Category Archives: Word Study

When Is A Divorce, A Divorce?

A couple gets divorced for reasons other than fornication.  In time, one of them remarries, or becomes sexually involved with another.  May the other partner (in that original marriage) now remarry with God’s approval? There are brethren, “conservative brethren,” on … Continue reading

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Suggestions for Bible Students (Part 5)

The Bible contains both literal language and figurative language.  Literal language is the use of a word, phrase, or sentence in its normal, usual sense.  Figurative language is the use of a word, phrase, or sentence in a way which … Continue reading

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Suggestions For Bible Students (Part 4)

Wayne Jackson opined, “In my judgment the greatest problem in the church today (in any age, in fact is) a lack of Bible knowledge.   This is the tap-root of all other problems which plague the Kingdom of Christ” (Jackson, A … Continue reading

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Suggestions for Bible Students (Part 3)

Wayne Jackson has written, “It is the epitome of folly to ignore the labors of countless Bible scholars across the centuries who have made available, by means of the printed page, the results of their research.  One of the wonders … Continue reading

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The Church: The Kingdom of Christ

“He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the Kingdom of the Son of His love” (Colossians 1:13) In one sense (as above), the church and the kingdom are used as synonyms.  Consider: (a) Christians, … Continue reading

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The Church: The Called Out

“I will build My church” (Matthew 16:18). The original word translated “church” is ekklesia.  It is commonly translated “church,” “congregation,” and “assembly.”  It comes from ek = “out” and kaleo = “to call.” The original word was used long before Jesus built His church.  (1) … Continue reading

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The Adversary (Part 2)

The Bible teaches that we have an adversary.  Peter warned, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).  He is presented as real and dangerous. … Continue reading

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