God places the man in a garden and he and the woman begin their life together. God has only one prohibition.· “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 15)
“On Christmas eve of 1538 Dr. Martin Luther was very jocund. All his words and songs and thoughts were of the incarnation of our Lord. Then with a sigh he said, ‘Oh, we poor men that we should be so cold and indifferent to this great joy which has been given us. This indeed is … Continue reading I Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself: Christmas Edition
The message of the heavenly host was good news for those shepherds and for all of us.“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people He favors!” (Luke 2:14, HCSB).The news had two great purposes—God’s glory and our peace. Because Jesus came to earth, God is glorified because of His plan … Continue reading Merry Christmas!!!
Coming to us from the Greek, euaggalion, gospel means “good news.” It generally refers to the first four books of the New Testament, the record of Jesus’s life and teachings, and the message of salvation available through His death and resurrection.Gospel also denotes something that is believed implicitly to be true.
The Christian faith contains many theological questions. How can God be Triune? What did it mean for God to become man? How did Christ pay for the sins of man? These questions are difficult for us to apprehend. Should we approach these questions and others with blind faith? In the eleventh century, Anselm modeled for … Continue reading Important Ministry Announcement 2019 #9
B., in Shreveport, asks:Jude 1:9 talks about the Devil and Moses’s body but I can’t find that in the Old Testament. What gives?Mark Riser – Apologist responds: That is an interesting question, B. Let’s look at what the half-brother of Jesus, Jude, wrote. “Yet Michael the archangel, when he was disputing with the Devil about … Continue reading Questions from the Grab Bag 2019 #2
THE SECOND MAJOR QUESTION: What happened at the Fall?Let’s continue to use our dual revelation framework as we look at the Fall.The sixth great creation period, or day, was a time of great change. The first great change was in the introduction of something new, a species that the Earth had never seen before.That new … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 14)
I have added three new books to my regular reading list for winter 2019 in addition to my Bible reading and study materials.Escaping the Beginning? Confronting Challenges to the Universe’s Origin by Dr. Jeff ZweerinkThe Potter’s Promise: A Biblical Defense of Traditional Soteriology by Dr. Leighton FlowersThe Grand Design: Strategy and the U. S. Civil … Continue reading Additions to My Reading List 2019
However, the Bible reveals that God provides food for the predator, · “…young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God.” Psalm 104:21 (NIV)· “Who provides for the raven its prey when its young ones cry to God for help and wander about for lack of food?” Job 38:41 (ESV)If the Bible acknowledges … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 13)