We're reading through the Scriptures in our young adults group, and I noticed a chiastic structure in Genesis in the period between Creation and the New Creation of the flood. Initially I structured it this way: A. The Spirit of God hovers over the face of the waters (1:2) B. God creates animals (1:24,25) C. … Continue reading Movement from Creation to New Creation in Genesis 1-9
The Book of Daniel was written in the 6th century by Daniel, who served in the courts of the rulers of the Babylonian and Medo-Persian Empires. The book tells a tale of two kingdoms: the kingdom of God and the kingdom(s) of man. While man’s kingdoms war and fight amongst themselves, God is in sovereign … Continue reading Bible Commentary: Introduction to Daniel
"And they shall go out and look on the dead bodies of the men who have rebelled against me. For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh" (Isaiah 66:24). "What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his … Continue reading Bible Commentary: Isaiah 66
Isaiah prophesied during the reigns of the kings of Judah Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, from around 740 B.C. to at least 681 B.C.. The breadth of content in Isaiah is breathtaking – he prophesies concerning the grace of God through judgement for pre-exile Judah; concerning comfort for his people exiled in Babylon; and concerning … Continue reading Bible Commentary: Introduction to Isaiah
Today I read a cessationist’s post about the evil and error of continuationism (the view that the miraculous gifts have not ceased to be given to the church), and about how it is contrary to historical-grammatical exegesis, context, and so on (as internet Calvinists hopped up on a heavy dose of fear mongering and eisegesis … Continue reading What is glossa in 1 Corinthians 14?
It's very possible to render 2 Thessalonians 1:9 as such: "They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might." This rendering fits very much with a description of the day of the Lord in the Prophets, where the destruction that comes on that … Continue reading Bible Commentary: 2 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians was written by the Apostle Paul around A.D. 49-51 to the church at Thessalonica, shortly after 1 Thessalonians. Paul wrote this letter in response to a fresh report that the Thessalonians had been alarmed by a false teaching that “the day of the Lord” had already come. He wrote to reassure them that … Continue reading Bible Commentary: Introduction to 2nd Thessalonians