Maybe you are a new Christian with energy enough for all of us to save the world just like God saved you. Maybe you have been raised in the church and don’t really remember when you were saved, but you know you are. Maybe you have been a Christian for a long time. No matter what stage in your Christian walk you are currently in, we are all to “let the word of Christ richly dwell within [us]” (Col 3:16).
“But,” I hear some of you saying, “I’m not a preacher. I have never been to Bible College or seminary. How can I, a lowly Christian, let the Bible dwell in me when I am not sure how to study it?”… Continue reading
**Precursor: Ok, so today I am going to (briefly) tackle an interpretive issue and see what kind of response we get.**
The Roman Catholic Church has tampered with Holy Writ more than many of the Christian “cults.” Yet one place they seem to possible have done decent study is in Matthew 16:18. Though their theological outcome that they are the only true church is wrong (because they teach an altogether different gospel, Gal 1:8-9), their position is worth considering. Therefore I turn to Matthew 16 for this blogpost and would like to look at the various positions on who “the Rock” Jesus was speaking about and what a probable understanding should be.… Continue reading