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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

26/04/2014

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

01/01/2012

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

12/11/2011

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

20/09/2011

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

27/08/2011

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

26/06/2011

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

13/06/2011

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

03/06/2011

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

25/05/2011

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

11/05/2011