Paradise Lost, the Promise of Paradise Regained

“They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden” (Genesis. 3:8). Genesis chapters 1-3 act as an echo chamber where the wording allows eachContinue reading “Paradise Lost, the Promise of Paradise Regained”

Mediation and Prayer

The book of Hebrews gives us a glimpse into Christ’s heavenly ministry.  Hebrews 8:6 says, “But now He (Christ) has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.” What is Jesus mediating?  The common Biblical belief is that Jesus is mediating betweenContinue reading “Mediation and Prayer”

Jesus and a Pharisee

When we read the gospels, we often give Pharisees and bad rap. There were some excellent Pharisees that came to understand Jesus’s teachings. Gamaliel is one, Nicodemus another. Paul trained as a Pharisee under the guidance of Gamaliel.  Yet despite these noteworthy examples, our perception is Pharisee’s are self-righteous, exclusivist, and thoroughly confused about whatContinue reading “Jesus and a Pharisee”