13 Metaphors That Teach Spiritual Truths In The Gospel of John

In the gospel of John, Jesus taught 13 physical realities that illustrated spiritual truths: light, the Jerusalem temple, physical birth, wind, water, food, bread, flesh and blood, door, shepherd, vine, cup, and breath. These tangible metaphors helped enlighten believers with the spiritual realities of the Judeo-Christian worldview. Thus, the goal of this article is to... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Jesus Did Not Come To Abolish The Law But to Fulfill It

"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them." -Matthew 5:17 Shortly after Jesus preached the beatitudes to his disciples on the mountainside, he sternly warned them not to believe He came to abolish the Law or the prophets.... Continue Reading →

Modern Bible Commentary on James 5

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming on you. 2 Your riches are corrupted and your garments are moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and your silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be for a testimony against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up your treasure in the last... Continue Reading →

Modern Bible Commentary on James 2

My brothers, don’t hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory with partiality (James 2:1, WEB). This statement is clear. Believers in Jesus are not to show favoritism. Every human being is created in the image of God and infinitely valuable. No matter whether you are rich or poor, no matter your ethnic... Continue Reading →

Do Not Build A Modern Church Without The Foundation of The Gospel Set In Stone

The modern church today does their best to be relevant to non-churchy people. I can understand this strategy, considering Scripture teaches us to become all things to all people for the sake of the gospel (1 Cor. 9:23). We should overcome our traditions and idiosyncrasies in order to meet the culture where they are and... Continue Reading →

Survey Shows More Than Half Of American Christians Believe In A Works-Based Salvation

A new survey shows that a majority of people who describe themselves as Christian believe a “works-oriented” way to God’s acceptance. Dr. Tracy Munsil, the Executive Director for the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, makes this sobering statement: Unlike past generations of Americans, who readily recognized the reality of sin and the need... Continue Reading →

What Does The Bible Really Teach About Free Will?

There are many views concerning the idea of free will. Some philosophers believe humans are determined by events outside of their control. There are theologians who think God is in complete control of man's freedom of choice and that free will is illusory. Other experts disagree and believe man has the freedom to truly choose... Continue Reading →

Verse Of The Day: Ecclesiastes 7:10

"There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins." Ecclesiastes 7:10 This verse from Scripture is both good and bad. The bad news is all of us have sinned. This is bad news because we have all sinned against a Holy God who deserves to be respected and... Continue Reading →

What Does The Bible Teach About Salvation And How Is It Different From Other Religions?

"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." -Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV) What an incredible verse highlighting the good news that God saves sinners. In this article, I will explain why this verse concerning... Continue Reading →

25 Ideas For Growing In Your Relationship With God

1. Carve out a time for prayer in your busy schedule. My friend in college said no matter what was happening, there was a specific time reserved for God alone and his appointment was more important than anyone else. I find that admirable and noteworthy of imitating. This world has so many distractions. Smartphones, social... Continue Reading →

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