But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Thursday, 28 May 2020 15:23

A Biblical Dilemma For The Catholic Eucharist

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        The Roman Catholic Church maintains that the communion elements at the liturgical service are transubstantiated into the body and blood of Christ by the priest to be consumed by those who are present. Rome teaches that the Eucharist is the means by which Christians...

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        There is debate as to whether the Apostle Paul in Galatians 2 was recounting the Jerusalem Council of Acts 15. Points of resemblance would include incidents happening at Jerusalem with the same individuals and the same themes being objects of discussion. Both texts...

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        "Simon Peter, a slave and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have acquired a faith as precious as ours through the righteousness of our God and the Savior Jesus Christ." (2 Peter 1:1, New World Translation, emphasis added)        "Simon Peter, a...

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        “Pay attention to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the holy spirit has appointed you overseers, to shepherd the congregation of God, which he purchased with the blood of his own Son.” (Acts 20:28, New World Translation, emphasis added) ...

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Monday, 25 May 2020 09:40

Comparing Spiritual Things With Spiritual Things

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"The subject of verses 12 and 13 is the doctrine of inspiration. In verse 12 Paul talks about the content of inspiration. That we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. In verse 13 his concern is with the communication of inspiration which things (the things freely given) also we...

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Sunday, 24 May 2020 14:24

Born Of Incorruptible Seed

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"Note the ideas of the "sprouting seed" and "new life" which recur in verse 1 Pe 1:23 where this same word is used. The results of the new birth for which Christians are obligated to praise God are indicated by three words in the original each preceded by the same Greek preposition: observe the...

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Saturday, 23 May 2020 13:39

The Passover Cup And Our Redemption

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"Mt 26:27-30. The cup. Three cups were passed around by the Jewish householder during the Passover meal; the third, which is probably that referred to here, being known as "the cup of blessing." My blood of the new testament taken from the LXX of Exodus 24:8 with allusions to Jeremiah 31 and...

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Thursday, 21 May 2020 14:29

The Superiority Of The New Covenant To The Old

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[2 Corinthians] 3:7 the ministry of death. Refers to the law and particularly to the Ten Commandments, which were engraved on stone (Deut. 9:10). Since the law showed man his sinfulness and gave him no power to break out of it, it ministered death. Note that the law "fades away" (v. 11). When Moses...

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Wednesday, 20 May 2020 14:27

The Beginning Of The Gospel Of Jesus Christ

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        "The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God." (Mark 1:1)
        The gospel, or good news, is the message of salvation from sin by Jesus Christ. It consists of His death, burial, and resurrection. The gospel is the power of God to...

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Tuesday, 19 May 2020 13:40

The Roman Catholic Church Gets John 6 Wrong

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        In the Old Testament, eating bread was considered the equivalent of obedience to God (Deuteronomy 8:3; Matthew 4:4). This kind of reasoning in regard to the Book of the Law is also echoed in the Jewish Apocrypha:        "He who eats of me will...

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        Roman Catholic apologists sometimes make reference to Luke 2:34-35 in defending the idea of Mary being co-mediator or co-redemptrix. Following is an article excerpt to illustrate how the argument has been made:        "Who can...

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Monday, 18 May 2020 15:00

For The Beauty Of The Earth

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      For the beauty of the earth, For the beauty of the skies, For the Love which from our birth Over and around us lies: Christ, our God, to Thee we raise This our Sacrifice of Praise.      For the beauty of each hour Of the day and of the night, Hill and vale, and...

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Sunday, 17 May 2020 11:43

Jesus Christ Is The Word That Became Flesh

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        "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." (John 1:14)        The Apostle John places an emphasis on flesh as polemic against the Gnostic idea that...

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Sunday, 17 May 2020 06:12

Christians And Debt

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Romans [13:8] Some debt may be permitted because of Matt. 5:42, but the command is, literally, not to continue in debt. Love is a debt one can never fully discharge.The Ryrie Study Bible [New American Standard Bible], p. 1405

Authors: Jesse...

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Saturday, 16 May 2020 14:30

Jesus Christ Is The Word That Became Flesh

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[John] 1:14 Only the God-man could be an adequate Savior; for He must be human in order to be able to suffer and die, and He must be God to make that death effective as a payment for sin. The use of the word flesh contradicts the Gnostic teaching that pure deity could not be united with flesh,...

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Saturday, 16 May 2020 13:54

John 1:1 And The Deity Of Christ

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[John] 1:1 In the beginning. Before time began, Christ was already in existence with God. That is what is meant by the term "the pre-existent Christ." See Gen. 1:1 and 1 John 1:1. Word (Gr. logos). Logos means "word, thought, concept, and the expressions thereof." In the OT the concept conveyed...

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Friday, 15 May 2020 06:22

Forgeries And The New Testament Canon

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First, there are examples of forgeries coming to light in the ancient church, and the church's response to them is illuminating. For example, 3 Corinthians, a document that circulated both by itself and as part of the Acts of Paul, was discovered to be a forgery. The author, an elder who wrote the...

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Wednesday, 13 May 2020 08:39

A Fatal Flaw Of Jehovah's Witnesses Christology

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        Jesus Christ stated that the greatest demonstration of love is giving up one's own life on behalf of others (John 15:13). That is precisely what He did for us when He made atonement for our sin on the cross. Now, the Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe that Jesus is God....

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        “And these will depart into everlasting cutting-off, but the righteous ones into everlasting life.” (Matthew 25:46, New World Translation, emphasis added)        "These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into...

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Jehovah’s Witnesses have had wrong expectations about when the end would come. Like Jesus’ first-century disciples, we have sometimes looked forward to the fulfillment of prophecy ahead of God’s timetable. (Luke 19:11; Acts 1:6; 2 Thessalonians 2:1, 2) We agree with the sentiment...

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Monday, 11 May 2020 09:17

Early Church Evidence Against Transubstantiation

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“Elsewhere the Lord, in the Gospel according to John, brought this out by symbols, when He said: “Eat ye my flesh, and drink my blood;” describing distinctly by metaphor the drinkable properties of faith and the promise, by means of which the Church, like a human being consisting...

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          -Quite simply, the purpose of this article is to rebut a few arguments and rebuttals in defense of the Roman Catholic dogma of purgatory. Following are a few excerpts from the author alongside with a critique:
          "...the...

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Saturday, 09 May 2020 09:24

Of Inequality

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Plutarch somewhere says that he finds no such great difference between beast and beast as between man and man. He speaks of the mind and internal qualities. I could find in my heart to say there is more difference between one man and another than between such a man and such a beast; and that there...

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Friday, 08 May 2020 13:23

The Supremacy Of The Gift Of Love

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1 Corinthians 13:1"Love."The word rendered "charity" in the Old Version, and "love" in the Revised Version of our New Testament, is not a classical substantive. It is emphatically a Christian term. And this need not be wondered at; for as the virtue itself is one, if not created, yet developed by...

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Thursday, 07 May 2020 15:16

Acts 19:2 And Justification By Faith Alone

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        "He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said to him, “No, we have not even heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.” (Acts 19:2)        Paul's question presupposes that one receives the Holy...

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