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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 […]

The Preeminence of Christ ~ Part 4 ~ What God’s Word Says & the 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 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 […]

Murmuring, No Big Deal; Right? ~ “Yet It is the Deadliest of Sins”

Introductory foundation Understanding the Generic Use of a Word As Compared to the Specific 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. A good example can be found in the Biblical word repentance which when […]

365 Prophecies in the Jewish Scriptures Fulfilled by Jesus

  365 Prophecies in the Jewish Scriptures Fulfilled by Jesus 1. Genesis 3:15…..Seed of a woman (virgin birth)…..Luke 1:35, Matthew 1:18-20 2. Genesis 3:15…..He will bruise Satan’s head…..Hebrews 2:14, 1 John 3:8 3. Genesis 5:24….The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated….Mark 6:19 4. Genesis 9:26-27…The God of Shem will be the Son of Shem…Luke 3:36 5. […]

The Bible Says Remarriage is Not a Sin

I believe that the Bible teaches remarriage after divorce is lawful and allowed by God, and that the parties in the new marriage are not to be viewed as adulterers or adulteresses.  To view them as such is a SIN! This article is an explanation of why this is a Biblical fact, understanding that there […]

Dying to Self – Part 3 – Understanding and Application – Enabling Dying to Self.*

Introduction Typically, when presenting a teaching about dying-to-self it would be presented in chronological order: starting with knowledge, continuing on to understanding, then arriving at wisdom. Based on God’s Word, if we want to be wise about dying-to-self, as in approaching any subject in God’s word; wisdom is always coupled with behavior. Therefore, we will […]

Dying To Self Series – Part 2 – Wisdom – The Solution From God’s Word.*

General Introduction The reason I started this series is because of how the Holy Spirit has been working in my life in a special way.  Personal Motivation I have experienced a renewed commitment and zeal of the Spirit concerning my service to our Lord and Savior; in holiness producing love – “love the Christian way.” […]

Dying to Self Series – Part 1 – Knowledge – The Problem – Self and Sin.*

Introduction ( Published Annually) I feel led to take a short break from the “Eternal Security Series,” and go down a different road for a few articles, with a series called “Dying to Self Series.” I have always felt that teaching must be based upon God’s Word and not experience, and that being submissive to […]

Jesus ~ The Ultimate Example of Faith (Notable Original Work) **

  Introduction (2017 Update – Published Annually) This is one of the most important subjects I have ever attempted to teach.  While it is 86 pages long, please go through it slowly and thoroughly, take your time. It is a subject that changed my life. Faith It is because faith is so much more important […]

*The Heart and the Mind ~ What the Biblical word “Heart” Means (12/18)

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 […]

The Whole Armor of God ~ A Short Synopsis

Introduction (Updated ~ September, 2018) For the mature Christian, we understand that we are NOT simply to do the right thing according to God’s word, but to do it the right way, and at the right time – God’s time. The hardest thing for a trained veteran soldier to do is to stand waiting for […]

How does a believer be strong in the Lord?

Introduction The following is a response to a question asked in the comment section regarding my article entitled “Believers do not Pay the Penalty for their Sins, but they May Pay the Consequences” ~ LINK (this is somewhat revised with images added). . . . Comment by Pastor Mike: “How does a believer be strong […]

“Judging ~ Church Discipline ~ Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek*”

Introduction Within our current generation, due to this Ghandi 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, it appears so unkind. “Let each man stand before his God,” is heard as an excuse to […]

PART II ~ Where to find software programs that break down the Greek grammar of the Textus Receptus And Rules of Textual Criticism, Lower & Higher (3 Types) – STOP, A large revision will be posted 12/07/2018 –

    The following concerns an article I wrote warning non Greek speaking Christians of using Strong’s Concordance Dictionary for Bible word studies  (Which the preface of Strong’s advises against – it give only generic definitions, not specific to any one verse.).   See: The Problem of Using Strong’s Concordance Dictionary ~ Greek Words ~ […]

