John tells us (1 John 4:1), “do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God.” Paul said something like that, too. After saying that we should “not despise prophetic utterances,” he added, “But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good” (1 Thess. 5:20-21). Steven J.Cole … More The content of our theology matters greatly
Proverbs 19:2 Desire without knowledge is not good Ever had someone give you a hard time for being a student of the Bible? Ever had someone ridicule your love for theology? Ever had a Christian brother or sister say, “Just love Jesus and avoid asking the hard questions. Theology just divides people. Just love Jesus.” While I … More Desire without knowledge?
Proverbs 19:2 Desire without knowledge is not good Ever had someone give you a hard time for being a student of the Bible? Ever had someone ridicule your love for theology? Ever had a Christian brother or sister say, “Just love Jesus and avoid asking the hard questions. Theology just divides people. Just love Jesus.” While I … More How can we truly love and worship Someone we do not know?
The ESV Study Bible says this about our passage in Numbers today (Chapters 3-4) This chapter again shows preparations being made for the march into Canaan. It underlines once again the dangerous holiness of God: he cannot be approached casually. It also emphasizes the importance of the ministry of the Levites, who make possible the … More Numbers, The Holiness of God and the New Testament
John Piper, in a sermon on Exodus 33, “I WIll Be Gracious to Whom I Will Be Gracious” Now the question rises why in 33:18 Moses prayed to see God’s glory? “I pray thee, show me thy glory.” I think the reason was this: Moses knew that his request for God’s presence with a stiff-necked … More John Piper: The deepest doctrines of God have to do with everyday life
Think of Christmas carols and songs, especially the ones people like to sing the most, and the people and events surrounding Jesus’ birth. We sing of angels, shepherds, Mary and Joseph, the stable, Bethlehem, Wise Men, and all the familiar details. How often do we really think about the doctrine or theology of Jesus’ birth? … More Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,Hail, the incarnate deity….
“How then will you comfort me with empty nothings? There is nothing left of your answers but falsehood.” Job 21:34 John Piper in a transcript from the radio program, “Ask Pastor John:” The big picture of Job is that there was a man who was, in one sense, blameless in God’s sight. He was leading … More These guys are mixing up truth and falsehood all over the place…