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Judging ~ Church Discipline ~ Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek

Judgment Within our current generation, due to this Gondi like presentation of Christ, wherein pacifism is the standard; how easy it is to demand that people not use discernment, biblically speaking, judgment; which appears to be so hard-hearted.  “Let each man stand before his God,” is heard as an excuse to not exercise biblical judgment.  […]

God’s Perspective vs. Man’s

Introduction Man is so limited by the sin-nature that even the born-again believer is plagued with a sinful perception, wherein many times reality is beyond his comprehension.  We must remember:  “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, […]

The 4 Gospels ~ Why they are Meant to be Different

Introduction (Reprinting) What is amazing about the Gospels of Jesus Christ is that they are 4 different aspects or perspectives of Christ First Coming, and that they perfectly reflect the 4 ensigns (A flag with a symbol representing the tribe) of the 4 tribes as they were located around the tabernacle, which was a shadow (type) of God’s Throne […]

Does James Contradict Paul

Introduction Unfortunately, due to the fact that many of us do not understand koiné Greek we are  unaware of many grammatical principles which alter the understanding of some verses when translated into the English vernacular. In Koiné Greek, verbs ending in “oo” indicate that what is already on the inside is then displayed on the […]

Self-Esteem & The Total Depravity of Man

Introduction The following excerpt is from John MacArthur’s book, Introduction To Biblical Counseling.  If it were lacking anything in presenting the Doctrine of the Total Depravity of man and how it relates to the self-esteem movement, we would have written our own paper, however it does not.  It is probably one of the best written […]

A Breakdown of the Lord’s Prayer – The Disciple’s Prayer – Part One

Let’s look at Jesus’ teaching concerning prayer.  First we must realize that this is a prayer that is stated prior to Jesus going to sit at the right hand side of the Father.  It is His instructions while He was still on the earth, yet the template (Jesus doesn’t say that we have to stay […]

Leadership & Authority

Introduction One of the things that people were astonished concerning Jesus was that He spoke having authority.  The point is that He spoke with authority, yet it was not that His speaking was authoritative, or He spoke in a commanding manner; it is that He seated authority in Himself. Display vs. Essence This has less […]

The Bride of Christ – Is Not the Church, Solely

Introduction For many years it has been commonly taught that the “Bride of Christ” is synonymous with the “Body of Christ,” which is the church (1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 4:12), and therefore the two references refer to the same thing. We should remember Christ’s Words: “You make void the word of God by your traditions […]

Figures of Speech ~ Part 2

Introduction In part 1 of “Figures of Speech” (LINK), we technically defined what “Figures of Speech” are and provided a few dozen examples of the different categories in regards to Figures of Speech. In part 2, we will give you specific examples of Figures of Speech, however we will start off with a very basic introduction […]

“He comforts the afflicted, and afflicts the comforted” ~ A Prelude to the Article on Self-Esteem

Introduction The previous article in regards to self-esteem and the depravity of man, while meant to be read by all; there is one particular group of individuals that needs it more than others. This group, wherein self-esteem is promoted (Such as Christian psychologists, secular psychologist, Christians in the self-help community, those in the “name it […]

Self-Esteem & The Total Depravity of Man

Introduction The following excerpt is from John MacArthur’s book, Introduction To Biblical Counseling.  If it were lacking anything in presenting the Doctrine of the Total Depravity of man and how it relates to the self-esteem movement, we would have written our own paper, however it does not.  It is probably one of the best written […]

The 4 Gospels ~ Reasons they are Different (A Notable Work)

Introduction (10/12/2012 ~ Expanded, Revised, Fixed, & Reformatted) Unfortunately, While this article has been one of the most viewed, due to the insertion of the table necessary to present it; it has been the most flawed due to the editor’s inability to present it properly.  Recently, I have not only reformatted it in attempting to deal with this […]

Sheep and Wolves

Jesus’ Allusion Concerning Sheep & Wolves Jesus, in speaking about these false prophets used the allusion (an indirect reference to something or somebody by using symbolism) of them coming to the people as “wolves in sheep’s clothing” (see #1) in order to take advantage of them. We understand that Jesus used the allusion of sheep […]

Apologetics ~ Part 1 ~ External Proofs Regarding Christ’s Existence & Resurrection

Introduction The word “apologetics” is derived from the Greek word “apologia,” which means “to make a defense.”   It is used in a reference of a systematic discipline in which a position is defended in a rigorous and analytical fashion. Apologists is a term that was used in the second and third centuries of those Christian teachers […]

