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Category Archives: The Bible

Covenant Confusion

We only have one Bible. Why is it, then, that so many groups teach different things? If they teach conflicting doctrines, they can’t all be accurate…right? Perhaps most false teaching … Continue reading


Bible Miracles: Fact or Fiction?

A common assumption with which most modern critics seem to approach the Bible is the following: “Seeing that the pages of the Bible are filled with incredible miracle stories, none … Continue reading


Can God Be Seen or Not?

In attempts to uncover apparent discrepancies in the Bible, regularly appearing on the skeptic’s comparative lists are the biblical claims that God cannot be seen (Exodus 33:20; John 1:18; 6:46; 1 … Continue reading


Biblical Interpretation in Perspective

One extreme of biblical analysis is to deny any supernatural component and to view scripture merely as the words of men. The other extreme is to focus solely on the … Continue reading


What the Bible Claims for Itself

There are approximately 130 occurrences in the Old Testament of the expression (or one comparable to it), “The word of the Lord came to . . .” (Isaiah 1:2; Joel … Continue reading


Bible Chronology

The 66 books of the Bible are not arranged chronologically, and this can sometimes cause confusion. Two considerations are (1) when each book was written, and (2) what periods of … Continue reading


Our Unchanging God and a Change in the Law

The fact that the Lord does not change (Mal. 3:6; Jas. 1:17; Heb. 13:8) simply means that His character is immutable and His nature is consistent, but this has nothing … Continue reading


The Perils of Confusing the Old and New Testaments

While studying the Old Testament is certainly useful for our learning and edification today (Rom. 15:4), the laws to which the old-covenant Jews were amenable are no longer binding (Heb. … Continue reading


The “10 Commandments” and the New Testament

Essentially nine of the “10 commandments” (Exod. 20:3-17) have been incorporated into Christ’s new covenant system (Rom. 13:9; etc.), so it is still sinful to commit murder, adultery, theft, etc., … Continue reading


The Old Covenant of the Jews and the New Covenant of Christ

A covenant is an agreement between at least two parties, with conditions to be met and promises to be fulfilled. While a number of covenants are mentioned in Scripture (e.g. … Continue reading