Crowd at lake shore for baptism

Baptism: Meaning and Mode

The word “baptize” is a Greek word which has been adopted into the English language as part of our Christian vocabulary. The root word baptō means “to dip” or “dip into dye.” Baptizō is an intensive form of baptō and means “to dip” or “to immerse.” This word is used in the Greek translation of […]

boys reading after a book talk.

Book Review: Fabricating Jesus

Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels by Craig A. Evans (Downers Grove: IVP, 2006). Several books have appeared in recent years to aid the Christian in sifting through the claims and counter claims regarding the reliability of the Christian faith and its Book, the New Testament. In another article, I’ve given a review […]

mother with son

Adoption in Ancient Israel

With Tim Harmon Adoption is a doctrine that both warms our hearts and also informs our minds. Because of adoption, we as believers can experience the warmth that attends knowing God as our Heavenly Father. Further, the doctrine of adoption explains how those with no right to be called God’s “children” or “heirs” can now […]