Author page: Charles Ackmann

Beautiful Feet

Beautiful Feet

“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.’” (Is. 52:7) Beautiful feet, Isaiah saw the LORD. In a vision, he saw Him high and lifted up. He saw the train of his robe filling the…

Inheritance of Nations

“The LORD said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you. 8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.” (Psa. 2:7–8)  The first two chapters of the Book of Psalms is often recognized as an introduction to the whole book. These two psalms are set…

Four Witnesses

“And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” (Eccl. 4:12) I don’t know if this verse was ever in the minds of the early Church when they were considering the four gospels, but the logic of Solomon’s wisdom was certainly in play. Have you ever wondered why…

Paradigms

What is a paradigm? The dictionary definition is helpful. par·a·digm /ˈperəˌdīm/ noun: paradigm; plural noun: paradigms 1. a typical example or pattern of something; a model. A paradigm is an example or pattern. However, it is not helpful to merely equate a new word with an old word. If that is all we do, then we need not use the…

BC – AD

BC is an abbreviation for Before Christ, the significance of that phrase is, I hope, patently obvious. AD is an abbreviation for Anno Domini this is a Latin phrase that may be translated into English as ‘in the year of our Lord’. The dating system that is marked by these two abbreviations has marked our calendars with the constant reminder of the…