Who Is the “Israel of God” in Galatians 6:16?

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  Scripture quoted by permission. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the NET Bible® copyright ©1996-2018 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. All rights reserved.”   (Galatians 6:15-16) – 15 For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything; the only thing that matters is a new creation! 16 And all who will behave Read More …

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Role of Women in the Local Church (Part 2 of 2) — [Controversial Passages]

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Scripture quoted by permission. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the NET Bible® copyright ©1996-2018 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. All rights reserved.”   (Click here to read Part 1 – “Case for Egalitarianism”)   Explaining the Controversial Passages As I previously indicated, regardless of how we interpret these controversial passages, it Read More …

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Role of Women in the Local Church (Part 1 of 2) — [Case for Egalitarianism]

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Scripture quoted by permission. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the NET Bible® copyright ©1996-2018 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. All rights reserved.”    (Click here to read Part 2 – “Controversial Passages”)   Note:  This is my complete study on this subject. If you would like to read the abbreviated version of this Read More …

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John 14:3 Leaves no Room for a Millennial Kingdom

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Premillennialism teaches that there will be an earthly, millennial kingdom, where, upon His return, Christ will rule as King over the world. However, Jesus Himself reveals that there cannot be such a kingdom:   (John 14:1-4) – 1 “Do not let your hearts be distressed. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 There Read More …

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Asceticism and False Christianity

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Dictionary.com: Asceticism: 1. the manner of life, practices, or principles of an ascetic. 2. the doctrine that a person can attain a high spiritual and moral state by practicing self-denial, self-mortification, and the like. 3. rigorous self-denial; extreme abstinence; austerity.   Ascetic: 1. a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of Read More …

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Does God Bless America Because It Blesses Israel?

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Whenever Israel comes under attack from one of their enemies (as is happening as I write this), you will see Christians on social media encouraging others to pray for Israel, or to pray for the peace of Israel. Why? Not that this isn’t a good thing. Of course it is. But why do they request Read More …

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Gifts Series – [Commentary on 1 Corinthians 14]

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All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction 1 Corinthians 14 is one of the most challenging chapters in the Bible. In some respects it’s a chapter of mystery. However, I believe we can come to some confident conclusions about it that will settle some important questions for Read More …

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Gifts Series – [Commentary on 1 Corinthians 13]

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All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   This chapter provides further support for the transitory and transitional purpose of the miracle gifts. It’s in total harmony with what we’ve already learned.   1 Corinthians 13 (1 Cor 13:1) – 1 If I speak with the tongues of men Read More …

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Gifts Series – [Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12]

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All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Please read the following as an important introduction to commentaries on 1 Corinthians 12-14: Gifts Series – Introduction – [Different Times, Different Ways] Gifts Series – [Foundational Truths]   1 Corinthians 12-14 is the most lengthy and detailed passage in the Read More …

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Gifts Series – Introduction – [Different Times, Different Ways]

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One of the most confusing and hotly debated subjects among Christians/churches today is in regard to the gifts of the Spirit, namely, the miracle gifts. In association, this would include dreams, visions and prophecies. Cessationists believe that the miracle gifts ceased with the completion of the New Testament and the full establishment of the Church Read More …

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Gifts Series – [Foundational Truths]

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All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Note: That God still works miracles today is not the issue. Of course He does. The subject of this study pertains to the gifts, specifically to all the miracle gifts and those who use them.    Spiritual gifts passages: Romans 12:6-8; 1 Read More …

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Gifts Series – [Dreams – Visions – Prophecies]

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All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Note: As an introduction to this study, I recommend that you read the following article first:  Awareness of the Times.   Introduction There are Christians who see how God worked in someone’s life in the Bible – whether it be OT Read More …

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