Glorification

Glorification

By Dan Bergman It had been a long time since God Himself breathed into his nostrils – 935 years to be exact. He had gotten old, weak, and sickly. The depravity of his own nature had taken a great toll, and was about to deal its final blow. He had seen the...
Sanctification

Sanctification

By Ken Overby Salvation’s ongoing work of sanctification is the subject of chapter six through chapter eight verse sixteen of Romans. As believers in Jesus, we understand that salvation is “not of works.”1 Salvation is not only to be appreciated in the past or to be...
Justification

Justification

By Ken SymesThe Bible teaches that salvation for the believer is past, present and future. In the Bible, salvation past is embodied in the doctrine of justification. Of the 29 uses of this term and its derivatives in Paul’s writings, 25 are used in two of his...
ORTHODOX JUDAISM

ORTHODOX JUDAISM

Rev. Dan Bergman   Although the biblical period before the Jewish people returned from Babylonian captivity is linked with “modern Orthodox Judaism,” it differs in many ways from Abraham’s worship of the Creator, Moses’ giving of the Law, and David’s dynamic...
CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM

CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM

Rev. Ken Overby “To be conservative means to ‘conserve’ the Jewish traditions in the Torah and Talmud.” This was the comment of a Conservative rabbi when I asked him to explain his branch of Judaism to me. Only 18% of American Jews follow Conservative Judaism,...
REFORM JUDAISM

REFORM JUDAISM

Rev. Mark Robinson Up until the 19th century there was only one form of Judaism – Orthodox Judaism. Certainly there were Jewish people who were atheists and those who claimed to be agnostics. But if one wanted to practice the religion of Judaism it came in only...