Matthew 22:29-32 29 Jesus answered and said to them, "You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven. 31 But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what … Continue reading Are Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob alive in Heaven?
Luke 23:43 NKJV 43 And Jesus said to him, "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise." Luke 23:43 LGV 43 And Jesus said to him, "Truly I say to you today, You will be with Me in the Garden." This verse is one of the primary proof-texts for the … Continue reading Did the Dying Thief Accompany Jesus to Paradise?
1. Foundational Principles of Historical Research The RayOfLight2020 Blog aims to use the below principles developed by 4Winds Fellowships to ensure that doctrines are biblical and consistent with the whole counsel of the bible. These guide the handling of Scripture and provide a cross-check against theological conclusions. The original Scriptures are infallible in the original … Continue reading 1. The Evolution of God Series
The Divine Union Genesis 2:18,21-24 18 And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him." … 21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed … Continue reading Christian Intimacy & Sexuality
This concept may seem strange to modern “westernized” Christians. But, our pop culture’s thinking regarding gender roles, equality, a 50-50 partnership, etc., is an anomaly in world history. The role of the man as head and priest of his wife and family has been unquestioned tradition in Jewish and Christian societies from the creation until recent times.
Moreover, it is our aim to show that apostasy does not only occur when a person openly and consciously renounces faith in God, but is also a result of persistent, long-term sinning. We hope that this article will strengthen people in the truth and warn them of this deceptive false teaching.
By Tim Warner Copyright © Pristine Faith Restoration Society The concept of sola scriptura (Scripture alone) is held by the majority of non-Catholic Christian denominations. At PFRS, we also believe that the Bible (66 books) is the only infallible source of truth. However, the basis for our belief and the means of proving it are quite … Continue reading Sola Scriptura?
You may have heard about the resurrection of Jesus and simply dismissed it as some ancient fairytale, or fabricated legendary embelishment, something that can’t be substantiated or trusted by any means. You may think that the Bible is simply corrupted and in no way reflects the truth of what happened in history, but did you know … Continue reading Resurrection a Reason to Believe!
Step 1: Observation—What does the passage say? Step 2: Interpretation—What does the passage mean? Step 3: Application—What am I going to do about what the passage says and means? There is more to studying and reading the bible but the below steps are foundational. The following will become second nature after practicing for a while … Continue reading How to Study the Bible in 3 Steps
1. Take everything in the Bible literally unless this could not possibly be the meaning. When the language is used in a figurative sense get the literal truth conveyed by it. 2. Give the same literal meanings to words, and apply to the Bible the same rules of grammar, figures of speech, types, symbols, allegories, … Continue reading 17 Pointers on How to Better Understand and Study the Bible