I offer some brief comments on the book Ancient Wine and the Bible by David Brumbelow and how it has helped me in thinking through the issues around abstience. It shows that we should not assume that wine in the Bible is always alcoholic, but that rather we should let the historical context and the Biblical context inform how we understand references to wine.
Jesus who came from heaven has the authority of God. He speaks the words of God and has the Holy Spirit in His fullness.
We should live properly in view of the coming wrath of God. Our salvation from this coming wrath is assured by the blood of Christ, and we should encourage each other in view of it.
The Day of the LORD will come suddenly on the earth but the Thessalonians won't be surprised since they know the truth that they will be taken up before it begins.
A happy new year to you in 2018! If you read my blog, I am happy to receive feedback even if it is just to know you're out there. I have heard it said that blogs are done for various reasons, and I am no exception. I admit that so much of what I write … Continue reading Happy New Year 2018!
Over the last 3 months or so my wife and I have been doing a challenge to read the whole Bible in 100 days, and we have been reading the New Testament for the last few weeks. As i have been reading, it has proved to present me fresh with the challenges we face in … Continue reading Book Review: How Does the New Testament Use the Old Testament?: A Survey of the Major Views by Michael J. Vlach
To be sure, the ideal is and should be that we have a local church where there is full Biblical agreement. Thus, it is not the ideal that I have disagreement with. I am forced however to observe that I have never known in my own Christian life and experience a church in which there is such unanamity and fullness and Christian experience as he speaks. Disagreement with my brothers and sisters to some degree has always been part of my church life and my fellowship with Christians in general. I have never known it myself--To have a place where I felt strongly that there was "a full biblical agenda" as I understand that biblical agenda to be.
False teachers must be rejected from our homes when they come specifically to promote falsehood.
I believe the Reformation does have value for those of us who aren't Reformed, including those who are believers in dispensationalism, free-grace, fundamentalist, and Baptist. The five "alones" of the Reformation are great expressions of truth, even if they aren't enough and even if later believers have added certain things.
It has been longer than I would like since I posted on here, so here's a thought on my daily Bible study. I have recently begun a "binge-reading" Bible challenge to read the whole Bible before the end of the year. Today I read a passage in the Old Testament that beautifully wove together a … Continue reading The Covenant with Abraham Is Not the Covenant with Israel in the Law