What does God’s Word Really say… Eternal Security & Correct Resources*

Introduction  (Scheduled Release) The aim for any diligent student of God’s Word should be to handle the original languages of both Testaments along with the grammar.  The Old Testament Hebrew is vague, which many times makes this point moot, but the Greek is a very precise and detailed language with many nuances found within the grammar, […]

PART I ~ The Problem With Using Strong’s Concordance Dictionary ~ Greek Words ~ Word Studies ~ Greek Dictionaries and Resources ~

(Links Added ~ 11/28/2018) Strong’s Concordance and Dictionary      One thing that many believers do concerning the handling of Greek words, is use Strong’s Concordance’s Dictionary to translate Greek words – this is not only a fundamental error but can lead to devastating conclusions regarding the misunderstanding of many Greek words.  (The last Endnote, number […]

James Does Not Contradict Paul Regarding Faith*

Introduction (03/28/2018) 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 […]

Jesus ~ The Ultimate Example of Faith (Notable Original Work) **

  Introduction (2018 – I republish this article every few Months, it is one of the most important presentations I have ever done. bb) This is one of the most important subjects I have ever attempted to teach.  While it is 86 pages long, please go through it slowly and thoroughly, take your time. It […]

Kinsman-Redeemer ~ Part 1 ~ A Brief Introduction*

Introduction (02/2018) The term “Kinsman Redeemer” (Hebrew: goel, [H1350] translated: “kinsman” ~ Num. 5:8; 27:11; Ruth 2:1; 3:9, 12, 13; 4:1, 3, 6, 8, 14; John 18:26; Romans 16:11) is the title for a position of responsibility within an Old Testament Hebrew family which was established by God.  This individual was entrusted with the ability to protect, as […]

Figures of Speech ~ Part 2 ~ A Few Examples*

Introduction (2/2018) In part one 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 […]

Figures of Speech ~ Part 1 ~ A Brief Introduction**

Introduction (2/2018) Hermeneutic (how we study the Bible, by what method we interpret it), 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 […]

What does God’s Word Really say… Eternal Security & Resources

Introduction (1/17/2016) The aim for any diligent student of God’s Word should be to handle the original languages of both Testaments along with the grammar.  The Old Testament Hebrew is vague, which many times makes this point moot, but the Greek is a very precise and detailed language with many nuances found within the grammar, especially […]

*The Problem With Using Strong’s Concordance Dictionary ~ Greek Words ~ Word Studies ~ Greek Dictionaries and Resources

(ADDED ENDNOTE RESOURCES ~ 11/11/2017)   Strong’s Concordance and Dictionary One thing that many believers do concerning the handling of Greek words, is use Strong’s Concordance’s Dictionary to translate Greek words – this is not only a fundamental error but can lead to devastating conclusions regarding the misunderstanding of many Greek words.  (The last Endnote, number […]

Judging ~ Church Discipline ~ Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek*

Introduction Within our current generation, due to this Ghandi 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, it appears so unkind. “Let each man stand before his God,” is heard as an excuse to […]

Problems in the Church – Part 2 – A Lack of Discernment in Believers / The Church

Introduction This article was originally released under the title: “Why so Many Christians Make Bad Choices.” We understand that the English word “church“ (Greek: ekklesia) is NOT referring to a building that people meet in, but is believers as a whole (When used as a noun, with the article “the” preceding it), or as a local assembly […]

Problems in the Church – Part 1 – Studying God’s Word & What it Really Means

Introduction I am commonly asked why has a current church lost its power, being of such a non-affect concerning the world around us. I believe that there are two MAIN (Not only) answers of which I will deal within these next two articles: 1) Laziness, which is seen in a superficial handling of God’s word due […]

The Problem With Using Strong’s Concordance Dictionary.

