Faith of a Mustard Seed

In today’s Bible reading from Matthew 17, we come across a passage that is easy to misunderstand. Admittedly, I only came to see a nuance of this about a week or so ago. I was in our Adult Bible Study class at church and a friend brought out this issue of the “faith like a…

Which Bible Translation is the Best?

A recent Facebook discussion centered on the question of which Bible translation we should use. Specifically, the question was, “Which is better, KJV or NKJV?” Some of the respondents commented that their pastor or some other leader had recommended (or insisted) that he should use the KJV. Here’s my response with a few clarifications. The…

The CENTRAL Issue in the KJV-Only Debate

A friend posted a video on Facebook yesterday showing John Piper’s recommendations regarding using a contemporary English translation of the Bible. As the video played, captions appeared (with many misspellings), attempting to rebut Piper’s comments in real-time. I am not providing a link to the video simply because it isn’t worth glorifying by linking to…

Is Premarital Sex a Sin?

Another day, another Facebook post. And another blog post. A friend referred to an article on The Christian Left’s website. The article asked if premarital sex was a sin. The author goes into great detail, spanning some seven pages of text, to argue that premarital sex is not a sin. He says that the Greek…