Notice to My Readers

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  I wanted to let you know that I’ve been reading and studying more about the covenants to expand my understanding of regarding Israel and the Church and God’s plan for His people. Once I’m finished, I plan to write a series of posts about this subject. Meanwhile, as an introduction you can read my Read More …

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Systems of Theology — My Position

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    Note: My general statement of faith can be found here.   Introduction There are three primary systems of theology by which Christians understand and explain the Scriptures, especially in regard to how the Old and New Testaments relate to each other. They are as follows:   Covenant Theology (CT) — Presbyterian CT  (PCT) — Read More …

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Passages Like Jeremiah 3:14-18 Are Already Fulfilled in Christ

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    (Jeremiah 3:14-18) – 14 Return, O faithless children, says the Lord, for I am your master; I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion. 15 I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and Read More …

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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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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 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 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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