“Jesus Who Is Called Christ”

Our Lord was called many things. He called Himself the Son of Man (Matt. 8:20). His enemies called Him “Beelzebub” and “that deceiver” (Matt. 10:25; 27:63). Let’s notice what He was called by a messenger of heaven and inspired men. The angel Gabriel announced to Mary and Joseph that the Son born to Mary would […]

Miraculous Gifts

Although miraculous, spiritual gifts are seen numerous times in the New Testament, there are several reasons why these miracles have ceased. First, the reason for the gifts, the confirmation of the word, no longer exists since the word is fully confirmed. Second, the scripture themselves teach that the gifts were to cease (1 Corinthians 13:8-10). […]

The Anatomy of Sin 

The purpose of anatomy and its associated practice of dissection is greater understanding of the individual parts of an organism, their interconnectivity, and the processes by which they perform their functions — singly and collectively, through close and specific observation. In seeking to better understand “sin” and its causal culprit “transgression”, it’s difficult to utilize […]

Power to Become Sons of God

John, in his prologue indicated that Jesus’ own nation would reject Him, but not completely. He wrote, “But as many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, even to those who believe on his name” (John 1:11, ASV). The KJV translates the same passage to read, “But to […]