THE PURITY OF THE CHURCHESby Dr Surya Kumar Daimari
The prime concern of our Lord Jesus Christ in His letters to the seven Churches in Asia Minor was the purity of the Churches. In Eph 5:27, we read that Christ gave Himself to present her to Himself as a perfect, clean, holy and unblemished bride. And this is His purpose. Also in Rev 14:7,8 it says, "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him; for the marriage of the Lamb is come , and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen which is the righteousness of saints."
The Anti-King: David and Humilityby Cate Russell-Cole
David is almost an anti-king. He relies more on the Lord, than on his own power and influence. This article may serve useful as study material on the topic of humility and looks at three areas where David's humility is displayed.
THE HISTORICITY OF THE FIRST ELEVEN CHAPTERS OF GENESISby Dr Surya Kumar Daimari
Truly saying, Genesis is a sacred record of historical events and facts which truly took place in God's time for man designated by scientific research findings which involve geology, botany, paleontology, archaeology, anthropology and so on. Another important fact is that Genesis 11 interlocks the preceding and following narratives with the history of Israel.
Is the Bible Completely Free from Error in Every Detail?by Max Aplin
A close examination of the Bible reveals that it contains some human errors in trivial matters. Nevertheless, it consistently teaches what is true in all that is of importance for life and faith. There are potential dangers with holding that Scripture has minor errors, but there are unavoidable problems with holding that it is inerrant in every detail.
Every Good And Perfect Thingby Steve Countryman
It is tying the Word of God together with His promises. Pray out loud and declare God's Word, His promises for you, His fruits of the Spirit over your life and you will receive them.
The Problem with Using a Few Biblical Proof Texts to Make Points in Christianityby Max Aplin
You will often hear someone quoting a few texts from the Bible and claiming that these texts prove that something is true. However, not all passages in Scripture should be interpreted according to the most natural sense of the words, and a few passages alone could potentially be misleading. If we are serious about learning truth from the Bible, we need to be balanced, careful and subtle in our interpretation of it, instead of making simplistic claims based on a few proof texts.
Why Christians Need to Pay Tithesby APELLA Magellan
Many Christians argue that tithes should not be paid because it was not practiced by first Christians. This article argues that if we are called upon not to pay tithes because first century Christians did not pay tithes, then we should be selling our properties and giving the money to the apostles. T=========his is what the first century christian did, why don't you practice that?
"Go and sin no more."by Steve Countryman
Jesus didn't say "go and try not to sin anymore" or "go and hope that you don't sin anymore". The answer was right in front of me the whole time. All I needed to remember was the character of Jesus. That main character is love! For love that Jesus has would not take the phrase "go and sin no more" and treat it as a threat.
1 Corinthians Chapters 2 and 3, Verse by Verse, Part 4by Karl Kemp
The apostle Paul powerfully warns born again, but fleshy, Christian ministers, who do a lot of building with wood, hay, and straw, along with essential Christian doctrines, that they must repent or face significant disappointment at the end when their work is put to the test. They will be saved, but it will be obvious that their fleshiness hurt the Body of Christ and robbed God of glory. In 1 Cor. 3:16, 17 Paul deals with those "ministers" who are destroying the church: They will be destroyed.
1 Corinthians Chapters 2 and 3, Verse by Verse, Part 3by Karl Kemp
It is very important to understand that when the apostle Paul spoke of being "of flesh, having been sold into bondage to sin" in Rom. 7:14, he was speaking of mankind in Adam (Rom. 5:12-21), not of those who have been born again in Christ. In 1 Cor. 2:14-3:4 Paul sharply insulted large numbers of the Corinthian Christians for their fleshiness: He said they were infants in Christ, fleshly, walking like mere men. And he powerfully warned ministers (and this has a strong application for all Christians) that they must not build with things of the flesh (wood, hay, and straw).
1 Corinthians Chapters 2 and 3, Verse by Verse, Part 2by Karl Kemp
The apostle Paul continues to deal with the serious problem that many of the Corinthian Christians were not spiritual by the Spirit here in 1 Cor. 2:9-3:1. He said, in a very insulting way, in an attempt to wake them up, that they were fleshly/carnal, infants in Christ, walking like mere men. I thoroughly discuss what Paul meant by the Greek adjective "psuchikos," which is translated "natural" man by the NASB, in 2:14.
1 Corinthians Chapters 2 and 3, Verse by Verse, Part 1 (of 4 Parts)by Karl Kemp
One primary thing that the apostle Paul was doing throughout 1 Corinthians chapters 2 and 3 (and throughout much of both epistles to the Corinthians) was to wake up fleshy Christians (including some who were "ministering" at Corinth), who were not adequately spiritual by the Spirit, even though they had been born again by the Spirit. Paul greatly insulted them and powerfully warned them that their fleshy brand of Christianity was not acceptable.
Some Comments on Mike Bickle's End-Time Teaching, Part 7by Karl Kemp
We discussed Dan. 12:1 in Part 6. We discuss Dan. 12:1, 2, 5-7 here in Part 7. These verses are some of the most important prophetic verses in the Bible. They show, for one thing, that the Lord Jesus will return and the resurrection of the believers will take place right in the middle of the seven years.
Some Comments on Mike Bickle's End-Time Teaching, Part 6by Karl Kemp
We discuss the fourth through the seventh seals of Revelation chapter 6. Then we begin a study of Dan. 12:1, 2, 5-7. Daniel chapter 12 strongly confirms that the short great tribulation will be over and the Lord Jesus will return and the resurrection of the believers will take place right in the middle of Daniel's 70th week.
Some Comments on Mike Bickle's End-Time Teaching, Part 5by Karl Kemp
We continue the discussion of Rev. 3:10. True Christians will be kept out of the hour of testing that will take place throughout the second half of Daniel's 70th week. I believe it is very important to see that the Rider on the white horse of the first seal (of the seven seals of the book of Revelation) is the Lord Jesus, and or the gospel of the kingdom (or the equivalent) going forth throughout this age. I quote from a scholar who claims that nobody disagreed with this viewpoint until AD 1500. In our day many believe it is Antichrist. What a difference!
Some Comments on Mike Bickle's End-Time Teaching, Part 4by Karl Kemp
We discuss Dan. 11:40-45. Daniel 11:44 apparently speaks of the warfare of the short great tribulation and 11:45 helps confirm that Antichrist will not have access to Jerusalem or the temple mount throughout the second half of Daniel's 70th week. We discuss Rev. 12:4, 7-9 which prophesy of the devil and his angels being cast down to the earth in the middle of the seven years. And we discuss Matt. 24:29-31 and Rev. 11:15-17, which are super-important prophetic passages.
Some Comments on Mike Bickle's End-Time Teaching, Part 3by Karl Kemp
We discuss Isaiah 66:7, 8 which is a very important cross-reference for Rev. 12:5. Both passages (and Psalm 2:7 and Mic. 5:3) prophesy of our birth into the fullness of eternal life and glory that will take place when the Lord Jesus returns in the middle of Daniel's 70th week. We also discuss three very important cross-references that prophesy of the super-intense warfare of the short great tribulation (Rev. 9:13-21; Joel 2:30, 31; and Dan. 11:40-45).