God Makes Himself Known Through Scripture

In two previous articles we talked in a general sense about what revelation is, and how God has revealed some things about Himself through the things He created.  Now we come to the first of two avenues of revelation known as “special revelation.” In this article we will consider the Bible as God’s special revelation…

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The Cities of Refuge as a Picture of Christ

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, He was far more than just a Jewish boy born to poor parents in less than auspicious circumstances. He was, as John 1 tells us, God who, “became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). Throughout the Old Testament we have picture after picture of things that God is,…

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Facing Temptation

Matthew 4:1 tells us that “Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” While there, Satan tried hard to get Jesus to go “off script,” to take the easy way out, to place His own physical and emotional needs above His mission. You can read about it in…

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God Makes Himself Known Through Nature

In a previously posted article (God Makes Himself Known), I gave a brief overview of the whole idea of revelation. In this article I want to focus on one of the vehicles God uses to tell us about Himself. Theologians break down revelation into two camps: general revelation and special revelation. J.I. Packer explains general…

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What Can You Do Without Him?

I was recently reminded of a song I learned years ago: Without Him I could do nothing Without Him I’d surely fail Without Him I would be drifting Like a ship without a sail. (Lyrics: Mylon LeFervre) But the sad truth is, most of us would sing it “Without Him I can do anything,” as…

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God Makes Himself Known

Our story begins, in a sense, in Genesis 1:26-27 when “God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the…

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If Any of You Lacks Wisdom

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” (James 1:5) How many of us have read James 1:5 and thought, yes! That describes me. But, on the other hand, how many of us have recognized our need of…

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Do Not Lie to Yourself

So, I was somewhat casually doing my Bible reading for today from Colossians chapter 3, when I came across verse 9 and read, “Do not lie to yourself…” Wait! What? Well, if you check it out, that’s not what the verse says. Rather, it reads, “Do not lie to each other….” A bit different, isn’t…

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The Bronze Snake

“Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him” (John 3:14-15). The Israelites were at it again! They had been wandering around in the wilderness for a while as a result of their rebellion against…

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A Non-Technical Look at Intelligent Design – Part VI

We are examining four examples of intelligent design drawn from the website intelligentdesign.org,  “The theory of intelligent design holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection. Through the study and analysis of a system’s components, a design theorist is…

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