Author Archives: Jonathan Srock

Reflections on Making God’s Word Your Priority

We’ve talked a lot about the Bible in these last six posts. We’ve discussed everything from how the Canon was formed to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in writing the books to its authority in our lives. We’ve covered … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Not…

One of the first things that comes to our minds when we start talking about holiness is the Ten Commandments. Just about everyone comes face-to-face with what they think is the only forceful way that God has to make us … Continue reading

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Trying Something New

I’ve noticed that I haven’t been very efficient lately. In the efforts to write my first book, the one on holiness, I began finding all kinds of resources and beginning to go through them. I joined an online community of … Continue reading

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Missing Books? Part 2: Pseudepigrapha and Other Writings

Last time we considered the Old Testament Apocrypha, books written between the time of Malachi and the beginning of the New Testament. I want to discuss works written after the New Testament, after about 95-96 AD. These range from the … Continue reading

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The Principle Thing

I’ve been in some churches where the rules, either written or unwritten, were the law of the land. There’s nothing wrong with this as long as everyone in the community is willing to submit to such rules. I’ve also been … Continue reading

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Missing Books? Part 1: Old Testament Apocrypha

We’ve been discussing how the Canon of the Bible was made, its inspiration, and authority. This raises several questions about which books belong in the Bible and which books don’t. From time to time in the media and scholarship, someone … Continue reading

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3 Areas of Holiness

The topic of holiness is one mainly for the church. The time the world talks about holiness is when it thinks Christians are hypocrites because they don’t follow their own standards, which are actually God’s standards. A lot of ethereal … Continue reading

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No Other Book Part 2: Authority of Scripture

Why should we do with the Bible tells us to do? Most people don’t even consider what God thinks about their actions. They just do whatever they want. But Christians are called by the Bible to live a certain way. … Continue reading

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Holy God, Holy People

When we start listing the rules and principles in the Bible for holiness, some people wonder if it’s even possible to live a holy life. Some say yes, some say no. Great theological debates have raged for centuries about holiness. … Continue reading

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No Other Book Part 1: Inspiration of Scripture

People question the Bible’s composition, transmission, and whether there are books missing. This series adds reason to faith concerning the Scriptures for every believer. It is also designed to give you loads of information that you can give to those … Continue reading

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