Is The Big Bang Theory Biblical?

Is the Big Bang a biblical concept or simply a theory?  Are the creation account and the Big Bang compatible?What is the Big Bang? The Big Bang is the theoretical belief and the cosmological model that attempts to explain the development of the universe or at least it’s starting point.  Based upon the state of the universe at present and its rapid expansion, if you wound everything backwards in time and space, all matter would appear to be contained within a tiny, miniscule singular point of … [Read more...]

Moses And the Burning Bush: Bible Story Summary and Commentary

Why was the story of Moses and the burning bush included in the Bible?  What can we learn from this account?The Demotion of Moses After Moses had killed the Egyptian who was beating the Israelite slave he had to run for his life as a fugitive. There he was on the precipice of greatness, the heir to the Pharaoh of Egypt and next in line to rule the greatest nation on the earth yet he had to run into the desert and escape because Pharaoh sought his life after he discovered Moses’ killing of th … [Read more...]

Jesus’ Sermon On The Mount: Bible Story Summary and Commentary

Sermon On Mount Bible Story

This may be the greatest sermon ever given.  What might we learn from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount?The Greatest Sermon Ever? Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount is recorded in Matthew 5.  Here is a verse by verse breakdown of verses 3-13 with commentary on its application.Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”This is not strictly speaking about poor people but I believe it does include them.  Those who are poor in spirit see themselves as being humb … [Read more...]

The Golden Calf: Bible Story Summary and Commentary

Golden Calf Bible Story

What does the Golden Calf have to do with Christians today?  Are there lessons there for us?Delay Brings Idolatry Sometimes God does not answer our prayers immediately and when He is silent, it is tempting to take things into our own hands.  When Moses went up Mount Sinai to receive the Law of God, he left Aaron in charge but after a long delay the people grew restless.  John Calvin once wrote that our hearts are like idol factories and the story of the Golden Calf is a supreme example of th … [Read more...]

What Does the Number Four (4) Mean or Represent in the Bible?

Numbers often have meaning in the Bible and so what is the number 4 representative of in the Bible?The Four Seasons There are four seasons that God instituted on the earth. On the fourth day of creation, the physical universe was completed.  This was where the sun, the moon, the stars and the entire universe was finished (Genesis 1:14 -19).  I believe the number 4 is derived from its place in creation because the physical universe was established and set in motion on the 4th day of the c … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About Your Heart

Bible Verses About Heart

Here are 7 of my top Bible verses about the heart.The Heart is Deceitful and WickedJeremiah 17:9-10 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?  I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”You think you know your own heart?  Think again!  Our hearts can deceive us so easily.  God says “who can understand it?” but He answers His own question by saying “the Lord se … [Read more...]