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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|3 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

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|2 Comments

God Doesn’t Need Your Fellowship

This is a hard truth: God loves you, but He doesn’t need you. God did not create man for fellowship, nor did He create man for His glory. These ideas are often preached, but I’m convinced they’re man-made and often misinterpreted from the various texts such pastors and teachers use to espouse these ideas. However, as a starting point, I encourage you to read through Genesis 1 and 2 to see if you can discover any proof that the purpose we were created for was to fellowship with God or ascribe [...]

Creationism vs. Evolution: Can They Both Be True?

If you don’t fully believe in creationism, or that God made the world and everything in it, and you don’t fully believe in the theory of evolution, that time and natural selection eventually led to the birth of humanity, then you might believe in “theistic evolution.” That’s an attempt to meld creationism with evolution, as if God created all but let evolution carry out His final wishes. It is a view firmly held by popular pastors like Tim Keller and popular theologians like N.T. Wright. However, I firmly believe that creationism and [...]

By | September 8th, 2016|Articles, Biblical Insight and Teaching, Current Events|6 Comments

What is the Trinity? (Why God is Singular Yet Plural)

Dr. Randy White In my last post, I wrote about God's preexistence. As if preexistence weren’t confusing enough, the Bible introduces the notion of the Trinity very early on. Even though the word “Trinity” isn’t used in the Bible, the Church uses this word as shorthand to denote the essential yet challenging aspect of God-in-three-persons. Trinity in Genesis 1 The first verse of Genesis doesn’t reveal the Trinity’s “threeness,” but it does reveal its “many-ness:” "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."  The Hebrew word for God in Genesis [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Articles, Biblical Insight and Teaching|6 Comments

What Does It Mean That God Is Preexistent?

For the next few months, I’ll be sharing parts of 30 Things You Need to Know about Your Bible (If You Claim to Know Your Bible), the book I’m currently writing. Each topic within these blog posts will often be a subtopic of a larger “thing.” For instance, I explain God’s preexistence in the first chapter of 30 Things, which covers what a Bible-believing Christian should know about the creation of the world. Every one of these topics is important to understand because every one of them ultimately reveals who God [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Articles, Biblical Insight and Teaching|3 Comments

30 Things You Need to Know About Your Bible

I’m currently working on a book tentatively titled 30 Things You Need to Know about Your Bible (If You Claim to Know Your Bible). It’s being written so that any student of the Word, from the newbie to the expert, could pass a test about basic biblical events and knowledge. The book will be published by Dispensational Publishing House. “But, Preacher, couldn’t I just read my Bible and figure these things out?” Certainly, you could, but this book is just a bit shorter than the entire Bible, and it will help [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|Articles, Biblical Insight and Teaching|0 Comments

30 Things You Need to Know | # 19: The Birth of Jesus: In the Fulness of Time

Broadcast date: August 7, 2016 - 11:15 AM Mountain Daylight Time In this continuing series of 30 things you need to know about your Bible, Dr. Randy White teaches about the birth of Jesus Christ, which came "in the fullness of time," according to Galatians 4:4. Video: Session Outline: Previous Sessions:

By | August 7th, 2016|30 Things, Live Broadcast|2 Comments