Author Archives: Jonathan Srock

Seth’s Line

This entry is part 384 of 396 in the series Inquiring Minds

Did God appoint Seth to be a replacement for his older brother Abel? It’s probably better to think of Seth not as a replacement of Abel, but as the continuation of the godly line in the beginning of Genesis. What … Continue reading

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Our New Identity in Christ Part 2

This entry is part 71 of 71 in the series Holiness Matters

One of my favorite kinds of stories is whenever there is a hero whose world is changed in an instant and he must learn how to conquer all odds, find confidence in himself, and become the person who can win … Continue reading

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Suppressing the Truth

This entry is part 383 of 396 in the series Inquiring Minds

In Romans 1:18, what is the relationship between men’s unrighteousness and their suppression of the truth? Paul further explains the point that he makes in Romans 1:18 as you continue through the paragraph. Romans 1:18-23 gives the complete thought of … Continue reading

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God and Time

This entry is part 382 of 396 in the series Inquiring Minds

If a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like a day for the Lord, why did he create time in the first place? This idea and phrase comes from 2 Peter 3:8. Before I talk … Continue reading

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Noah and Wine

This entry is part 381 of 396 in the series Inquiring Minds

Was Noah the inventor of wine? Does that help explain Genesis? In Genesis 9:20-21, the Bible tells us that Noah became a man of the earth, a farmer of sorts, planted a vineyard, made wine, and became drunk. It further … Continue reading

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Our New Identity in Christ Part 1

This entry is part 70 of 71 in the series Holiness Matters

Everyone needs to know who they are. Without knowing who you are, you will not be successful. You’ll spend most of your life still trying to find your identity. More than that, if you don’t know your identity, you won’t … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Kingdom

This entry is part 380 of 396 in the series Inquiring Minds

John 18:36 what’s your application and reflection? This is one of my favorite conversations between Pilate and Jesus. It is the ultimate testimony of a pragmatist (Pilate) who cannot deny Jesus’ message. He’s not even trying to trap Jesus like … Continue reading

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Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit Part 4

This entry is part 69 of 71 in the series Holiness Matters

None of the characteristics of the Fruit of the Spirit happen in the world around us regularly. We would be more surprised to see any of these nine virtues are characteristics of the Spirit in our world. Even if we … Continue reading

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Old Testament Saints

This entry is part 379 of 396 in the series Inquiring Minds

Were the Old Testament saints limited only to the Israelites according to the Bible or were any gentile nations included in the contract with God? When you say contract, you are probably referring to the covenant. The covenant itself was … Continue reading

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Apocrypha and the Bible

This entry is part 378 of 396 in the series Inquiring Minds

Why are the Apocrypha not part of the Bible? Who decided they shouldn’t count? The Apocrypha was never actually part of the Bible. Let me explain a little bit further. Even the Jewish people did not consider the Apocrypha to … Continue reading

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