Why does Matthew use “the Kingdom of Heaven”?

If we were to look for one single theme that seems to be the most central and most important theme of the entire gospel of Matthew, it would be the theme of the coming of the kingdom. We see in the first instance that the term gospel refers to the gospel of the kingdom — … Continue reading Why does Matthew use “the Kingdom of Heaven”?

What is Historic Premillennialism?

Historic premillennialism and dispensational premillennialism are two different systems of eschatology. Here are a few examples of the differences between the two:• Historic premillennialism teaches that the church was in the fore-vision of Old Testament prophecy, while dispensationalism teaches that the church is hardly, if at all, mentioned by the Old Testament prophets.• Historic premillennialism … Continue reading What is Historic Premillennialism?

Who is the Alpha and Omega in Revelation?

The post will address Revelation 1:17; 2:8; 3:14; 21:6; 22:13 Preface By Raymond This teaching is challenging as it has to address a difficult concepts addressing the complication of Trinitarianism. It creates contradictions and confusion. Furthermore God uses figurative language to convey ideas and concepts for us. One new concept is that there are two … Continue reading Who is the Alpha and Omega in Revelation?

Should Jesus be Worshiped?

Should Jesus be worshiped? Should he become the focal point of our spiritual life above that of God the Father? On the other hand, should he be viewed as deserving the same reverence and awe we are to give the Father? Would it be right to revere Jesus to a lesser degree than our true … Continue reading Should Jesus be Worshiped?

The Controversy over 1 John 5:7 & 8

1 John 5:7-8 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one (KJV). 1. Many English versions have a … Continue reading The Controversy over 1 John 5:7 & 8

Is Angel of the LORD Jesus?

cfry April 16, 2004 A multitude of passages in the Bible refer to the “angel of the Lord.” The Lord’s angel is seen doing His work in all kinds of situations and with all kinds of people. Both the Old and New Testaments contain references to the “angel of the Lord.” This work includes comforting … Continue reading Is Angel of the LORD Jesus?

Is God made up of 3 Persons?

Introduction There has been much debate and argument about the doctrine of the trinity. Is it biblical? Please read to the end if you are a Trinitarian. Even if you disagree, you will learn something. It can be helpful to understand what non Trinitarians believe and why. We are not heretics. We love Jesus just … Continue reading Is God made up of 3 Persons?

Does Jesus being the Son of God mean that He is God?

Introduction Matthew 9:6 But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins"—then He said to the paralytic, "Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house." God the Father has given Jesus the authority to forgive sins. The authority and power to do this is still … Continue reading Does Jesus being the Son of God mean that He is God?

Paul and the UNKNOWN God story shows that God is one Person

Most Christians remember the story about Paul’s UNKNOWN “God” portion of scripture in Acts. It helps understand the nature of God and is He made up of 2 or 3 persons as Paul makes certain aspects very clear. As you read the below portion of Scripture in which covers the UNKNOWN God story, please notice … Continue reading Paul and the UNKNOWN God story shows that God is one Person

What does Elohim really mean in Genesis 1? – What you have never been taught

There has been much said about Genesis 1:1 and the word Elohim[1]. Firstly Moses wrote this down as an accurate account down in the Hebrew which was his native language what God had told him about the creation story. Please read until the end and try and not allow your mind to wander to “Oh … Continue reading What does Elohim really mean in Genesis 1? – What you have never been taught