(08/25/2017)       (The last Endnote, number #5; lists what Bible resources use which Greek New Testament, with colored fonts and a star grading system (the higher the blue star, the better), and some insights into these common Bible research aids – If I get anything wrong please let me know.  Thank you, Lisa.  […]

***The Heart and the Mind ~ What the Biblical word “Heart’ Means (7/29/16)

Introduction  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 the inner […]

Jesus ~ The Ultimate Example of Faith (Notable Original Work) **

  Introduction (2017 Update) This is one of the most important subjects I have ever attempted to teach.  While it is 86 pages long, please go through it slowly and thoroughly, take your time. It is a subject that changed my life. Faith It is because faith is so much more important in the daily […]

Jesus’ Definition of Salvation ~ Eternal life ~

Introduction In defining salvation, I have heard many descriptions, formulas, directions, summations and doctrinal statements.  Over the past 50 years, I have listened to many learned theologians, pastors, and Sunday school teachers wax elegant in attempting to explain what being saved is, and is not.  Heard meaning Liturgical words, terms, and phrases (many times a benefit […]

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 […]

Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Notable Original Work)

Introduction (6/2017 Edit) Of all the questions that I have been asked over more than 40 years, the most frequent and passionate inquiry has always been about blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. The greatest fear has been by those that were panicked that they had accidentally committed this unforgivable sin. In the following, you will […]

James Does Not Contradict Paul Regarding Faith*

Introduction (02/10/2017) 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 […]

The Rapture and the Second Coming, 2 Events or 1 ~ Compare & Contrast

Introduction* (2017) Regarding the Second Coming, the inconsistencies concerning a single event are staggering, therefore, by necessity, there must be two separate events, with the only answer being the Rapture as one, and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ as the other. One of the arguments of the opponents to the idea of the Rapture is […]

THE DATE JESUS WAS BORN* (Revised)

Introduction  When was Jesus born?  This is not an attack on Christmas, it is a correction of the traditions of men, yet it is the Savior of this universe that is important, not when men choose to celebrate His birth, please see my conclusion in order to gain a greater understanding of what I mean. […]

What does God’s Word Really say… “work out your own salvation,” and “grace did more abound”*

Introduction The aim for any diligent student of God’s Word should be to handle the original languages of both Testaments along with the grammar.   The Old Testament Hebrew is vague, which many times makes this point moot, but the Greek language is a very precise and detailed language with many nuances found within the grammar, especially […]

Judging ~ Church Discipline ~ Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek*

Introduction 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, it appears so unkind. “Let each man stand before his God,” is heard as an excuse to […]

Figures of Speech ~ Part 2 ~ A Few Examples*

Introduction In part one 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 […]

Figures of Speech ~ Part 1 ~ A Brief Introduction*

Introduction (8/6/16 update) Hermeneutic (how we study the Bible, by what method we interpret it), 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 […]

Kinsman-Redeemer ~ Part 1 ~ A Brief Introduction

Introduction (Major Updated ~ 4/2014) The term “Kinsman Redeemer” (Hebrew: goel, [H1350] translated: “kinsman” ~ Num. 5:8; 27:11; Ruth 2:1; 3:9, 12, 13; 4:1, 3, 6, 8, 14; John 18:26; Romans 16:11) is the title for a position of responsibility within an Old Testament Hebrew family which was established by God.  This individual was entrusted with the ability […]

*The Problem With Using Strong’s Concordance Dictionary ~ Greek Words ~ Word Studies ~ and Greek Dictionaries

(ADDED ENDNOTE RESOURCES ~ 11/11/2017)   Strong’s Concordance and Dictionary One thing that many believers do concerning the handling of Greek words, is use Strong’s Concordance’s Dictionary to translate Greek words – this is not only a fundamental error but can lead to devastating conclusions regarding the misunderstanding of many Greek words.  (The last Endnote, number […]

The Heart and the Mind ~ What the Biblical word “Heart’ Means (6/10/16)

Introduction  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 the inner […]

Problems in the Church – Part 2 – A Lack of Discernment in Believers / The Church

Introduction This article was originally released under the title: “Why so Many Christians Make Bad Choices.” We understand that the English word “church“ (Greek: ekklesia) is NOT referring to a building that people meet in, but is believers as a whole (When used as a noun, with the article “the” preceding it), or as a local assembly […]

