We must beware of oversimplifying Jesus’ message. Many think that Jesus came to bring peace and harmony—and this is obviously true—but he also came to bring division. If our family members do not side with Jesus, we must decide whether we will stand with Jesus or with our families.
The Scriptures open in Genesis with God as the sovereign King creating the world and everything in it.
Jesus proved to be a masterful chess player. He simply refused to get caught in verbal or intellectual traps, and in fact always managed to turn the heat back on the one who posed the challenge in the first place.
At the heart of Sola Scriptura, is the recognition that fallen humans are always looking to replace God’s authority with some other human/creaturely authority
We’re beggars because the words of man will never fill our spiritual appetite. We need food from heaven. We need to hear from God.
The answer requires nuance, a full look at Scripture, and especially attention to the changes between the old covenant and the new.
Either he speaks, or we guess.
If you want to be trained, mature, and ready for the good works God’s prepared for you to do each day, learn his Word well—even when it feels like he’s talking to someone else.
One idea that has yielded dangerous consequences is the notion that the Council of Nicaea (AD 325), under the authority of Roman emperor Constantine, established the Christian biblical canon.
So, does Scripture teach there are degrees of sin? The answer is, yes, but in making such an affirmation one can never relativize the serious nature of all sin
God did not just make humans who could make culture. God specifically says that humans should make culture to reflect him as Creator.
I seriously doubt that I will ever see someone else complete the exposition of the New Testament in such a thorough way to one local church ever again. But I hope you’d consider making it your goal.
Can you be a Christian without believing the Bible? What about the reliability of the Bible—can we trust it? Timothy Paul Jones answers these and other popular and vital questions about the Word of God.
A conversation with Timothy Paul Jones about his new book, “Why Should I Trust The Bible?”
Thomas R. Schreiner discusses his latest book “Handbook on Acts and Paul’s Letters”
R. Albert Mohler Jr. discusses his newest book “Acts 13-28 For You” on mapping the explosive multiplying of the church
The Bible is a beautiful, unique text, and its story informs ours.