Bible Basics

The articles in this section will be dealing with all of the basic fundamentals of the Christian faith, covering everything from the basics of our eternal salvation through Jesus Christ, to how to enter into a full surrender with the Lord so that He can then fully guide you into the divine destiny that He has already set up for you and your life.

The Word: Jesus, the Bible, or Both?

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Have you ever been asked “The Word: Jesus, the Bible, or Both?” I don’t know if you have, but I’ve encountered it in the last few months and it was startling to me — not because I’d never thought about it, but because I never thought someone would ever question the idea of Jesus and […]

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Laughter from God: Isaac as a Christ Type

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Isaac is known by many Christians to be the son of Abraham, born to both he and Sarah in their old age. Some know that Sarah laughed at the idea that she’d give birth to Isaac since she was past the childbearing age. A great deal of believers have heard about Abraham offering up his […]

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Does the Law Tell Women To Shut Up In the Church? 1 Corinthians 14 Examined

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It’s likely the case that, if you’ve not been living under a rock in church life, you’ve heard some things about the Bible that seem repressive and misogynistic to women. In particular, one that is made by complementarians (who believe women shouldn’t serve in church leadership except in women’s ministries) is that “the Scriptures tell […]

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Why Did the Holy Spirit Depart From King Saul?

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Calvinism is still alive and well in the world. John Calvin, Calvinism’s founder, may be long gone to his reward, but Calvinism and its so-called “biblical” teachings still exist. Before you prepare to laugh at Calvinism and its adherents and tell yourself, “I’m not Calvinist,” you may find yourself surprised at the fact that many […]

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How Did King Saul Die? Two Accounts Reconciled

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How did King Saul die? This may not seem like a question worth pondering for some, but it is when you consider that the Bible provides two accounts of King Saul’s death in battle. The Bible is not contradictory (that’s not what I’m getting at here), but one passage regarding Saul’s death says that he […]

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Parkland’s God: What the Bible Says About Violence

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February 14, 2018 is a day that US citizens will never forget. It had all the markings of a normal Valentine’s Day, a day of love, but the day was characterized by hate because a former student of Marjory Stoneman-Douglas High School walked into the school with an AR-15 and shot 17 people, killing fourteen […]

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“Passover” or “Easter”? Reclaiming Pasxa in Acts 12:4

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For Christians, Easter is all about the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Some will choose to spend the holiday buying new clothing, decorating Easter eggs, engaging in Easter egg hunts and eating chocolate Easter bunnies, but Christians believe in what the Bible says and are unafraid of what “Good Friday” […]

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The Resurrection of Jesus: Fact or Fiction?

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Jesus rose from the dead. Well, Christians believe this anyway (those who don’t, aren’t Christian. I’m sorry if that sounds harsh, but it’s true according to Scripture). And yet, you may find it surprising that there are a number of people, atheists leading the way, who don’t believe Jesus rose from the dead. They say […]

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“In Remembrance of Me”: What the Bible Says About Holy Communion or The Lord’s Supper

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Many refer to the special observance of Jesus’s Last Supper with His disciples as “Holy Communion,” though biblically, it has been called “The Last Supper” because it is the last evening meal Jesus shares with His disciples before He is crucified, buried, and resurrected. Baptist churches consider this to be one of the two ordinances […]

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Did God Create the World in Six Literal Days?

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When it comes to discussions of the age of the earth, the first thing Christians appeal to is what Scripture says (which is expected of those who name the name of Christ). And yet, there are Christians, God-fearing and God-loving believers, on both side of the “Age of the Earth Debate.” There are believers who […]

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The Real Meaning of the Crucifixion

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My brother Chris has just emailed me several articles from some liberal Christians who are attacking what the real meaning of the crucifixion is all about. After reading some of their attacks, I felt I had to write this article so as to give you the specific verses from our Bible that will tell us […]

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Fallen from Grace: What the Bible Says About Fallen Angels

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Fallen Angels are not discussed in the Bible too much, seeing that the majority of angels in heaven have never “fallen from grace” and gone to the dark side. And yet, some have. So, when discussing what the Bible says about fallen angels, we have to first cover the idea that “angel free will” exists […]

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Star Falling From Heaven, Part 10: Satan in Jesus’ Ministry

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Part 9 was about Peter and Judas and how they should be compared. XII. Satan in Jesus’ Ministry Jesus emerged victorious from His temptations in the wilderness, and, as planned, the Lord went about doing the work of the ministry. We first see Jesus encountering Satan and his demons head-on in Matthew chapter 8. Immediately […]

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Star Falling From Heaven, Part 3: Satan in Zechariah and Isaiah

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In part 2, I told you about Satan as Serpent and Tempter. Part 3 is all about Satan in Zechariah and Isaiah. In Zechariah, Satan does the familiar. We’ve already seen him accuse Job before the Lord (Job 1:9-11), and we’ve already seen that Revelation labels Satan as “the accuser of the brethren” (Revelation 12:10), […]

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Star Falling From Heaven, Part 6: Judas and Suicide

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VIII. Back to Judas: His Remorse, His End In part 5, we left Judas at visiting the chief priests to strike a deal with them as to how he would hand over Jesus. At that point, according to the Gospels, Satan enters Judas (though one Gospel says that Satan enters Judas at The Last Supper). […]

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Star Falling From Heaven, Part 4: Satan and Judas

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Part 3 was about Satan in Zechariah and Isaiah. VI. Satan in the Life of Jesus (New Testament) Satan is there in the Old Testament, but the New Testament is where we see more of Satan’s activity and agenda than ever before. It is also the place where we see the gospel in clearly defined […]

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Star Falling From Heaven, Part 1: Satan as Dragon and Angel

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With the introduction to our series on the History of Satan, we’ve laid the foundation for Satan’s history: Satan is seen as a dragon, angel, serpent, as the ruler of this world, etc., with Scripture showing us so much about him. But, this is just a foretaste of what’s to come. With that said, let’s […]

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Star Falling From Heaven: History of Satan

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An Introduction to the History of Satan Satan is mentioned in numerous passages in Scripture (this is virtually uncontested), but few know exactly who Satan is or his history (his origin, his beginning). Sure, many Christians have heard the legendary story about Satan’s beginning, but few have truly turned to Scripture to examine the legend […]

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True Wisdom

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The story of the Magi, the star, Herod, and the Jews teaches us that, contrary to the world we live in where Herod wisdom runs rampant and people refuse to acknowledge God (just as the Jews and Herod did not), godly wisdom still exists and, as a famous sermon title has said, “wise men still […]

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Our Heavenly Home

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“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come […]

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Trials and Tribulations – The Testing of Your Faith

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This next topic is a very unpleasant one for many in the Body of Christ to talk about, much less ever fully accept in their walks with the Lord. Whether we like it or not, and whether we ever want to fully face up to this reality in this life, every single one us, saved […]

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