Christmas and the Identification of the Messiah-Lord as Savior (PNTC)

 While studying Luke 2:10 this week I ran across the following helpful comments by James Edwards.  But first, the words of Luke:  Today in the city of David a Savior was born for you, who is the Messiah, the Lord (CSB). [ὅτι ἐτέχθη ὑμῖν σήμερον σωτὴρ ὅς ἐστιν Χριστὸς κύριος ἐν πόλει Δαυίδ.].  Here are Edwards'… Continue reading Christmas and the Identification of the Messiah-Lord as Savior (PNTC)

His Deeds + His Words = Witness (Warfield)

 Benjamin B. Warfield's 1907 publication Lord of Glory is an excellent resource for the NT study of Christ's deity.  The subtitle is this: "A Study of the Designations of Our Lord in the New Testament with Especial Reference to His Deity."  Here's an excellent section I read today while studying the NT phrase Jesus is Lord: We… Continue reading His Deeds + His Words = Witness (Warfield)

A Christian, Biblical View of Truth

Though the Bible isn't a philosophical discourse on the topic of truth, it certainly has much to say about truth.  There are many different words, examples, and stories in the Bible about truth.  Here is a summary of Kenneth Samples' seven points that explain truth according to Scripture. 1) God is ultimate truth.  In the… Continue reading A Christian, Biblical View of Truth

Paul, Athens, and Isaiah 45

Though Christopher Seitz's work isn't always the easiest reading, it is often worth the effort.  Here's a section on his essay that deals with the biblical phrase found in the Nicene Creed: "Maker of heaven and earth." "To be sure, among the many, many gods Paul was sickened by seeing at Athens, one was likely… Continue reading Paul, Athens, and Isaiah 45

Jesus is a Warrior

 Among my mix of commentaries (liberal to conservative to theological to rhetorical to grammatical) I always appreciate Dale Ralph Davis.  Going through Joshua 10 this week in sermon prep, I found this great quote by Davis.  The textual background is Joshua 10.10-11, where YHWH is the subject of quite a few killer verbs: threw [them] into a panic,… Continue reading Jesus is a Warrior