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May 2019

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Friday, May 31, 2019

What does it mean to receive Jesus Christ? It means to take Christ to be to yourself all that God offers Him to be to everybody. Jesus Christ is God’s gift. “For God so loved the world that He gave... Continue Reading →

How Many Young Christians Must We Lose to Satan Before You Arm Yourself?

2 Timothy 2:26 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will. Satan the Devil stalks true Christians. (1 Pet. 5:8) His intention is not necessarily to slay them, as... Continue Reading →

OTTC HOSEA 14:2: Is “bulls” (MT) or “fruit” (LXX; 14:3) the original reading of the Hebrew text?

The MT has the reading “bulls” (פָרִים; farim) in verse 2 of chapter 14. On the other hand, the LXX: Greek Septuagint reads “fruit”  (καρπὸν; fruit) in verse 2 of chapter 14. The Septuagint continues to be very much important today and is used by textual scholars to help uncover copyists’ errors that might have crept into the Hebrew manuscripts either intentionally or unintentionally. ... Continue Reading →

NTTC LUKE 8:43: “who [spent all her living on physicians] and could not be healed by anyone”

The longer reading is also suggestive of the synoptic parallel in Mark 5:26, which means that it is very much likely that a scribe condensed the words of Mark. The expanded reading ["spent all her living on physicians"] is supported by א A C L W Θ Ξ Ψ f1, 33 Maj. While the longer reading is found in the Nestle-Alans text, it is ... Continue Reading →

DEEP BIBLE STUDY Does Not Always Equal Spiritual Maturity But a LACK THEREOF Does Equal Spiritual Immaturity

One of the most often stated half-truths that we learn early on in our Christian walk is that deep Bible knowledge does not necessarily equal spiritual maturity. However, that is only half of the truth. The other half of that... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Thursday, May 30, 2019

Galatians 1:14 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 14 and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my race,[10] so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. The apostle Paul, also previously known by his Hebrew... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Wednesday, May 29, 2019

1 Corinthians 3:6 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. Many Christians use this text to beg off from evangelizing. All Christians are responsible for proclaiming the Gospel, teaching the Word of God, and making disciples. (Matthew 24:14;... Continue Reading →

How Can Christian Apologists Effectively Witness to Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Apologists Exposing False Prophecies of Watchtower Organization Jehovah's Witnesses 1878, 1914, 1918, 1925, and 1975 Is it best to spend much time trying to expose historical problems or is there a better way. Most Christian apologists are pretty much on... Continue Reading →

OTTC GENESIS 9:10: Is the second “all the beasts of the earth” the original reading of the Hebrew text?

The BHS/MT has the reading “to all the beasts of the earth” in verse 10 of chapter 9. On the other hand, the Greek Septuagint (LXX) does not include “to all the beasts of the earth” in verse 10 of chapter 9. The verbal repetition in the Hebrew test is obviously for emphasis. The Septuagint continues to be very much important today and is used by textual scholars to help uncover copyists’ errors ... Continue Reading →

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