theology and the Christian life

Category Confusing Bible Passages

Why Would Paul Rejoice in Selfish Preachers: Understanding Philippians 1:15-17

Who are the people who preach the gospel for selfish gain, and why would Paul be ok with them?

Why Christians Eat Lobster While Obeying the Old Testament’s Sexual Laws

Why do Christians obey the Old Testament’s laws about sexuality but still eat shellfish? The reason why is found by understanding the different types of laws in the Old Testament and the nature of human sexuality.

What Jesus Meant by Entering the Kingdom as Children

We don’t enter the kingdom of heaven as children because we have become so gentle and obedient. We enter as children because of our Heavenly Father. 

Why Did Saul Become Paul?

  “Saul was ashamed of his past, so he changed his name to Paul because Jesus gave him a new beginning.” When it comes to the Apostle Paul’s name-change, this is the explanation I’ve heard many times. God did give… Continue Reading →

What is the Fear of the LORD?

What is the fear of the Lord? The Bible teaches fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, but what does that mean?

The Danger of Deceptive Godliness: Learning From Ananias & Sapphira

Why did Ananias and Sapphira die for keeping some of their money? Not because they kept some, but because they lied to God and thought they’d get away with it.

Weird Bible Stories: When God Sent the Bears

Why would God send bears to maul 42 children, just because they called a prophet bald?

What is “Sin that Leads to Death” in 1 John 5:16-17?

What is the sin that leads to death and the sin that does not lead to death? When would we be encouraged to not pray for someone?

Who are the “Sons of God” in Genesis 6:1-4?

Is the Bible talking about angels when it says, “the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive”?

What Does Peter Mean By Jesus Preaching to the Spirits in Prison?

1 Peter 3:19 is among the most difficult verses in the New Testament to understand and preach. The following is shared primarily for the sake of other pastors researching this fascinating verse and wrestling with the challenge of understanding how v.19 fits into the verses before and after.

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