“I am praying for them. I am NOT praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.” (John 17:9 ESV)
Scripture has two clear qualifications for Elders: 1) They must be able to “instruct in sound doctrine.” 2) They must be able to “rebuke those who contradict it.” Faithful pastors cannot merely teach the truth, they must also diligently work to expose error.
All Scripture is FOR us, but not all Scripture is TO us. In order to understand difficult passages like Hebrews 6, we need to properly understand the context of the immediate audience.
Many Christians have not taken the time to properly interpret the word “sojourner” (or “stranger”) as it appears in Scripture. These terms are not meant to be understood as a reference to “illegal” immigration. The Bible staunchly affirms the legitimacy of borders and legal citizenship. Perhaps, Democrats need to sit a few plays out.
Pastor Joel reveals exactly how he catechizes his children.
Dispensationalism is a dangerous doctrine that has plagued the Church for 150 years. It’s time to be done with this theological foolishness.