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…

John Gill on Eternal Sonship

The following excerpt is from John Gill concerning the eternal Sonship of Christ. “The incarnation of Christ is not the reason of his being the Son of God, but the manifestation of him as such; he was not made, but manifested thereby to be the Son of God (1 John 1:12, 3:8). In the fulness…

The Record of the Crucifixion from Mark’s Gospel

Last month, Josh Winslett posted an article discussing the day of the week on which Jesus was crucified. The traditional view of Christianity is that Jesus was crucified on a Friday. In recent times, this has been questioned because of the prophecy of Christ regarding the sign of the prophet Jonah, that He would be…

What Day was Christ Crucified?

There are three basic views concerning the day that Christ was crucified. The majority view is a Friday crucifixion, commonly called Good Friday. A second view that has gained some popularity is that Christ was crucified on Wednesday. There is also a third view that blends the other views and places the crucifixion on Thursday….

Jesus is Both the Lion and the Lamb

The Bible often uses visual word pictures to display certain characteristics, or attributes of Jesus Christ. Two word pictures used are Lamb and Lion. Jesus is called Lamb that takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29). He is said to be “brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before…

Some Thoughts on Melchizedek

A friend recently asked me a few questions while studying through the Book of Hebrews. I thought the questions and my answers would make an interesting, short blog entry. You’ll find them below: As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Who in the days of his flesh, when he…

Was Jesus eternally begotten? If so, what does that mean?

A question answered for one of our readers: Was Jesus eternally begotten? If so, what does that mean? The phrase in question is found in multiple Baptist and Christian Confessions from yesteryear. In short, the phrase simply conveys the idea that Jesus has eternally existed as the only begotten Son of God. Note again, it…

Resurrection Week Meditations

In the sense of a traditional “blog” entry, allow me to share my personal meditations and study from the past week. If you caught the entry from last Sunday, you know I had an interaction with a couple of Jehovah’s Witnesses on my front lawn in which I basically “preached” them to the curb and…

Solomon’s Prayer and Christ our Temple

Recently, our Wednesday night studies led us to Solomon’s Prayer of Dedication for the Temple. As you recall, from the time of Moses until David, the worship of God was centered around a portable structure called The Tabernacle. Lest you think that inferior, God Himself ordered the production and the layout of the Tabernacle. Within…