Although the book itself doesn’t include the founders of this particular church, the book of Acts highlights that “Jews from Rome were among those who saw the pouring out of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost.” It can be assumed that these Jews made their way back to Rome and established a church there. … Continue reading The Division in the Church of Romans
What was the Nakedness of Noah?
There are three interpretations surrounding the nakedness of Noah, and the sin of Ham. Generally, the first being that Ham sinned by looking upon his father’s naked body. Essentially this is an act of voyeurism. The second view is purely Rabbinical in nature, and a “number of midrashim say the offense involved the castration of … Continue reading What was the Nakedness of Noah?
Identifying “All Israel” in Romans 11
Ever since the dawn of the church, tensions regarding the law and grace become the center of attention, and the 21st century church is just as susceptible as the church was in 1st century Rome. Once a Pharisee (Acts 23:6), the Apostle Paul knew all too well the struggle between the balance of obedience and … Continue reading Identifying “All Israel” in Romans 11
Why Was the New Testament Created?
The Christian life is grounded on the Biblical text. Furthermore, that life is fundamental to the teachings of Jesus Christ and those who declared His message throughout the known world. Bruce M. Metzger says that the term canon “used with reference to the Bible means the collection of books which are received as divinely inspired … Continue reading Why Was the New Testament Created?
Papal Libertarianism and the Crusades
Often times the Crusades are peripherally summated to be in stark contrast to Christianity’s theological paradigm. The command to love one’s neighbor can be ascertained as a direct interruption of this principle ideology, however, for the Christian plight against Islam and its encroachment upon the Holy Land of Israel, and likewise various city states throughout … Continue reading Papal Libertarianism and the Crusades