Problems in the Church – Part 1 – Studying God’s Word & What it Really Means

Introduction I am commonly asked why has a current church lost its power, being of such a non-affect concerning the world around us. I believe that there are two MAIN (Not only) answers of which I will deal within these next two articles: 1) Laziness, which is seen in a superficial handling of God’s word due […]

Dying to Self – Part 3 – Understanding and Application – Enabling Dying to Self.*

Introduction Typically, when presenting a teaching about dying-to-self it would be presented in chronological order: starting with knowledge, continuing on to understanding, then arriving at wisdom. Based on God’s Word, if we want to be wise about dying-to-self, as in approaching any subject in God’s word; wisdom is always coupled with behavior. Therefore, we will […]

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, […]

Does James Contradict Paul Regarding Faith

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 […]

Jesus’ Definition of Salvation ~ Eternal life ~

Introduction In defining salvation, I have heard many descriptions, formulas, directions, summations and doctrinal statements.  Over the past 50 years, I have listened to many learned theologians, pastors, and Sunday school teachers wax elegant in attempting to explain what being saved is, and is not.  Heard meaning Liturgical words, terms, and phrases (many times a benefit […]

Christophanies ~ The Old Testament and Jesus

A Christophany is pre-incarnate appearance of Jesus in the Old Testament.  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 God visited the Earth, […]

What is Christianity?

Question;   “What Does the Word of God Have to Say About What Christianity Is All about?” 1 – Jesus is God (Revised 02/07/2016) John 10:24-33 “Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus answered them, I […]

*What does God’s Word Really say… “work out your own salvation,” “grace did more abound,” and Insights into Greek Grammar Resources, as well as Lessons from Kenneth Wuest

Introduction (1/17/2016) The aim for any diligent student of God’s Word should be to handle the original languages of both Testaments along with the grammar.  The Old Testament Hebrew is vague, which many times makes this point moot, but the Greek is a very precise and detailed language with many nuances found within the grammar, especially […]

Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Notable Original Work)

Introduction Of all the questions that I have been asked over more than 40 years, the most frequent and passionate inquiry has always been about blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. The greatest fear has been by those that were panicked that they had accidentally committed this unforgivable sin. In the following you will see that […]

The Rapture and the Second Coming, 2 Events or 1 ~ Compare & Contrast

Introduction (2017) Regarding the Second Coming, the inconsistencies concerning a single event are staggering, therefore, by necessity there must be two separate events, with the only answer being the Rapture as one, and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ as the other. One of the arguments of the opponents to the idea of the Rapture […]

The Reason for the Season – JESUS

Introduction Due to the corruption of the fallen nature of man, he is a sinner at birth, and no matter what will continue to be a sinner until the day he dies. This is the first fact that we must deal with before going any further in regards to our fellowship with God the Father […]

Dying To Self Series – Part 2 – Wisdom – The Solution – From God’s Word

General Introduction The reason I started this series is because of how the Holy Spirit has been working in my life in a special way.  Personal Motivation I have experienced a renewed commitment and zeal of the Spirit concerning my service to our Lord and Savior; in holiness producing love – “love the Christian way.” […]

Dying to Self Series – Part 1 – Knowledge – The Problem – Self and Sin

Introduction (4th Updated, 11/28/2015) I feel led to take a short break from the “Eternal Security Series,” and go down a different road for a few articles, with a series called “Dying to Self Series.” I have always felt that teaching must be based upon God’s Word and not experience, and that being submissive to […]

The Prophecy of the Exact Day when the Messiah would Arrive the First Time ~ A Short Synopsis

Introduction One of the most unusual verses found in the New Testament is Luke 19:42-44, where Jesus holds the people accountable for not recognizing the day that the Messiah would come to Israel.   In the King James version of this passage, what is not seen in the English is the imperative that is in […]

Shoes and Faith, What is the Biblical Connection

Introduction One of the main focuses of this ministry is the Biblical understanding of faith. One of the verses that we repeat often is Romans 10:17, which states: “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.“ What this verse literally means is that faith, biblical faith is achieved when understanding […]

