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April 2017

How Do You View Bible Difficulties?

Every careful student and every thoughtful reader of the Bible finds that the words of the Apostle Peter concerning the Scriptures, that there are some things in them hard to be understood is true. The apostle Peter says of Paul's... Continue Reading →

The Reasoning Evangelist

Acts 18:19 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 19 And they came to Ephesus, and he left them there, but he himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. If someone or a church evangelizes their community, one must be... Continue Reading →

Reasoning from the Scriptures

Acts 17:2-3 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 2 And according to Paul’s custom, he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures, 3 explaining and proving that it was necessary that the Christ had to suffer and... Continue Reading →

Contend for the Faith

2 Timothy 2:25-26 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 25 instructing his opponents with gentleness, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to accurate knowledge[1] of the truth, 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him... Continue Reading →

The Armenian Version

Illustrated Armenian Bible from 1256 The Armenian Version of the Bible designated by (arm) dates from the early fifth century C.E., which includes all of the New Testament and was likely, prepared from both Greek and Syriac texts. It is often... Continue Reading →

The Gothic Version

The Goths were a group of loosely allied Germanic tribes, most likely beginning in Scandinavia. In the first few centuries after Jesus Christ life and death, they migrated as far south as the Black Sea and the Danube River, to... Continue Reading →

The Coptic Versions

Uncial 0177 with the text of Luke 1:59-73 The codex contains a small part of the Gospel of Luke 1:73-2:7 (Greek) and Luke 1:59-73 (Coptic), on one parchment leaf (36 cm by 27.5 cm). It is written in two columns per page, 36 lines... Continue Reading →

Seeking and Searching the Word of God

Proverbs 2:1-5 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 2 My son, if you receive my words[1] and treasure up my commandments with you, 2 making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to discernment;[2] 3 For if you cry for discernment[3] and raise... Continue Reading →

Pay Much Closer Attention

Hebrews 2:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 2 For this reason we must pay much closer attention[1] to the things that have been heard, so that we do not drift away[2] from it. In the United States in 2010, the rate... Continue Reading →

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