Complementarianism is Out of Harmony With the Priesthood of Believers

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  Complementarianism is out of harmony with the Priesthood of Believers, as the light of the New Testament reveals: (1 Peter 2:4-5,9) – 4 So as you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but chosen and precious in God’s sight, 5 you yourselves, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual Read More …

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Who Is the “Israel of God” in Galatians 6:16?

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  Scripture quoted by permission. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the NET Bible® copyright ©1996-2018 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. All rights reserved.”   (Galatians 6:15-16) – 15 For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything; the only thing that matters is a new creation! 16 And all who will behave Read More …

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Role of Women (Part 2 of 2) — [Controversial Passages]

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  Scripture quoted by permission. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the NET Bible® copyright ©1996-2018 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. All rights reserved.”   (Click here to read Part 1 – “Case for Egalitarianism”)   Explaining the Controversial Passages As I previously indicated, regardless of how we interpret these controversial passages, Read More …

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Role of Women (Part 1 of 2) — [Case for Egalitarianism]

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Scripture quoted by permission. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the NET Bible® copyright ©1996-2018 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. All rights reserved.”    (Click here to read Part 2 – “Controversial Passages”)   Complementarianism (AKA Patriarchy): The belief that women are not allowed to teach the Bible to men, or have Read More …

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John 14:3 Leaves no Room for a Millennial Kingdom

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  Premillennialism teaches that there will be an earthly, millennial kingdom, where, upon His return, Christ will rule as King over the world. However, Jesus Himself reveals that there cannot be such a kingdom:   (John 14:1-4) – 1 “Do not let your hearts be distressed. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 Read More …

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Asceticism and False Christianity

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Dictionary.com: Asceticism: 1. the manner of life, practices, or principles of an ascetic. 2. the doctrine that a person can attain a high spiritual and moral state by practicing self-denial, self-mortification, and the like. 3. rigorous self-denial; extreme abstinence; austerity.   Ascetic: 1. a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of Read More …

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Does God Bless America Because It Blesses Israel?

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  Whenever Israel comes under attack from one of their enemies (as is happening as I write this), you will see Christians on social media encouraging others to pray for Israel, or to pray for the peace of Israel. Why? Not that this isn’t a good thing. Of course it is. But why do they Read More …

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Gifts Series – [Commentary on 1 Corinthians 14]

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  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction 1 Corinthians 14 is one of the most challenging chapters in the Bible. In some respects it’s a chapter of mystery. However, I believe we can come to some confident conclusions about it that will settle some important questions Read More …

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Gifts Series – [Commentary on 1 Corinthians 13]

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  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   This chapter provides further support for the transitory and transitional purpose of the miracle gifts. It’s in total harmony with what we’ve already learned.   1 Corinthians 13 (1 Cor 13:1) – 1 If I speak with the tongues of Read More …

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Gifts Series – [Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12]

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  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Please read the following as an important introduction to commentaries on 1 Corinthians 12-14: Gifts Series – Introduction – [Different Times, Different Ways] Gifts Series – [Foundational Truths]   1 Corinthians 12-14 is the most lengthy and detailed passage in Read More …

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