Tag Archives: choice

The Final Choice

A perverse heart shall depart from me;
 I will know no evil.  Psalm 101:4  NASB I will know – End of the Roman calendar year.  Most people are making some sort of resolution.  Usually these last but a short time and the ordinary routine returns.  Most resolutions are statements of positive self-improvement.  I have a few. … Read More »

The Necessity of Desire

When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.  Genesis 3:6  NASB When – Suppose… Read More »

Hebrew Certainty

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!  Psalm 57:7  NASB Steadfast – To put it bluntly, Greek certainty is cognitive, Hebrew certainty is volitional.  In Greek thought, certainty is a function of justified true belief.  It is the attempt to determine rational, logical conclusions… Read More »

Involuntary Sin

 And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden?’”  Genesis 3:1  NASB Has God said – It’s time to re-read the serpent’s statement.  In Hebrew it begins with af ki-amar Elohim.  As David Fohrman points out, this is not a question, in spite of… Read More »

The Open Universe

So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that He had done in creation.  Genesis 2:3  ESV He had done in creation – When God created the universe, was everything in it fixed?  When God formed the whole creation, did He establish all the… Read More »

Impossible Apologetics

“I am YHWH your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of slavery, you have no other mighty ones against My face.”  Exodus 20:2-3  ISR You have no other – Why is this a commandment?  Why is it the first commandment?  Why is it that nowhere in the… Read More »

What Is God Like?

And Elohim said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness, and let them rule over . . .”  Genesis 1:26  ISR Image/Likeness – God created you.  You are the representation of His image and likeness.  What does that mean?  How are you like God?  If you can’t answer that question for… Read More »

Human Dualism

Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.  Genesis 2:7  NASB Living Being – Will we ever get past Genesis?  Probably not.  The depth of this account of creation can hardly be plumbed.  Once more we return… Read More »

Romans 9:15 In The Tanakh

And He said, “ I Myself will cause all My goodness to pass before you, and will proclaim the name of YHWH before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion.” Exodus 33:19 To Whom – Who does YHWH love?  That… Read More »

Picking A Winner

. . . So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendents. Deuteronomy 30:19 Choose – The Hebrew verb bahar means “to choose, to pick, to take a keen look at.”  But the pictograph is more revealing.  ­Bet-Chet-Resh draws the picture of “house-fence-person.”  In other words, separating the person from the… Read More »