Christians, Safety, and Health (Rev. 12:11)

Everyone is talking about health and safety today because of the virus.  That's not a bad thing; health and safety are important.  However, for those who follow Jesus, health and safety are not our top priority.  This is one area where the Christian worldview clashes with the worldviews of our culture.  Everyone else out there… Continue reading Christians, Safety, and Health (Rev. 12:11)

Eating & Drinking [Eternal!] Judgment on Ourselves? (Henry)

  In 1 Corinthians 11:29, in the middle of Paul's discussion of the Lord's Supper debacle in the Corinthian church, he wrote this: "For the one who eats and drinks without careful regard for the body eats and drinks judgment against himself" (NET). It's not uncommon for Christians to read this text and think: "If… Continue reading Eating & Drinking [Eternal!] Judgment on Ourselves? (Henry)

You Are a Holy Priesthood…. (Henry)

In 1 Peter 2:4 the apostle calls believers "a holy priesthood" (ἱεράτευμα ἅγιον).  This is a rich concept that has its roots in the Old Testament.  A lot could be said about it!  Matthew Henry gave a helpful five point application of what it means that Christians are "a holy priesthood": (1.) All sincere Christians… Continue reading You Are a Holy Priesthood…. (Henry)

Election and the Judgement of Charity (Calvin)

Calvin's CommentariesWhen we speak about election, we always have to understand that we don't have God's view or perspective on it.  We don't have access to all the names written in the book of life, nor can we pry into the secret counsel of God.  The question arises: Why does Peter write to Christians scattered… Continue reading Election and the Judgement of Charity (Calvin)

Was Ruth Barren?

Ruth was probably barren before she had little Obed. This is something I haven't heard before, or at least I don't remember hearing. However, after studying the text and consulting some commentaries, I do believe that before Ruth conceived and gave birth to Obed she was most likely unable to have children. Why do I… Continue reading Was Ruth Barren?