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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 →

Hebrews 4:12: How Is the Word of God Living and Active?

In about 56 C.E.,[1] the apostle Paul wrote a letter to the Christian congregation in Rome. Within this letter, Paul drew attention to the fact that that true Christians had to make changes. He said: “And do not be conformed... Continue Reading →

The Meaning of Faith Without Works is Dead

James 2:14-20 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 14 What use is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is without clothes and lacks daily food, 16 and... Continue Reading →

JESUS SAID That he will “DRAW All Men [and Women] to Myself.”

John 12:32 Updated American standard Version (UASV) 32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw (helkō) all men to myself.” Jesus told the leaders of his day that he "will draw all men [and women] to myself."... Continue Reading →

Jesus In the Temple at Twelve Years Old

The Nativity Augustus was sitting on the throne of the Roman Empire, and the touch of his finger could set the machinery of government in motion over very nearly the whole of the civilized world. He was proud of his... Continue Reading →

The Battle for the Mind of God’s People Builds

Centuries passed with God’s people in their on-again-off-again relationship with God. It came time for God to keep his promise that he had made back at the time of Adam and Eve’s expulsion from Eden that he was going to... Continue Reading →

Why Is the Greek Verb Pisteuo (faith, Believe, trust in) Rendered Differently at Times?

John 3:16 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone trusting in him will not be destroyed but have eternal life. John 3:36 Updated American Standard Version... Continue Reading →

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