Why Follow the Bible?

Photo by Luis Quintero on Pexels.com Scripture testifies to its own benefits. I labeled such a statement as fallacious when teaching logic to my  composition students, but this post concerns the Bible: God-breathed, the book of books by the King of kings. After more than 50 years of seeing how the Bible changes me and … Continue reading Why Follow the Bible?

Single-Minded

Photo by Paul Garaizar on Unsplash Even well-meaning Christians may pressure unmarried fellow believers to marry and raise a family. But what does the Bible say about singles? Paul begins 1 Corinthians 7 by writing, “Now concerning the things about which you wrote, it is good for a man not to touch a woman, But … Continue reading Single-Minded

All or Nothing, Part 2: “Pas” or Fail in Ephesians 4:30-5:21

We finished part 1 by looking at Ephesians 4:29. Let's pick up part 2 with verse 30: “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed (sphragizo) for the day of redemption. Sphragizo may occur “for security, from Satan,” or “to hide, keep in silence, keep secret,” or “to prove, confirm, or attest … Continue reading All or Nothing, Part 2: “Pas” or Fail in Ephesians 4:30-5:21

All or Nothing, Part 1: Ephesians 4:1-29

Ephesians 4 contains life verses that I review at least every year, especially the last half of the chapter. For me, it's a handy guide to maturity in Christ. Paul begins by identifying himself as "the prisoner of the Lord," and appealing to the Ephesians "to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with … Continue reading All or Nothing, Part 1: Ephesians 4:1-29