Articles and Perspectives
These articles and perspectives are mainly my notes and unpolished thoughts on various topics. I offer them here not as finished works but rather as a guide to help others as they seek to grow in their understanding of Scriptures.
A Proper Understanding of Colossians 2.16
A Proper Understanding of Colossians 2:16 – This verse is often misunderstood today. What did Paul really mean when he said, “Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come…“?
Atonement, Forgiveness and Redemption
Atonement, Forgiveness and Redemption – We use these words a lot, but what do they mean? And how do they interrelate? They each refer to different concepts, but they all intersect in relation to the Messiah.
The Book of Jasher and Scripture
The Book of Jashar and Scripture – Is the Book of Jashar really the long lost book referred to in the Scriptures? It seems to answer so many questions and fill in so many gaps. But what are the facts about this book?
The Book of Jasher (1887) – Download a searchable PDF file of the 1887 version: “The Book of Jasher”, published by J.H. Parry & Company, Salt Lake City.
NT Teaching on Dietary Laws
NT Teaching on Dietary Laws – Most of us have been taught that the New Testament clearly teaches that the Old Testament dietary laws have been done away with. But how many of us have really studied the relevant New Testament Scriptures? Does the New Testament really teach that the YHWH’s commands regarding food no longer need to be followed?
Names of YHWH & the Messiah
Names of YHWH & the Messiah (long version) – What is the name of God? Does He have more than one name? And what is the Hebrew name of Jesus? There is a lot that no one knows, but there are some hints. And there is also a lot that we do know.
Names in Scripture (short version) – This is basically a shorter version of the “Names of YHWH and Messiah” article above, with a focus primarily on only the names YHWH and Yeshua.
Notes on Hebrews
Notes on Hebrews – What is the context of the book of Hebrews? How are we to understand this book? Is the author really telling the Hebrews they should no longer worship and sacrifice at the Temple? Here are some very brief notes that I made as I was reading and studying this book.
Timing of the Death & Resurrection of the Messiah
Timing of the Death and Resurrection of the Messiah – Was the Messiah really buried on Friday afternoon and raised on Sunday morning? And if so, how could He have been in the tomb 3 days and 3 nights? What do Scriptures really say about all this? And how are Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Firstfruits linked to the death, burial and resurrection of the Messiah.
Under the Law - 1 Cor 9
Under the Law – 1 Cor 9 – Paul says, “To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law”. What does this mean? At first glance it would seem that Paul is saying that since he is now a Christian, he no longer needs to obey the Torah. Could this be true, or are we missing something?
YHWH's Promise to Israel
YHWH’s Promise to Israel – Just what is God’s promise to Israel? And how do the Gentiles and New Covenant fit in? What are his promises to us as Gentiles?