Commentary on Romans 9 [Part 2 of 2]

Scripture quotations are from the English Majority Text Version (EMTV) unless noted otherwise.   Does God harden hearts? (Still addressing verses 17 and 18): 9:17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be proclaimed Read More …

Commentary on Romans 9 [Part 1 of 2]

Scripture quotations are from the English Majority Text Version (EMTV) unless noted otherwise.   Introduction   Romans 9 is a very controversial chapter, but it shouldn’t be. All through the Word of God we learn about all the wonderful and glorious attributes of God. We learn that He is a God of love….that He is Read More …

Don’t Fall for False Accusations of Heresy

If you read a lot of articles on theology or if you belong to online theology groups, you’ve surely seen the words “heresy” and “heretics” tossed around, and aimed at fellow believers in Christ. Use of those terms creates a desired effect. It creates the idea that the accuser knows what they’re talking about, and Read More …

Taking A Break from OT Prophecy

I’m taking a break from my Old Testament prophecy series in order to continue my studying of eschatology overall. As I’ve been studying, I’m seeing a refinement in my understanding. Once I’ve concluded my study to a confident level, I will share my findings. Understanding of Scripture is a constant and lifelong process of refinement Read More …

The Trumping of Christians

Christians got Trumped! Sadly, we’re still being Trumped! Hopefully more and more of us will come around to what this means, and what course we should take this point forward. I don’t normally write about politics, but this is important and it does directly relate to who we are as followers of Christ and what Read More …

Can a Person Be a Christian and Not Live the Life of a Christian?

  Scripture quoted by permission. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the NET Bible® copyright ©1996-2016 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. All rights reserved.   Introduction A true born-again Christian who doesn’t live the Christian life, would provide the perfect definition of an oxymoron. A Christian is not someone who merely says Read More …

Secure In Christ

  Defining the terms: Conditional Security:  Salvation can be lost or forfeited through a gradual loss of faith, as evidenced by a self-centered, sinful lifestyle. One may or may not turn away from Christianity in favor of a different religion. Primary is a lack of genuine faith in Christ.  Unconditional Security:  Salvation cannot be lost. We are Read More …

Major Announcement

My growing understanding of the relationship between Israel and the Church – in conjunction with Corporate Election – has revealed a disharmony between those doctrines and my position on the doctrine of eternal security. For years I’ve held to conditional eternal security. However, my study of Fulfillment Theology and Corporate Election has led me back Read More …

The Significance of “To the Jew First” (2 of 2) [OT Prophecy – 2]

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   To read part 1 of 2, click here.   This is a highly significant passage, perhaps the most important passage in the NT as it relates to Israel and the Kingdom of Christ in the Church era of the New Covenant: Read More …

The Significance of “To the Jew First” (1 of 2) [OT Prophecy – 1]

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   To The Jew First Romans 1:16 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. NET Romans 2:10 10 but glory Read More …