Topical Studies

Understanding The Olivet Discourse Parables

Published: March 15, 2014 (Originally published: August 16, 2008)

Part One of a Two Part Bible Study by Jack Kelley

If you’ve been visiting this site for any length of time at all you know I believe that once we’re saved we’re saved forever. I base this belief on a number of verses that say so in no uncertain terms.


A Different Gospel?

Published: October 6, 2007 (Originally published: October 6, 2007)
Within the past few days I received what is essentially the same question from four different people, each unknown to the other as far as I can tell. The question was this: Did Peter and Paul teach the same gospel?

Your Kingdom Is Divided

Published: August 22, 2007 (Originally published: August 22, 2007)
In the Aramaic language the word peres can mean both divided and Persia. In what has to be the ultimate example of God's irony, the politician most responsible for the disastrous land for peace program is Israeli President Shimon Peres, who would divide the land God gave to Israel and give it to the Palestinians.

Did God Really Say?

Published: August 2, 2007 (Originally published: August 2, 2007)
Some feel that the Bible is an anti-intellectual document and if that's true it's only fair, since so many intellectuals seem to be anti-Bible. Here's a case in point.

Thy Kingdom Come

Published: June 28, 2013 (Originally published: July 14, 2007)
I recently read what I assume is the last book in the Left Behind series. Theologically I've been right with the authors through the whole series ... until now.

Wars And Rumors Of War

Published: June 8, 2007 (Originally published: June 8, 2007)
Just before He was crucified, the Lord told His disciples that as the End of the Age approached we would experience an increase of wars and rumors of war. Nation would rise against nation and Kingdom against Kingdom, He said.

The Advent Of The Laodicean Church.

Published: April 27, 2007 (Originally published: April 27, 2007)
One thing that the so-called emerging church fails to understand is that when the Lord evaluates our relationship, He's most interested in our attitude toward Him, not the results of our efforts on His behalf.

Romans: The Gospel According To Paul … Part 12, Conclusion

Published: February 8, 2017 (Originally published: March 31, 2007)
By now you see that Paul has answered the three major theological questions for all mankind in his Letter to the Romans. In addition he's clearly defined the relationship between Israel and the Church in God's overall plan.

Romans: The Gospel According To Paul … Part 11

Published: February 6, 2017 (Originally published: March 24, 2007)
Having seen that along with the blessings of salvation have come the gifts that give us the ability to respond accordingly, we continue now with Paul's advice on living a life pleasing to God in gratitude for all that He's given us.

Romans: The Gospel According To Paul … Part 10

Published: February 4, 2017 (Originally published: March 17, 2007)
We began this series from the perspective that our time is short and we should make sure we're ordering what's left of it around the Lord's priorities for us. It won't be long before the life we've worked so hard to build for ourselves here will be left behind. All that will remain is the treasure we've stored up in Heaven.