The God Who De-Creates and Re-Creates

“And He will stretch over it the line of desolation And the plumb line of emptiness.” (Isaiah 34:11, NASB) These words form part of an oracle by God against the sinful nations around Israel and Judah. Here, He warns them that He is ready to execute vengeance against the injustices that they’ve been committing, and … Continue reading The God Who De-Creates and Re-Creates


Rediscovering the Word of God

The king went up to the house of the Lord and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests and the prophets and all the people, both small and great; and he read in their hearing all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house … Continue reading Rediscovering the Word of God

Who Speaks for God?

“‘Have I now come up without the Lord’s approval against this land to destroy it? The Lord said to me, ‘Go up against this land and destroy it.’” (Isaiah 36:10) When the Assyrian military leader came up to the men of Jerusalem, he used this argument to try and convince them to surrender. He claimed … Continue reading Who Speaks for God?


A Word Regarding “Word of Faith” Teaching

"It's not enough to beg, you have to demand what you want from God!" "God wants us to be healthy and wealthy!" "You give God permission to do what He wants!" "Speak what you will into existence!" "You can get anything you want in Jesus' name if you name it and claim it!" "Take the … Continue reading A Word Regarding “Word of Faith” Teaching


Faith and Works

You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone (James 2:24, LEB). Some readers, looking at this verse, have come to the conclusion that James is teaching that our Justification, or being made right before God, depends upon our obedience and good works. This conclusion is problematic, because it would conflict … Continue reading Faith and Works


Being Justified Before God

For we consider a person to be justified by faith apart from the works of the law (Romans 3:28, LEB). Paul’s letter to the Romans is one of the richest books of the Bible when it comes to explaining the truths of salvation in Jesus. After explaining the lost and sinful condition of humanity, and our … Continue reading Being Justified Before God