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ScriptureSolutions ScriptureSolutions is an invitation to take an honest and practical look at the Scriptures through the teaching of Louis Lapides Scripture Solutions founder and author, Louis Lapides is committed to the fact that regardless of how our culture changes, the truths of the Bible cannot be compromised.

Individuals – both Jewish and Gentiles – need to hear the life-changing teachings of God’s word that can regenerate lives. Through books, pamphlets and audio messages offered on Scripture Solutions, you can enjoy the fruit of many years of the teaching and research of Louis Lapides, former pastor, Bible college professor and seminar instructor. Louis, a messianic believer in Jesus, brings his Jewish roots to the Scriptures, academic training and incorporates the Jewish background of Christianity into his teachings. The messages you’ll hear on Scripture Solutions are timely, practical and bring the Bible to life. Whether you are a Jewish or Gentile person in pursuit of truth, you’ll find something to gain from Louis’ teaching.

Mission: Recognizing the lack of a biblical focus in many churches and ministries throughout the United States, Scripture Solutions is dedicated to an expository perspective on the Word of God as communicated through the sermons and printed materials of Louis Lapides. In addition, Scripture Solutions has set its sights on shedding light on much of the questionable teaching in today’s congregations and seeks to enlighten believers about false doctrine permeating Christianity both on an individual and corporate level.

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Here is the latest installment on our article re Jeremiah 29:11. Just think . . . whole spiritual movements, prosperity ...
09/09/2020
Does God Really Have Plans to Prosper You? (Jeremiah 29:11) Pt. 2 | ScriptureSolutions

Here is the latest installment on our article re Jeremiah 29:11. Just think . . . whole spiritual movements, prosperity teaching and even churches have been based on a faulty understanding of this passage. Here is an excellent example of how a verse can be taken out of context to mislead millions of Christians.

https://www.scripturesolutions.com/does-god-really-have-plans-to-prosper-you-jeremiah-2911-pt-2/

Jeremiah 29:11 was aimed at a people who needed assurance in their present situation by knowing there was a future for them and their offspring.

Here is a well written debate over the issue of the Red Sea crossing by the Israelites in the Egyptian Exodus. Was the c...
08/29/2020
Red Sea Miracle Film Critique & Response | Patterns of Evidence

Here is a well written debate over the issue of the Red Sea crossing by the Israelites in the Egyptian Exodus. Was the crossing at an inland Egyptian marsh or the traditional Red Sea as described in the Torah?

Archaeologist Pieter van der Veen gives his critique of Part 1 of the new film Patterns of Evidence: The Red Sea Miracle.

08/25/2020
The Dead Sea Scrolls // Ancient History Documentary

Informative presentation of the history of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Very well done.

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08/21/2020
Dan Wallace's TOP 5 BIBLE TRANSLATIONS

Great explanations of the today’s various English Bible translations.

Dan Wallace and Mike Licona discuss the BEST ENGLISH BIBLE TRANSLATIONS, the WORST ENGLISH BIBLE TRANSLATIONS, and how each translation differs from the othe...

08/10/2020
A Biblical Critique of Joel Osteen's Teachings

Here’s a very good summation of some problems in the teaching of Joel Osteen. Melissa Dougherty’s approach is to be biblically sound, apologetically wise and passionate for the truth.

*I had a lot of audio issues in this video. I was recording in a new space that was rather empty so there was an echo. It created a sort of 'muffling' effect...

Today we begin a two part series on Jeremiah 29:11, a verse  very popular with American Christians. Does this passage pr...
07/21/2020
Does God Really Have Plans to Prosper You? (Jeremiah 29:11) Pt. 1 | ScriptureSolutions

Today we begin a two part series on Jeremiah 29:11, a verse very popular with American Christians. Does this passage promise believers a life of prosperity? Are we understanding this promise uttered by Jeremiah correctly?

Jeremiah 29:11 does not promise God's people instant welfare and prosperity, but to provides a hope that enables us to endure a period of hardship while remaining faithful to God.

