The last post envisioned future warfare and Christ’s fearsome appearance, This week looks at a possible view of the Millennium, and restored creation.
Hebrews: The Unforgivable Sin
for those who have gone a long way towards salvation, but have yet to commit to Jesus, do not stop now! And for those who are saved, persevering is evidence of that faith.
Hebrews: Five-Fold Response of Faith
After delivering the astonishing declaration that the veil torn at the moment of Jesus’ death was nothing less than Christ’s body torn asunder, throwing open the gates of heaven to every person, the author offered five ways every Christian responds to the magnificent good news of the Gospel.
Hebrews: The Veil Is Torn
There was no mistaking the connection, for first century Christians. The heavenly reality, revealed on the day of Jesus’ baptism became the earthly reality at the moment of Jesus’ death—heaven’s gates are open wide!
Hebrews: Sealed by the Blood
This sprinkling of blood refers to a different action than having had propitiation made, or being cleansed by. Sprinkling was symbolic of cutting a solemn and sacred covenant, just as the first covenant had been cut between God and humanity, through the people of Israel.
Anna the Prophet
How long have you been waiting for the longing you have been praying about to be fulfilled? A longing you have felt certain God has invited you to pray about, that you feel certain God has indicated will be fulfilled?
Advent: When Christmas Became a Thing
Christmas is indeed a Very Big Deal, even for those who do not celebrate Christ’s birth. But how did it get to be Christendom’s most celebrated holiday?
Advent: Enjoying the Bliss of Heaven
The pink candle on the third Sunday marks the transition from the more Lenten feel of preparing for Jesus’ Second Coming, to the Joy-filled celebration of Jesus’ first coming.
Advent: Respite of Joy
Have you ever wondered why the third candle in the advent wreath is pink? Why pink? Why the third Sunday? The short answer is joy! But the long answer is fascinating, and it has something to do with Lent, and something to do with an early Gnostic movement that dismissed Jesus as a real human person.
Advent: Perfection in Numbers
There is a second explanation as to why Christmas falls on December 25, a spiritual one. Today's post is taken from an article written for the Biblical Archaeology Society.