Apologetics ~ Part 2 ~ The Trilemma ~ Jesus was Either a Lunatic, a Liar, or Lord

Introduction Part 1 of this series (Apologetics ~ Part 1 ~ External Proofs Regarding Christ’s Existence & Resurrection), dealt with External acknowledgments concerning the existence of Jesus Christ in the form of reference to historians and notable individuals who presented Christ as a historical figure.  Next we dealt with an external proof regarding the resurrection, […]

Psychology ~ Why has it Gained its Credibility ~ It’s History in a Nutshell ~ When Mixed with Christianity

Introduction I am giving some of my personal background information to exhibit that I am not attacking psychology as an outsider, but as one that has spent many years studying the subject as a proponent, that had turned opponent.  At one time, I was totally fixated concerning the observations and study of psychology as a […]

The Christian Walk ~ The Most Successful Enemy of the Best

Introduction The following is taken from the home page of our teaching website (as well as a page on this blog site), and greatly updated and repeated here because as Believers we all need to stand back every so often and examine our life style, our Christian walk (2 Corth. 13:5).  Because of the fast pace of our lives […]

The Leaven of the Pharisees?

Introduction  Before we address the leaven of the Pharisees, and the spiritual insights that can be achieved, wherein faith is grown; the following introduction, while somewhat long is necessary in order to gain a fruitful insight concerning one of the many ways that God’s Word validates itself, thus literally fulfilling Romans 10:17, which states: “Faith […]

Does James Contradict Paul

Introduction Unfortunately, due to the fact that many of us do not understand koiné Greek we are  unaware of many grammatical principles which alter the understanding of some verses when translated into the English vernacular. In Koiné Greek, verbs ending in “oo” indicate that what is already on the inside is then displayed on the […]

Judging ~ Church Discipline ~ Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek

Judgment Within our current generation, due to this Gondi like presentation of Christ, wherein pacifism is the standard; how easy it is to demand that people not use discernment, biblically speaking, judgment; which appears to be so hard-hearted. “Let each man stand before his God,” is heard as an excuse to not exercise biblical judgment.  […]

Introduction to the Book of Romans

Introduction (update) The book of Romans is perhaps the greatest masterpiece on the Christian doctrine ever penned.  It is elegant, intricate, and concise yet thorough.  Paul systematically addresses salvation (1), starting at the beginning with sin and man’s fallen nature (2), and how that man is judged before God outside the law, the result of […]

Eternal Security – Its About God (A Notable Work)

Introduction This author loves old expressions, adages, or insights which display wisdom and insights in a brief presentation.  However, if you remember the old story about how when it comes to communicating verbal information; that if you gathered a group of people in a circle, and start with one person and whisper something in their ear. And then […]

The Heart and the Mind ~ What the Biblical word “Heart’ Means (Notable Work)

Introduction (Published Annually) In both the Old Testament (OT) and the New Testament (NT) the word “heart” is used to refer to the whole of the innermost part of the human, NOT merely the emotions. Culturally However, in the twenty-first century English the word “heart” is used to express the emotions as an individual compartment of […]

How to Deal with False-believers

Introduction The other day I received a comment from an individual who attempted to present evidence that the Holy Spirit was validating what they were saying, and what their cult, Mormonism preached (see the comments section concerning  the article: “Meek ~ The Great Example” – Link), when I clicked on their website, their profile stated (verbatim): by brandonlott […]

An Amazing Old Testament Prophecy ~ Genesis Five

How One Approaches God’s Word Many Christians believe in the inerrancy of the Bible, but don’t believe in the sufficiency of it.  The majority of Christians today believe in the inerrancy of the Bible,1 as written in the original languages in the original texts.  Many believers who hold to a literal interpretation are ostracized for […]

God’s Perspective vs. Man’s

Introduction Man is so limited by the sin-nature that even the born-again believer is plagued with a sinful perception, wherein many times reality is beyond his comprehension.  We must remember:  “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, […]

The Preeminence of Christ ~ Part 8 ~ Christophanies ~ The OT Appearances of Jesus

A Christophany is pre-incarnate appearance of Jesus in the Old Testament. (Major updated – added Typology) Introduction While some competent scholars may disagree with some of the following; the Theophanies (Theophanies: a visible manifestation of a deity) of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament is an accepted doctrine, beyond dispute based solely upon Scripture. One of the examples which proves that […]

