Christian liberty frees us from this kind of slavery to the traditions and impositions of men in order to follow the clear and objective Word of God.
Sometimes discussions on Christian liberty revolve around what Christians should or should not do. But our main focus needs to be on what Christ has already done for us.
In the realm of biblical interpretation, I believe human authorial intent is the hanging chad of hermeneutics. Grounding the full meaning of any text of Scripture in the mind of the human author may seem like a sufficient method of interpretation but upon further investigation, it is found lacking.
For those who believe in Christ, in the midst of all the storms you will ever face in this life, God is in control and is teaching you precious truths that will do your soul eternal good.
When we connect the Angel of the LORD with the Lord Jesus Christ, we see how intimately and actively involved our Savior has been in the affairs of His people from the very beginning of time.
It is a mystery of mysteries that although the Angel of the LORD is sent by the LORD, we are also told in many passages that the Angel of the LORD is synonymous with the LORD.
The title “The Angel of the LORD” is used nearly 50 times in the Old Testament. But there may be more titles in the OT referring to the Angel of the LORD than just these.
Although there are myriads of angels of the LORD, there is only one called “The Angel of the LORD”. The OT usually refers to Him when it speaks of a single “Malak” or messenger, especially under the designation “angel of the LORD” or “angel of God”. This is the messenger we want to focus our attention on in this study. As we will see, He is not a human nor an angelic messenger. Instead, He is a messenger in a category all His own!
This is part 2 of a 2 part series on Calvin's Critique of Natural Theology. You can read part 1 here. II.) Analysis of...
This is part 1 of a 2 part series on Calvin's Critique of Natural Theology. You can read part 2 here. What was...