For one to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Pet 3:18), means there must be things we learn along the way. To grow in knowledge of the Bible and doctrine is a joy and privilege afforded to Christians, as they mature spiritually.

One must look and listen to other Christians, and it does not take long to find someone who knows the Bible and theology better than you do. This is why we do Bible studies and theology in groups. …


Christians bear witness to their personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the exalted King of glory (Ps 24). Christ’s beloved bride, His church, is made up of many members around the world and across history. It is right to call the church “betrothed” because she is still being readied for the marriage supper of the Lamb (Rev 19:9).

Christians also bear witness to the fact that this world is not our home (Rom 12:2). We are sojourners, pilgrims passing through to the celestial city of heavenly Zion, the city of our God, New Jerusalem (Rev 21–22). …


God is good, and He bestows His goodness on a specified group of people. Who are these blessed recipients of the goodness of God?

Asaph, the psalm writer reveals the identity of the group. It is Israel, “Surely God is good to Israel. To those who are pure in heart (Ps 73:1).”

First, the psalmist is expressing something that should never be questioned, although it is a temptation to doubt the goodness of God, as Adam and Eve did in the Garden of Eden. There, the devil questioned whether God was holding something back from our first parents. …


The book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible is a paradox among many other things. It declares the vanity of fallen humanity. Because it is God’s Word of truth, it should be heeded. Its message, however, is rejected by sinners because of human pride.

The Bible reveals that the god of this fallen world is a demon, Lucifer, who is the God-created adversary of Christ and His people. Satan is a liar, and his children believe his deceit and serve him through mimicry. …


God does not share His glory with another (Is 42:8); therefore, he who strives to be great, or if he deludes himself into imagining he has already achieved greatness…that man or woman is wrong. The pride of man quests after a level of performance determined by fallible man. Then, he strives with his neighbor in diverse competitions (Eccl 4:4). He keeps statistics in order to measure his illusory greatness.

People ignore God’s Word in which He reveals the vanity of man’s mind (Eph 4:17) and the futility of man’s works (Ecclesiastes). …


It is a common fallacy for Christians to say, “God hates the sin, but loves the sinner.” This false dichotomy is derived from another fallacy, “God loves everyone.”

Fallen humanity has inherited sin from Adam (Gen 3; Ps 51:5; Rom 5:12). No one: baby in the womb; infant; child; nor adult is innocent. Man’s sin nature is man’s fallen identity. Man does what he is. Man does not just practice sin; he is sin because of his nature. Human nature is sinful nature. In other words, man thinks nothing but sin (Rom 8:5–7). His heart is wicked and deceitful above…


“God is love only,” theology is pervasive in American Christianity. It isolates, for the most part, one attribute of our infinite God. The ramifications are far more profound than most Christians realize. Love only, produces a highly distorted view of God. Love is all we need was the doctrine of the Beatles, but it is not true according to the Scripture. “Faith, hope, and love, but the greatest of these is love (1 Cor 13:13),” but greatest does not mean first.

“Truth first,” should be the slogan of every church because without truth, we are hopelessly lost in love…of different…


Doctrine divides! Yes, it does. Thank God that it does. If we had more right doctrine in our churches, there would be even more division. What the church of Jesus Christ needs today, more than ever, is this kind of division. There is a wrong kind of division and a right kind of division. Let us consider the right kind of division.

When men of God pick up the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, there is a cutting, separating, and dividing that occurs (Heb 4:12). One opens the Gospel of John (Jn 7:43; 9:16; 10:19)…


“Post-modern” was the first term I recall that used the “post” prefix. The suggestion: an unidentified period was now following a clearly defined period of time. If there was an era known and understood to be “modern,” then the period to follow it was “post.” The new period is not yet labeled to include its own defining features, which will offer a better title for what is comprised within that period. Men have a penchant for playing God, even with time periods.

The generation of Jesus Christ, or the age of Christianity, or the Christian era does not end until…


Dr. Steven Lawson, my favorite contemporary preacher, a Southern Baptist minister of the Gospel once said in a sermon (paraphrase), “If, as a pastor, you have not been thrown out of a church, you may want to check your calling to pastoral ministry and whether you are actually preaching the Gospel.”

When I watched the Southern Baptists crucify Paige Patterson (May — June 2018), there was a paradox in my view. Someone was obviously digging for dirt on this man (others may want to beware), and they found some questionable counsel from the early 2000’s, published it, and sparked a…

David Norczyk

Some random theologian out West somewhere, Christian writer, preacher

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