With fear and trembling, I am interacting with Jim Hamilton’s interpretation of Daniel’s 70 weeks found in his new book on Daniel, With the Clouds of Heaven. Fear and trembling, because Dr. Hamilton is just that—a doctor in biblical studies. And having gone to Southern, I know his grasp of the biblical languages! Now as … Continue reading Daniel’s 70 Weeks: Interacting with Jim Hamilton’s book, With the Clouds of Heaven
Were Old Covenant Believers Indwelt by the Holy Spirit?
Were old covenant believers indwelt by the Holy Spirit? No. They did not need to be. God dwelt in the temple. He was thereby with them. How did old covenant believers become and remain faithful? They became faithful by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, which in the OT is described more as ‘circumcision … Continue reading Were Old Covenant Believers Indwelt by the Holy Spirit?
God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment–A Review (Kind of)
Does the Bible have a main point? Is there an overarching unity—or a center—which binds Scripture together? Those are the types of questions that Jim Hamilton seeks to answer in God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment. In short, Hamilton argues that—you guessed it—the main point of the Bible is God’s glory in salvation through judgment. … Continue reading God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment–A Review (Kind of)
Tips and Resources for Bible Intake
Where can you come to know Jesus Christ more? Through God's Word, the Bible. The life of God's new creation community, the church, is marked by a devotion to the Scriptures: "Let the word of Christ richly dwell among you" (Colossians 3:16). Below are seven practical ways to take in more of God's Word. Read the Bible … Continue reading Tips and Resources for Bible Intake
Do you feel like a Loser?
Jim Hamilton commenting on Revelation 12 and how God works through weak things: It's almost as though God shows up on the playground to pick his team, and instead of picking guys who look like they can play, he picks the obviously inferior team...Do you ever look around your life and feel like God has … Continue reading Do you feel like a Loser?