Sin, Society And The Restraining Of Evil

How does God use society to restrain evil? The Restraining of Evil Societal structures of sin and the fallen-ness of humanity reveal the theological essence of the reasons that it exists. The restraining of evil by God in both human agents (Romans 13) and by His Spirit (2 Thess 2:7) is obvious even in those who do not possess the Holy Spirit as the Apostle Paul wrote that even “when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though … [Read more...]

First Peter Chapter Four Bible Study And Commentary

Here is a Bible study and commentary on 1st Peter chapter four.First Peter 4:1-3 “Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless … [Read more...]

First Peter Chapter Three Bible Study And Commentary

Here is a Bible study and commentary on First Peter chapter three.First Peter 3:1-2 “Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct.” If submission is so bad, then why did Jesus Himself submit to the Father? They too were co-equal as God, so submission to someone doesn’t mean they are inferior to them. God sees no difference between men, w … [Read more...]

First Peter Chapter Two Bible Study And Commentary

Here is a Bible study and commentary on 1st Peter chapter two.First Peter 2:1-3 “So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.” When the Apostle Peter was writing to the Jews, most of whom had been displaced from their homes, he wanted them to focus on growing in grace and feeding on “the pure spiritual milk” of th … [Read more...]

First Peter Chapter One Bible Study and Commentary

Here is a Bible study and commentary on the first chapter of 1st Peter.First Peter 1:1-2 “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood.” The Apostle Peter was writing to the Jews who had been dispersed or exiled out of Jerusalem and Judea, and wrote to co … [Read more...]

Can You Lose Your Salvation?

Is it possible for a Christian to lose their salvation? Saved From What? If you have ever shared the gospel with someone, maybe they’ve asked you why they need to be saved. They might ask, “Saved from what?” For starters, God says for those who reject the only name by which they can be saved (Acts 4:12), that it is “because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed” (Rom 2:5), and in time, “He will … [Read more...]