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What Happened Between Crucifixion and Resurrection?

The purpose of this post is to quantify some things that likely did not happen between Jesus’ death on the cross and his resurrection. Having grown up in the ’80s and as a young adult in the ’90s with pentecostal teachings common around me, I often heard the teaching that Jesus went to hell after […]

The Biology of Our Own Works

Disclaimer: Sometimes in our efforts to be “proper” we inadvertently avoid or water down some of the great truths of the Bible. Let’s face it, the Bible is not what modern culture would call a G-rated book. It’s not even PG, or even PG-13 in spots. To fully understand the beautiful spiritual truth in today’s essay, we’re […]

Sleep

Sleep has always been an issue for me, but God’s Word gives promises regarding His children having restful sleep. Psalm 3:5 says “I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustained me.” Psalm 4:8 says “I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in […]

Prosperity Part 2: NT Word Study, Job’s Friends, and the Abrahamic Covenant

There’s a lot of talk in the Church today regarding God’s promises of prosperity. Preachers full of promises make millions convincing others to sow a seed so that the giver can receive a hundredfold reward from God. Followers are convinced that it is God’s desire that we have everything we want, and that we can […]

Prosperity Part 1: OT Word Study

A lot is said these days about God wanting us to prosper. The prosperity bestowed upon servants of God is one of the great truths of the Bible. However, how God defines prosperity and how Western civilized churchgoers define prosperity often differs markedly, and this difference leads to confusion and disappointment among those who don’t […]