ScriptureSolutions has another installment in a series of three articles about Noah and the Flood. Noah’s response to th...
05/20/2020
Noah Confronts a Worldwide Catastrophe Part 2 | ScriptureSolutions

ScriptureSolutions has another installment in a series of three articles about Noah and the Flood. Noah’s response to this impending worldwide catastrophe parallels our concerns about the pandemic we are facing today. While there are multiple differences between the great deluge in Noah’s day and the current COVID-19 pandemic, there are enough similarities in Noah’s response to the universal purging of the earth to make an investigation of his responses worth our while.

Noah teaches us how to have a confidence in God to survive our impending crises and continue our relationship with the Lord once the doom has passed.

04/15/2020

It has been a long time since I posted an article on the ScriptureSolutions blog. A lot has happened in my life and much more has taken place in our world.

Tomorrow I will be posting the first of two articles on Noah and how he handled the worldwide crisis of his day. The patriarch has much to teach us about walking with the Lord in the face of an overwhelming catastrophe.

Bill Mounce does an excellent job putting a sound, reasonable perspective on 1 John 5:7-8. Was this trinitarian formula ...
03/10/2020
The Trinitarian Formula in 1 John 5:7–8 | billmounce.com

Bill Mounce does an excellent job putting a sound, reasonable perspective on 1 John 5:7-8. Was this trinitarian formula in the origin text or not?

Both images are copyright, Dunham Bible Museum, used with permission. It is one of those charges that no matter how many times it is refuted — and it is easy to refute — the charges continue to circulate. I was in the manuscript library at Houston Baptist University this past weekend, the Dunham...

Mark 2:26 records Jesus saying, regarding King David entering the house of God“,  . . .  how he entered the house of God...
05/12/2019
Mark 2:26 and the Problem of Abiathar | Bible.org

Mark 2:26 records Jesus saying, regarding King David entering the house of God“, . . . how he entered the house of God, in the time of Abiathar the high priest.” The only problem is Ahimelech was high priest at this time! Did Jesus make an error? Did Mark make a mistake in recording Jesus’ words. This article by Dan Wallace addresses these questions with great expertise.

Mark 2:26 and the Problem of Abiathar Related Media Evangelical Theological SocietySouthwest Regional Meeting, Dallas Theological SeminaryMarch 13, 2004 Bultmann was not right about everything, but he was certainly right when he recognized that presuppositionless exegesis was not possible. There are...

04/30/2019
Are You Ready Part 2 (Matthew 25:1-13)

Here is another message from Louis Lapides. Part 2 of this series on the Parable of the 10 Bridesmaids addresses our need for spiritual alertness.

in Matthew 25:1-13 Jesus tells a parable about being alert as we experience life in this world. In these verses Jesus tells the story of ten bridesmaids who are set on going out to meet a bridegroom. Their assignment was to light the path of the groom when He arrives. Five of the young girls prepare...

04/25/2019

Francis Bacon said in one of his essays: “Prosperity is the blessing of the [Lament, p. xiii] Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New, which carries the greater benediction, and the clearer revelation of God’s favor.”
(Francis Bacon, “Essays or Counsels Civil and Moral,” Essay V, in Harvard Classics, vol. 3, ed.)

Do you agree with Bacon that in the Jewish Scriptures suffering was protested in light of God’s promise of blessing? While in the NT adversity was seen as a sign of great blessing as God uses suffering to draw us closer to Him. Yet in no way do we see any evidence that the psalms were not applicable to the life of a NT believer.

04/07/2019
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One of the best articles I have read about Septuagint studies written by Emanuel Tov. He truly explains the issues scholars face when comparing the LXX and the Masoretic text.

03/08/2019
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This article by Conrad R. Gren regarding Psalm 22:16 is a must read. In most messianic Jewish apologetic literature, it is assumed Psalm 22:16 refers to the crucifixion of the Messiah.

In the ESV the verse reads, “ For dogs encompass me; a company of evildoers encircles me; they have pierced my hands and feet— (Psa. 22:16 (17) ESV). But in the Jewish Publication Society text, the verse is translated, “Dogs surround me; a pack of evil ones closes in on me, like lions [they maul] my hands and feet.(Psa. 22:17 JPS).

