O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
In the previous article http://deathisdefeated.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-problem-of-context-in-the-genealogy-of-genesis-5?xg_source=activity, we established that the flood account was embedded in the Genesis 5 genealogy. That genealogy ended with the last two verses of Genesis 9.
In Genesis 6, the embedded account starts with
1 Now it…
A very helpful video:
We rarely read things in the Bible in their proper context. Part of this has to do with the chapter and verse divisions. I’d like for everyone to read this extended text from Genesis straight through starting near the end of Genesis 4, all the way to my chosen end.
You will notice, in Genesis 4 that we have the birth of Seth and Enosh. The first two verses of tell us a bit about Adam (the meaning of these two verses is not germane to…
I am sure someone has developed this more than I have but here is a thought.
Isaiah 29 with the famous "Potter has authority over the clay" is cited by Paul in Romans 9...
In both instances the context is Israel...
Gen. 2:7 "God formed man out of the dust of the ground".
I was listening to Josephus today. He mentions that the name "Adam" had to do with a red color of the earth that he was made out of, like the clay that is…Continue
When was law first given?
12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned— 13 (For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had…Continue
Sometimes, you just have to throw the ball down the field to see what happens...
"… this makes it more evident that all kinds of animals were preserved in the ark, not so much for the sake of renewing the stock, as of prefiguring the various nations which were to be saved in the Church…"
Have you ever wondered if Covenant Creation can be demonstrated directly from the text of the New Testament?
One of the neat things about active ministry in a local congregation is how you will be forced, on a regular basis, into systematic study of God's Word with its application to daily life. I spent most of my preaching schedule in 2012 at Covenant Community Church working verse by verse through…Continue
Added by Mike Sullivan on March 8, 2009 at 12:09am — No Comments
I have been thinking about this subject for quite some time. In fact, I recently preached a sermon developing out what I believe to be some preterist implications for political theory in the modern world. You can find that sermon as Part 36 of my sermon series through the gospel of Mark.
Here is the short story. The…Continue
As part of a New Testament seminary course I have been reading a book called Practicing Theological Interpretation by Joel Green. While I am enjoying the book and I do recommend it for its thorough discussion of various hermeneutical paradigms, one section on the "Rule of Faith" as dictated by the "Creed" (singularly referencing the collective creeds of the church throughout history) was challenging. Here is my brief response:
I figured all of you CBV types would love this. Enjoy.
In early June of 2003, I received a newsletter from the Sword of the Spirit Apologetics, headed by Larry Hall, at that time based right here in Grand Junction, Colorado. Larry is a lay apologist and has written on Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Masonic Lodge and the Word of Faith movement. This latest newsletter had a more…Continue
Added by John on September 14, 2012 at 10:49am — No Comments
It is no secret that the partial preterist world tries its best to marginalize consistent preterism. Gary DeMar has called the movement a "tar baby" with only about 100 people in it.
With that in mind, these two episodes of "Back to the Bible" with Woodrow Kroll, were quite surprising and may be harbingers of what is to come upon the partial preterist world.
Kroll is embarking on an…Continue
So, I'm studying redemption, and researching James Jordan. I come across this paragraph:
"Paul tells us that the law was in operation before Sinai, when he says “for until the law sin was in the world; but sin is not im- puted when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses” (Rem. 5:13, 14a). Before the law “came ,“ the law was already in operation, for it was already dealing death to sin- ners. (Similarly, before the New Covenant “came,…Continue
I recently wrote a paper analyzing Karl Barth's arguments against Emil Brunner's theses laid out in an essay called "Nature and Grace." Barth was deeply concerned about the consequences of a so-called "true natural theology" which ascribes a "point of contact" for divine revelation apart from God's self-revelation in Jesus Christ, witnessed by the Scripture. Here is how Barth defines "natural theology":
"By 'natural theology' I mean every (positive or negative)…Continue
Recently a discussion was brought up by a good friend concerning Duncan and Doug W.’s Premillennial Preterism on a closed forum I belong to. I typically have to stay away from these detailed discussions because they require a lot of energy, thought and time to enter into intelligently. Against my better judgment I decided to enter in even though I don’t have the time and energy I used to be able to allocate to these issues. Partially this is because I’m not giving Duncan and Doug a fair…Continue