The Problem of Using Strong’s Concordance Dictionary ~ Greek Words ~ Word Studies ~ and Greek Dictionaries

(Major Revision ~ 06/20/2016) Strong’s Concordance and Dictionary One thing that many believers do concerning the handling of Greek words is use Strong’s Concordance’s Dictionary to translate Greek words – this is not only a fundamental error, but can lead to devastating conclusions regarding the misunderstanding of many Greek words.   Language Roots This is because […]

The Heart and the Mind ~ What the Biblical word “Heart’ Means (6/10/16)

Introduction  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 the inner […]

Faith Defined ~ (Notable Work)

Introduction There are 3 points of focus which this ministry maintains; 1) The preeminence of Jesus Christ, 2) The authority and sufficiency of the Word of God, and 3) The presentation of authentic Biblical faith, it is this last subject that we shall now address.  Faith is one of those virtues that seems so obvious, […]

What is Christianity?

Question;   “What Does the Word of God Have to Say About What Christianity Is All about?” (06/19/2015) 1 – Jesus is God John 10:24-33 “Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus answered them, I […]

Judging ~ Church Discipline ~ Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek (Notable Work)

Introduction 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, it appears so unkind. “Let each man stand before his God,” is heard as an excuse to […]

Jesus ~ Our City of Refuge

Introduction Perhaps one of the more baffling statements that Jesus made is found in John 5:39, which states: “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” The term used in the New Testament “Scriptures“, referred directly to the Old Testament which included the […]

Figures of Speech ~ Part 2 ~ A Few Examples*

Introduction In part one 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 […]

Figures of Speech ~ Part 1 ~ A Brief Introduction *

Introduction (8/6/16 update) Hermeneutic (how we study the Bible, by what method we interpret it) , 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 […]

Kinsman-Redeemer ~ Part 1 ~ A Brief Introduction

Introduction (Major Update ~ 4/2014) The term “Kinsman Redeemer” (Hebrew: goel, [H1350] translated: “kinsman” ~ Num. 5:8; 27:11; Ruth 2:1; 3:9, 12, 13; 4:1, 3, 6, 8, 14; John 18:26; Romans 16:11) is the title for a position of responsibility within an Old Testament Hebrew family which was established by God.  This individual was entrusted with the ability […]

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

Introduction The following is one of those passages wherein translating from the original Greek into the English renders it an enigma to many.  Philippians 2:12-13 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 with fear and trembling; […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Love God’s Way – The Practical Way that All Believers Can Love

Introduction The old expression, “familiarity breeds contempt;” is perhaps never better of use when it comes to the subject of love. Perhaps the reason why being familiar with love becomes makes it harder to understand regarding Biblical love, is because this is an everyday part of our lives, rather it is parental love, spousal love, […]

Jesus ~ The Ultimate Example of Faith! (Notable Original Work*)

Introduction (Update ~ 03/26/2015) This is one of the most important subjects I have ever attempted to teach.  While it is 86 pages long, please go through it slowly and thoroughly, take your time. It is a subject that changed my life. It is because faith is so much more important in the daily life […]

Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Notable Original Work)

Introduction Of all the questions that I have been asked over almost 40 years, the most frequent and passionate inquiry has always been about blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. The greatest fear has been by those that were panicked that they had accidentally committed this unforgivable sin. In the following you will see that it […]

Praying, Part 2 ~ The Lord’s Prayer – Parsed

“And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy […]

Praying, Part 1 ~ The Foundation of Prayer – Understood

Introduction This first part of a two-part series on prayer deals with the fundamentals of prayer.  Next week part 2, entitled: “Praying Part 2 ~ The Lord’s Prayer – Parsed,” will specifically deal with the Lord’s prayer. Therefore, before directly discussing prayer in regards to its structure in reference to what we call the “Lord’s […]

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

Introduction – Faith (update) 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.  Biblical faith is […]

Faith Defined ~ (Notable Work)

