This is a collection of articles covering a vast variety of biblical topics. The goal of each article is to simply reveal the truth. We look into the Old Testament law, clean foods, parables, freewill, predestination, and death - to name a few.
One of the inherent problems with the New Testament is that the reader does not know the questions asked. We are only provided the response the writer, often Paul, which was sent to the congregation. It is similar to hearing one side of a phone call. We review several Scriptures in great detail to determine exactly what the writer was addressing.
Acts 15 records the decision of the Jerusalem Council regarding the way to handle Gentile believers who were then coming to faith in Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah. The commonly held belief that Gentiles are under a different law or that the Law of Moses is not relevant to them is examined. This article reveals the truth regarding the real intent of the council's very narrow ruling.
This article uncovers many of the lies of our Adversary (Satan) which cloud our understanding of what happens after we die in the flesh. One belief is that we go immediately to heaven to be with our loved ones. Some believe that we are placed in purgatory or a similar area waiting for judgment. Yet another belief is that we enter into “soul sleep”, a form of unconsciousness, awaiting the final Day of Judgment. To know the truth, we will review the Scripture to see which view is supported by the word of God.
This commentary reviews what the New Testament teaches regarding clean and unclean animals, which animals are considered food, and how food may become unclean. Old Testament references are reviewed, along with Peter’s vision recorded in the book of Acts, Paul's words to Timothy and the Romans, and the words of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah on this topic.
This study examines what the Scriptures really teach about God's grace and its relationship to His Law. Is God’s grace intended to replace the Law or does His grace compliment the Law? What is the “curse of the Law” and what does it mean to be “under the Law”?
This study details the origin and beliefs of the two principal sects in 1st-century Judaism, the Pharisees and Sadducees. Which group was most closely aligned with the teachings of Yeshua? What impact did the Pharisees and Sadducees have on the early church? These and more questions are answered in this article from Scripture and history.
When was Jesus (Yeshua) resurrected? A seemingly simple and foundational question is actually quite difficult to pinpoint from the Scriptures. Simple math quickly eliminates a Good Friday death - Easter Sunday resurrection as is commonly believed. Digging into the ancient Greek text, combined with a foundational Hebraic mindset towards the festivals of the Lord, reveals the amazing answer to this question.
This article unveils the purpose of Paul’s letter to the Colossians. The Colossian church was being attacked by Gnostics who were promoting asceticism and angel worship. This commentary reviews the first two chapters of Paul’s letter and highlights clues in the text to identify who his foes were.