The Preeminence of Christ ~ Part 7 ~ “Thou madest him a little lower than the angels…” ~ Guardian Angels Addressed

Introduction While this article addresses Angels in general, and what is referred to as “Guardian Angels” specifically; the primary subject is the preeminence of Jesus Christ, as it should be. Guardian Angels are said to be Angels that protect each and every one of us (with specific references concerning children) as individuals, they are said to be the guardians of […]

The Preeminence of Christ ~ Part 5 ~ A Prophecy of When the Messiah Would Arrive ~ A Short Synopsis

Jesus said: If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,And […]

The Preeminence of Christ ~ Part 5 ~ A Prophecy of When the Messiah Would Arrive ~ The Details (Notable Work)

Introduction Before we get into the prophecy at hand which is the most amazing that I’ve ever seen in God’s Word  (also released by the titled: “The Most Amazing Prophecy in God’s Word”), please allow me to introduce the foundation to be built upon wherein we shall discover why prophecy such as this are rarely taught […]

Sin ~ Defined & Examined

Introduction “Sin,” in its most foundational depiction is anything opposed to that which is good (“Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.” ~ 3 John 1:11), and the ultimate depiction of what is good, […]

To Forgive Someone, Must They Repent (Updated)

The question is: 1. To forgive others, must they ask for forgiveness first? 2. Must they admit that they have wronged us? 3. Must they repent (“to change their mind”) of having wronged us? 4. Must they say they will not do it again? To some, this may seem like ridiculous questions concerning how a Christian […]

Meek ~ Christ the Great Example of Humility

Introduction Pride is a funny thing, it can hide itself in so many ways.  Simply put, pride is simply “preoccupation with self,” which can be seen either found in grandiosity or self-loathing, the key aspect is the point of focus which always must be on self.  It is when self must be the center of […]

Work Out Your Own Salvation ~ Philippians 2:12-13

Introduction (Last Edited: 01/18/2016) The following is one of those passages wherein translating from the original Greek into the English renders it an enigma to many. Philippians 2:12-14 states:   “Wherefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation […]

Christian Rock ‘N Roll Music

Introduction Since the Jesus movement of the 1960s and 70s, the youth culture has vastly influenced Christian music; with the question being asked is the genre of Rock ‘N Roll appropriate for Christian music in general, and worship songs in particular.  The sub-genres within rock ‘n roll music can be: hard rock, acid rock, punk […]

How to be a Christian in an UnChristian World

Subject: The Christian Walk in a Sinful World Topics Covered: Daniel & His 3 Friends, Examples of Bad Christian Leadership, Biblical Definition of the word “Heart“,  Christ’s Example of Humility, A Grammatical Breakdown of Phil. 2:5-8, Thinking & Feeling, Essence vs. Attributes                “Meek,” the Biblical Understanding of the Word The Christian walk: Introspection, Developing Humility, and Fighting Pride A Story by […]

Judging ~ Church Discipline ~ Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek

Introduction 08/07/2012 –  I am going to be spending the next few weeks working on a most significant subject which must be treated meticulously.  Therefore, in the meantime I’m going to reformat, and update a few prior articles which are also important, but will allow me to spend the time that I need on this […]

A Gun, a Dog, Burnt Hands, and the Cross; and How they’re All Connected.

This is dedicated to Nonni, as I promised that I would write a “real” blog. Reissued What an unusual title for a post, you might be thinking; and you would be absolutely correct.  Let us see if I can make sense of this enigma in the form of a title. Prelude I am a second amendment advocate.  No, I not only believe […]

Is there a Difference between Jesus being Savior & Jesus being Lord?

                                       Yes, there is a vast difference if you try to seperate the two. Primise It has been said that there are three mindsets concerning presenting the Gospel to the unsaved: 1) those that demand too much, 2) those that demand too little; and 3) those that present the gospel correctly. Concerning those that […]

The Decline of a Democracy

When the thirteen colonies were still a part of England, while our country was seeking its independence; Professor Alexander Tytler wrote about the fall of the Athenian Republic over two thousand years previous to that time, he said: A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.  It can only exist until the voters […]

The Church Gaps

Introduction (updated errors, thank you Jackie) There are twenty-four references in the Bible to gaps (some call them parentheses, wherein according to Daniel’s 70 weeks [Dan. 9:24-27], there is a pause, a parentheses in the timeline where God’s dealing with Israel stops, at their rejection of Jesus and the Church starts the parentheses then when the Church is Raptured the […]

