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40 Gifts at Salvation

40 Gifts at Salvation In this Dispensation only, God has provided Forty Things that the believer receives at the moment of faith in Christ. You receive these things by grace; you do not earn or deserve them. When believers are made aware of all these gracious gifts after salvation, they are now able to execute their options  Full Article…

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144,000

The 144,000 Spoken of in the Bible 144,000 Jews These are 12,000 from each of the 12 Tribes of Israel who will be witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus Christ during the Tribulation. God the Holy Spirit will seal them, by providing special protection for them during the horrific events that will occur, during the latter  Full Article…

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Adoption

The Doctrine of Adoption In Gal 4:5, we note an important topic, the “Adoption” of the Church Age believer into the Royal Family of God, as an adult son. This is noted by the Greek word HUIOTHESIA that means, “to place a son.” As a result, we will now note the Doctrine of Adoption and  Full Article…

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Alcoholism

The Doctrine of Drinking and Alcoholism Prov 20:1 “Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.” Eph 5:18, “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit.” This is an exhortation to not be a drunkard. Here we  Full Article…

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Almond

Doctrine of the Almond Exo 25:33-34 “Shaped like almond blossoms … a knob/bulb and a flower.” “Almond” is the Hebrew noun SHAQED, שָׁקֵד‎. Scholars believe it derives its name from SHAQAD that means, “to be vigilant, to keep watch.” In the definition of SHAQAD we find, “The idea of watching is so basic to the  Full Article…

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Ambassadorship

Doctrine of Ambassadorship This doctrine reminds the Church Age believers of two key positions (royal patents) we have been given, and the great responsibility we have in representing God and our Lord Jesus Christ to our fellow members of the human race. Every Church Age believer is a Royal Priest, 1 Peter 2:9, and a  Full Article…

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Angelic Conflict

The Doctrine of the Angelic Conflict Definition: The Angelic Conflict refers to the prehistoric creatures in opposition to and revolt against God. The revolt began with arrogance, a system of evil, as well as a combination of sins, Isa 14:12-14. Arrogance comes in many forms of mental attitude sins, and is the natural inclination of  Full Article…

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Angels

The Doctrine of Angels “Angels” whether Malak of the Old Testament or Aggelos of the New Testament means, “messenger.” The term “angel” is generic, in that it applies to all orders of angels, and it is expressive of their office or service. There are two main categories of angels: Elect Angels – Messengers of God. Fallen Angels – Messengers  Full Article…

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Angelology, Doctrine of Angels

Angelology, Doctrine of Angels In this study, we will understand the Angelic realm including Satan, the fallen angels, and the elect angels. This is a study of the unseen world that is as real as you and me. Satan: We begin by noting the most famous of all the angels, Satan. In order to understand  Full Article…

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Aorist Tense Definitions

  Aorist tense is used for simple action and looks at the action as a whole. This tense may also view the action from several other angles: the action in its entirety; from the viewpoint of its initiation, or from the viewpoint of its results.  The aorist is a snapshot in time from various angles.  Full Article…

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Apostles, The Twelve

Doctrine of the Apostles Definition and Etymology: APOSTOLOS is an attic Greek word that was already 500 years old when used in the New Testament. 1) It was originally used for a high‑ranking admiral or general officer chosen by a counsel to command either an army or an Athenian fleet on a military expedition, generally  Full Article…

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Beatitudes, Includes: DOCTRINE OF SALT

The Beatitudes & The Doctrine of Salt Notes from – Mat 5:3-14 w/ Luke 6 Matt 5:1-2, “When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. 2 He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,” Beatitudes The eight Beatitudes have continuity. The First Seven Beatitudes are Expressing Dispositions of the  Full Article…

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Beatitudes Summary

Matthew 5 – Beatitudes Summary vs 3 = Salvation vs 4 = Rebound  vs 5 = Mental Attitude for Building Your Soul  vs 6 = Desire for the Word vs 7 = Application of the Word vs 8 = Walk with God vs 9 = Light Begins to Shine  vs 10 = Suffering for Blessing, Stage  Full Article…

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The Bible, Pt. 2: The Books of the Bible.

The Bible, Part 2 The Books of the Bible: We will review the books of the Bible and there make up. There are 66-books in the entire Bible including the Old and New Testament and exclude the apocryphal books. Here we will only discuss the books in our Bible. Later, we will discuss the Apocryphal  Full Article…

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The Bible, Pt. 3: The Writers and Formation of the Bible

The Bible, Part 3 The Writers of Scripture and the Formation of the Bible / Canon Introduction: The Bible that we have today is called the completed Canon of Scripture. The word Canon comes from the Greek word KANON, meaning, “rule, standard, or measuring rod.” We will talk about how we came to have this Canon  Full Article…

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The Bible, Pt. 4: Outline of the Old Testament Books

Outline of the Old Testament Books of the Bible Genesis Author: Moses. Date: 1450-1410 B.C. Contents: There are 50 chapters in the book. It contains the account of the restoration of planet earth, as well as the creation of human and animal life. It includes the Garden of Eden and the fall of man, the account of  Full Article…

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The Bible, Pt. 5: Outline of the New Testament Books

