Category Archives: Phrase Study

What Constitutes A God-Approved Marriage (Part 2)

In this writing, let us consider a couple of things which do not, in and of themselves, constitute a God-approved marriage.  Let us notice… (1) Sexual union does not constitute marriage.  (a) The sexual union of Dinah and Shechem did … Continue reading

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What Constitutes A God-Approved Marriage? (Part 1)

What constitutes marriage? Jesus taught, “from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’  ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one … Continue reading

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Baptized For The Dead

“Otherwise, what will they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead do not rise at all?  Why then are they baptized for the dead?” (1 Corinthians 15:29). These words are a part of a greater context.  Some were … Continue reading

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Five Faithful Sayings

Paul verbally highlighted five points for emphasis sake in the books of  1 & 2 Timothy and Titus.  These are five things which should be remembered.  1.  “This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus … Continue reading

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The Man of Sin, The Son of Perdition

“Let no one deceive you by any means, for the Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition” (2 Thessalonians 2:3). The day under consideration is the … Continue reading

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False Brethren

“False brethren” are twice spoken of in the New Covenant, both times by Paul (2 Corinthians 11:26; Galatians 2:4).  Who were these “false brethren”?  What practical lessons can we glean from the mentioning in scripture of them? A common view … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit: In Prayer (Part 3)

“Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.  For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.  What is the conclusion then?  I will pray with the spirit, and … Continue reading

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