When Jesus Brings a Sword
Jesus said he came to bring the sword and not peace (Matthew 10:34). What did he mean by that? This article explains that Jesus brought division and conflict, and this is what Christians must expect.
Deadly Doctrines: Facing Evil Like Snakes and Doves
How can you protect yourself against false teachers and false doctrine? By heeding the words of Christ and Paul from Matthew 10:16 and Romans 16:19 that protection from false teachers can be achieved.
Fallacies in the Annihilationism Debate: A Critique of Robert Peterson and Other Traditionalist Scholarship
This article presents a critique of Robert Peterson who defends the traditional interpretation of eternal torment against the challenge posed by annihilationism. The author critically examines key features of Peterson’s case and suggest that it has some major shortcomings and is ultimately unsuccessful. Annihilationists admit that the Bible teaches eternal punishment. They differ with the more traditional view of what this punishment entails.
Gentiles and the Ministry of Jesus: Further Observations on Matt 10:5-6; 15:21-28
How did Jesus relate to the Gentiles and what was their role in his ministry? Was Jesus' ministry confined to the Jews? Matthew 10:5-6 and Matthew 15:21-28 are considered to give insight on these aspects of Jesus' ministry.
Redaction Criticism and the Evangelical: Matthew 10 a Test Case
This paper tries to put down the basic terms for the functioning of redaction criticism as an exegetical tool for New Testament exegesis. The author uses Matthew 10 as a test case.
Matthew 10:34 - Peace and the Sword
Matthew 10:16-42 - Jesus' Charge to the Missionaries: The Broader Mission
This article is a Bible study on Matthew 10:16-42.
Matthew 10:1-15 - Jesus' Charge to the Missionaries
This article is a Bible study on Matthew 10:1-15.
Sheep, Wolves, Snakes, and Doves
When we practice evangelism, we often experience danger and even persecution. This article on Matthew 10:16 discusses how we can evangelize in this context to God's glory.