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Red Redemption


Was it not you who dried up the sea,    the waters of the great deep,who made a road in the depths of the sea    so that the redeemed might cross over? (Isa. 51:10) Here Isaiah captures a type of redemption by pointing us to the story of Exodus and the parting of the Red Sea. First of all, these are the redeemed, a predestined people. In the previous...

Typology and Creation


‘Modernity has not been kind…”Gerald R. McDermott writes in the paper titled, ‘Typology and Creation.’ MODERNITY HAS NOT BEEN KIND to what we know as the world. What had been for millennia a source of wonder, an infinitely complex mystery with unsearchable beauties and tantalizing harmonies, was gradually reduced to, first, a predictable machine and, later, a cold...

10 Reasons the Trinity is Important


As Christians, we believe in a Triune God, called ‘Trinity.’ And, belief in the Trinity is not just some inconsequential philosophy, but the essence of what we believe. So, as follows are ten reasons belief in the Trinity is of the utmost importance to Christians. The Trinity Shows God is Love Love is the fountain of everything we do as Christians. Christ says, ‘Love one...

Classical Prophets


Major Prophets, Minor Prophets; Former Prophets, Latter Prophets. Early Prophets, Later Prophets. Northern Prophets, Southern Prophets. All sorts ways of sorting the Hebrew Prophets exist. One distinction not commonly spoken of however is Classical/Post-Classical Prophets. Classical Prophets are those who appeal to fidelity to Yahweh: Hosea, Joel, Micah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel. Postclassical...

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