False Leaders ~ Believing They’re Saved, Then Finding out They’re Not

A Terrifying Thought A subject that I have considered many times in the past is that of the perception of false believers that they are saved, when in deed they are not. I mean can anything be more terrifying than to reach the end of one’s life having believed that you have avoided hell as […]

Legalism ~ PRIDE

How it Works In examining legalism in the Bible we do not find the word “legalism”1 used per se, but we see a good example of it in the Pharisees of Jesus’ day.2  They were a prime example of legalism in action.  In the Pharisees’3 particular way of life, who they were determined what they […]

Regarding the Greek & Hebrew Languages – A Simple Overview (2016)

Greek ~ Genesis 43:13-18               Hebrew ~ Genesis 43:13-18  Introduction (Updated: 07/2016) Both the Hebrew and the Greek have their own particular differences which are utilized by God, and which presents God’s message to man in a diversity of style and effectiveness that complement each other. The Hebrew (Old Testament) language […]

Figures of Speech ~ Part 1 ~ A Brief Introduction

Introduction  Hermeneutics, the study of the methodological principles of Biblical interpretation, is vast in its scope and beyond the intent of this paper. However, due to the nature of this subject matter it is important to present a caveat by way of an insight into the author’s particular frame of reference in order to maintain […]

The Enemy & His Weapons

Introduction – The Enemy The devil is a high angelic creature that before the creation of the human race; rebelled against the Creator and became the chief antagonist of God and man.   We know this from passages in Isaiah, chapter 14 and Ezekiel, chapter 28. Many liberal theologians, to a large extent have refused to […]

The Rapture ~ Compare & Contrast

Introduction (05/10/2013 – A Total Revision) In examining the doctrine of the Rapture of the church, perhaps most convincing is when one takes the Bible and compares and contrasts Scriptures which describes events which according to components cannot be one event, but two; those of the Rapture as compared to those of the Second Coming of […]

Trials – Part 1 ~ Paul’s Thorn in the Flesh

To start with, concerning Paul’s thorn in the flesh, our key text is 2 Corinthians 12:1-10, which says: “It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether […]

Trials – Part 2 ~ The Reasons for Trials in the Life of Believers

Trials In the Life of Believers  Faith only grows when it is stretched by tribulations (problems, hard times, difficulties, calamities, trials, and testing; they’re all synonymous concerning the “trying of our faith”). Faith can only grow incrementally, as more and more is demanded of it.  This is because trust is a process contingent upon experience, as someone proves they are trustworthy situation after situation, we […]

All Things to All Men…

Introduction (update) When Paul spoke about “…being all things to all men…, 1” he was not saying to use the world’s contrivances or trappings, or any of the things that are popular in the world to attract people. Paul was not endorsing marketing techniques which rely upon emotional manipulation and attempt to utilize the frailties […]

The Preeminence of Christ ~ Part 3 ~ Why the 4 Gospels are meant to be Different ~ A Personal Statement & Introduction*

Introduction The following are some of my personal considerations concerning presenting the four different purposes and functions of the four different Gospels. First, let me say why I think it’s important to examine this teaching – it’s because this teaching is meant to fulfill what Romans 10:17 states; “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word […]

The Preeminence of Christ ~ Part 2 ~ Why the 4 Gospels are meant to be Different ~ The Four Ensigns – Practice

Introduction (Revised: 02/07/2014) On the left Do the four Gospels demonstrate any symbolic or metaphorical relationships with the four ensigns (a flag, banner, or standard that a company rallies behind) mustering the Camp of Israel around the Tabernacle? Yes they do, with amazing consistency within each metaphorical type. But Why –  to Display the Preeminence of […]

The Preeminence of Christ ~ Part 4 ~ What God’s Word Says & Prophecies*

The Preeminence of Christ For the Christian, the first and primary rule of Biblical interpretation (“hermeneutics”) centers on the relationship of the “Word of God” (the Bible), to Jesus Christ, referred to as the preeminence (meaning: “above and beyond everything else in importance” – pre [“before”], eminent [“importance”]) of Jesus Christ (Heb. 2:10), in both the Old and […]

The Date Jesus Was Born

Introduction (Updated) The following introduction is my work, with the formula concerning Christ death and resurrection under the heading of “My Conclusion,” which is a very brief summation of the work originally produced by Sir Robert Anderson over 100 years ago. However, there has been scholarship before and after that come to the same consideration. What follows after that is a […]