Quite a difference!

Yet Psalm 22 is definitely a messianic Psalm. Many details of the death and suffering of the Messiah Yeshua find parallels in the Psalm. However, we have several textual variants in verse 16.

Some of those variants do describe the piercing of the hands and the feet. Yet no New Testament writer appears to have quoted or alluded to this passage in reference to Jesus’ suffering on the cross.

Oddly, the reading of “piercing the hands and the feet”, comes to us from the Greek Old Testament aka Septuagint (150 B.C.) and Jerome’s Latin Vulgate (400 A.D.). Since the Septuagint and the Vulgate were translated from Hebrew manuscripts that predate the traditional Masoretic text (500 A.D.) of today and that text does not mention the piercing of the hands and the feet, we have a problem to resolve.

Many scholars maintain that the original Hebrew manuscript had the “pierced” reading. Even a manuscript from the Dead Sea area has been identified and translated in agreement with the Septuagint and the Vulgate.

Then there is the other matter as to why the NT writers did not include Psalm 22:16 anywhere in their writings. Does the Hebrew word כארו actually mean “pierce” as in crucifxion or something more fitting with the context of the Psalm?

Is Psalms 22:16 as clear as Isaiah 53:5 regarding the wounds and death of the Messiah? “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. (Is. 53:5 ESV).

Hopefully, your interest has been stimulated enough for you to read this very well-researched and written article in the Evangelical Theological Society’s Journal.

https://www.etsjets.org/files/JETS-PDFs/48/48-2/48-2-pp283-299_JETS.pdf

Many people have been asking about the New Apostolic Reformation. What is it? Is it biblical? Here’s a great discussion ...
02/09/2019
#19 The NAR: Movement or Myth? With Dr. Doug Geivett, Holly Pivec, and Dr. Michael Brown

Many people have been asking about the New Apostolic Reformation. What is it? Is it biblical? Here’s a great discussion on the subject including Dr. Michael Brown, Holly Pivec and Dr. Doug Geivett.

https://soundcloud.com/alisachilderspodcast/nar-pivec-geivett-brown

What is the New Apostolic Reformation? Is it a growing movement that is influencing and impacting the body of Christ or simply a myth? Dr. Michael Brown, Dr. Doug Geivett, and Holly Pivec discuss and

In light of the controversy that recently took place at the Lincoln Memorial that included several representatives of th...
01/25/2019
The Origin and Insufficiency of the Black Hebrew Israelite Movement - Christian Research Institute

In light of the controversy that recently took place at the Lincoln Memorial that included several representatives of the Black Hebrew Movement, a renewed interest in this sect has been awakened. Who are the Black Hebrew Israelites and what do they believe?

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 39, number 04 (2016). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/....

01/18/2019
Daniel Wallace: Did the Ancient Church Muzzle the Canon?

Ever wonder why certain biblical books made it into the New Testament while others did not? This lecture by NT scholar Dan Wallace addresses this issue & answers a lot of concerns about the apocryphal and pseudepigraphal books.

Chapel from September 22, 2011. More info on Daniel Wallace can be found at http://www.csntm.org/

01/02/2019
Dan Wallace on Accordance Bible Software

I’ve been using Accordance Bible Software on my Mac for at least 20 years. Now Accordance is available for PC users. Here’s a great recommendation for Accordance from NT scholar Dan Wallace. There is an Accordance Lite for free but to get the most out of this program, you’ll need to buy the modules.

Dan Wallace discusses his history with Accordance and the "must have" titles needed for textual criticism. Dr. Wallace is professor of New Testament Studies…

01/01/2019
Exposing Extreme Calvinism & Their Lordship Salvation Error & Why it Matters

The Lordship salvation controversy has created a lot of divisions among followers of Jesus. In this video with Andy Woods, pastor of Sugarland Bible Church, you’ll find out what the issues are & be given the biblical clarity to refute this error.

