Trinity

The Holy Spirit is Called God

By R. L. Wilson / May 2, 2022

We will end this series with a very well-known passage from Acts 5. But first, a little background. In Acts 4, Luke describes how the believers in that early church…

The Holy Spirit Performs Divine Works

By R. L. Wilson / April 13, 2022

The title above is a fancy way of saying that the Holy Spirit does things that only God can do. Since that’s a broad subject that would take a whole…

Adonai – Lord, Master, Owner

By R. L. Wilson / May 4, 2021

Your first reaction to this title, Adonai, is probably to recoil in disgust or distress, quite possibly because of the context of slavery not only in the US, but in other countries where even today people are held in slavery and treated abominably. But would you, for just a moment, put away all your preconceptions of what it means to be the Lord—the master—and what it means to be a slave? Let the Bible inform you of what God is like as a Lord, and what He sees as His responsibility to those He rules.

For Thine is the Kingdom

By R. L. Wilson / November 9, 2020

Most commentators suggest that these words were not included in the model prayer given by Jesus and recorded in Matthew 6 and Luke 11. Albert Mohler explains, “As a result of studying ancient manuscripts, scholars now believe with some certainty that these words were probably a later addition to the Lord’s Prayer. Since the Lord’s Prayer seems to end rather abruptly, Christians in the early church added a doxology to the end of the prayer so as to give God the final word of praise in corporate worship settings.”[1]

And Forgive Us Our Debts

By R. L. Wilson / October 5, 2020

The word translated “debts” in some translations and “trespasses” in others, is the Greek word opheilema. Jon Bloom writes at desiringgod.org, “Nearly all of the most credible English translations over…

Apostles’ Creed: Maker of Heaven and Earth

By JA Show Staff / November 19, 2019

Who—or what—is God, this one the Apostles’ Creed identifies as the “Maker of heaven and earth”?

The Apostles’ Creed: I Believe in God…Almighty

By JA Show Staff / November 19, 2019

In the Apostles’ Creed the word Almighty is a collective that is meant to represent all God’s attributes, the fullness of God’s perfections.

The Apostles’ Creed: I Believe in God

By JA Show Staff / October 23, 2019

The first four words of the Apostles’ Creed, “I believe in God,” contain nothing that makes Christianity different from most other religions. In fact, even demons would have no issue with them: “You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble” (James 2:19).

The Apostles’ Creed: The Trinity

By JA Show Staff / October 22, 2019

It should be clear with even the most casual read that the Apostles’ Creed…

The Apostles’ Creed: The Trinity

By JA Show Staff / October 1, 2019

It should be clear with even the most casual read that the Apostles’ Creed uses the Trinitarian view of God—that the one God exists in three Persons[1]—as its framework.

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