Being Born of Water and the Spirit

John 3:3’s record of Jesus’ command that we must be “born again” in order to see God’s kingdom is very revealing, especially when one recognizes its figurative nature.  Nicodemus didn’t; thinking that Jesus was speaking literally, he asked how a man could enter his mother’s womb a second time (v. 4).  Jesus clarified by telling him that one could not enter God’s kingdom unless they were “born of water and the Spirit” (v. 5).… Read More Being Born of Water and the Spirit

Did The Events of Genesis Really Happen?

Jesus and His Spirit-inspired apostles and prophets talked about the events in Genesis as if they were factual, historical events.  While describing how Judgment Day will occur, Jesus compared it to the day when the Genesis flood came (Matthew 24:35-39; cf. Genesis 6-9).  Peter also spoke of Noah’s flood (1 Peter 3:18-21; 2 Peter 2:1-5, 9-10).  They did not imply nor refer to the flood as a story or myth in any way.  If it did not actually occur, then by talking about it as if it did occur Jesus and the apostles lied…so why be a Christian?… Read More Did The Events of Genesis Really Happen?

Do We Really Love God?

Ask yourself this.  How well do you know God?  How well do you know the Bible?  How often do you go out of your way to study the Bible?  Are you obeying His Word, as best you can in all areas of your life, even if what’s in the Bible goes against your most cherished belief or habit?  Are you willing to put God over family and even yourself?  When you sin, are you willing to repent?… Read More Do We Really Love God?