Wrestling with the Concepts of Election and Apostasy

I have been struggling to understand some things around the nature of Salvation, God’s disposition toward people, the means by which people are saved, the possibility of apostasy, and other things of that nature. Having just read or listened through Romans, Ephesians, Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, and 1 John, I want to try …

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A Recommendation to Improve Your Bible Study

Are you someone who wants to increase your depth of understanding of the Bible? Are you ready to go beyond just reading and start doing Bible study? Do you want to understand what is actually going on in some of the strange passages of your Bible that most people are afraid to talk about or lack depth of knowledge to address? Do you want to have a better understanding about what was in the minds of the Israelites written to and about in the Old Testament or those who wrote the Old and New Testament? In this post I discuss what has helped me to grow in my personal Bible study.

Restoration for a Nation in Exile and a World without Hope

The nation of Israel was in exile.1  They had their temple but were under the sovereignty of a pagan nation that did not know, nor respect, their God, Yahweh.  Over 500 years earlier during the reign of the Persian king, Cyrus the Great, the tribes of Benjamin and Judah returned to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple …

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