AND GOD REMEMBERED

            Genesis 8:1 begins, “and God remembered.” When the rest of creation had been washed away, God remembered Noah. It is difficult to imagine how Noah and his family must have felt during their “voyage” in the ark. No doubt they were thankful God had spared them and provided them an ark of safety. Still, toward … Continue reading AND GOD REMEMBERED

Apollinarianism and The Incarnation

Apollinarianism is the heresy known by the name of its primary teacher of antiquity--Apollinarius, bishop of Laodicea (310-390). Apollinarius was a close associate of Athanasius who was known as the defender of Nicene Christological orthodoxy. Athanasius is primarily remembered for his doctrine of the incarnation and defense of the doctrine against Arius who taught Jesus … Continue reading Apollinarianism and The Incarnation

GOD: THE FULLNESS OF LIFE

            God is the “fullness of life” (Jn 5:26). Jesus described the Father as the “living Father (ζῶν πατὴρ)” (Jn 6:57). Psalm 36:9 says, “For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.” The Son is of the same essence (homoousios) with the Father. Paul said, “in him all the fullness … Continue reading GOD: THE FULLNESS OF LIFE

AMONG US: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INCARNATION

1 John 4             Is the incarnation important? Unfortunately, when we hear words like incarnation, we might be tempted to think that it is just a big fancy word that doesn’t mean anything to us. However, as we will see from 1 John 4, the incarnation is vital the Christian religion.  What is the Incarnation? The … Continue reading AMONG US: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INCARNATION

His Eye Is on the Sparrow and the Coronavirus

Photo by Efdal YILDIZ on Pexels.com As news of another Coronavirus outbreak picks up again, we should find comfort in God’s perfect knowledge. Before the creation of the world, God knew every detail of everything that has ever and will ever happen. God is not surprised.  God’s perfect eternal knowledge of everything was described by … Continue reading His Eye Is on the Sparrow and the Coronavirus

The Sacred Text Message–The Doctrine of Inspiration

John Locke said: “The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end; and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure.” The importance of the inspired text is seen in Moses’ words: “And these words … Continue reading The Sacred Text Message–The Doctrine of Inspiration

Efficient Causation and the Existence of God

Photo by Sam Kolder on Pexels.com Is there a God? There have been several arguments put forward to show that God exists (moral, cosmological, teleological, etc.), I want to focus on the argument from causation. If something happens, there must be a sufficient reason that thing happened. If you hear a bang in your kitchen, … Continue reading Efficient Causation and the Existence of God

One Thing I Know 1 John 3:4-6

Photo by Wendy van Zyl on Pexels.com John Newton, who wrote “Amazing Grace,” is also famous for saying ““Although my memory's fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.” This great quote reminds us of our sin, our Savior, and our need for sanctification.  SIN … Continue reading One Thing I Know 1 John 3:4-6