“Looking for Brief and Accessible Books on the Origins of the Biblical Canon? Here are Two Good Ones” by Michael Kruger

March 28, 2022 Author: Michael Kruger Website: http://www.michaeljkruger.com Whenever I speak on the origins of the New Testament canon, I am regularly asked about whether there are brief, accessible books on the subject—the kind that could be given to lay folks in the church. Unfortunately, my books on canon usually don’t qualify (e.g., Canon Revisited … Continue reading “Looking for Brief and Accessible Books on the Origins of the Biblical Canon? Here are Two Good Ones” by Michael Kruger

Job 38 and 1 Corinthians 2

“Visit many good books, but live in the Bible.”Charles Spurgeon Thank you BibleGateway for providing a digital format as to read God’s Word! The following two chapters are from the New English Translation as to provide ample footnotes for reference. Job 38 Then the Lord answered[b] Job out of the whirlwind:[c] 2 “Who is this[d] who darkens … Continue reading Job 38 and 1 Corinthians 2

2 Corinthians 4

Inspired by God, Paul wrote this second letter to the Corinthian Church around AD 55 or 56…only 20-26 years after Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection. ✏️ Matthew Henry’s Commentary on 2 Corinthians 4 2 Corinthians 4 The Light of the Gospel 4 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. … Continue reading 2 Corinthians 4

The Creator and His Creation

Below you will find an article written by Luke Wayne from Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM) along with links and videos as additional resources regarding this important topic. With increased spiritual syncretism occurring in our churches through teachings accompanying the enneagram, we are needing all-the-more to be in prayer for our churches as well … Continue reading The Creator and His Creation

“He is Risen!”

Matthew 28:1-20 (NET) The following chapter from Matthew was provided by http://www.Biblegateway.com. The New English Translation was chosen as to supply notes from the translators. The Resurrection 28 Now after the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 Suddenly … Continue reading “He is Risen!”

It All Hinges Upon Jesus’s Resurrection

As Sunday rapidly approaches, please consider examining the claims Jesus made about Himself. Friends, if His resurrection didn’t happen, Christianity isn’t a viable worldview…it would be futile and misleading. Christianity’s existence hinges entirely on Jesus’s resurrection. (1 Corinthians 15) As you research, you will find approximately 130 attestations, both Christian and non-Christian (Greco-Roman, Syrian, and … Continue reading It All Hinges Upon Jesus’s Resurrection

Why Christianity?

Why should you consider Christianity first and foremost? Well, if you dialogue with Dr. Craig Hazen from Biola University, he will enthusiastically provide you with 4 or 5 reasons why someone on a "religious quest" should consider Christianity at the start. And in a moment, I will share 4 of those factors in the paragraphs … Continue reading Why Christianity?

Bucket Lists

Friends, if you were like me, you grew-up with images of heaven as a location where angels perched themselves upon fluffy, white clouds…lounging peacefully, without a care-in-the-world. Beautiful and yet, if we are completely transparent, dull and impersonal. In addition to these characterizations of the afterlife, Scripture was taught predominantly via flannel graph and cartoons. … Continue reading Bucket Lists

Matthew 7 and Psalm 40

Matthew 7:24 Matthew 7 Judging Others 7 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?4 Or … Continue reading Matthew 7 and Psalm 40

Truth in Love

“We often sacrifice others when we give them what they want, but we sacrifice ourselves when we give them what he or she needs.” - Frank Turek This statement by Christian Apologist, Frank Turek, during a Q&A at Grace Community Church in Sarasota, genuinely gave me reason to pause and pray… This hits home. How … Continue reading Truth in Love