Love, charity (as we rather prefer to say), in its effects upon all our relations to others, is the beautiful subject of this section of our Epistle. It begins with the message of love itself-yet another asterisk referring to the Gospel, to the very substance of the teaching which the believers of Ephesus had first received from St. Paul, and which had been emphasized by St. John.
God’s faith-building promises recorded at Isaiah 41:10: (1) God will be with His true followers, (2) He is our Almighty One True God, and (3) He will help His people. We need these guarantees because we face many difficult trials in our walk with God. We must also deal with pressures from world conditions. Some of us are even enduring persecution from powerful governments.
Faithfulness is a quality or attribute applied in the Scripture to both God and man. This article is limited to the consideration of the Scripture teaching concerning the meaning of faithfulness in its application to God. Faithfulness is one of the characteristics of God's ethical nature. It denotes the firmness or constancy of God in... Continue Reading →
A Mixture of Historical Fiction with Historical Narrative Based on God's Word (Aʹbel) [possibly, Exhalation; Vanity]. The second son of Adam and his wife Eve, and the younger brother of their firstborn son, Cain. (Ge 4:2) The absence of the verb harah (Ge 4:2; compare verse Ge 1:1-31) has been taken to imply, perhaps truly, that Cain... Continue Reading →
Life is going well for us, we are in perfect health; and then, suddenly we fall ill. Unexpectedly, we have no strength or vitality. Then, as suddenly, we have intense headaches, and our entire body is afflicted with pain. What is going on, we might be asking? The dangerous bacterium, virus, or other microorganisms that... Continue Reading →
The Greek New Testament has much to say about faith. This is especially true of the Gospel of John as it has several Greek words related to “faith,” which are used over forty percent more often than do the other three Gospels combined. As we learned in the above excursion on faith, the apostle John... Continue Reading →
From the moment that you have become a Christian, your spiritual progress has been mostly a joy to you! Yet, you want to remain as Paul said to the Christians in Colossae, "as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you... Continue Reading →