Understanding the Old Testament is essential in understanding the New. Too often the Christians of today neglect the Old Testament. It is seen as a book of laws that do not really apply because Christ established the new covenant. Coogan states “The writings that counted as scripture for the New Testament writers are those they... Continue Reading →
The title of this article is “Did Jesus Claim to be God?” It is a question that is asked very often and it is important to have a proper defense (i.e. apologetic) to respond to this crucial question. It is vital because if Jesus is not God in the flesh then you and I as... Continue Reading →
During the Christmas season the Gospel of Matthew is often read as it is one of the two Gospels that contains an infancy narrative of Christ. Though this holds great significance, there are many other pieces of the Gospel that give us clues on how to live a Christian life.
The book of the prophet Amos was written in approximately the 8th century B.C. and is the oldest of what has come to be known as the minor prophets. There is not much that is known about the prophet from a personal standpoint, but we do know that he was a sheepherder from the town... Continue Reading →
Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us. Hebrews 12:1 You’re Not Alone There are times where life seems like a battle. There is a... Continue Reading →
On September 28, I had the great honor of attending The Great Adventure Bible in A Day event presented by Jeff Cavins. The event was help in the auditorium at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA. The event was sold out, and I was able to learn about the Bible with 700 of my closest... Continue Reading →
I recently had the opportunity to write a guest blog on The Simple Catholic. The post is about three ways the newly baptized can live their vows going forward. You can read the post here. Lastly, check out and follow The Simple Catholic for great content. Matthew is doing great work over there.
Within the theology of grace, we see a connection between the sacraments as instruments of grace, and Christ who is the instrument of grace. Opponents of the church argue that Christ is the sole mediator and cite 1 Timothy 2:5 as a prooftext. Regarding Christ being the only mediator between God and man the church... Continue Reading →
The Epistle of James is a work that is written the diaspora and possibly Christians that are conservative in their appreciation for Judaism (Brown, 726). James is best known for its description of faith in relation to works in chapter two. James 2:17 states “So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.” ... Continue Reading →