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01/01/2019
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12/31/2018
The Lord's Prayer - Haddon Robinson

Another excellent sermon from Haddon Robinson on the Disciple’s Prayer (aka the Lord’s Prayer). In less than 30 minutes Robinson demonstrates the powerful principles of Jesus’ teaching on prayer.

Remembering the legacy of former Gordon-Conwell President and Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of Preaching, Dr. Haddon W. Robinson. The selection...

Succinct and persuasive article by NT scholar Dan Wallace on the 1 John 5:7 controversy with the King James Bible.
12/27/2018
The Textual Problem in 1 John 5:7-8

Succinct and persuasive article by NT scholar Dan Wallace on the 1 John 5:7 controversy with the King James Bible.

“5:7 For there are three that testify, 5:8 the Spirit and the water and the blood, and these three are in agreement.” ‑‑NET Bible

Here is an unfortunate example of a group of loosely connected, independent and autonomous churches who answer to only t...
12/19/2018
Hundreds Accuse Independent Baptist Pastors of Abuse

Here is an unfortunate example of a group of loosely connected, independent and autonomous churches who answer to only themselves. The result? Sexual abuse and rape of young women by spiritual leaders. Coverup by church officials. The lives of innocent girls destroyed by godless men wielding power and authority.

Investigation by Fort Worth Star-Telegram finds 400 allegations against 168 leaders spanning almost 200 churches and institutions.

12/18/2018

Orthodox Jew Ben Shapiro interviews Roman Catholic Bishop Robert Baron on the beliefs of RC. Very informative.

Regarding Israel, Baron claims he is not a replacement theologian, yet he claims in Jesus all the promises given to Israel were fulfilled. In other words, Jesus IS Israel. Sounds like RT to my ears.

Actually, by using distracting terms like “promise theology” and “ fulfillment theology” Baron aligns himself with anti-Israel evangelical scholar Gary Burge.

You cannot claim God has kept His promises to the people of Israel by spiritualizing them and by some acrobatic way of biblical interpretation, claim Israel’s promises of a specific land, a great nation and a vessel to bless the world are now realized in the person of Jesus. So Jesus has replaced Israel. If that is not Replacement Theology . . . .

https://youtu.be/0oDt8wWQsiA

Forgiveness is a huge issue among  people today. Believers in Yeshua and most people who accept the teachings of scriptu...
09/01/2018
The Danger of Forgiving Yourself

Forgiveness is a huge issue among people today. Believers in Yeshua and most people who accept the teachings of scripture know that God has a willing heart to forgive us our sins. In fact, the message of Yeshua was that He came into this world to offer His life as the one and only atonement for our transgressions.

Yet people who accept God’s message of redemption still struggle with forgiveness. They know God forgives them through the sacrificial death of His Son, but they struggle to forgive themselves of their past sins.

If God forgives us at the great cost of making His Son the means for our atonement, then in order to forgive yourself aren’t we implying there is an additional means of forgiveness?

Are we adding to Scriptures by accepting the fact God forgives us through Messiah, but when it comes to forgiving ourselves, will we suggest there is another way of pardon? Is it psychology or a great span of time needed to absolve ourselves or some form of emotional penitence not even alluded to in the Scriptures?

Here is a helpful article on this subject where the author grounds his answer to this question in the Word of the Lord.

From the article, “The problem arises when the person seeking forgiveness is not seeking forgiveness from God, or from God alone. He is looking for something more–something in addition to God’s forgiveness; he wants to be self-forgiving. Though he may know God will forgive him of his sins, he also believes self-forgiveness is required.”

While most of this article is helpful, I question the author’s misrepresentation of the Scripture’s view of man. He states God has a low view of man despite the fact He included man in His assessment of creation saying all that He created is good.

Rather, we might argue the Lord values man based on Genesis 1, but He has a low view of our sinful actions and choices.

The author of this article is reflecting his Calvinism rather than a biblical theology in which man is highly valued by God despite his sinful choices and His nature (Matthew 6:26, “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”)

https://rickthomas.net/the-danger-of-forgiving-yourself/

Forgiving yourself is an odd teaching that has crept into the Christian's understanding of sanctification. It can be traced back to self-esteem teaching.

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