Introduction There are 3 points of focus which this ministry maintains; 1) The preeminence of Jesus Christ, 2) The authority and sufficiency of the Word of God, and 3) The presentation of authentic Biblical faith, it is this last subject that we shall now address.  Faith is one of those virtues that seems so obvious, […]

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 […]

Shoes and Faith, What is the Biblical Connection

Introduction One of the main focuses of this ministry is the Biblical understanding of faith. One of the verses that we repeat often is Romans 10:17, which states: “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.“ What this verse literally means is that faith, biblical faith is achieved when understanding […]

A Prophecy of When the Messiah Would Arrive ~ A Work in Progress

Text Daniel 9:25 “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.” God and Almost, Do Not Go Together […]

It It Finished ~ Paid In Full

Introduction The following is a presentation that I have been doing for over 20 years, yet am never tire of hearing these words myself. While on the cross Jesus made seven statements, the last thing He said is recorded in John 19:30, which states: “So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is […]

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

Introduction   (7/2014) 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 the […]

Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit

Introduction (Revision ~ 6/27/14) Of all the questions that I have been asked over almost 40 years, the most frequent and passionate inquiry has always been about blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. The greatest fear has been by those that were panicked that they had accidentally committed this unforgivable sin. In the following you will […]

The Evils of Pacifism ~ Turning the Other Cheek ~ Jesus was Not a Pacifist

Introduction In considering the subject of pacifism, perhaps using the definition from Wikipedia might help to get us started. “Pacifism is opposition to war and violence.  The word pacifism was coined by the French peace campaigner Emile Arnaud (1864–1921) and adopted by other peace activists at the tenth Universal Peace Congress in Glasgow in 1901. […]

Problems in the Church – Part 2 – A Lack of Discernment in Believers / The Church

Introduction This article was originally released under the title: “Why so Many Christians Make Bad Choices.” We understand that the English word “church” (Greek: ekklesia) is NOT referring to a building that people meet in, but is believers as a whole (When used as a noun, with the article “the” preceding it), or as a local assembly […]

Problems in the Church – Part 1 – Studying God’s Word & What it Really Means

Introduction I am commonly asked why has a current church lost its power, being of such a non-affect concerning the world around us. I believe that there are two main answers of which I will deal within these next two articles: 1) Laziness, which is seen in a superficial handling of God’s word due to […]

Why the 4 Gospels are Meant to be Different ~ Part 1 ~ The Four Books (Notable Work)

Preface  (Complete Revision ~ 01/25/2014) The following, Part 1 is a short introduction with a chart which explains the differences found in the 4 Gospels, which are four different perspectives in order to give insight into prophetic fulfillment, explain complexity, highlight detail, and to gain clarity concerning the role of Jesus’ first visit to earth; commonly […]

Jesus ~ Our City of Refuge

Introduction Perhaps one of the more baffling statements that Jesus made is found in John 5:39, which states: “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” The term used in the New Testament “Scriptures“, referred directly to the Old Testament which included the […]

Kinsman-Redeemer ~ Part 1 ~ A Brief Introduction

Introduction (Major Update ~ 4/2014) The term “Kinsman Redeemer” (Hebrew: goel, [H1350] translated: “kinsman” ~ Num. 5:8; 27:11; Ruth 2:1; 3:9, 12, 13; 4:1, 3, 6, 8, 14; John 18:26; Romans 16:11) is the title for a position of responsibility within an Old Testament Hebrew family which was established by God.  This individual was entrusted with the ability […]

Jesus ~ The Ultimate Example of Faith (Notable Original Work) !!!

