Bible Studies


Is the KJV the best translation?
10 Nov 2017

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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Was Jesus really a carpenter?
22 Oct 2017

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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Can a Carnal Christian still have Assurance?
11 Oct 2017

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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Women in Church
24 Sep 2017

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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On Church and Friends
02 May 2016

On Church and Friends

Have you ever met a Christian who was reclusive? I don’t mean they live in a remote mountain cabin, some may even live in suburbs or cities and have busy jobs. It’s not their location that makes them reclusive, but their attitude. Maybe, they have been burnt by a pastor or church. They stop going to church and develop walls so they don’t get hurt...

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On Thrones and Crowns
28 Apr 2016

On Thrones and Crowns

“for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.” (1 Peter 1:23, NASB95) So, you have believed in your heart that God raised Jesus from the grave and confessed Jesus as Lord…now what? “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God...

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The Names of God part 2
22 Apr 2016

The Names of God part 2

We’ve been looking at the different names of God that are translated into English from Hebrew. They reveal God’s character and teach us more about Him. Here in part two of the names of God, we are going to learn about the compound names of Jehovah. By adding a word to the word Jehovah, we describe the character of God in greater detail. We learn...

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The Names of God – Pt 1
13 Apr 2016

The Names of God – Pt 1

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1, NASB95) In the original language of the Bible are certain different names of God. They reveal God’s character and teach us more about Him. How fitting to choose Genesis 1:1 to find the first word for us to study which is translated into the English word “God.” Elohim – אֱלֹהִים [ʾelohiym /el·o·heem/] Elohim...

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08 Apr 2016

Baptism

The words baptism or baptize are only found in the New Testament. To baptize is a N.T. doctrine translated from the Koine Greek word βαπτίζω [baptizo /bap·tid·zo/].[1] Baptizo is a verb meaning to immerse or to submerge (like a sunken vessel). Baptizo comes from the root word Bapto which means to dip. A illustration of both words comes from a simple pickle recipe. In order...

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Flesh vs. Spirit
30 Mar 2016

Flesh vs. Spirit

The flesh and spirit of man are at war with each other. “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” (Galatians 6:7–8, NASB95) A Godly...

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