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
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1 Can we know with certainty that God exists? Some emphatically say no. The fact that we cannot perceive God using our five senses is enough for them. Yet there are other methods used to correctly conclude the existence of… Read More Nature’s Design Testifies That God Exists
Just as the officers of the chief priests and Pharisees were in awe of Him, so it was with those who heard Him. Even today, if one will hear His voice, he will stand amazed and say, “No one ever spoke like Jesus.”… Read More “No One Ever Spoke Like This Man!”
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?
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?
God gives grace to the humble. While men repeatedly sin against Him, the Lord joyfully accepts those who take action and come to Him in repentance (Luke 15:22-24). The way to heaven is to realize our sins and humbly depend upon the will of an all-powerful and all-merciful God for our eternal salvation.… Read More The Importance of Humility
While studying Exodus 3:14, I came across some interesting online comments from Jewish orthodoxy on the meaning of the name God gave to himself in his conversation with Moses. In Hebrew, “I AM WHO I AM” basically means “I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE.” Interestingly, a close examination of Exodus 3:14 has God giving… Read More What We Can Learn From “I AM WHO I AM”
“What works” does not determine biblical or moral truth. God’s Word is and always has been what determines truth in these areas, because God’s Word IS truth (John 17:17).… Read More Do Consequences Determine Truth?