Does Romans 9-11 teach Calvinist predestination? In this Seven Minute Seminary, Ben Witherington explains that Paul's aim is to refute the idea that God now favored the Romans, or Gentiles, rather than the Jews. In the process, he explains how the terms predestination, election, and salvation relate—or don't relate—to one another.
Was Rebekah a good or bad character in the Bible, especially in light of her deceitfulness? In this video, Dr. Craig Keener explains that considering especially God's revelation to her regarding Jacob's assumption of the birthright, on the whole, Rebekah should be understood as a positive character.
Dying with Christ, we die to the world’s power to order our lives. We are free to become fully God’s new creation.
Paul recognizes that the gospel makes possible a reconciliation that heals the disastrous effects of the fall.
The book of Jonah was not simply preserved for the sake of recording history—it was preserved to teach future generations about the mighty acts of God and his ambitions for his people.
In Daniel chapter 5 we read the ominous story of a hand writing on the wall during Belshazzar. What might this have meant to the original readers, and what might it mean for us today? Dr. Michael Matlock explains this curious passage in today's article.
God calls his people to be sowers of the Word and vigilant in faithfulness. Read more today from Brian Russell as he explains the appropriate response to the kingdom of God, which is partnering with God for an abundant harvest.
Some of our most cherished beliefs, songs, and platitudes are based on proof-texting, which means that the original historical and literary context of the Bible is ignored.
Those who have gone before us are already in heaven in festive assembly. They are worshipping God and the Lamb with their sins forgiven.
Those who no longer participate in the pleasures of this world may suffer for that choice, but God will vindicate them.