Introduction (Updated ~ 02/03/2016) This is one of the most important subjects I have ever attempted to teach.  While it is 86 pages long, please go through it slowly and thoroughly, take your time. It is a subject that changed my life. It is because faith is so much more important in the daily life […]

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

Introduction – Faith (update) 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.  Biblical faith is […]

Pride ~ Part 2 ~ A Pragmatic Tool ~ Meekness

Introduction (Edited) 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 […]

Pride ~ Part 1 ~ Its Not as Simple as You May Think

Introduction A very wise old preacher once said that whatever a pastor repetitively keeps speaking about indicates what his own obsession is. And in the case of a particular sin that he keeps harping on; guess who has a big problem with that particular sin. Therefore, for the last 40 years I’ve watched self-righteous preachers pounding […]

How to Love God’s Way – The Practical Way that All Believers Can Love

Introduction The old expression, “familiarity breeds contempt;” is perhaps never better abuse that when it comes to the subject of love. Perhaps the reason why being familiar with love becomes makes it harder to understand regarding Biblical love, is because this is an everyday part of our lives, rather it is parental love, spousal love, […]

Christians, Our Churches, and Bad Choices; Why?

Introduction (Revised) This is written specifically to Christians, those that are truly born-again and not simply pew sitters. You that have been Christians for a few decades, have you noticed how different churches are these days. The Past In the past it was common for most Christians to attend services three times a week, Sunday […]

Why the 4 Gospels are Meant to be Different ~ Part 1 ~ The Four Books (Notable Work)

Preface  (Complete Revision ~ 01/25/2014) The following, Part 1 is a short introduction with a chart which explains the differences found in the 4 Gospels, which are four different perspectives in order to give insight into prophetic fulfillment, explain complexity, highlight detail, and to gain clarity concerning the role of Jesus’ first visit to earth; commonly […]

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

Introduction 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 the inner […]

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 […]

Figures of Speech ~ Part 2 ~ A Few Examples*

Introduction (2/2018) In part one 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 […]

Proof of Eternal Security ~ Ephesians 2:8

Introduction (Update ~ 07/19/2013)  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 faith, and that not of […]

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, […]

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

Introduction (Update: 06/05/2013) The following is one of those passages wherein translating from the original Greek into the English renders it an enigma to many.  Philippians 2:12-13 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 with fear […]

Why so Many Christians Make Bad Choices

The Source of Godly Discernment Perhaps one of the most important, as well sophisticated passages that addresses the application of proper judgment (or “discernment”, which unfortunately is a more user-friendly word for most of use) is found in Hebrews 5:11-14, which states: “Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull […]

Jesus ~ The Ultimate Example of Faith (Notable Original Work) !

Introduction (Major Revision ~ 04/28/2014) This is one of the most important subjects I have ever attempted to teach.  While it is 86 pages long, please go through it slowly and thoroughly, take your time. It is a subject that changed my life. It is because faith is so much more important in the daily […]

The 4 Gospels ~ Why they are Meant to be Different

Introduction (Reprinting – 05/03/2013) 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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

Something to Think About Series ~ 1 – Ray Comfort – Hell’s Best Kept Secret

Introduction I am going to do something different and present an article by someone else without comment.  I believe this presentation is something we Christians should think about.  bb “Hell’s Best Kept Secret” By Ray Comfort (This message was first preached in August 1982.) You can Listen to “Hell’s Best Kept Secret” at: LINK   In the late seventies, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit

Introduction Of all the questions that I have been asked over almost 40 years, the most frequent and passionate inquiry has always been about blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. The greatest fear has been by those that were panicked that they had accidentally committed this unforgivable sin. In the following you will see that it […]

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 […]

Think ~ Act ~ Feel

Human Nature, (As falsely taught by the world as “Natural” – Evolution): Feel-Act. (Updated) The world says: “We act in response to how we feel,” “If it feels good, do it.”  The world is obsessed with emotional feelings at the expense of rational discretion.  It is the emotions that the media, entertainment, and politics utilize to move […]

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 […]

Kinsman-Redeemer ~ Part 1 ~ A Brief Introduction

Introduction (Major Updated ~ 4/2014) The term “Kinsman Redeemer” (Hebrew: goel, [H1350] translated: “kinsman” ~ Num. 5:8; 27:11; Ruth 2:1; 3:9, 12, 13; 4:1, 3, 6, 8, 14; John 18:26; Romans 16:11) is the title for a position of responsibility within an Old Testament Hebrew family which was established by God.  This individual was entrusted with the ability […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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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