Self-Esteem & The Total Depravity of Man

Introduction The following excerpt is from John MacArthur’s book, Introduction To Biblical Counseling.  If it were lacking anything in presenting the Doctrine of the Total Depravity of man and how it relates to the self-esteem movement, we would have written our own paper, however it does not.  It is probably one of the best written […]

The Titles of God

Introduction In the Bible, God’s wisdom is manifested in that He not only used language to communicate with man. He repeatedly utilized teaching tools such as: object lessons, types, shadows, parables, similes, metaphors, allegories, oxymorons, and other types of figures of speech (There are 217 “Figure of Speech” in the Greek language – see E. […]

Daily Picking up Your Cross

Introduction In the last 37 years of being a Christian, I have heard many descriptions of what being a Christian is – sometimes from personal opinions, sometimes from Biblical references. What I want to briefly speak about is not what a Christian is, but what a Christian does. Key Text Luke 9:23: “And He said to them all, […]

The Leaven of the Pharisees?

Introduction (Updated ~ 07/21/2011) Before we address the leaven of the Pharisees and the spiritual insights that can be achieved, wherein faith is grown; the following introduction, while somewhat long is necessary in order to gain a fruitful insight concerning one of the many ways that God’s Word validates itself, thus literally fulfilling Romans 10:17, […]

Does Paul Contradict James

Introduction Unfortunately, due to the fact that many of us do not understand koiné Greek we are  unaware of many grammatical principles which alter the understanding of some verses when translated into the English vernacular. In Koiné Greek, verbs ending in “oo” indicate that what is already on the inside is then displayed on the […]

Jesus ~ Our City of Refuge

“Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood.”  (Joshua 20:2-3) In this passage we have […]

The Most Amazing Prophecy in God’s Word ~ When the Messiah Would Come Forth

Introduction I wish to thank those who made comments concerning the 06/08/2011 post entitled: “If my people who are called by my name.” Believe it or not, I take great joy when I feel inspired to write short, precise posts that are easily understood. Faith, and it’s Source However, I’ve come to understand that my calling is not explaining what is […]

The Difference Between “The Time of the Gentiles” & “The Fullness of the Gentiles”

Introduction Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to explain to a mechanic an intermittent problem you are having if you have no training or understanding of the dynamics of the automobile. Yet, if you approach the same problem after having taken a class in automotive repair, while perhaps not capable of understanding every […]

“If my people which are called by my name…”

Introduction There are passages in the Bible in which God has constructed in such a simple way, whereas by breaking down the particular elements in a rudimentary manner, laying one upon another, a simple progression is obvious, wherein understanding God’s Will concerning the statements is easy to grasp.  The following is a good example of […]

A Culture of Spectators ~ Something to Think About

There are a few expressions that I would like to repeat: “Christianity began as a company of lay witnesses, that has become a professional troop of performers, financed by lay spectators.” (author unknown) “Christian idolatry can be seen when believers: worship their work, work at their play,  and play at their worship.” (author unknown) “Christianity […]

God & Irony ~ The Plaques of Egypt

Introduction One of the things I love about God, that can be seen in His Word; is that He has a sense of humor, sometimes displayed in irony, or even what we would refer to as sarcasm.  On a personal level, I hate sarcasm; when used by humans. Most of time when people utilize sarcasm is because […]

The Incarnation of Christ ~ God’s Essence & Attributes (Notable Original Work)

Introduction – Faith (Complete Revision ~ 03/10/2014) There comes a place where as a Christian Believer, you have to take certain things at face value – on faith.  Now, this is not the same as blind faith. Biblical faith is not blind faith, and those that confuse the two, show their either their ignorance or their prejudice.  […]

Signs of a Christian Cult

Introduction Recently I was involved in any situation concerning a very close family member that had joined an organization that according to many Internet sources was a cult. It was due to the love I have for this person that I invested a small amount of time into defining what the warning signs of a […]

Murmuring, No Big Deal; Right?

