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  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Malachi

    from Keith Mathison Jun 13, 2009 Category: Articles

    The book of Malachi is the last of the twelve Minor Prophets, and little is known of the author himself aside from what may be inferred from the contents of his book. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Book of Malachi, and the following are five of the best.    Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Epistles of John

    from Keith Mathison Jun 06, 2009 Category: Articles

    The three epistles of John were likely written from Ephesus between A.D. 80 and 85. This would make them among the last New Testament books to be written. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Epistles of John, and the following are five of the best.   Keep Reading
  • Study Apologetics at Home with Ligonier Academy

    from Keith Mathison Jun 02, 2009 Category: Ligonier Academy

    Scripture exhorts us to always be ready to make a defense to anyone who asks us for a reason for the hope that is in us (1 Peter 3:15). Are you ready? What would you say if challenged by an atheist or agnostic? What would you say if challenged by a Muslim or a Mormon? Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Zechariah

    from Keith Mathison May 30, 2009 Category: Articles

    The book of Zechariah is the lengthiest of the so-called Minor Prophets and one of the most difficult books in the Old Testament. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Book of Zechariah, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • Two Kingdoms, One God

    from Keith Mathison May 27, 2009 Category: Articles

    Without a doubt, the greatest theologian in the first thousand years of the church was Augustine of Hippo (354-430). His voluminous theological, exegetical, and devotional writings have had a lasting impact and continue to be studied to this day. One of Augustine's greatest works is The City of God, written to defend the Christian faith from its pagan attackers as the Roman Empire was collapsing. It is one of the most influential books ever written. The City of God is available in a number of English translations, but one of the clearest and most readable is the translation by Henry Bettenson in the Penguin Classics series. Keep Reading
  • Study Scripture at Home with Ligonier Academy

    from Keith Mathison May 25, 2009 Category: Ligonier Academy

    All Scripture is inspired and profitable, but Scripture does not profit us if we do not read and understand it. Many of us as Christians have been confused at times when we tried to understand the Bible. As believers, we know that Scripture is the Word of God, but what are we to make of all these histories, and genealogies, and letters, and psalms? How do these various books form a coherent whole? Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Books of 2 Peter and Jude

    from Keith Mathison May 23, 2009 Category: Articles

    The epistles of 2 Peter and Jude are among the most neglected books in the Bible. Both books are dealing with the same problem. 2 Peter and Jude were written to combat the rise of false teachers in the Christian churches. These books are, therefore, extraordinarily relevant, even today. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the books of 2 Peter and Jude, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • Study Theology at Home with Ligonier Academy

    from Keith Mathison May 18, 2009 Category: Ligonier Academy

    Every Christian is a theologian. Not all Christians are professional theologians, but we are all theologians because we are all thinking and learning about the things of God. The question is not whether we are theologians or not, but whether we are good theologians or bad theologians. Because our theology affects every aspect of our lives, from our worship to our work, it is vitally important that we be good theologians. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Haggai

    from Keith Mathison May 16, 2009 Category: Articles

    It was almost twenty years after the decree of Cyrus when the prophet Haggai was called to bring the word of God to the people of Jerusalem in 520 B.C. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Book of Haggai, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of 1 Peter

    from Keith Mathison May 09, 2009 Category: Articles

    It appears that the first epistle of Peter was written by the apostle from Rome sometime around A.D. 62-63, immediately before severe persecution began under Nero. The letter was written to Christians in Asia Minor (1:1) who were already suffering for their Christian faith. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Book of 1 Peter, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading

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