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What Is Sin? What Is a Sinner?

Exactly what is sin? To be honest, today it is difficult to know anymore. Just a few decades ago most Christians and even non-Christians would likely mention the “seven deadly sins”: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth. wrath, envy, and pride. However,... Continue Reading →


FORGIVENESS: The Teaching of Christ

Christ taught that forgiveness is a duty. No limit can be set to the extent of forgiveness (Lu 17:4) and it must be granted without reserve. Jesus will not admit that there is any wrong so gross nor so often... Continue Reading →

Imitating Jesus’ Humility

In the Old Testament as well as in the New Testament, humility is an essential characteristic of true piety, or of the man who is right with God. God humbles men in order to bring them to Himself (De 8:2-3,... Continue Reading →

BIBLICAL WORD OF THE DAY: Ark of the Covenant: (Heb. aron berit; Gr. kibōtos diathēkē)

Ark of the Covenant: (Heb. aron berit; Gr. kibōtos diathēkē) The original chest made of acacia wood and overlaid with gold, the cover being of solid gold with two cherubs facing each other, which the Israelites kept in the Most... Continue Reading →

BIBLICAL WORD OF THE DAY: Areopagus: (Gr. Areios Pagos)

Areopagus: (Gr. Areios Pagos) It literally means ‘hill of mars.’ It is the location of an Athens court, where the apostle Paul explained his beliefs to the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers of Athens, which is traditionally associated with a rocky... Continue Reading →

BIBLICAL WORD OF THE DAY: Archangel: (Gr. archangelos)

Archangel: (Gr. archangelos) Michael is the only spirit named as an archangel in the Bible. Nevertheless, some Bible scholars believe that ‘it is possible that there are other’ archangels. However, the prefix “arch,” meaning “chief” or “principal,” indicates that there... Continue Reading →

BIBLICAL WORD OF THE DAY: Aramaic: (Heb. arāmî)

Aramaic: (Heb. arāmî) It is a Semitic language similar to Phoenician and Hebrew, using the same alphabet. It was the language of the Arameans, who were present in northwestern Mesopotamia, with their kingdoms being mentioned in the Bible account at... Continue Reading →

BIBLICAL WORD OF THE DAY: Aram; Aramaeans: (Heb. arǎmmî)

Aram; Aramaeans: (Heb. arǎmmî) These were the descendants of Shem’s son Aram, who mainly lived in various regions N of Israel, running from the Lebanon Mountains across to Mesopotamia and from the Taurus Mountains in the north down to Damascus.... Continue Reading →

BIBLICAL WORD OF THE DAY: Appearing: (Gr. epiphaneia)

Appearing: (Gr. epiphaneia) It literally means “a shining forth,” which was used to refer to a divine being becoming visible to humans. Epiphaneia is used in the NT to refer to Jesus first coming to the earth and his second... Continue Reading →

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