Isaiah is perhaps one of the most cited books of the Old Testament. Sections from chapter 40 and all of chapter 53 are familiar to most. It is known as the Gospel of the O.T. because of its prophecy concerning Christ.
Desptie all this many aren’t familiar with the book of Isaiah. In this post I’m going to Continue reading Isaiah, an Introduction
The Psalms is unique among the books of the Bible. While there are other books of poetry (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, and Lamentations), the Psalms is the only book of poetry that was meant to be sung. It is the hymn book of the ancient Jewish people and the early Church.
In this post we’ll be looking at Continue reading The Psalms, an Introduction
The order of salvation is a list of certain events that are involved or part of the salvation process. In the list I’m providing I’m including things that lead up to and follow what I would consider salvation proper. Strictly speaking I think that salvation begins the moment someone puts their faith in Christ (justification), continues throughout their life as they follow him and the Holy Spirit works on them (sanctification), and is completed when Continue reading The Order of Salvation
The book of Ruth is an odd book in comparison to the rest of the books of the Old Testament. It is one of only two books out of thirty nine that is named after a woman. And, while it is disputed on whether or not Ruth or Naomi is the protagonist, the hero of the story is also a woman. Which is strange considering Continue reading Ruth, an Introduction
What is the range of the atonement? I wrote last week that Christ died in our place and for our sins on the cross, but for who all did he die? Did he die for Christians only or did he die for everyone? In this post I’m going to take a look at the two views on the range of the atonement. We will look at both the Continue reading Range of the Atonement
Last week on Strong Sword I wrote a post about the nature of the atonement. I assumed a view of the atonement which basically states that Christ died on the cross in our place to pay the penalty for our sin. Today we’re going to take a look at Continue reading 6 Theories of the Atonement
Atonement refers to everything that Jesus was doing on the cross. The reason he went to the cross was out of obedience to the Father. But there were a few things he was accomplishing when he died unjustly. His death on the cross served as a Continue reading Atonement, the Work of Christ on the Cross
Today on Strong Sword we’re going to take a look at the first book of the Bible, Genesis. This book is where it all begins. The title comes from the Greek word that means origins or beginnings. Which is an appropriate title, for in this book we find Continue reading Genesis, an Introduction
For many new Christians the book of James is the first book of the Bible they gravitate towards. For one thing it is fairly small. At five chapters it only takes up about three pages in most versions of the Bible. It is also very down to earth and full of practical advice. It is the Proverbs of the New Testament. That’s why Continue reading James, an Introduction
The letter to the Ephesians contains many passages that we are all familiar with. The armor of God is found in this letter, as well as the submitting to one another passage, and the unity of the Church in Christ. Despite how well known some of Paul’s teachings are from Ephesians this epistle is Continue reading Ephesians, an Introduction