Biblical Theology

Let Your Hatred Be Without Hypocrisy

“O you who love the LORD, hate evil!” (Psalm 97:10a) Whether committed by a politician on Capitol Hill, a famous producer in New York City, or a professional athlete from your favorite team, evil should be hated by those who love the LORD. Our skin should not crawl less when we hear a story of evil actions by someone that we like or supported in the past. There should be parity in our repulsion over evil. When someone claiming to…

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Pastor, Testify to God’s Saving Desire for All Nations

The following blog post is an excerpt from a book I am working on for Rainer Publishing: 1 Timothy 2:3-7 – 3 This is good and pleasing in the sight of the Savior, our God, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to an experiential knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, the testimony…

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Resource Tuesday – Covenant and Commandment by Bradley G. Green

As the 33rd volume of the New Studies in Biblical Theology series, Bradley G. Green’s Covenant and Commandment – Works, Obedience and Faithfulness in the Christian Life tackles the question of the significance of Christian obedience in salvation. Green begins by outlining the debate, stating, “While evangelicals can generally agree that one enters into a covenant relationship with the God of the Bible by grace (even solely by grace) apart from works, there is often much more disagreement over how…

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Resource Tuesday – Bound for the Promised Land by Oren Martin

In chapter 1, on page 17, Martin writes, “The aim of the present study is to demonstrate that the land promised to Abraham advances the place of the kingdom that was lost in Eden and serves as a type throughout Israel’s history that anticipates the even greater land – prepared for all of God’s people throughout history – that will calm as a result of the person and work of Christ.” In short, he states, “The land and its blessings…

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What does it mean to preach “the glory of God in face of Jesus Christ?”

By definition, preaching is “a public declaration.” So, to “preach” the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ is to publicly declare the beauty and worth of God by expounding the person of Jesus Christ (Col. 1:15; Heb. 1:3). In other words, the beauty and worth of God is revealed most clearly and with saving efficacy in Jesus’ life of ministry and teaching, sacrificial death, and resurrection. This message of such details is rightly called the Gospel. This…

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