Monthly Archives: November 2013

Daily Passage on Works: Days 37-43

I’m playing catch-up again. As I said last time, I don’t mind. I need to provide 8 passages today, but I think what I will do is just 7, then catch up again in a few days. I want to … Continue reading

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Living the Christian Life: Revelation and the Release of the Spirit

This post was inspired by an email I received. There’s no personal information in my response, but paragraphs that start with something like “If you’re going to fight for any teaching …” refer to points in the email I received. … Continue reading

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Daily Passage on Works: Days 32-36

I got behind again. I’m going to do that more. I will probably do this once per week and list seven verses rather than one per day. To catch up, we are doing five passages today. There are actually six … Continue reading

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Behavior Is Better Than Belief

The last time I posted on this subject, someone complained that behavior is not better than belief. Godly behavior is the produce of belief and cannot be obtained without belief, so how can behavior be better? Okay, that’s true. “Apart … Continue reading

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What Is the Word of God?

We tend to use the phrase “the Word of God” interechangeably with “the Bible.” There are several problems with this: 1. The Bible does not do it You will find places where Scripture is quoted, and then the writer will … Continue reading

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Difficult Verses Revisited

I’ve talked before about difficult verses. These are verses that “seem to contradict” a doctrine to which you hold. Here’s an example from a radio show I heard, with a caller and the host interacting. The caller was asking how … Continue reading

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Verses Evangelicals Ignore or Explain Away: 1 Cor. 8:6

Verse 3 (goal is 100) 1 Corinthians 8:6 For us there is but one God, the Father, out of whom are all things, and we in him, and one Lord, Jesus the King, through whom are all things, and we … Continue reading

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Teachings That Should Not Be Lost: The Bible

This post is going to sound like it is attacking the Bible. I’m hoping that my continual reference to the Bible throughout this post will make it clear that I am not attacking the Bible. Please, every time you get … Continue reading

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And to Knowledge, Self-Control

2 Peter 1:3-11 has always been one of my favorite passages. I won’t quote the whole thing here. I wrote a blog on a portion of that passage that is one of my favorites. Today, I want to address an … Continue reading

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Verses Evangelicals Ignore or Explain Away: 1 John 2:27

Verse #2: 1 John 2:27: The Anointing which you have received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. As that same anointing teaches you about everything, and is true and not a lie, … Continue reading

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