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THE CHURCH FATHERS: Advocates of Bible Truth

Edward D. Andrews, Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV) The Church Fathers were prominent theologians and Christian philosophers who lived between the second and fifth centuries C.E. More broadly speaking, Robert M. Grant writes, “In Christian thought since... Continue Reading →

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THE APOLOGISTS: Christian Defenders of the Faith

Edward D. Andrews, Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV) Marcion of Sinope: He was a rich young man who was also a significant leader in early Christianity (c. 85 – c. 160 C.E.). He publicly stated that... Continue Reading →

Patristic Quotations from New Testament Authors

Edward D. Andrews, Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV) Another primary source for recovery of the original text of the New Testament is the enormous number of quotations from the early Christian writers (apologetic works, epistles, commentaries,... Continue Reading →

THE APOSTLE PAUL His Missionary Travels

James Stalker and Edward D. Andrews Paragraphs 79–114. 79–88.       The First Journey. 79, 80.      His Companions. Cyprus. Change of his Name. 82–87.       The Mainland of Asia Minor. Desertion of Mark; 84. Antioch-in-Pisidia and Iconium; 85–87. Lystra and Derbe; 88. Return. 89–108.      The... Continue Reading →

THE APOSTLE PAUL The Work Awaiting the Worker

James Stalker and Edward D. Andrews Paragraphs 68–78. 68–70.       Eight Years of Comparative Inactivity at Tarsus. Gentiles admitted to Christian Church. 71, 72.       Paul discovered by Barnabas and brought to Antioch. His Work there. 73–78.       The Known World of that Period. The... Continue Reading →

The Apostle Paul’s Gospel

James Stalker and Edward D. Andrews Paragraphs 51–67. 51–53.        Sojourn in Arabia. 54–58.       Failure of Man’s Righteousness. Failure of the Gentiles. Failure of the Jews. The Fall the ultimate Cause of Failure. 59–65.       The Righteousness of God.      The New Adam. The... Continue Reading →

The Apostle Paul’s Conversion

James Stalker and Edward D. Andrews Paragraphs 37–50. 37, 38.       The severity of the Persecution. 39–42.       Kicking against the Goad. 43, 44.       The Vision of Christ. 45–48.       Effect of his Conversion on his Thinking. 49, 50.      Its Effect on his... Continue Reading →

The Apostle Paul’s Unconscious Preparation for His Work

James Stalker and Edward D. Andrews Paragraphs 13–36. 14–16.        Date and Place of Birth.      His love of Cities. 17, 18.        Home. 19–26.        Education. Roman Citizenship; 20. Tent-making; 21, 22. Knowledge of Greek Literature; 23–26. Rabbinical Teaching. Gamaliel. Knowledge of Old Testament.... Continue Reading →

The Apostle Paul’s Place In History

James Stalker and Edward D. Andrews Paragraphs 1–12. 1, 2.           The Man Needed by the Time. 3, 4.          A Type of Christian Character. 5, 6.          The Thinker of Christianity. 9–12.         The Missionary of the Gentiles. (1) There are some men whose lives... Continue Reading →

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