Outline of the  New Testament Books Introduction: The New Testament includes twenty-seven books written by nine different authors, unless Paul wrote Hebrews, then only eight, over about fifty years. The “New Testament” is the name given to the second half of the English Bible which literally means the “New Covenant” or KAINE DIATHEKE in the  Full Article…

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Blessing by Association

Blessing by Association   Rom 12; Prov 13:22. “Blessing by Association” is the overflow of Divine grace blessings given to the spiritually mature believer by God, through His Grace Pipeline, to those who associate with the believer being blessed by God. Most every mature believer has people associated with them, some believers and some unbelievers.  Full Article…

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The Blood of Jesus Christ

The True Meaning of The Blood of Jesus Christ Eph 2:13, “But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” Here we have the means of our reconciliation that gives us entrance into God’s blessings for time and eternity. Beginning here in vs. 13,  Full Article…

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Book of Life

The Book of Life New Testament References: “Book of Life” – Luke 10:20; Phil 4:3; Rev 3:5; 17:8; 20:12, 15; (KJV), Rev 22:19 “Book of life of the Lamb” – Rev 13:8; 21:27 Old Testament References: Ex 32:32-33; Psa 9:5; 69:28; Dan 12:1 Doctrine of the Book of Life The Book of Life is One  Full Article…

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Brazen Serpent a Type of Christ

  The Brazen Serpent a Type of Christ 2 Kings 18:4, “He (Hezekiah) removed the high places and broke down the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherah. He also broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel burned incense to it; and it was called Nehushtan (a  Full Article…

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Christ is the True Vine

Christ is the True Vine  John 15:1, “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.” What is a Vine? It is the portion of a plant that transfers vital nutrients from the roots to the branches of the plant. It is interesting to note that if the roots are cut, the vine can  Full Article…

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Christ’s Mediation and Agony for our Resurrection

Christ’s Mediation and Agony for our Resurrection Death was the penalty for the breach of the first covenant in the Garden of Eden, Gen 2:17c, “You shall surely die.” Yet, eternal Life is the blessing for obedience to the new covenant won at the Cross of Jesus Christ, 1 Cor 11:25, “He took the cup  Full Article…

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Communion, Five Purposes for

Five Purposes for Communion Restoration, 1 Cor 11:27-32 – Gives us the opportunity to restore ourselves to fellowship with God by naming our sins privately to God, therefore, avoiding judgment. ἀνάξιος – anaxios:  “Do not partake in an unworthy manner.” δοκιμάζω – dokimazo:  “Examine yourself.” κρίμα – krima:  “The judgment of God.” Harmony, 1 Cor 11:17-22 –  Full Article…

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Conditions of the Word “IF”

1st Class = Positive – True 2nd Class = Negative – False 3rd Class = Neutral – Maybe 4th Class = Wish List 1st Class Conditional if = If and it is true 2nd Class Conditional if = If and it is not true 3rd Class Conditional if = If and maybe it is true  Full Article…

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Confession of Sins, 1 John 1:9

1 John 1:9 – The Confession of Your Sins 1 Peter 3:15, “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.” As it does from time to time,  Full Article…

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Contentious Wife

The Contentious Wife Proverbs 21:9, 19 Prov 21:9, “It is better to live in a corner of a roof than in a house shared with a contentious woman.” Prov 21:19, “It is better to live in a desert land than with a contentious and vexing woman.” Rather than covering the same ground twice in this  Full Article…

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Cosmic System I & II

Cosmic System I & II COSMIC ONE COSMIC TWO 1.   Emphasizes arrogance; preoccupation with self 1.   Emphasizes animosity, hatred, and antagonism toward God & His plan. 2.   Target: ego, self‑ consciousness of soul. 2.   Target: truth or doctrine. 3.   Result of hit: preoccupation and obsession with self to the exclusion of God and man. 3.    Full Article…

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Covenants to Israel, The Five

Four Covenants are Unconditional and One is Conditional. The Abrahamic Covenant defines the race for client nation Israel. Abraham became a Jew at age 99; circumcision was the sign,Gen 12:1-3; 13:15-16; 15:18; 22:15-18; 26:3-4; Ex 6:2-8. The Palestinian Covenant defines the land for client nation Israel,Gen 15:18; Num 34:1-12; Deut 30:1-9; Josh 1:3-4.  This is the  Full Article…

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Creation Versus Evolution

Introduction. We now enter into an important study regarding creation as being God’s creative act of the heavens and earth, versus the theories of evolution the world so richly embraces. Genesis 1 gives us the account of God’s creative Act. Read: Genesis 1. To begin I quote the late L.S. Chafer, former President of Dallas  Full Article…

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Cross: The Place of Strategic Victory for Mankind

Jesus Christ made perfect peace with God on behalf of all mankind at His first advent.  He will provide the basis for no more human wars at His Second Advent. There was an enemy that hindered any relations between God and man. That enemy was sin.  Jesus Christ was the valiant warrior who overcame sin.  Full Article…

