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WHY DOES 1 JOHN 2:2 Not Support Universal Reconciliation (i.e., Universal Salvation)?

There is one passage more than any other which is I appealed to by those who believe in universal redemption, and which at first sight appears to teach that Christ died for the whole human race. We have therefore decided... Continue Reading →

INTRODUCTION to the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews

Before taking up the study of this important Epistle let writer and reader humbly bow before its Divine Inspirer, and earnestly seek from Him that preparation of heart which is needed to bring us into fellowship with that One whose person, offices, and glories are here so sublimely displayed. ... Continue Reading →

HEBREWS 1:1-3 The Superiority of Christ Over the Prophets

Before taking up the study of the opening verses of our Epistle, let us adduce further evidence that the apostle Paul was the writer of it. To begin with, note its Pauline characteristics. First, a numerical one. There is a... Continue Reading →

SOME CHRISTIANS SAY: “We only need the Bible nothing more.” “The Holy Spirit will guide us in our understanding of the Bible.” What do you think?

Biblical Hebrew and Greek, Copyists, Translators, Textual Scholars, and Biblical Interpretation Some Christians without really thinking it through say, "We only need the Bible nothing more." "we have Genesis to Revelation and nothing else is needed." "The Holy Spirit will... Continue Reading →

How Are We to Understand the New Testament Author’s use of the Old Testament? [Abridged]

We, non-Bible authors, can only get at the meaning of any given text by grammatical-historical interpretation, which is an objective approach. We are not under inspiration while we are interpreting Scripture; otherwise, we would never err. We have to understand ... Continue Reading →

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 →

What Is the Synoptic Problem of Matthew, Mark, and Luke and What is the Hypothetical Q Document?

“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 →

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