A Study of the Rapture in 1 Thessalonians 4 and 5: Part 1

A Study of the Rapture in 1 Thessalonians 4 and 5: Part 1

1 Thessalonians tells us about the Rapture from the perspective of the relationship between the experience of those who have already died and the experience of those who are living when it happens. We learn based on the authority of God's Word that the dead rise from the dead first and then the living are caught up to be with Christ from then on forever. We are encouraged to exhort each other with comfort based on this truth.

Isaiah 9:8-13: Pride After a Fall and God’s Sovereignty

"The Lord sends a message against Jacob, And it falls on Israel. And all the people know it, That is, Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, Asserting in pride and in arrogance of heart:'The bricks have fallen down, But we will rebuild with smooth stones; The sycamores have been cut down, But we will replace … Continue reading Isaiah 9:8-13: Pride After a Fall and God’s Sovereignty

Thoughts on a Self-Authenticating Bible

A fundamental of the genuine Christian faith have always been a defense of Scriptural authority. This concept can involve more than one idea, let me just throw out some key ideas. First, the saying sola Scriptura, the concept of Scripture alone, referring to the exclusive nature of the Bible's authority. Second, the concept of the … Continue reading Thoughts on a Self-Authenticating Bible

1 Thessalonians 2:15-16: Israel’s Sins and God’s Wrath

This blog post is the second in a two-part post of studies in 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16. Last post, we learned about Bibliology from Paul's comments about the Thessalonian response to his message. Today, we will look at what Paul said regarding the Jews in this passage, and thus learn some lessons about Israeology, the study … Continue reading 1 Thessalonians 2:15-16: Israel’s Sins and God’s Wrath