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Discipleship, Doctrine of

Doctrine of Discipleship Description: A disciple is a person who understands His relationship to the Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father. The disciple has believed in the saving work of Jesus upon the cross as the only means of his salvation. He understands that works do not save anyone (Eph 2:8-9; 2 Tim 1:9;  Full Article…

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Dispensations

Eph 3:2, “If indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you.” “If indeed” is the subordinating Conjunction EI plus the Particle GE, that introduce the sentence with a first class “if” statement, “if and you have.” What they have done is “heard,” something over and over  Full Article…

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The Distinction Between Israel & the Church

    Lewis Sperry Chafer has documented 24 contrasts between Israel and the Church, (Systematic Theology, IV, 47-53). They show that the two groups cannot be united into one. They also show that God is dealing with each separately, in special and distinctive programs.       The Extent of Biblical Revelation: Israel—nearly four-fifths of  Full Article…

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Divine Decrees

Doctrine of Divine Decrees Rom 5:12-21; John 17:21 The Doctrine of Divine Decree is another method of assigning to God the position of “first cause of all that exists.” Divine Decree means there is one comprehensive plan in which all things have their place and by which they proceed. The Westminster Shorter Catechism asserts that  Full Article…

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Divine Decree – Effects

Divine Decree Effects Rom 5:1-21; 8:28-30 We note the Doctrine of Positional Truth and the differences between our Retroactive Positional Truth and our Current Positional truth. Retroactive P.T. is the backward looking analogy of our identification with our Lord Jesus Christ in relation to His completed work on the Cross. i.e., We have died to  Full Article…

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Divine Good Production

Created for Divine Good Production Eph 2:10, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Here Paul is explaining the previous two verses where he has said that we have been saved by grace through faith, apart from any works on  Full Article…

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Divine Guidance

The Doctrine of Divine Guidance, Knowing the Will of God for Your Life. Divine guidance is the doctrine of determining the will of God for your life, related to both specific and general things, by the function of your own thinking in the application of Bible doctrine. It is the communication of God’s Divine will  Full Article…

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Divine Love, Doctrine of

DOCTRINE OF DIVINE LOVE, Based on doctrine by R.B. Thieme Jr. God’s Love is a Part of His Essence: God does not possess life. He is life. We possess life; God does not. The life that God has is infinite, eternal, unending, unchanging life. Part of God’s life is love. Love is a part of  Full Article…

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Divining, Witchcraft, Spiritism (Balaam Study)

Divining, Witchcraft, Spiritism (Balaam Study) Num 23:3 – Balaam [apparently] expected to mark some phenomenon in the sky or in nature, which he would be able, according to the rules of his former art, to interpret as an omen/sign, Num 23:23 w/ 24:1. We know Balaam was a diviner based on Josh 13:22 and other verses. Josh 13:22, “The  Full Article…

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“Do Your Job”

“Do Your Job” On Sunday, February 1, 2015, the New England Patriots won the 2014 NFL Season Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona by a score of 28 to 24. For those who may not be familiar with the New England Patriots, they are a professional American  Full Article…

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Drinking

The Doctrine of Drinking and Alcoholism Prov 20:1 “Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.” Eph 5:18, “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit.” This is an exhortation to not be a drunkard. Here we  Full Article…

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Ears, Doctrine of

Doctrine of Ears Based on Doctrine from R.B. Thieme Jr. Used in Balaam Study, Numbers 23:18 Ears are Used for the Function of the Grace Apparatus for Perception (GAP). Ex 15:26; Rev 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22; Prov 18:15; Job 34:1‑3, Num 23:18 Ex 15:26, “And He said, “If you will give earnest heed to  Full Article…

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Easter Resurrection Power

Isa 52 1  Awake, awake, Clothe yourself in your strength, O Zion; Clothe yourself in your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; For the uncircumcised and the unclean will no longer come into you. 2  Shake yourself from the dust, rise up, O captive Jerusalem; Loose yourself from the chains around your neck, O  Full Article…

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Edification Complex of the Soul, Part 1

(Click Here & Scroll Down to: Edification Complex of the Soul (E.C.S.) PowerPoint Slides) Ephesians 4:12 This lesson gives us the objective mandate related to the three-fold purpose of the Pastor-Teacher. Ephesians 4:11-16, (NASB) “And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12for the  Full Article…

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Edification Complex of the Soul, Part 2

The Construction of the Edification Complex of the Soul.  [Building of Your Soul.] Click Here & Scroll Down to See:  Edification Complex of the Soul PowerPoint Slides When you execute the Pre-designed protocol plan of God, over a period of time, you have constructed the following building. Foundation:  Your eternal salvation, with resultant regeneration and  Full Article…

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Election

Election Eph 1:4 – 2015 Eph 1:4, “Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him, in love.” In our outline, we noted that there are “seven elements of the believer’s position” that are part of our “spiritual blessings in the heavenlies,” Eph  Full Article…

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Emotional Revolt of the Soul, Personality Disorders

Emotional Revolt of the Soul, Personality Disorders (March 2011 – URD John 16:6) John 16: 6, “But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.” These disorders are a warning sign to believers that they are about to become psychotic and need to rebound and get back under the inculcation of Bible  Full Article…

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Encouragement / Exhortation / Comfort

Encouragement / Exhortation / