The Theology & Purpose of Suffering (Part 1-2): Causes.

29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;– 1 Peter 1 10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we notContinue reading “The Theology & Purpose of Suffering (Part 1-2): Causes.”

The Theology & Purpose of Suffering (Part 2-2): Paul, an Example of.

In Philippians 4:13 so many of us mistook that passage as a means to accomplish any endeavor; whether it be in academia, in sports, or in the work force. That is the consequence of someone isolating the passage and interpreting it differently. The actual meaning of that verse came from the following: 10 But I rejoicedContinue reading “The Theology & Purpose of Suffering (Part 2-2): Paul, an Example of.”

The Most Neglected Parts of the Gospel (Part 2-2): Who We Are Before God.

As earlier mentioned the three popular Gospel presentations lacked any detail on God, and also the tracts and booklets earlier described. But not only the former lacked any truth on God but anemic on the issue of sin. All three tracts made only simple statements that we’re sinners as we’ve broken God’s laws, using RomansContinue reading “The Most Neglected Parts of the Gospel (Part 2-2): Who We Are Before God.”

The Most Neglected Parts of the Gospel (Part 1-2): Who God Is.

It is a surprising and shameful thing that God has been neglected in all of the most popular Gospel presentations. I believe that the chiefest reason for this is evangelical pragmatism that had its origin with the Billy Graham Crusades. Billy Graham meant well when he ignores doctrinal distinctions for the sake of reaching theContinue reading “The Most Neglected Parts of the Gospel (Part 1-2): Who God Is.”

Verses of Grace and Mercy Every True Believer can relate to.

 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.– Psalms 57 3 If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?– Psalms 130 11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angryContinue reading “Verses of Grace and Mercy Every True Believer can relate to.”

The Wonders of Learning, Vengeance, & the Election Theft.

Have you ever learned something, after years of reading scripture, and realized a truth that was missed, or seen truth in a new light? Pastors and theologians have said over and over that when we study scripture, we’re only scratching the surface. Not because it is impossible to understand, but because it is full ofContinue reading “The Wonders of Learning, Vengeance, & the Election Theft.”

Thoughts to Start the New Years With – Psalms 49.

 Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:2 Both low and high, rich and poor, together.3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. We are the Light to the World (Matthew 5:16) as Israel was to the Gentile world (Isaiah 42:6). 4 I willContinue reading “Thoughts to Start the New Years With – Psalms 49.”

The Least of Things.

12 Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee;– Zechariah 9 10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.– Psalms 16 8 And there were in the same country shepherds abidingContinue reading “The Least of Things.”

The Qualitative Depth of God.

5 Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, thou preservest man and beast.7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.8 They shall be abundantlyContinue reading “The Qualitative Depth of God.”

The Battle is the LORD’s.

1 Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.– Psalm 35 From my schema, andContinue reading “The Battle is the LORD’s.”