The Rebellious Prophet: An Exegetical Commentary on Jonah

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Introduction Background Determining date and authorship of Jonah remains problematic, as explicit references do not exist within the narrative. Consequently, scholars must consider linguistic and historical factors to approximate such information. Traditionally, many ascribe authorship to Jonah son of Amittai … Continued

Legalism or Cheap Grace? An Exegetical Examination of Romans 7:7-25

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Introduction Profusely permeating the Christian church in America, biblical illiteracy and poor hermeneutical techniques actively subvert sound Scriptural doctrines. Accordingly, Christians must become proficient in proper exegetical methodologies, diligently examining the Scriptures and actively seeking to apply the tenets faithfully. … Continued

Destructive Heresies: Modalism

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Introduction Contesting traditional Trinitarian doctrines, Modalistic Monarchianism (i.e., Modalism) offers a Unitarian theological framework, seeking to maintain a strict monotheism and eliminate any model postulating intra-Trinitarian distinctions within the Godhead. Despite receiving acceptance among contemporary organizations, modalistic interpretations represent a … Continued

The Importance of Community: An Exegetical Examination of Ephesians 4:7-16

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Introduction Rampantly pervading the Christian church, biblical illiteracy and poor hermeneutical methodologies actively undermine the sound teachings of Scripture. Accordingly, the Christian must become proficient in exegetical techniques, diligently studying the Scriptures and seeking to apply the doctrines faithfully. Serving … Continued

Short Answers: Why is eternal punishment fair?

Summary: Eternal punishment is fitting for the eternally unrepentant. This question typically assumes the premise that people are generally good by nature, thereby rendering it inconceivable for a righteous God to condemn a person for merely making a mistake in … Continued

Short Answers: What about those who have never heard the gospel?

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Summary: God will make sure those who would repent, will have the opportunity. It is essential to understand that no one receives punishment for not believing in Jesus; instead, everyone stands condemned for his or her moral depravity (cf., John … Continued

Short Answers: Why do bad things happen to good people?

Summary: This question is irrelevant when we understand the extent of human depravity. The physical, moral, and spiritual corruption of humanity has resulted in a compromised worldview that fails to recognize the depravity of man, instead declaring that people are … Continued

Short Answers: What good is the suffering I endure?

Summary: God’s plan for your life is to bring you through regular periods of suffering. Most people do not invite hardship into their lives; instead, we actively seek the path of least resistance, purposing to avoid difficulty at virtually any … Continued

Short Answers: Why do people suffer for Adam’s sin?

Summary: Sin has consequences, and Adam’s rebellion caused the corruption of both himself and his descendants. Auspiciously, God provides humanity with a means to escape this detrimental condition, through the sacrificial atonement of Jesus. The doctrine of original sin is … Continued