Is “by Jesus Christ” in The Original Ephesians 3:9

In Ephesians 3 there is a phrase at the end “by Jesus Christ” in verse 9. This implies that God created all things “by Jesus Christ”. Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created … Continue reading Is “by Jesus Christ” in The Original Ephesians 3:9

How Could Jesus Save us if He was just a Man?

Greg Deuble: Trinitarians suggest that believing “Jesus is God” is a salvation issue. As one representative spokesperson framed it, if Jesus was “just a man he couldn’t possibly live a sinless life or be enough to pay for all our sin”. Thus, according to the trinitarian, failure to believe that Jesus is God will … Continue reading How Could Jesus Save us if He was just a Man?

Anyone Round Here Seen God?

Greg Deuble: As one who takes the Bible seriously I have to confess that I have been exercised by a conundrum. It’s one all lovers of the Scriptures face. It may be stated like this: The Bible says “no man has seen God at any time, nor indeed can see Him” (I Tim. 6: … Continue reading Anyone Round Here Seen God?

God the Son or The Son of God?

Greg Deuble: No doubt many will be surprised, even shocked perhaps, that the heading of this article could even hint that the titles “God the Son” and “The Son of God” are not one and the same. For them it is not one or the other. Both designations are equivalent and therefore equally true. … Continue reading God the Son or The Son of God?

Defining and Explaining the word God

Introduction The Bible teaches monotheism from Genesis to Revelation. The New Testament does not in any way compromise the Shema (Deuteronomy. 6:4). ”Hear O Israel, the LORD (YHWH) our God, the LORD (YHWH) is one”. In the modern world we have all sorts of different understandings of what the word "God" means. However we need … Continue reading Defining and Explaining the word God

Death is like “sleep”

“Sleep” is a common biblical euphemism and metaphor for death, and the Bible compares death to sleep many times (cp. Daniel 12:2; John 11:11-14; Acts 7:60; 13:36; 1 Corinthians 7:39, 11:30; 15:6, 18, 20; 1 Thessalonians 4:13). For example, Psalm 13:3 says, “Consider, and answer me, O Yahweh, my God. Enlighten my eyes, lest I … Continue reading Death is like “sleep”

In the Beginning…The Devil’s Lie

The belief that when a person dies they are not totally dead started in the Garden of Eden when the Devil lied to Adam and Eve. God told Adam that if he ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he would die (Genesis 2:17), but the Devil said that he would … Continue reading In the Beginning…The Devil’s Lie

What is Spirit in the Bible?

The word “spirit” has many meanings. This is true in English, and also true in Hebrew (ruach [#07307, רוּחַ] = spirit) and Greek (pneuma [#4151 πνεῦμα] = spirit). The Greek noun pneuma comes from the verb pneō, “to blow or breathe.” Thus, to the ancient Greeks, pneuma was “breath,” and it came to be associated … Continue reading What is Spirit in the Bible?

Jesus’ Favourite Bible Verse

Greg Deuble: Most of us have a favourite Bible verse, or maybe a few verses that are special to us. Perhaps it is a verse that first brought us to faith in Christ, or it may be a verse that brought us guidance at a crisis point in our lives, or even a verse … Continue reading Jesus’ Favourite Bible Verse

What Is “Preaching the Gospel”?

Everything Jesus said is really an expansion of this opening statement about how salvation is to be gained: “Repent and believe the Gospel Message about the Kingdom of God” (Mark 1:14-15). This is a summary statement of the Christian faith provided by Mark at the outset of his evangelistic account of Jesus and his career as evangelist and Savior. The Kingdom is the organizing center of all that Jesus taught.