Why did Tim think that Jeremiah 17:9 is translated incorrectly in several translations? The following article explains.
A long time ago (2013), someone wrote in to ask Tim how he came to know Hebrew. The writer referenced the article Tim wrote about Jeremiah 17:9. Here’s the answer Tim gave at the time.
How can we get closer to God? How can we repair a relationship with Him that’s been broken by repeated sin?
Some have said that the book of Revelation is referencing Rome as the persecutor of the church. Dr. Oakes, from the website Evidence for Christianity, feels confident that this is the case.
Over a game of Cribbage, two opponents started discussing the place of luck. One sincere Christian said, “Of course luck exists! Why would God care about all the little details, like who wins in a game of Cribbage?” And the other Christian thought, “No, no, no.”
So, the latter Christian (the real one) wrote this article about the sovereign God and how He cares about everything, even the winner or loser in a seemingly unimportant game of Cribbage.
John 14:26 can be a confusing verse. It talks about how unless we hate our parents and our families, that we cannot be disciples of Christ. Tim takes a quick look at this statement and gives his take.
Random thoughts can pop into your mind. And often those thoughts are negative.
You’re no good. You’re ugly. You’re condemned. God doesn’t love you.
But thoughts are often deceptive. Our thoughts can be deceptions from Satan. We must learn theological truth in order to combat thoughts that may lead us astray.
There is a reason Satan is called the accuser of the brethren. He wants us to be confused. He wants us to be scared. He wants us to doubt our faith.
This is an interesting study, because after the Spirit of God came on Saul and after he was given a different heart and was a different person, he still disobeyed God in significant ways. Disobedience was bound up in Saul and not even the Spirit’s presence was enough encouragement to lead him to obey. God makes it very clear; God’s rejection of Saul was because Saul had rejected the word of the LORD (1 Samuel 15:23). The Spirit of God will not dwell in a disobedient heart.
Read the full article below.
How do Evangelicals deal with the following verses?
Acts 2:38, Acts 22:16, 1 Peter 3:21 and Mark 16:16 all seem pretty clear. But Evangelicals have twisted them up to mean something they don’t mean.
If we had a “most popular” topic on the website, this might be it. People are forever thinking they’re not saved because they’ve committed heinous sins or because they’ve sinned for long periods of time.
That is not what the Bible teaches. Look at David and what he did with Bathsheeba and Uriah. Look at Manasseh and the evils that he did. Look at Peter. Look at Paul. There are so many in the Bible that committed purposeful and high-handed sins. Yet they received forgiveness.
And so can you. So can you.
Rather than get sidetracked by the enemy on our past sins, we must be like Paul and forget those things which are behind so that we might press forward for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:13-14). He is faithful and just to forgive our sins, if we do not waiver but hold fast to His promise to do just that.