Why does the author of the Letter to the Hebrews, in the midst of his rigorous argument regarding the New and Old Covenants (diatheke), introduce the rough analogy of a will (diatheke) or does he? The common interpretation understands Hebrews 9:15-22 as an analogy made between a biblical covenant and a will; I briefly contend here that better sense is made of the text if we read diatheke as a covenant between God and man—not a will.
Buy from AmazonBuy from WTS Books Within the church today there are many different answers to the question "what is the Gospel?" Though we find Christians in our churches who can articulate magnificently the five points of the TULIP or the remonstrants or who can point to every verse in Scripture referring to the baptism in … Continue reading A Review of What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert
What do we do when our logic seems to befool us? when we run the numbers, check the math, yet we are left with unresolved contradictions? In philosophy and biblical studies, this comes up a lot: the perennial response to the doctrine of the Trinity is the accusation of bad math—how can God be both … Continue reading Limiting Concepts and Biblical Logic – Part 1
68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, 69 and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God. (John 6:68-69) When many disciples had abandoned Jesus, offended by his words, Peter and the apostles response was to hold … Continue reading In God whose Word I Praise, In God I Trust
One of my teachers at Pacific Life Bible College introduced me to this creative but very biblical narrative of Jesus’ crucifixion. It is quite powerful and worth listening to this Good Friday. Transcript from Desiring God:The Father’s Cup (Good Friday) | Desiring God Link to an Audio Download