The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Make straight the way of the LORD” (John 1:23)

Category: God’s Nature

  • God’s Forgiveness Requires No Bloodshed

    The shedding of blood is unnecessary for God to forgive sins. From Adam until Moses, no one had to kill animals to receive pardon. “For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.” (Rom 5:13 NKJV) So why did God establish the Law of Moses if […]

  • Righteous in OT ~ Righteous in NT

    God’s definition of righteousness does not fundamentally change between the old and new testaments of the Bible. Both involve active faith and love for God. Old Testament: [Deuteronomy 6:4-5 NKJV]: 4   “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! 5   You shall love the LORD your God with all your […]

  • God Was, Is & Always Will Be A Covenant God

    Yahweh God has, is and always will be a covenant God. A quick search for “covenant” in your favorite Bible app, website or concordance will easily demonstrate this fact and yet will only scratch the surface. Not long ago I wrote a post on “hesed” — a Hebrew word used hundreds of times in the […]

  • Is God Primarily Merciful or Loving?

    The Hebrew word hesed / khesed / chesed (Strong’s H2617) is an efficient short-hand for the heart of God. It’s used almost 250x in the OT, particularly in the Psalms. This word has a long history of being translated strictly as “mercy” in English (see Coverdale, Geneva, Bishops, KJV). I believe it was the Young’s […]

  • God’s Solid Foundation

    “Nevertheless, the solid foundation of God stands firm, having this seal: ‘The Lord knows those who are His,’ and let everyone who claims the name of the Lord keep away from unrighteousness.” (2 Tim 2:19 Pickering NT) Notice God’s “solid foundation” doesn’t mention faith. The gospel was entirely conceived and begotten by the faithfulness of […]