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JD Wilhite

Can a Christian Know If Someone Else Is Saved?
in Bible Studies, Christian Living, Greek Words

Can a Christian Know If Someone Else Is Saved?

The issue is generated from “So then, you will know them by their fruits” (Matthew 7:20 NASB) and “You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they” (Matthew 7:16)? Some take these verses to mean, one can know if someone is saved by their fruits or actions (i.e. works). First of all, you can’t...

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24 Jun 2018
Is the KJV the best translation?
in Bible History, Bible Studies, Greek Words, Textual Criticism

Is the KJV the best translation?

The King James Only movement, an advocacy by a loosely associated group of Protestant Christians, says that the King James Version of the Bible is superior to other English translations and that other versions are not to be trusted and are based on corrupted manuscripts. Adherents of the movement believe that the KJV is the last and best of a series of translations based on...

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10 Nov 2017
Was Jesus really a carpenter?
in Bible History, Bible Studies, Greek Words, Word for Today

Was Jesus really a carpenter?

Was Jesus really a carpenter? These two verses are the only place in the New Testament where the word carpenter appears. “Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?” (Matthew 13:55 NASB) “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon?...

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22 Oct 2017
Can a Carnal Christian still have Assurance?
in Apologetics, Assurance of Salvation, Bible Studies, Bible Topics

Can a Carnal Christian still have Assurance?

Can a Carnal Christian still have Assurance? The following are excerpts from a blog article written by Shawn Lazar. You can find the blog post at Original Article. There are many similarities between Free Grace and hyper-grace. Both emphasize faith apart from works, eternal security, and assurance of salvation based on what God has promised, not on what we do. There are also many differences....

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11 Oct 2017
What is a Online Church Part Two
in Christian Living

What is a Online Church Part Two

Christians have historically embraced new changing technologies as a method to spread the gospel. Alexander the Great’s army made Koine Greek a common world language. The New Testament was originally written in Koine Greek. The Romans built a network of roads for their legions. They wanted the ability to move troops quickly. It’s the same idea for American interstate highways. They were built for military...

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24 Sep 2017
What is a online church Part one
in Christian Living

What is a online church Part one

What is an Online Church? At Life.Church, based in Edmond, Oklahoma, visitors can chat with friends, volunteer on a prayer team, and watch live sermons. And while Life.Church has 27 physical locations in eight different states, a new member doesn’t have to travel to any of them to do all those things, because Life.Church offers an entire, functioning church online that serves about 70,000 people...

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24 Sep 2017
A new door
in Giving

A new door

(833) MyGrace · 20094 Hidden Valley Rd. Winslow, AR 72959 September 2017 Dear Friends and Family, A New Door For the past year, I have been waiting on the Lord to provide guidance as to what I was to do next. My wife and I were being faithful in a local church, but yet there was a stirring in my heart to do more. Yes,...

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24 Sep 2017
Women in Church
in Bible History, Bible Studies, Bible Topics, Greek Words

Women in Church

Women in the church In Romans 16:1 Paul writes, “Now I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a [διάκονον (diakonon)] “deacon” of the church at Cenchreae.” Paul’s goal in Rom 16 is to commend these women for their service. He does not spell out the specifics of what that service entails. Phoebe should be understood as a leader. First, the word diakonos is...

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