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EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored ninety-five books. Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV).

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Monday, March 25, 2019

What Did Paul Mean When He Wrote: “We are fellow workers for your joy”? 2 Corinthians 1:24 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 24 Not that we lord it over your faith, but we are fellow workers for your joy, because by faith you are... Continue Reading →


How Were the Scriptures Impacted By the Persecution of Early Christianity?

Jesus had told his followers, “‘a slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will keep yours also.’” (John 15:20) Certainly, the growth of Christianity from... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Sunday, March 24, 2019

Supporting Depressed Ones If we have a wife, husband, child, or parent that suffers from a mental disorder, we need to be aware of the symptoms. This will help you to deal with them in a more loving way. It... Continue Reading →

How Did the Spread of Early Christianity Impact Our Goal of New Testament Textual Criticism?

The Apostasy Excursion Within just a few short decades after the death of the apostle John, divisions were already evident among the early Christians. Historian Will and Ariel Durant write: “Celsus [Greek Philosopher and second-century opponent of Christianity] himself had... Continue Reading →

What Is the Goal of the New Testament Textual Scholar?

This article may be somewhat controversial because many modern textual scholars are not certain that we can get back to the original text. Again, when we use the term “original” reading or “original” text in this publication, it is a... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Saturday, March 23, 2019

CHRISTIANS Beware of Innocent Appearing Situations Obviously, this should be of the greatest concern to each one of us. We may be a person of good character, and believe that in any situation, we will make the right decisions. However,... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Friday, March 22, 2019

Is There a Better More Effective Way to Share Our Faith We use the New Testament as our guide [THE GREAT TEACHER JESUS CHRIST/THE TEACHER THE APOSTLE PAUL], and we learn by trial and error, while also using some common... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Thursday, March 21, 2019

Be Kind to One Another Ephesians 4:30-32 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by[29] whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit increases unity. The apostle Paul’s next words are also essential if... Continue Reading →

Who Were the Essenes?

[es-senz', (Essenoi, Essaioi)] When Josephus describes the sects of the Jews, he devotes most of his time and attention to the third of these sects, the Essenes. Strangely enough, although there are frequent references in the New Testament to the... Continue Reading →

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