Reformed Theology: Why I Reject TULIP

As I seek to learn more about The Bible and gain insight on the words of God through teaching, I continually run across a trend in Christianity that I have, until recently, only been vaguely familiar with – Reformed Theology. This sounds interesting. Theology – that is, the study of the nature of God, and … Continue reading Reformed Theology: Why I Reject TULIP

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Is Leviathan a Dinosaur?

 Leviathan. If the name is familiar, it is because leviathan is one of the most popular creatures in mythology and role-playing video games (the image above is from Final Fantasy XV). He (sorry, but I am assigning a gender here) is depicted as a massive sea creature – often a serpent. Leviathan is also the … Continue reading Is Leviathan a Dinosaur?

An Ode to Suffering

One year ago from today, I was living in Las Vegas pursuing a Ph.D. while my wife was working her way up through the casino industry. She was beloved at work and was in line for a better position. We lived in a reasonable home with reliable transportation - we just took out a loan … Continue reading An Ode to Suffering

The True Freedom of Religion

A common meme from anti-Christians is that Christianity is a restrictive religion. Many modern churches have also begun to sing this refrain as they attempt to abandon “legalism,” which they mostly define as rigid rules put in place by churches on music and attire (this is not true legalism, but difference in preference as I … Continue reading The True Freedom of Religion

Miracles or A Series of (Un)Fortunate Events

Something miraculous happened to me in the last month. If you do not believe in God, you will see a series of interesting coincidences, but I would ask you to consider the chances of each of these occurring at all then compound the exponential chances of the entire series. Last May, I got into a … Continue reading Miracles or A Series of (Un)Fortunate Events

Sons of God: Angels or Sethites

Apparently this is quite the interesting argument in Christian circles. When reading Genesis 6, the KJV says in verses 2-4: “That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 3 And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for … Continue reading Sons of God: Angels or Sethites

Rightly Dividing the Word: The Psalms Multiple-Timeline Effect

Psalms really is an incredible book. There are passages that move seamlessly between references to ancient Israel under the reign of David to the millennial reign of Christ, full of references to the second advent and Antichrist.   You can read the book literally as writings of David, his servants, and others that are talking … Continue reading Rightly Dividing the Word: The Psalms Multiple-Timeline Effect

Less “Reform”, More Revival

In the aftermath of last weekend’s Las Vegas massacre, Democrats came out almost immediately and called for new gun control regulations. Republicans came out and defended the Second Amendment, and back and forth we went. When a maniac in a Dodge Charger drove into a crowd in Charlottesville, we began fighting over what statues were … Continue reading Less “Reform”, More Revival

Notes on Deuteronomy 30-34

God wants us to hear, learn, and fear the LORD (Deut. 31:12-13). This order is repeated twice. We are to hear and learn the Word of God, then we are to fear Him. I believe this is because the more we learn of God, the more we cannot help but fear him. Unfortunately, our modern … Continue reading Notes on Deuteronomy 30-34

Notes on Deuteronomy 28-29

Chapter 27 ends with 12 curses for those who don’t listen to God’s commands. Chapter 28 begins with 8 blessings that come to those who “hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God” (verse 2). The “balance” is 12 negatives to 8 positives (so far). The “balance” goes even further off kilter (according to … Continue reading Notes on Deuteronomy 28-29