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Obedience Arises From Faith, Not Gratitude

In Jack Kuhatschek’s book, “Applying the Bible“, the author claims that Christian obedience is the means by which we express our thankfulness for what God has done for us. In his understanding, gratitude is the motivation for obedience to God’s … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:18 – The Role of Women

Genesis 2:18  וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים לֹא־טוֹב הֱיוֹת הָאָדָם לְבַדּ֑וֹ אֶעֱשֶׂהּ־לּוֹ עֵזֶר כְּנֶגְדּוֹ And the LORD God said, “For the man to be by himself is not good. I will make for him a counterpart to complement him The detailed commentary for … Continue reading

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Genesis 15:5-6: Are We Really Justified by Faith Alone?

In Genesis 15:6, Scripture records Abram’s response to God’s promise to grant him as many descendants as there are stars in the sky. The Christian understanding of this verse is that God judges Abram to be righteous because of his faith. … Continue reading

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Rationalizing the Narratives: Sodom and Gomorrah and The Binding of Isaac

Consider these two observations: In the “Sodom and Gomorrah” narrative, Abraham tries to persuade God to spare the inhabitants of these two cities if just a few righteous individuals can be found. Justice (but also mercy and compassion) are at the … Continue reading

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