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JOHN CALVIN: The Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

What exactly is the Fruit of the Poisonous Tree? Fruit of the poisonous tree is a legal metaphor in the United States used to describe evidence that is obtained illegally. The logic of the terminology is that if the source... Continue Reading →

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The Synoptic Problem of Matthew, Mark, and Luke

“The gospels must now be seen as the result of early Christian mythmaking. Q forces the issue, for it documents an earlier history that does not agree with the narrative gospel accounts.”[1] – Burton L. Mack, retired professor of New Testament... Continue Reading →

Why Is Hermeneutics Important?

In short, hermeneutics is important because if you are not interpreting the Bible correctly, you will not find the accurate knowledge (Gr. epignosis) of God. Hermeneutics has rules and principles and if they are not followed correctly, you will come... Continue Reading →

Interpreting 1 Timothy 4:13-15 In Light of Timothy Being an Experienced Elder

Before we delve into this verse we must first ask, who is Timothy and why would the apostle give him such exhortation as we find in the above text? The Roman province of Galatia was home to the young boy... Continue Reading →

Tithing – A Case Study

One of the best ways to understand the principles of biblical interpretation is to take an issue and apply the principles to it in order to get a better understanding of that issue. Take, for example, the question “Is tithing... Continue Reading →

Help in Teaching the Bible

If we are to fulfill the great commission, that Jesus gave to every Christian, to proclaim and to teach the Good News, we must accurately understand it ourselves first. It was in the spring of 31 C.E., and Jesus was... Continue Reading →

Help in Understanding the Bible

The irony is that hundreds of millions of Christians are humble enough to recognize that the Bible is difficult to understand, it is a deep and complex book. There are tens of millions, who believe they understand everything they read,... Continue Reading →

Who is Gog of the Land of Magog Mentioned By Ezekiel the Prophet?

AN ATTACK ON GOD’S PEOPLE Ezekiel 38:16 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 16 and you will come up against my people Israel like a cloud covering the land; it will be in the last days, and I will bring you against... Continue Reading →

The Danger From Within The Church

  F. David Farnell Senior Professor of NT at the Master’s Seminary “AS THE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARIES GO, SO GOES THE CHURCH”—J. Gresham Machen—The Christian Faith in the Modern World, p. 65 QUESTION FOR OUR READERS: SHOULD SEMINARY EDUCATION EVEN BE... Continue Reading →

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