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DAILY DEVOTIONAL Saturday, February 09, 2019

The Biblical Advantages of Forgiveness Psalm 86:5 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 5 For you, Jehovah, are good and forgiving, abounding in loving-kindness love to all who call upon you. Most fittingly, Christians are repeatedly admonished throughout Scripture to show... Continue Reading →

LOOKING UNTO JESUS: The Perfecter of Our Faith

If we are to run with patience the race that is set before us, we must always keep looking unto Jesus (Heb. 12:1–3). One of the simplest and yet one of the mightiest secrets of abiding joy and victory is... Continue Reading →

Genesis 25:1 BDC: Keturah is called Abraham’s wife here, but at 1 Chronicles 1:32, she is referred to as his concubine.

There is no real contradiction here, it just seems that way to the English reader of the Bible. The Hebrew word ishshah means “woman” (literally, a female man) or “wife.” Genesis 25:1 should be understood as “Abraham took another woman,... 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 →

Who Were the Sadducees?

1. Name: Rival Etymologies. Probably from Zadok the High Priest: [sad'-u-sez (tsadduqim; Saddoukaioi)] The Talmud form suggests derivation from the name of their founder, but the form in the New Testament and Josephus would imply a connection with the verb... Continue Reading →

THE TOP 40 CHRISTIAN APOLOGISTS

All serious students of God's Word need to know these Christian apologists below. Almost all of them are still busy defending the faith, while a few have died. A few are very old and still carrying out the work. They... Continue Reading →

SPIRITUALITY: What Does It Mean to Be a Spiritual Person?

Spir-it-u-al'-i-ty: The state of being spiritual in the higher use of the word. It is purely a religious term and signifies the state of a soul vitalized by the Divine Spirit and made alive unto God. It covers the entire... Continue Reading →

THE EPISTLE TO PHILIPPIANS: Introduction to the Book of Philippians

The letter to the Philippians was a thank you letter written by the Apostle Paul in response to the Philippian Church’s continued support of him. The letter is the most personal of all the letters of Paul that we have... Continue Reading →

THE EPISTLE TO PHILIPPIANS: Preface to Paul’s Prison Letters

Paul was used in an extraordinary way by God to provide us with the writings that make up our New Testament. Paul wrote what is technically called “Epistles” – that means a letter, especially one that is long, formal, or... Continue Reading →

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