Why I Use the Hebrew Name for Jesus: Yeshua

  If you ask Hebrew-speaking Israelis about “Jesus,” you may get a funny look. There is no “J” sound in the Hebrew language.   Yes, just like the Name of God is YeHoVaH, instead of Jehovah, there is no “J” sound.   The Hebrew Name of Jesus is Yeshua (yod shin vav tsadi). (Remember, Hebrew […]

What Does the Church Teach About Faith and Works? – 3

  Let’s recap the apparently contradicting two views on Faith and Works: Paul and James   Paul’s View: We are not saved by works. 28 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.                                                   Romans 3:28 NAS   James’ View: Faith must be shown by works.  17 Even […]

2 What Does the Bible Say About Faith and Works?

  If you hav’ta, got’a, need’a know, where do you go?   To the beginning. To the source. To the root.   To the Word. To the Bible.   What Does the Bible Say About Faith and Works?   An apparent contradiction between the need for Faith vs Works appeared at the very beginning of […]

By Faith or by Works? That is the Question

  To paraphrase Hamlet, let me posit:   By Faith or by Works? That is the Question.   Whether ’tis nobler in the minds of men (and women) to believe unto salvation with no further effort toward any evidence of a changed heart to be perceived; Or to take action in the service of a saving […]

The Battle for Your Life: The Armor of God – Part 12

  That’s it!   That’s the full Armor of God, as per Paul in his letter to the church in Ephesus.   So, what now?      Put on the Armor of God!   11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of […]

The Battle for Your Life: The Armor of God – Part 9

  Are you saved?   Do you have Faith in your Salvation?     Helmet of Salvation   17 And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION   In his letter to the church at Ephesus, Paul did not make the first reference to the Helmet of Salvation. As can be noted by the all CAPS in […]

The Battle for Your Life: The Armor of God – Part 8

  Do you have Faith? Have you ever thought about faith as a defense against satan?   Well, guess what… It is!   The Shield of Faith   16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. […]