Biblical Insight and Teaching

Does Everything Have to Be in Scripture?

Question: A friend of mine and I are in a discussion and he said, "Where in Scripture does it say everything has to be in Scripture?" Thoughts? Answer: This is one we better be careful with. You and I must have a common ground of understanding, or we can never determine truth. In fact, the denial of God’s existence has brought about the post-modern idea that there is no absolute truth. Since there is nothing upon which to base truth, in the post-modern mind, truth is solely based upon my experiences, [...]

By | March 28th, 2018|Articles, Biblical Insight and Teaching|0 Comments

Is Jesus King of All of Us?

Adapted from an answer given on Ask the Theologian, March 20, 2018. Question: Is Jesus the King for all of us or only for Israel?  --Bob, Minnesota Dr. White's Answer: First, let's take a look at the Scripture. At the beginning of Jesus' life, He was called King of the Jews. “Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” (Matthew 2:2, KJV 1900) At the beginning of Jesus' ministry, He was called the King of Israel. “Nathanael answered [...]

By | March 20th, 2018|Articles, Biblical Insight and Teaching|0 Comments

The Value of Biblical Exposition in Evangelism

Dr. Randy White Once upon a time, churches met on Sunday mornings for “preaching services.” In these services, preachers preached the Word of God, often verse-by-verse. They were chiefly teachers of the Word, and the faithful attenders were the eager students. They carried their Bible, took notes, and (over time) became experts of the Scriptures. Then, a thing called the Church Growth Movement changed all that. The Sunday morning service changed from the “Preaching Service” to the “Worship Service,” which eventually changed to the “Worship Gathering,” and further changed to simply, [...]

The Sickness in Discernment Ministries

Dr. Randy White NOTE: This article has received criticism both here and here To both ministries, I reached out with a personal contact, giving my personal cell number, and expressing a desire to discuss the issues at hand. With Lighthouse Trails Research Project, I expressed my appreciation for their ministry (they are a good one) and offered to edit the article below, taking any suggestions they might have. The full response from Deborah Dombrowski was, "We don’t have anything to discuss with you about your article as we have already posted [...]

How to Start a Home Church

In my last article, I wrote about the difficulty your church will have finding a pastor in the future, especially if it is a small to medium sized church. In previous articles, I've written about why I couldn't join most churches. With these kinds of problems, now it is time to write about How to Start a Home Church. A Bible Believer's Biggest Problem Without a doubt, the largest number of emails, letters, and phone calls I've received over the past few years has been on the topic of finding a local [...]

Dispensationalism for Dummies | Three Simple Principles for Biblical Interpretation

  A recent New York Times article focused on Bart Campolo (son of famed leftist Christian preacher Tony Campolo) as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Southern California. Raised under the “Red Letter Christianity” taught by his dad, the younger Campolo tried and eventually rejected the social justice brand of Christianity that was all he ever knew. Campolo struggled with the fact that an almighty and benevolent God would allow sexual abuse and other evil social ills. He left the faith and is attempting to recreate the social environment of [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Articles, Biblical Insight and Teaching|7 Comments

Why the Curse of Genesis 3:15 is Central to Understanding the Bible

The third chapter of Genesis covers what’s generally known as the fall of man. After Adam and Eve are forbidden to eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil within the garden of Eden, Eve is tempted by Satan (in the form of a serpent) to eat that fruit. Adam quickly follows suit, and then everything goes sideways. When God confronts the pair with their actions, he curses them. Yet if you read through the chapter too quickly, you might miss the central importance in the middle [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|Articles, Biblical Insight and Teaching|4 Comments

Why We Die

Dr. Randy White Admittedly, “Why We Die” isn’t the most cheerful of blogposts to write. But it is an honest discussion of a very real issue. For many of us,we don’t often consider one of the essential truths of our existence: no one gets out alive. This truth is one issue that all humanity shares in common, yet it’s also one we tend never to talk about. But it’s important that we discuss death at certain times. We must be able to come to grips with our inevitable end, and not with [...]

By | October 19th, 2016|Articles, Biblical Insight and Teaching|2 Comments

Song of Solomon | God’s Love Song for Israel

Broadcast Date: October 13, 2016, 7:00 PM Mountain The Song of Solomon is one of the 66 books that is, it seems, shrouded in mystery. Is the song an erotic love-making song between two lovers? Does the song somehow picture Christ and the church? Both of these are common modern interpretations of these words of Solomon. In this series, Dr. Randy White teaches how the song is "God's love song for Israel." Rejecting the literal, erotic interpretation as well as the allegorical church-as-bride interpretation, the series will show how Scripture insists [...]

Why Men Must Lead the Home

Dr. Randy White In a very obvious way, the fall had a cascading effect on our relationship with God. The fall severed humanity’s intimate ties with God and introduced death as a consequence for sin. However, our relationship with God was not the only relationship that was affected. Even on the scale of a one-to-one, man-to-woman relationship, the curse of the fall multiples itself like a cancer. For instance, when shame and blame worm their way into a marriage, the marriage may start to become consumed from the inside out, like an [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|Articles, Biblical Insight and Teaching, Current Events|3 Comments