Open Eyes

The Elders’ Duty of Watchfulness

In his parting address to the elders of the church in Ephesus, Paul prophesied: "I know that after my departing grievous wolves shall enter in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves shall men arise, ...

Food For Thought

Why Is King David’s “Grocery List” in the Bible?

Louis Gaussen (1790-1863) was a Swiss scholar who served as professor of systematic theology in Geneva, Switzerland. He produced a classic volume, Theopneustia - The Plenary Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures. In this work, he responded to several criticisms often ...

Bible Family Trees

What Is the Purpose of Bible Genealogies?

In several places in both the Old and New Testaments, we find long lists of names documenting family lineages. Some have claimed that much of the genealogical information is irrelevant to the overall theme of the Bible. While the purpose ...

Dispen-what?

What is the difference between Bible dispensations and the doctrine of dispensationalism?

What is the difference between a "dispensation" and the denominational doctrine of "dispensationalism"? These two words are sometimes confused. But the issue is not that difficult. What Is a Bible Dispensation? The Greek word oikonomia is rendered "dispensation" several times ...

Delighted or Dead?

Do We Delight to Do His Will?

In his letter to the church in Ephesus, Christ warned that they had left their first love (Rev. 2:4). Though they had maintained the truth, their delight in Christ had lost its shine. No longer did they possess a child-like ...