If Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians highlights the glory of the Church, the body of Christ, his Epistle to the Colossians underscores the supremacy of Christ, the head of the Church. These two epistles accentuate many of the same themes, both theological and practical, so that they complement one another and help us interpret each other in certain places. In our day, a time when the magnitude of Christ is lost on many, even in our churches, the overarching message about His deity and supremacy in all things is something of a lost chord that needs to be rediscovered. The practical applications growing out of its theological principles and perspectives as foundations are timeless and priceless. Careful attention to them and earnest application of them would go far in restoring moral credibility to our Christian community. Unfortunately we Americans have worked so hard at getting the world into our churches that now we can’t get the world out of them. Unless of course we renounce our ‘success’ games and get back to a radical and distinctively Christian lifestyle that makes the goats too uncomfortable to hang out in the sheep pens.
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 […]