Spiritual Enlightenment is the Fruit of Salvation

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  Those who have been truly born-again (Jn 1:12-13; Jn 3:3-8; 1 Pe 1:23), who are indwelt by the “Spirit of Truth” (Jn 15:26; Jn 16:13; 1 Jn 4:6), who have been “enlightened” (Eph 1:18) via regeneration (new-birth), will grow in their ability to see the truth and the kind of lives we’re to live 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 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 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 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 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; 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 Read More …

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Gifts Series – [Awareness of the Times]

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  In order to interpret and understand how God deals with His people during the Church era, we must be aware of the times, particularly times of transition in God’s program for His people. There has always been a lot of confusion regarding the way God speaks and makes His will known to us. We Read More …

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Don’t Fall for Accusations of Heresy

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  If you read a lot of articles on theology or if you belong to online theology groups, you’ve surely seen the words “heresy” and “heretics” tossed around, and aimed at fellow believers in Christ. Use of those terms create a desired effect. It creates the idea that the accuser knows what they’re talking about, Read More …

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Are Church Vows Biblical?

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  Introduction My wife and I had an experience that stirred and energized my thinking about church membership vows (covenant, promise), which we took at a particular church. It awakened some new insights regarding the implications of vows in general, but especially as it relates to church membership and church leadership. I now believe that Read More …

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