The Book of Hebrews was addressed to first generation Jewish believers who for various reasons were shaky in their faith. The author aims to shore up that faith by deeper instruction, strong exhortation and severe warnings against throwing their faith overboard. What makes this epistle so pertinent for us today are some of their issues which in principle still hang around today. They had an inadequate appreciation of the magnitude of the Person and Work of Christ, they were spiritually sluggish, spiritually regressing and dull of hearing the Word of God, they were somewhat lax about sin and suffering from battle fatigue. No wonder it still speaks to us.
In reading biblical historical narratives many readers may be ignorant of the fact that always the protagonist (or main Actor) in them is God, not the human characters so prominently featured in their pages. Always remember that the Scriptures represent not just the one authoritative written revelation from God, but the Bible also represents the […]
In church history, our day is not unique in terms of the ever-present peril of false teachers and false teachings. However in this digital age with 1001 sources of information or disinformation, believers are more easily than ever exposed to heresy parading under the banner of “Christian ministry.” Combine that accessibility with massive biblical illiteracy […]
The Book of Revelation is a favorite Bible study for all those who look forward to our Lord’s return and the events surrounding it on all sides. Because of its literary genre (apocalyptic – rich in symbolism, some of it internally interpreted, much not) the book contains some mystery and tons of fascination for students […]