What Must Be In The Golden Rule

易地思之 (Koreans say yuk-ji-sah-ji) is a very popular Korean saying in Chinese characters. Its origin is not clearly known but it is said that it may be a modification of a teaching of Confucius. The saying transliterates, ‘Put yourself in the other’s situation hypothetically and think about the situation from the other’s standpoint.’ As I … Continue reading What Must Be In The Golden Rule

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The Power and the Holy Spirit in the New Covenant

As we understand the new covenant of God, we may need to think about the relation between the power and the Holy Spirit. This will give us an insight into what happened on the day of Pentecost and also may give us a better interpretation of Luke 24 and Acts 1 and 2 in terms … Continue reading The Power and the Holy Spirit in the New Covenant

Is Telling A Truth Not Judging?

A preacher preached that it is not judging to tell a scripture for it is truth. He was applying the idea to the virtual case that may happen between a Christian and a gay. His point was that to tell a gay that ‘it is not right to be a gay according to the Scripture … Continue reading Is Telling A Truth Not Judging?

The New System by Faith: Romans 10:6-8

Apostle Paul makes somewhat weird statements in this verses. “But the righteousness that is based on faith says, ‘Do not say …. ‘The word is near you in your mouth and in your heart’ (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim)” (ESV). Why does he say that? What  is the specific point that … Continue reading The New System by Faith: Romans 10:6-8

Human, the Holistic Creature

A Teaching of Matthew 12:33-37 Many say that human being is an organism. However, the statement does not reflect the true human being. Human being is not only physical and biological but also mental and further spiritual. So, it is more suitable and so more precise to say that human being is a holistic being—holistic … Continue reading Human, the Holistic Creature

A Literary Interpretation of 1 Corinthians 15:29

Synopsis This writing is an interpretation based on the literary principle that the literary context has to be the guide to the interpretation of each part of the text. Since the verse is very difficult to interpret, this writing gets clues from the context. The context of the passage is obvious from the rest of … Continue reading A Literary Interpretation of 1 Corinthians 15:29

Do You Love Me More Than These? John 21:15

The disciples went fishing. That was after they have seen the risen Lord already twice. Peter was going fishing and the other ones were with him. They endeavored to catch fish over the night only to catch none. As the risen Lord told them to cast the net to a point, they did and they … Continue reading Do You Love Me More Than These? John 21:15