Ancient Manuscripts

If the words “textual criticism” make you yawn, but you have read a portion of the Bible, you should read this helpful post by Daniel Wallace.The truth is – there was no version of the Bible which was handed down … Read More

James 1:19-21

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness that God requires. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with … Read More

Anger

JAMES 1:19-20KNOW THIS, MY BELOVED BROTHERS: LET EVERY PERSON BE QUICK TO HEAR, SLOW TO SPEAK, SLOW TO ANGER; FOR THE ANGER OF MAN DOES NOT PRODUCE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT GOD REQUIRES.  Here are two resources available to you for … Read More

The value of faith

To say ‘justification by faith’ is merely another way of saying ‘justification by Christ’. Faith has absolutely no value in itself; its value lies solely in its object. Faith is the eye that looks to Christ, the hand that lays … Read More

Dragging someone into court

While working on a study in James 2, I came across an interesting connection. James is dealing with favoritism within the assembly (the word he uses is “synagogue” which is another topic for discussion) and warns against showing favoritism to … Read More

Casualness and Public Prayer

“We live in a world where casualness reigns supreme and where things like Twitter have made even otherwise thoughtful theologians sound like scriptwriters for the local fortune cookie company.” CARL TRUEMAN Read some thoughts on Public Prayer at http://www.reformation21.org/blog/2012/01/another-thing-we-do-badly.php

False Product

“If your version of Christianity makes sense even if there is nothing after the grave, then you have gotten hold of a false product.” Dever, Mark; Graeme Goldsworthy (2006-04-10). The Message of The Old Testament (p. 857). Good News Publishers/Crossway … Read More

Happiness

“We act as if happiness produces fidelity, faithfulness, when it is really the fidelity that produces the happiness.”Albert Mohler (sermon at Capital Hill)