The Bible’s View of the Human Body 2: Holistic Redemption

Last time we looked at how the creation and fall affect how we think about our bodies.  We are at once the result of God’s magnificent design, bearing His image and simultaneously fallen, radically seeking our own selfish interests.  Thankfully, God does not leave us alone in this condition.  He has provided a solution to… read more»

The Bible’s View of the Human Body 1: Creation and Fall

Between the apathy and reductionism of those who think our biological bodies don’t matter and the vanity and superficiality of the celebrity culture that places ultimate value on appearance, the Bible offers a surprisingly elevated view of the body that engenders respect but not worship.  In a world of sexual harassment, abortion, and sex reassignment… read more»

Be Like Ezra

Ezra lived at a hinge time in history.  The Babylonians had demolished Judah and captured the people, bringing them to Babylon.  After seventy years, the Persian Empire overtook the Babylonians and permitted the Israelites to return home.  The reason for this traumatic series of events was the people’s idolatry.  God had prophesied through Jeremiah and… read more»

Restoring Authentic Christianity 1

Introduction The information age has opened up incredible opportunities to understand Christianity better.  With unprecedented and unrestricted access to facts and opinions from disparate religious perspectives, sincere Bible students have been increasingly questioning the typical doctrinal packages offered by many Christian groups today.  No longer can the church (Roman Catholic or Protestant) control what people… read more»

Let Us Make Man…

The word “person” has multiple meanings.  In normal conversation, it means simply a human being.  However, in theological terminology (thanks to the council of Nicaea in AD 325), “person” means any being with a mind or consciousness.  According to this definition, God is a person because He (note the personal pronoun) thinks, acts, and feels. … read more»