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God: Anthropomorphism

Anthropomorphism (from the Greek Anthropos meaning man or human, and morphe meaning form or feature) is a figure of speech which is used in the Bible.   It is “an ascription of material  forms to God” (Clinton Lockhart, Principles of Interpretation, … 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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Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage (Jesus: Tested, Part 2)

Jesus made clear that God’s ideal for marriage did not include divorce.  His plan was for husband and wife to become one flesh: “Two individuals they are, two personalities; but they are one in love, in aim, in purpose” (Roy … Continue reading

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Take Heed How You Build

“According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it.  But each one take heed how he builds on it.  For no other foundation can … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit: In Sanctification (Part 4)

The Bible clearly teaches that God sanctifies. Moreover, it teaches that He does so indirectly, by medium of the word (John 17:17, 19). However, some believe that He also directly (miraculously) influences the heart and mind of man. Some believe … Continue reading

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Love in 1 John

The term “love” appears in some form 51 times in the 105 verses of 1 John. What can we learn about Biblical love from this book? Here are a few things… 1.  Love is more than words. “By this we … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit: In Conversion (Part 2)

Much of the denominational world are Calvinists in doctrine. They believe that there must be a direct operation of the Holy Spirit on the heart of a man before he can be converted. Nathan Rice (a Presbyterian) made this statement … Continue reading

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Paradoxical Words

Webster defines the word “paradox” to mean “something that is made up of two opposite things that seems impossible but is actually true or possible… a statement that seems to say two opposite things but that may be true” (www.merriam-webster.com). … Continue reading

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Baptism and 1 Corinthians 1:17

1 Corinthians 1:17 is a key passage that some have used to deny the necessity of baptism in connection with salvation.  It is claimed that if such was essential for salvation, then this passage would say that Christ sent Paul to baptize.  … Continue reading

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