Who is the Bright and Morning Star? Jesus or Lucifer

The Light of the World, James Holman Hunt (1827-1910) Source: Artists for Christ Introduction The titles 'Bright and Morning Star’, 'Day Star’, and 'Light Bearer', belong to the Lord Jesus Christ. I fail to grasp why many believers attribute this title to Satan. Most likely, the basis of their assumption is the tenuous interpretation of... Continue Reading →

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Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath

  The Disciples Plucking Corn on the Sabbath, Gustave Dore (1832-1883) Source: Dore Bible Gallery Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D Introduction There are those who teach that Christians should keep the Sabbath. Some go as far as to insist that Christians should observe the Sabbath on a Saturday, thereby condemning Sunday worship in the process. This... Continue Reading →

The Resurrection and the Heresy of Hymenaeus and Philetus

The Resurrection of Christ, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) Source: wikiart.org Introduction 2Ti 2:17-18 KJV And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; 18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. Paul condemned Hymenaeus and Philetus for... Continue Reading →

The Ascension of Christ and the ‘In Like Manner’ Question

The Ascension of Christ, Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606-1669) | Source: Source: Rembrandt the Complete Works Introduction The 'In Like Manner' Question Most scholars today, especially the proponents of Dispensationalism, insist Christ will return in the future 'in like manner' to His ascension, with emphasis on Him returning with the same body in which He ascended. By... Continue Reading →

The Atonement: Nothing but the Blood of Jesus

Paradise and the Fall, Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625) / Source: Art and the Bible Introduction There are many Atonement theories in Christendom today, some emphasise a particular aspect of the Atonement while others do a great disservice to the Lord. I may be accused of over simplifying the matter, but my intention is to... Continue Reading →

Jesus is King of Kings

Source: gospeldrivendisciples.blogspot Introduction This may seem like a stupid question: Is Jesus reigning now? Of course He is. Nevertheless, there is a lack of understanding among many believers regarding the kingship of Jesus. For example, although Dispensationalism is probably the most popular 'end times' theory and widely accepted by Christendom, there are mixed messages from... Continue Reading →

Jesus was not Smitten of God

The Flagellation, Caravaggio (1573-1610) Source: Art and the Bible Introduction Son 2:15  KJV Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes. Subtle misconceptions are the little foxes that spoil our understanding of the Scriptures. An unbalanced view of the relationship between God the Father and God the... Continue Reading →

The Deity of Christ: Jesus did Claim to be God

Doubting Thomas, Caravaggio (1573-1610) Source: Art and the Bible Introduction Did Jesus ever claim deity? Yes, He did. The deity of Christ is a fundamental doctrine of the Christian faith. There are those today who deny the deity of Christ by suggesting He never claimed to be God, but that is a straw man argument. The... Continue Reading →

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