Fact, Fiction, and Guesswork in Bible Study

“And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel…and his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment” (I Sam. 8:1, 3). FACT: Samuel was a good man. Dedicated to God by his...

A Lying Tongue

As we continue to look at the seven things that are an abomination in the sight of God (Prov. 6:16-19). The second one listed is “a lying tongue.” The first sin recorded in the Bible was a lie. When the serpent said to the woman, “Thou shalt not surely die” (Gen....

Things That Are an Abomination to God

“These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him” (Prov. 6:16). Solomon in this verse, and the ones following, speaks of seven things that are an abomination unto God. Note: “abomination” means “a thing that causes disgust or hatred” (New...

The Redeemer

Job said, “For I know that my redeemer liveth” (Job 19:25). David said in the Psalms, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God” (Psalm 14:1). The earth, our universe, man, and everything visible and invisible had to have a creator or maker. “For every house...

Benaiah

Anyone who would go into a pit and kill a lion has my high regard, which is why—hunter that I am—Benaiah has long held a special place for me. There are several Old Testament men named Benaiah, and all are more or less obscure. Our focus is on the one who served as...

The Nature of Inspiration

In view of the various modern uses of the word, it is hardly enough to say that the Bible is inspired. Almost any modernist will admit that it is inspired, if you will let him define what he means. In like manner he will grant that Christ is divine, but he means only...

The Foundation of the Christian Life

Before any building or structure is built it is necessary to begin with a good solid foundation. In Matthew 7:24-27 Jesus spoke of this in His Sermon on the Mount.  He explained that one who is wise will be sure to build his house on a solid rock foundation; but one...

Victory

Defined: “an act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition” (New Oxford American Dictionary). Although the word itself does not appear very many times in the King James Version of the Scriptures, it is alluded to a number of times. In...

The Kingdom

The church of Christ is the kingdom of Christ! Since the doctrine of premillennialism is built on the theory that the church and the kingdom are two different things, the fact that they are the same completely destroys this widespread premillennial heresy. The prophet...

How to Appoint Deacons

Since the word deacon and forms of it meant and mean helper, assistant, or servant (Rom. 15:8, I Tim. 3:8), it would seem just from an understanding of the word itself that someone else is in the lead. And, elders are those in fact who are placed in the lead over the...

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