Category: Theology

God’s law

Nowadays it is popular to think of God’s law as a restraint on life, and this is an attitude widely encouraged by existential humanism. The free life is life beyond law, beyond good and evil, we are told: it is emancipation from law and morality. Our American position, however, has been the Christian faith that…

FAN INTO FLAME THE GIFT 2 TIM. 1:6

This reference and preceding verses seem to indicate that Paul was unsatisfied with Timothy’s current level of unfaithfulness (see v.7). “Fan into flame” means literally “to keep the fire alive.” The “gift” here refers to a believer’s spiritual gift… Timothy’s particular gift was leadership with special emphasis on preaching (2 Tim. 4:2) and teaching (1…

Angels

Not many are aware of the significance of angels. I believe, as Christians, we should pause and consider angels to gain perspective. For example, angels demonstrate the greatness of God’s love for us in that, though many angels sinned, none were saved (2 Pet. 2:4).Angels also remind us that the unseen world is real. Just…

Ephesians 6:19-20

Ephesians 6:19-20 jumped out at me this morning. Paul is sitting in a Roman prison, in chains and squalor, when he wrote this letter to the Ephesians (likely a circulation letter meant for other churches as well). Yet despite his own conditions, Paul was concerned first with the church. In Ephesians 6:10-17, Paul provides critical…

COMMENTARY ON ROMANS 1:17-21

“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness, because that which may be known of God is manifest in…

A COMPREHENSIVE DEFINITION

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY: the field of study and analysis that treats of God and God’s attributes and relations to the universe and every area of thought and life. 2. Study of divine things and religious truth. 3. Particular form, system, branch, or course of study that uses a systematic approach to understanding the function and behavior…

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