One of the rules of correct Bible interpretation (“lesser” though it may be) is this: On any given topic, interpret the more difficult and obscure passage(s) in light of the more clear and obvious one(s). In other words, view a difficult passage through the lens of a clearer passage on the same subject. An easy example is Luke 14:26, where
What is religious unity? Many would say that the essence of “religious unity” is “agreeing to disagree,” or getting along despite your differences. Well, God is certainly a proponent of “getting along” despite differences (cf. Rom. 12:18); but He is NOT a proponent of “agreeing to disagree” in matters of religion. In The Test of
Without controversy, one can declare that God does not change (Mal. 3:6). But what many may not realize is that the same is true of God’s spiritual principles. Among these is the exclusive nature of God’s “positive” commands—that is, “When God says, ‘Do THIS,’ it means, ‘Don’t do THAT.’” Let us briefly consider the clearest
In Part 1, we began by noticing that God is asking many of us, “Where art thou…on the mission field?” Beyond all doubt, that applies to far too many of us; and the evidence heavily supports it. But there is yet another time when the Lord may direct toward us the question, “Where art thou?” It is a time
In Genesis 3, man falls from the grace and fellowship of Jehovah God. Eve was deceived by the serpent; Adam was tempted by Eve; and both of them ate of the one tree from which God had commanded them to abstain. As a result, “the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that
[Continued from Part 1] Another thing that is involved in the traditional zombie apocalypse is a countdown to destruction. Typically, there is a matter of days until the military comes in to bomb the area in which the protagonist is located. How ironic, then, that there is a ticking time-bomb in the real zombie apocalypse!
“Mama always said, ‘Life is like a zombie apocalypse.’” …Wait, that doesn’t sound right… For those of you don’t know me (likely about 98% of you), I am somewhat of a nerd. I like fantasy/science-fiction novels, appreciate fantasy/science-fiction movies (rarely), and enjoy fantasy/science-fiction video games. One of my favorite sub-genres (in theory, at least) is the good ol’ zombie apocalypse.