Which Bible Version is the Best?

In this post I’m going to be looking at the four most popular and modern translations of the Bible. They are the English Standard Version (ESV), the New International Version (NIV), the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), and the New Living Translation (NLT).

The reason I will only be looking at these four is because Continue reading Which Bible Version is the Best?

Does the Story of the Woman Caught in Adultery Belong in the Bible?

Have you ever noticed those double brackets ({}) around John 7:53 through 8:11? Reading the description and footnotes that accompany these brackets will tell you that the earliest manuscripts of John do not have the story of the Woman Caught in Adultery. What does that mean? Why don’t those old manuscripts have this story and how Continue reading Does the Story of the Woman Caught in Adultery Belong in the Bible?

Election, 3 Views and God’s Sovereignty Vs. Man’s Free Will

Election is one of the most controversial topics in biblical studies. What’s at issue is not whether or not God elected some to be saved but what does election mean in the Bible? In this post I’m going to look at Continue reading Election, 3 Views and God’s Sovereignty Vs. Man’s Free Will

Was Adam a Real Person?

I’m going to assume that you’re only asking this question if you’re a Christian and you believe that the Bible is the word of God. The question of whether or not the Adam from Genesis was a real person has been tossed around in recent years. It’s a question that stems from the evolutionary debate.

Put simply if you’re a creationist then you believe that yes, Adam was a person that God directly created. If you don’t believe in Continue reading Was Adam a Real Person?

10 Churches You Didn’t Know Were Baptist

It seems that nondenominational churches have become more prominent in recent decades. But did you know that many Baptist churches out there don’t put their denomination in the name of their church?

Rural churches

In rural areas it’s still popular to put your church’s denomination in the name. This is because people in the community are Continue reading 10 Churches You Didn’t Know Were Baptist

What Does TULIP Stand For?

The acronym TULIP is a handy mnemonic device used by theology students to remember the distinctives of Calvinism. Also it’s implied that Arminians disagree with all the teachings represented by each letter in the acronym. However not all Arminians disagree with TULIP, neither do all Calvinist hold to every letter in the acronym.

T is for total depravity

This isn’t the view that all people, or even some, are completely bad. Total depravity means Continue reading What Does TULIP Stand For?

5 Views on the Rapture

Have you heard different views on the rapture, when or if the Church will be caught up to heaven? I must say I’ve attended different schools and churches but all of them have always taught that some day Jesus will appear in the sky and the Church will be taken in an instant to be with him in heaven.

Now I assume that this is the most popular view but did you know there were Continue reading 5 Views on the Rapture

What Is Dispensationalism?

Depending on what circles you travel in the term dispensationalism may or may not come up. Simply put, it’s a method for interpreting the Bible that largely affects the way you view the Church, Israel, and how the end times will play out. In this post we’re going to take a look at the history of Dispensationalism, the core features, and different types of Dispensationalism.

It all started with a man named Darby

Though you can find hints (both weak and strong) in the writings and teachings of men like Justin Martyr, Clement of Alexandria, Jonathan Edwards, and Isaac Watts modern Dispensationalism is traced back to Continue reading What Is Dispensationalism?

Why Is Donald Trump Popular Among Evangelicals?

Donald Trump’s popularity continues to rise despite (or because of?) controversial remarks regarding Mexicans, women, Muslims, and his own spiritual life. I really don’t care for him in part because of all these controversial remarks.

But what really puzzles me, and perhaps you, is why is Continue reading Why Is Donald Trump Popular Among Evangelicals?