Introduction Contextual analysis is the science of studying biblical words according to the context in which they exist within God’s Word as opposed to our current usage of them.  One of the benefits of recognizing all the different applications of a particular word is gained in understanding the nuances and peculiarities that word may contain.  […]

God, Where Are You? ~ My Salvation Story

Normally, I write Biblically technical messages concerning God’s Word. Some are essays that I’ve written in the past, some are written in the present, yet all have taken many hours to compose, or recompose to be fit within this blog. These are not off the top of my head; per se they involve research work […]

The Symbolism of The Passover Dinner ~ The Seder

Every year the Jews celebrate the Passover with a ritual that is called the Passover Seder Which commemorates the Israelites exodus from Egypt thousands of years ago. This is found in Exodus 12, Numbers 9:9; 28:16; Dt. 16:1. At each plate, we had a Haggadah, (which Hebrew means: “the telling”) the book narrating the Passover. […]

“as thy days, so shall thy strength be”

Introduction Well, I am back.  I got a lot done, even had to do a few more things today, but it is good to be back. All this talk about feet and shoes made me think about a passage that seems strange to us in 21st century America without knowing the background regarding it’s meaning, […]

We Are Not to Tarry Until Christ’s Return, We Are to Occupy

                                                                               TARRY VS. OCCUPY                                                                                                     […]

A 3500 Year Chronology of Israel

Unfortunately, I do not remember who the original author is (2006), though according to my notes, I did have permission to reprint it.  It appears correct, if anyone sees any errors or has any questions please advise – I did add quit a bit to it myself. BC 1491   The Birth of the Nation in the Exodus: […]

The Church Contrasted to Israel

Introduction The 9th 10th and 11th chapter of Romans deals exclusively with Israel and it’s yet future destiny in prophecy. As has been the case in orthodoxy for the last 1600 years, since the teachings of Origin and Constantine; the Roman Catholic Church, as well as orthodox Protestants denominations have taught that the church was to […]

It It Finished ~ Paid In Full

Introduction The following is a presentation that I have been doing for almost 20 years, yet am never tire of hearing these words myself. Many people for the sake of unity and peace are willing to compromise certain biblical doctrines, yet anyone that knows me knows that I swing the other way; especially when those […]

Sheep and Wolves

Jesus’ Allusion Concerning Sheep & Wolves Jesus, in speaking about these false prophets used the allusion (an indirect reference to something or somebody by using symbolism) of them coming to the people as “wolves in sheep’s clothing” (see #1) in order to take advantage of them. We understand that Jesus used the allusion of sheep […]

Crowns ~ The Five Spoken About In God’s Word

Introduction Contextual analysis is the science of studying biblical words according to the context in which they exist within God’s Word as opposed to our current usage of them. One of the benefits of recognizing all the different applications of a particular word is gained in understanding the nuances and peculiarities that a word may […]

Parables & Israel Calling on Jesus

Introduction The use of parables has been misunderstood or miss-taught for over 2000 years.  The meaning of the Greek word for parable (Greek: parabole) is “similitude,” which literally means: “to lay alongside,” indicating a parallel story to a truth that is being communicated.  It is not the same as the understanding in the English language concerning comparisons […]

The Sects at the Time of Jesus

Introduction The following essay is a brief explanation of each one of the major groups that were active in Israel at the time of Jesus, which are the: †  Pharisees †  Essenes †  Ebionites †  Scribes †  Priests †  Sadducees †  Herodians †  Zealots †  Sicarii †  Proselytes †  Common People Pharisees They were the conservative […]

The Lack of Church Discipline

Introduction Of all the reasons concerning the carnality that is seen in the church of Jesus Christ in the 21st century, perhaps the most relevant is the lack of church discipline. It is in understanding reciprocity as seen in the connection between privilege and responsibility, wherein the church has greatly erred. It is common to hear […]

Eternal Security ~ Past, Present, Future

The Timeline of Salvation Understanding that the Ephesians passage utilizes the perfect tense, indicating it was something completed in the past, with consequences which are ongoing, in the present and yet in the future as well.  This displays the three tenses of salvation, past, present, and future; which can be examined in Scripture by the […]

Proof of Eternal Security ~ Ephesians 2:8 (Notable Work)

Introduction  When dealing with the subject of salvation (Soteriology, meaning: “The study of the doctrine of salvation“) from a Biblical foundation, perhaps the most well-known, most thorough, and most insightful treatment of the subject is found in Ephesians 2:8-10, which states: “For by grace you have been saved through faith0, and that not of yourselves; it is […]

Faith Bible Ministries Blog ~ An Online Study of the Bible

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” ~~~~~~ This online Bible study series addresses primary New Testament words in their original language - Koinè Greek - as opposed to mainly using the English translations; which is like adding color to a black-and-white picture.

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