One of the images God used for his people, the nation of Israel, was that of an olive tree which he had planted.
“The LORD once called you ‘a green olive tree, beautiful with good fruit.’ But with the roar of a great tempest he will set fire to it, and its branches will be consumed. The LORD of hosts, who planted you, has decreed disaster against you, because of the evil that the house of Israel and the house of Judah have done, provoking me to anger by making offerings to Baal.” (Jeremiah 11:16-17 ESV)
This image is taken from Psalm 52:8, where David describes himself as a green olive tree in the house of God. In Hosea 14:6 the nation of Israel after being restored to God following captivity is described as a beautiful olive tree with its shoots spread out. Continue reading “We are the Israel of God”
The heads of the world’s religions often explain inconsistencies in their teachings by the constantly changing situations in the world, although they are supposed to represent an immutable and holy God. Continue reading Be faithful until death
Very few people deny the existence of Jesus Christ. There’s too much evidence inside the Bible and in history books. But, when the resurrection is discussed, there are many who deny its truth. Often, the attack on the resurrection is that the witnesses lied. Continue reading The Resurrection is True!
If one aspect of God’s eternality is true, then God exists. Since the universe and the world exist, there must have been a cause for that creation. Continue reading God's Eternality
The virgin birth of Christ is, and has been, a dividing line between those who believe the Bible and those who don’t; it has been a stumbling block for those who wish to be religious, but only wish to express a form of godliness (2 Timothy 3:5). Continue reading Proofs for the Virgin Birth of Christ
by John Henson The best defense of the deity of Jesus in my library is within the pages of Rex A. Turner, Sr.’s scholarly work entitled “Systematic Theology” where he wrote an amazing 16-page exposition of the virgin birth of Christ. Continue reading The Virgin Birth
by John Henson Mankind has stumbled upon the definition of what is good since the beginnings of philosophy to the present day. Lately, they have decided that whatever works is good, as in pragmatism, or they have decided “whatever feels good,” is good. Continue reading God is Just
by John Henson What kind of God would be inaccessible, so that when we need him, he is so far away and disinterested as to be unconcerned? Continue reading The Accessibility of God
One of the great attributes of God, which is often less explored, is his longsuffering or patience with people. Continue reading God's Longsuffering
by John Henson God has the ability to be everywhere at the same time. This attribute is called omnipresence and there is much conjecture about it. Continue reading God's Omnipresence