism is “the idea that social institutions and knowledge are created by actors within the system, rather than having any inherent truth on their own.” The church is “the […]

Attacks on the Authority of Scripture

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

One of the common attacks on Christianity by unbelievers of various stripes is a refrain with a couple of different related ideas. One, the Bible was only written by men. Two, we don’t know what was originally written – it’s been corrupted. Both of these intend to remove the authority of the Word of God. […]

Faith

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

The two words, “by faith,” or three, “by the faith,” are found 40 times in the Bible.  “Through faith” or “through the faith” are found another 17 times.  Sometimes the same truth is expressed with the verb form, “believe,” “believed,” “believest,” “believeth,” and “believing.”  Those are found over 300 times.  11 times, we read, “thy […]