Thou Wilt Not Leave My Soul In Hell

Q. What does the Bible mean when it says that God would not leave Christ’s soul in Hell? That is a great and interesting question. The passage under consideration is Psalm 16:10, a passage which the apostle Peter quotes in Acts 2. Peter’s commentary on the verse is, “He seeing this before spake of the…

Two Tombs, One Empty

It’s a great irony that archaeologists have discovered the remains of Caiaphas son of Joseph, the high priest who ruled at the time of Christ’s ministry, the man who personally oversaw the first of three mock trials of Jesus, effectively orchestrating all that followed. Why? Because there’s another tomb in Jerusalem that has no remains….

Memorials

(This was originally published as an audio podcast in the Handfuls of Purpose Podcast at the Dallas Primitive Baptist Church website) Did you know that the Old Testament is full of memorials?  In Exodus 3, when God called Moses to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, Moses wanted to know who he should…

Tears In A Bottle

“Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?” (Psalm 56:8) This world is full of a lot of pain and suffering that leads us to shed tears from time to time. Our American masculinized culture looks down on those who shed tears, stigmatizing those who do…

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God

(This was originally published as an audio podcast in the Handfuls of Purpose Podcast at the Dallas Primitive Baptist Church website) Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. There sure are a lot of things competing for our attention today. …

Is Empathy a Sin?

It’s rare that I emphasize one radio program on the home page of our website, but I would like do just that with this weekend’s edition of Words of Grace. This broadcast spoke to an issue presently being debated or discussed among conservative evangelicalism, particular those of Calvinistic backgrounds. In short, empathy has been equated…

Does Jesus Care In The Storm?

“And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?” (Mark 4:38) In the midst of a fierce storm of tribulation in our lives, we are prone to the same response as the apostles during their…

Strength to Do What?

(This article was first published on the Dallas Primitive Baptist Church website.) Philippians 4:13 (KJV) I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13 is, on the one hand, a very powerful and comforting verse, on the other, it is one of the most miss-used texts in the canon of scripture. The…

Shake & Shine

“13) Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 14) Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot…