How is it just that all humanity is born into sin because of Adam’s fall?

I think the New Testament does teach that the whole world is born into the consequences of a fallen nature because of the sin of Adam and Eve. The New Testament repeats this idea frequently—“that through the disobedience of one man, death comes into the world.” This has been an occasion for much theological protest. … Continue reading How is it just that all humanity is born into sin because of Adam’s fall?

The 2 Marks of a Truly Wicked Person

by James Johnston The psalmist describes two sides of the character of the wicked in Psalm 10:2–11. Structurally each description is five verses long and ends with the inner thoughts of the unjust oppressor, “He says in his heart” (10:6, 11). Two words summarize these wicked oppressors: arrogant and aggressive. Their pride and violence spell … Continue reading The 2 Marks of a Truly Wicked Person

Cain and His Offering

Dr. Claude Mariottini - Professor of Old Testament

The biblical narrative of Cain and Abel is well known among students of the Bible and continues to captivate the imagination of those who seek to understand the issues related to the story of these two brothers, a story that involves mystery, murder, and the issue of personal responsibility.

Although the story of Cain and Abel has been the subject of many books, articles, and movies, some of the details in the story have defied explanation and as result, the story has given rise to many popular interpretations that may not reflect a correct understanding of the story.

The story of Cain and Abel in Genesis 4 begins with the narrative detailing the birth of the two brothers. After Adam and Eve were expelled from the garden in Eden, Eve gave birth to two sons.

When Eve conceived Cain, she said: “I have acquired a man with the help of…

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Series: Breaking Free from the Power of Sin Episode: How to Overcome Selfishness etc

      “For where there is envy or selfish ambition there will also be disorder and wickedness of every kind. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy. And a harvest of righteousness is sown … Continue reading Series: Breaking Free from the Power of Sin Episode: How to Overcome Selfishness etc

Rachel and Leah – a tale of two sisters

originally posted by Steven P. Wickstrom In Genesis chapter 27, Jacob had already swindled his brother Esau out of the birthright, and now he had deceitfully taken away the blessing of their father Isaac. Esau, having been double-crossed twice, was so angry that he was preparing to kill Jacob. When their mother, Rebekah, found out … Continue reading Rachel and Leah – a tale of two sisters

Repentence

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We live in a world filled with pessimism and darkness and we all have committed sins and made mistakes…also we have all seen the presence of or been associated with light and goodness and kindness.  We have a choice everyday of every year, do we want to move towards the light or towards the darkness?  Our decisions and our everyday interactions play a part in which way we are moving.  One of the best gifts God has given every single person is free will…we get to choose…light of life or darkness?

When we choose to move towards the light of life one of the first steps and most difficult steps is to admit to our sins, to confess we have made mistakes and have done wrong…we need to be humble before God.

As stated, we have all committed sins and made mistakes, all the prominent names in the Bible committed…

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