“The book of Ephesians is written as an encyclical (letter to all churches) and it has carefully reasoned and precisely worded theology in a systematic way” (McRay, 2007, p. 337). The first half or section discusses the nature of the church. “The cosmological nature of the church is the central emphasis of the theological section … Continue reading Doctrine and Practice in Ephesians
Marriage is God’s design for a man and wife to enjoy life together with him as their foundation. Christian marriage is a representation of the love that Jesus Christ has for the church. God’s love never fails or gives up. Likewise, Christian marriage is intended to last a lifetime. However, sin and unfaithfulness cause some couples … Continue reading Marriage God’s Way
Just as death is part of life so judgment is part of death. What is the great hope of the Christian concerning judgment? All men are born into sin because of the sin nature inherited by Adam at the Fall in the Garden of Eden. Death is a part of life because all have sinned … Continue reading Life After Death (Christians)
"This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts, I will be their God and they will be my people" (Jeremiah 31:33, NIV). This was fulfilled when Jesus administered his new law … Continue reading Jesus Christ Fulfilled the Law
The Bible states in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (New Living Translation), “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to … Continue reading Jesus is Lord
The present evil in our world is not God’s fault. Evil is a result of sin and Satan’s work in the earth. God has indeed did something about sin through the death of His Son; the end just hasn’t come yet because God wants the world to turn to him to be saved. “For God … Continue reading Why do we blame God for evil?
The Parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37, is God’s way of illustrating to man the definition of true love. “The Parable teaches that authentic spiritual life is defined not by ethnic heritage but by love for God and others” (Strauss, 2007, p. 274). In the context of this scripture, the religious Jews weren’t … Continue reading The Good Samaritan