Genesis 1-3 is the Key to Interpreting the Roles of Men and Women

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  Introduction Most Christians who follow social media are probably aware of the ongoing debate between complementarianism and egalitarianism, which refer to the roles of men and women in the church and home. This debate is perhaps at an all time high, as there’s a good case to be made for both positions. Plus, social 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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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 in 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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False Prophets & False Believers Among Us

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  Introduction In the passage below, Jesus warns us about “false prophets” (false teachers). They’re either deceivers or are totally deceived themselves. This also applies to false believers, those who believe and practice what false prophets teach (Lu 6:43-45). He tells us to “watch out.” Jesus gives us this warning and instruction because it’s important Read More …

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The Gospel and the Kingdom of Christ – (How to Share the Message) – [2 of 2]

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  Introduction Why is it important to preach the gospel within the context of the Kingdom of Christ (Kingdom of God)? The Apostle Paul had his reasons for doing so, and so did Philip the Evangelist. Most importantly, Jesus Himself. They’re our examples. When we present the gospel of Jesus Christ with the Kingdom of Read More …

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