“Now Moses was pasturing the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. The angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed. So Moses said, ‘I must turn aside now and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up.’ When the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, ‘Moses, Moses!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ Then He said, ‘Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.’ He said also, ‘I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ Then Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God. The LORD said, ‘I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings. So I have come down to deliver them from the power of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Amorite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite. Now, behold, the cry of the sons of Israel has come to Me; furthermore, I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians are oppressing them. Therefore, come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh, so that you may bring My people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt.’ But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt?’ And He said, ‘Certainly I will be with you, and this shall be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God at this mountain.’ Then Moses said to God, ‘Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, “The God of your fathers has sent me to you.” Now they may say to me, “What is His name?” What shall I say to them?’ God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM’; and He said, ‘Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, “I AM has sent me to you.”’ God, furthermore, said to Moses, ‘Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, “The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.” This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations. Go and gather the elders of Israel together and say to them, “The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, has appeared to me, saying, ‘I am indeed concerned about you and what has been done to you in Egypt.’”
How many of us have come to incorrect theological conclusions, because we do not often consider various third and fourth possibilities?
A difficult aspect of being able to discuss different perspectives on Genesis 1-11, is reckoning with the concept of death before the introduction of sin.
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics introduces this study of Paul’s letter to the Philippians. This is Part 1 of 2 of our Introduction to this letter, where we will be discussing issues of authorship, the location of the the author, the date of Philippians, and the target audience. Have your Bible handy, and be prepared to take notes!
Throughout religious history, a tactic of the establishment has always been to accuse various new faith communities of causing some sort of “division” to the ekklesia (“church”).
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics reviews Acts 16:19-40, Paul’s visit to Philippi, verse-by-verse. Have your Bible handy, and be prepared to take notes!
Some topics or issues do not get discussed, because a number of people have not conducted research or lack experience in the area. Yet other people lack the willingness to look into a matter, as well.
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics reviews Acts 16:6-18, Paul’s visit to Philippi, verse-by-verse. Have your Bible handy, and be prepared to take notes!
The most well-trained, well-researched, theologians and Bible teachers—will indeed spend a great deal of their lifetime, updating and fine-tuning their views and positions on different matters.