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ArchiveMarch 2015

What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden?

Most of us are familiar with the story of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. (If you’d like a refresher, you can read it here.) The disobedience of Adam and Eve is usually what gets our attention in this story, and this makes sense. Disobeying God is a serious matter. But have you ever wondered what was so bad about eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? How could doing...

How to Get Life from Reading the Bible

In a previous post, we discussed how important it is to know that the essence of the Bible is the Spirit. Since only the Spirit can give life, for us to get life from reading the Bible we need to contact the Spirit in the Word. By receiving life, we’ll be spiritually nourished, and by that nourishment, we’ll grow in Christ. So being able to receive life from the Bible is crucial to our Christian...

Turning Our Heart to the Lord

“Before you read the Word in the morning, first of all, turn your heart to the Lord. The veil will be gone and there will be light. The veil which is between you and the Lord will be taken away by turning your heart to Him, and you will see the light.”

What Is Christian Growth?

How do we grow as Christians? Is it by accumulating more Bible knowledge, or accomplishing more Christian works? Perhaps it’s by developing our Christ-like virtues. These may be our concepts about what it means to grow as a Christian, but Christian growth according to the Bible is not a matter of knowledge or self-effort. It’s entirely a matter of the growth of life.

How Can God Be Three yet One?

As believers, we should be clear concerning what we believe. One of the major tenets of the genuine Christian faith is what we believe concerning God. We believe that: God is eternally one, and this one God is eternally the Father, the Son, and the Spirit; yet the three, being distinct, are not separate. The above statement speaks of God being the Triune God. This truth concerning God is profound...

What Is the Bible In Its Essence?

We may not often think of the word essence in relation to the Bible, but the Word of God does have a particular essence. If we want to grow in Christ, it’s critical for us to know what that essence is.

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