Monthly Archives: November 2018

Hebrew Refresh

One of my regrets is that after learning Hebrew and Aramaic in my last year in seminary in 1987-1988 (Columbia International University, Columbia, SC), I did not keep up with it as I should have and I forgot a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Bible Study, Hebrew, OT Hebrew, Relationship with Jesus Christ, Suffering and God's Sovereignty | 3 Comments

Purgatory

Debate on Purgatory and focus on 1 Corinthians 3:10-15, between Tim Staples and James White. (from January of 2010)     Review of that debate on the Dividing Line: A Good Article on Purgatory: Purgatory – a good article with … Continue reading

Posted in Purgatory, Roman Catholic False Doctrines, Roman Catholic false practices, Roman Catholicism

On Depression and Suicide

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/anthony-bourdain-and-reckoning-with-depression/ Be sure to read the whole article.  If you are depressed and have suicidal thoughts, get help please. Tell your pastor, tell a friend, get counseling, see the information at the bottom of the article. The illustration of the … Continue reading

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The struggle of prayer

The struggle of prayer is not our wrestling with God to convince Him to give us what we desire, but our wrestling with His Word until we are illuminated and subdued by it, saying, “Not my will, but Your will … Continue reading

Posted in Prayer, Relationship with Jesus Christ, Sanctification/Holy living, Spiritual growth

The righteous shall live by faith alone!

Romans 1:16-17 Romans 3:28 Luther added the word “alone” (sola) to Romans 3:28? Scripture is superior to relics, statues, crucifixes, icons. The words of Scripture bring us to God because the words are “God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16-17), when the Spirit … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Justification, Martin Luther, Reformation, Sola Fide | 4 Comments

Luther, the 95 theses in 1517, then Diet of Worms famous speech in 1521

Posted in Martin Luther, Reformation