DOES HEBREWS 7:1-10 REQUIRE CHRISTIANS TO TITHE

*Disclaimer*: This is specifically concerning the content of Hebrews 7 within the context of the entire letter/book of Hebrews along with contextual support from other books within scripture. This is not to say that Christians should not tithe (give ten percent of their earnings). Not only are we required to do so, but we should…

Are Good Works Optional For Christians?

What did Paul mean when he said that we “should” walk in good works? Are good works optional for Christians? I would say that good works are not optional for Christians. However, good works is something that comes natural to the Christian once they have received genuine salvation. While good works is not required for…

What About Those Who Haven’t Heard the Gospel?

What happens to those who die and have never heard the gospel message if faith comes from hearing? If anyone has not heard, then they would, like others who have heard and rejected the gospel, experience God’s wrath of eternal damnation. This is because in order to be truly saved one must first come to…

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO REPENT?

It can be quite easy for one to misinterpret or understand the meaning of repentance. While some may say that it means to ‘feel bad about something,’ some will say that it means ‘to change your mind,’ while others will state that it means to ‘turn from sin.’ Further study should be done to look…

Pain and Hope: Jeremiah

In Lamentations 1, Jeremiah grieves deeply because of God’s rejection of Jerusalem. In verse one, he reflects on the city which was once full of people and prosperous, in comparison to what he now saw, an empty city that “has now become a slave” (Lam. 1:1b). Jeremiah also grieves in multiple verses (1:2, 9, 16,…

God’s Sovereignty: Isaiah

  Throughout chapters 40-48 of Isaiah there are several examples found of God’s sovereignty. In 40:1-2 we see that the people are able to find comfort in God’s sovereignty. Although Judah would still endure years of trouble before the fall of Jerusalem and their exile, they were still able to find peace in knowing that…

5 Characteristic Elements of the Biblical Prophet: Jonah, Hosea & Amos

               The five characteristic elements of a biblical prophet include; the commission by God, the confrontation of Israel’s sin; the call to repent, the caution for Israel’s impending judgment, and to comfort them with the hope of a better future. Jonah is commissioned by God in chapter 1:1-3 to…

FINDING MY IDENTITY IN CHRIST: My High School Experience

When I was in high school I defined myself by the friendships that I had and what boys liked me. If guys didn’t like me I wondered why and even thought less of myself because of it. I wished I was like other girls and more outgoing like all the other kids my age. The…

IS HARRY POTTER (the series) EVIL?

We all know that in Christianity, witchcraft is not acceptable. Anyone who argues that probably needs to re-read their bible OR step back into a true bible believing church at the very least. Someone who claims to be a Christian certainly would not be dabbling in such things but where exactly do we draw the…

PRAYER IN THE BOOK OF HABBAKUKK

   Throughout the book of Habakkuk, we are able to see the prophet’s prayer and faith in God. Habakkuk asked the difficult questions, boldly and confidently bringing his complaints concerning a dying world directly to God and in turn, God directly to his prophet. Yahweh answers with an abundance of proof and forecast, assuring Habakkuk…