Faith


Wisdom vs. Godliness

Wisdom vs. Godliness

Although wisdom is always upheld in the Bible as a desirable trait, it does not necessarily keep a person from evil. Consider Solomon. As a young king he was asked by God to name his request, with the implication that God would grant whatever he asked. His request was not for wealth or victory over his enemies, but for understanding and wisdom in judging between good and evil (1 Kings 3:9). God was pleased with this request, and said, “Because you have asked this thing and have not asked for yourself long......


Abraham, Moses, and the Messiah

Abraham, Moses, and the Messiah

In Galatians, Paul builds a wonderful argument for Salvation by faith alone and not by a combination of works and faith.  In the midst of that letter we find a very clear statement about salvation by faith when Paul mentions Abraham. Paul’s argument to the Galatians is that everyone of all time has been, is, or will be saved by faith and not by works.  He begins with Abraham, the father of the Jews, and then moves on to include all the gentiles. He also says that the scriptures preached the gospel......