THE HEART OF THE GOSPEL: ROMANS 3:21-26

Romans is my favorite book of the Bible, and Romans 3:21-26 is my favorite passage in this epistle. I have a series of 28 lessons on the first eight chapters of Romans, including the one that follows here. (This is … Continue reading

WAS JESUS OMNISCIENT?

QUESTION: Did Jesus’ divine nature include omniscience? Was Jesus all-knowing? If so, how do we explain Matthew 24:36? ANSWER: Many crucial Christian beliefs are involved in the answer to such questions, e.g., the immutability (unchangeableness) of God, the nature of … Continue reading

THE ATONEMENT AND PHYSICAL HEALING

QUESTION: I have friends who believe that the healing of physical diseases is one of the results of the atonement. They believe that Jesus died to bring us healing of our bodies. Thus if we are Christians, we should receive … Continue reading

Does God’s Foreknowledge Negate Man’s Free Will?

QUESTION. It seems to me that divine foreknowledge does not eliminate human free will, but several people that I know believe that it does. They say that if God knows what will happen tomorrow, that means it is an established … Continue reading

God’s Foreknowledge in the Bible

QUESTION: Does the Bible teach that God knows the future? ANSWER: This is the question of divine foreknowledge. One of the main attributes of God is called “omniscience,” which literally means the knowledge of everything. As usually applied, to say … Continue reading

SAY YES! TO THE BIBLE

[NOTE: The following is a version of my commencement address, given to the graduating class of 2014 at the Mid-Atlantic Christian University in Elizabeth City, NC, on May 10, 2014.] The Protestant Reformation commenced with a commitment to sola Scriptura, … Continue reading

The Righteousness of God in the Gospel

QUESTION: In Romans 1:16-17 Paul says that the righteousness of God is revealed in the Gospel. The word “gospel” means “good news.” In what sense can the righteousness of God be good news for sinners? ANSWER: That God is righteous … Continue reading

What’s Supposed To Change in the Lord’s Supper? A Communion Meditation

I was baptized when I was ten years old, and began taking the Lord’s Supper the very next Sunday. Shortly thereafter, one Sunday I noticed that the juice in my communion cup tasted – very different! It was not good … Continue reading