The Prologue: 1st John 1:1-4 Sermon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8qu1Lhs_NY&feature=youtu.be Authorship The author of 1 John claims to be an eyewitness of Christ (1 John 1:1–3) Emphasizes his sensory perception of Jesus, “the Word of life” Testifies to what was physically revealed to the apostles Unfortunately, Johannine authorship and the author’s claim to eyewitness testimony has come under attack from modern scholars Many suggest …

Formal Equivalence Translation Theory: Bill Mounce

Bible translation is the arduous work that undergirds all faithful Bible-based ministry.  Without our translations of the Bible, access to God’s word would be restricted to an elite class of people who possess the necessary educations to read the original languages.  Yet, God has preserved his word and provided us access to Scripture through the …

Biblical Inspiration: does inspiration cover grammar?

Our view of Biblical inspiration will determine what hermeneutics we apply to it, how much priority we give to it, and how much authority and reverence we render to it. Errors in how we understand the question of Biblical inspiration have vast ramifications for our faith that can undermine our preaching, our witness, and our …