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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 →

What Do We Learn From the Baptisms in the Book of Acts?

We will look into baptism in the book of Acts, together with related questions: (1) Baptism in the book of Acts, (2) being baptized into Christ, (3) baptism and salvation, and (4) a summary of baptism in the book of Acts. 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 →

Why Should Christians Not Use Allegory to Interpret the Holy Scriptures?

On many occasions, a New Testament writer would quote or cite an Old Testament Scripture. Many times, the New Testament writer would be using the Old Testament text contextually, according to the setting, and intent of the Old Testament writer... Continue Reading →

JOHN 18:38: “What Is Truth?”

John 18:38 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 38 Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” In the United States, there are 350,000 churches, making up hundreds of denominations. Eighty percent of these are stagnant, with nineteen percent growing only through childbirth,... Continue Reading →

ACTS 17:18 Reasoning with Modern-Day Babblers

Acts 17:18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 And certain ones of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him. Some were saying, “What would this idle babbler[1] wish to say?” Others, “He seems to be a proclaimer of strange... Continue Reading →

GALATIANS 1:6: Why Was Paul So Upset with the Galatians?

Galatians 1:6 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 6 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting him who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel;... Continue Reading →

SAUL: The First King of Israel

Early History The name Saul is usually regarded as simply the passive participle of the verb "to ask," and so meaning "asked" (compare 1Sa 8:4 ff), but the gentilic adjective sha'uli (Nu 26:13) would point to its having also an intensive connotation,... Continue Reading →

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