Isaac’s behavior and characterization in Genesis has long struck commentators as odd for his passivity, repetitiveness, and imitativeness of his father Abraham. Interestingly, much of the peculiarity of Isaac’s behavior fits the profile of a high functioning autistic individual.
Inasmuch as non-Christians do good, they are working with Christians in doing the will of the Lord Jesus. Non-Christian goodness does not supplant or negate the lordship of Christ. It confirms and demonstrates it.
God calls us to risk everything for him. But the promise to us far outweighs the risk.
Are the Nephilim of Genesis 6 the Basis for the Greek Legends of Hercules? First, we have to examine this question and see if it is asking the right thing. Second, we need to consider what Genesis is trying to accomplish in chapter 6.
Are Imhotep (a vizier under Pharaoh Djoser) and Joseph (from the book of Genesis) the same person? Certainly not, and here’s why.
In Genesis 2 it says that humanity were made to work, but sin has turned our relationship to our work into one of pain and toil. Fortunately, in Jesus our work has been redeemed and no longer has to be toilsome and pointless.
A devotional I wrote to go along with the Genesis 1 creation story. May be part of a book in development. “In the beginning, God made the heavens and the earth” - Gen. 1:1 From the very beginning, God has been the central actor in all of creation. Unlike creation stories from other ancient Near…
The following is a sermon I presented to the First Pentecostal Church of Crosby (Crosby, TX) on August 10, 2014. (more…)
The literal interpretation of Genesis 1:1-2:3 runs into serious problems on more than one level, not the least of which is how to understand the “firmament.”
I’m more and more convinced that a place of despair and uncertainty is precisely where our relationship with God grows the closest and strongest. And what’s more, the growth in that relationship is not simply one-directional, meaning it is not simply our faith in God that grows.