Theology of the Pentateuch

By: A.D. Roberson 1. Overview of the Theology of the Pentateuch. The Pentateuch is indispensable. It is the theological foundation on which the rest of the Bible is built. That foundation reveals fundamental truths about who God is, who man is, and the relationship between God and man.  God is eternal, sovereign, trustworthy, holy and…

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How to Read the Bible Well: Some Introductory and Foundational Principles.

By A.D. Roberson Understanding the Bible is imperative. That is because the Word of God was written to apply to believers at all times, including today.[1] Hermeneutics is the fancy term for how readers interpret the meaning of the Scriptures.[2] Readers should seek to discover the biblical authors’ intended meaning at the time they wrote.[3]…

Call Me Ishmael: A Look At The Book of Jonah

By: A.G. Martin Introduction The book of Jonah is not about a big fish. Sadly, that is the only part of this great story that people remember. This book is not even about Jonah himself. This book of God’s breathed out word (2 Timothy 3:16-17) is about God, and His sovereignty in every situation. In…

Matthew’s Use of the Pentateuch to Show Jesus’s Authority.

By: A.D. Roberson One method that Matthew employs to communicate his Gospel message is multiple quotations to the Pentateuch throughout the book bearing his name. Matthew references each of the five book of the Pentateuch in his Gospel, and he does so with purpose. Matthew quotes the Pentateuch to portray Jesus as one having superior…

An Exegesis of Jesus’s Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man.

By: A.D. RobersonThe tale of Lazarus and the rich man in Luke 16:19-31 is one Jesus’s many parables. Through it, Jesus communicates several important points. The parable urges the wealthy to refrain from callously ignoring the poor, and to instead be compassionate and generous.[1] It warns that callous self-indulgence in this life leads to judgment…

Justification By Faith

By: A.G. Martin Theology and Doctrine are looked at today as “irrelevant” or rather “unimportant” subjects to discuss. Reason being, is because people view these terms as “taking the focus off of the moving of the Holy Spirit” as I have been told personally in one way or another. These terms have become more associated…