Category Archives: Biblical Studies

Flesh vs Faith Part 7: Tests of Faith

If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31) In the previous article, I looked at James 1 and the temptation to view temptation as coming from God. James says that temptation does not come from God, … Continue reading

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Flesh vs Faith Part 6: Slow to Hear vs Quick to Hear

This probably should have preceded the last blog, which started looking at the life of Abraham. This section(1) from the Book of James seems to fit in with the Flesh vs Faith struggle. Particularly, these verses expound on what is … Continue reading

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Flesh vs Faith Part 5: The Call of Abraham

You lived 175 years and never went beyond faith – Søren Kierkegaard. In the series up to now, I have defined Faith and Flesh. Faith, I said, is an active response to God’s revelation, of living trust that what God … Continue reading

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Flesh vs Faith Part 4: The Antidote

In the previous blog, I wrote about what is called The Fall. My idea is that the account found in Genesis 3 is a rebellion of the creation against the order of the Creator. I wrote, quoting CS Lewis, that … Continue reading

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Flesh vs Faith Part 3: The Rebellion

In the previous blog, I spent some time working on a definition of Flesh. I Quoted Dr Lawrence, who wrote that flesh is “that anti-God, self-reliant aspect of all human beings (saved and unsaved alike) that is the seat of … Continue reading

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Flesh vs Faith Part 2: The Creator

In the first blog, I spent some time defining Faith. Here, I will start with a quick definition of Flesh. The words translated “flesh” (Hebrew, basar; Greek, sarx) have as their basic meaning the physical body. They also both are … Continue reading

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Unite My Heart

Psalm 86:11 Unite my heart to fear thy name. The Psalmist’s prayer is that his heart be united in fear of God. Isn’t that what we want? A single focus which never deviates, around our creator who is worthy of … Continue reading

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Faith: The Substance

I had been thinking of doing a series titled Flesh vs Faith which I will get to eventually, but I thought I’d spend some time defining faith because of a recent discussion on Faith and Doubt. My reason for this … Continue reading

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Cleanness Given Away

The LORD who rules over all says, “Ask the priests about the law. If someone carries holy meat in a fold of his garment and that fold touches bread, a boiled dish, wine, olive oil, or any other food, will … Continue reading

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A Man Was Going Down From Jerusalem

Jesus was speaking to a crowd and in the group, a lawyer who upon hearing that the law said to love your neighbor asked “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and … Continue reading

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