Have you ever noticed that in Deuteronomy chapter two when Moses is giving a summary of Israel’s wonderings, that the LORD had taken His people on a circuit of examples of His ability to give them the land? Forty years earlier the Israelites had rebelled against the Lord’s command to posses the land by lacking […]

Our Church history is rich and extensive, and with the harvest of wheat comes the tares. Such is the case concerning sound doctrine versus heretical teachings. I wanted to start a mini-series of short, but concise posts of heresies that have cropped up in the history of the Church. They will not necessarily be in chronological order, […]

As a student of history with a thirst for knowledge, I like to read documents that take me back in time to where it is as if I am eaves dropping on the people of that particular time. First article documents provide eye-witness accounts and knowledge that we might not otherwise be able to get elsewhere […]

The early apologist Tertullian once exclaimed in his distaste, “What indeed has Athens to do with Jerusalem? The Academy and the Church?” In his mind, such an attempt to marry the two worlds of philosophy and the gospel resulted in much heresy, confusion, and the dulling of spiritual fervor and growth.[1] He was not alone […]

To search or not to search? That is the question. Socrates said, “A life unexamined is not worth living.” Surely, the search for knowledge, purpose, meaning, direction, identity and reality as a whole is quite the task. The question to ask then is: What is the Ultimate Reality? It would be found in Transcendence where […]

In regards to the existence of God, the apostle Paul in his epistle to the Romans esteemed creation as adequate evidence to condemn unbelieving mankind for pretending that such a God does not exist. For he writes, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by […]

You know the song – “You better watch out, You better not cry, You better not pout, I’m telling you why…” Having found yet another little gem from the Scriptures on the Second Signpost (Dan. 7:4, 8:4-6, Rev 6:3-4) just this last week, I was reminded of this Christmas song. For such relatively short prophetic […]

Coming up on Christmas, I thought it would be good to take an excerpt from Anathasius’ On the Incarnation of the Word of God. He verbalized man’s predicament and the incarnation so well in this portion. Enjoy. Merry Christmas. All this He saw and, pitying our race, moved with compassion for our limitation, unable to endure […]

In Romans 4, the apostle Paul gave a midrash on Genesis 15.6, showing that Abraham’s faith preceded his good deeds, and thus God’s declaration of Abraham as ‘righteous’ was not based on works. In this way, Abraham becomes the father of both Jews and Gentiles who place their faith in Christ. In verse 20 Paul […]

O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? Why do you make me see iniquity, and why do you idly look at wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise. So the law is paralyzed, and […]