Encouragement

Encouragement. We all need encouragement. Hopefully, we like to encourage others. That mutual encouragement is part of what God designed the worship service to accomplish. Look at the exhortation in Hebrews 10:24-25, "let us consider one another to provoke one another unto love and good works; not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the … Continue reading Encouragement

Development of a Practical Theodicy Through a Biblical Theology of Habakkuk

Development of a Practical Theodicy Through a Biblical Theology of Habakkuk By D. L. DeBord, M.Div. A theodicy is an attempt to establish that God is righteous despite allowing evil, pain, and suffering to exist in the world. John Hick, in his theodicy, popularized the concept of the present world as a “vale of soul … Continue reading Development of a Practical Theodicy Through a Biblical Theology of Habakkuk

Remember the LORD of Hosts

God is often (around 242 times) described as the LORD of hosts in the Old Testament. The CSB translated this phrase יְהוָ֨ה צְבָא֜וֹת appropriately as "the LORD of armies."  The phrase refers to the angelic "army" which stands at the ready around the throne of God (1 Kings 22:19; 2 Chronicles 18:18; Psalm 148:2). God … Continue reading Remember the LORD of Hosts

IS THERE RIGHT? Proverbs 23:23

             A few years ago it was the debate over what color the dress was, and now the debate is what sound is being made—Laurel or Yanny? It’s Laurel by the way 😊. Both these questions bring the discussion of what is real? What is truth? Is anything right? Are we responsible for knowing, believing, … Continue reading IS THERE RIGHT? Proverbs 23:23

Who Made God? הָיָה and Divine Aseity

Who created God? Have you ever wondered? Been asked that question? It is a hard question to ponder. We often argue that nothing comes from nothing, and that everything which is must be created. So how can we say that God is eternal--He has no creator? How can we say that God wasn't made? When we … Continue reading Who Made God? הָיָה and Divine Aseity