Did Martha actually believe what Jesus said in John 11:25?

Jesus Martha Lazarus

We are all familiar with the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead in John 11. But what exactly did Martha believe about Jesus in this event? When Martha said that she believed that Jesus was the Christ, was the same thing as believing that Jesus was the resurrection and the life?

The more I study the Bible…

study the Bible

The more I study the Bible, the more I realize how little I know about it.

The more I study the Bible, the more I realize how dangerous this book really is.

The more I study the Bible, the more I begin to see why the medieval Catholic church did not allow the average person to read and interpret it.

The more I study the Bible, the more I begin to wonder how much the Bible has truly influenced my theology, versus how much my theology has influenced my reading of the Bible.

The more I study the Bible, the less confident I am in saying that my theology is based on scriptural exegesis.

The more I study the Bible, the more confused I get by it.

Did David’s Mother Commit Adultery?

Nizbeth mother of David

The Bible doesn’t say much about David or his mother, but Jewish tradition says that many believed that David’s mother committed adultery. This helps explain what David says in Psalm 69 and Psalm 51:5. It also has many surprising parallels to the birth and family life of Jesus.

Calvinism and the NIV

no NIV

I am convinced that one reason for the rise of popular-level Calvinism in the United States over the past 30 years is because of the popularity of the NIV. In some places, the NIV translation is so bad, I wish people would just rip those sections out of their NIV BIble.

The post is perfectly inerrant

the Bible is not proof

In Bible college and seminary, I always found it strange that one of the primary reasons given for divine inspiration and the inerrancy of Scripture was “because the Bible says so.” I always thought…. “Really? We know the Bible is divinely inspired because the Bible says so? We know it is inerrant because it claims to be?” This is not a compelling argument…