A Tent with No Idols

During His earthly ministry, Jesus Christ never utters the words for “idol” and “idolatry.” My friend Rev. Bill Dennison pointed out this omission a few days ago. What makes it so intriguing is that idolatry is mentioned many times and in many ways throughout the Hebrew Bible. And idolatry comes up again later, repeatedly, asContinue reading “A Tent with No Idols”

On Types and Shadows

17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son; 18 it was he to whom it was said, “In Isaac your descendants shall be called.” 19 He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he also received him back as a type. 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau,Continue reading “On Types and Shadows”

The Way of All the Earth

In the Old Testament, when a person died, it is said that he “went to be with his fathers.” In Genesis 15:15, God told Abram, As for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you will be buried at a good old age. Joseph too, when close to death, said, Please do not buryContinue reading “The Way of All the Earth”

As the Women Go …

2 I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to live in harmony in the Lord. 3 Indeed, true companion, I ask you also to help these women who have shared my struggle in the cause of the gospel, together with Clement also and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life. Philippians 4: 2-3 Now that I’veContinue reading “As the Women Go …”