Category Archives: Dipping Into the New Testament

Seeking the BIG themes of the NT: Redemption, grace, and the inability of Man.

Ascension Day

May 29 marks Ascension Day, the day the Christian church traditionally celebrates Jesus’ being taken up into heaven.   And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of … Continue reading

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Against Liberalism

(by which I mean the theological variety, not the political) A question came my way on the Internet the other day: Here is a theological question to consider, Scott: A five year old child, born to an HIV-infected mother, who … Continue reading

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The Old Testament and Fugu

“Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.” 1 Corinthians 8:1 When a Christian preacher begins talking about the Old Testament, and especially the Law of Moses, I instinctively start clutching my Bible, ready to ingest the New Testament antidote. The … Continue reading

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Tithing: A Brief Analysis

This is, first of all, not a comprehensive review of the tithe throughout the Bible. There exist many excellent and thorough studies of the issue of tithing and the New Testament Christian. One such treatment is Russell Earl Kelly’s scholarly … Continue reading

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The Key To The Treasure

He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure.  Isaiah 33:6 “Woe to you experts in the law, because you … Continue reading

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If He Is Not Able

Jesus gave us two parallel parables on this subject. The first is this: “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to … Continue reading

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A Bigger Rock

How completely inappropriate is Jesus’ answer to the wealthy young man who asks him — begs him, really — for the answer to his eternal destiny: As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell … Continue reading

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