Word Study – Paga‘ (laid / made to meet)

  A Study on paga‘ (laid) as it relates to the sins being made to meet on the Lord Jesus Christ Introduction I came across the following when trying to best understand the use of paga’ in Isaiah 53 (and elsewhere in the Old Testament). “A fascinating use of “paga” is found in Isaiah 53:6 “the…

Word Study – Poieo (Made)

A Study on poieo in relation to how it is used in II Corinthians 5:21 Throughout the New Testament, the word poieo is used of God to describe that which is actually, literally, and truly done, made, wrought, brought forth, worked, and/or performed. This word, to the very best of my understanding, is never used…

Is God The Author Of Sin?

Is God The Author Of Sin? Introduction When discussing matters pertaining to the absolute sovereignty of God, a question that often arises is whether God is the author of sin. We know that God is not the author of confusion (I Corinthians 14:33), but the discussion focuses around whether God, who ordains all things and causes…

The Misuse Of Logic In Biblical Discourse

The key passages Before making my comments on the matter of the misuse of logic and human reasoning in biblical discussion, I think it best to look at some of the key passages at issue: Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments…

Mental Assent Alone Is Not True Faith

Mental Assent Alone Is Not True Faith Curt Wildy In light of the question: Does having a mere “mental assent” to the truths of the Gospel equate to having a true, God-given faith in the Godhead and Christ that the Gospel reveals, it is my belief that “mental assent” alone does not equate to true…

The Lord Our Only Sabbath – Part Two

Genesis 2 A Sabbath for all Mankind? Section II by Curt Wildy What about the establishment of the seven-day week? As mentioned above, some argue that the very existence of a seven-day week evidences the existence of a Sabbath rest. In regards to Genesis 8:10, 12 (“And he stayed yet other seven days; and again…

The Lord Our Only Sabbath – Part One

Genesis 2 A Sabbath for all Mankind? – Section I by Curt Wildy Introduction to Part One There is a great deal of controversy within the camp of the saints regarding the Christian’s relationship to Sabbath-keeping. Confusion abounds regarding the scope, applicability, and purpose of the Seventh-Day Sabbath; whether it was rolled-over into a First-Day…

Some brief thoughts concerning the source of faith…

Some brief thoughts concerning the source of faith… The Source of Faith The Bible declares that man must have faith to walk with God; consider, Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek…