History shows that a commitment to solus Christus is based upon Scripture and the earliest Christian documents. Commitment to this doctrine was lost, though, after extra-biblical and traditional elements entered the church and became authoritative. The Reformers, on the other hand, understood that these traditions were simply the traditions of men. A commitment to the […]
Given what He taught about the Old Testament, about sexuality and marriage, about the New Testament, and about love, it is clear that Jesus stands united with the Scriptures in condemning homosexuality as sinful. Yet He also stands united with the Scriptures in freely offering forgiveness to any who would confess the guilt of his […]
Two arguments are commonly offered by those in the church who are sympathetic towards the LGBTQ movement. Some contend that the biblical writers were simply unaware of the complexities of same-sex attraction and transgenderism. Others contend that the church over the past two millennia woefully misinterpreted the biblical writers. The first argument undermines Scripture’s sufficiency. […]
The recent legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States has heightened the debate on whether homosexual relations are truly sinful in consensual monogamous, same-sex marriage contexts. This article demonstrates that based upon God’s definition of sin from a study of the biblical terms for sin, trespass, and iniquity, and from the biblical definition of […]
This article considers God’s revelation concerning homosexuality in three key OT passages: Genesis 19:1–11, Leviticus 18:22, and Leviticus 20:13. These three passages provide a consistent message: homosexuality is a violation of God’s created order and stands opposed to God’s intentions that His people of all ages conduct lives that put His surpassing character on display.
M. Scott Bashoor Visual Outline Charts of the New Testament Reviewed by Gregory H. Harris (95–97) D. Jeffrey Bingham and Glenn R. Kreider Eschatology Reviewed by Mark A. Hassler (97–99) Kevin J. Vanhoozer Authority after Babel: Retrieving the Solas in a Spirit of Mere Protestant Christianity Reviewed by Paul Shirley (99–103) Thomas Ice The Case for Zionism: Why […]
Case studies in postcolonial contextualization mark a forty-year-old missiological trend in evangelical scholarship. The largely unqualified support of indigenous theological expression by mission theorists represents an epistemological shift from a conservative bibliology toward felt-needs evangelization and religious roundtable dialogue methods. Evangelical contextualization theory today echoes German Ro- manticism’s early assessments of indigenous language and local […]
While many biblical-theological scholars claim that Matthew 5:5 is a straightforward expansion of the OT land promises to now encompass the whole earth, the original text of Matthew 5:5 (κληρονομήσουσιν τὴν γῆν) makes no clear indication that it is referring to the “earth” rather than to the “land” of Israel. It is possible to interpret […]
Some believe that Jesus fulfills Israel’s prophecies to such an extent that there is no more theological significance for national Israel. This article asserts that the fulfillment of Israel’s promises is related to Jesus, the ultimate Israelite. But this truth means the restoration and significance of national Israel, not Israel’s non-significance.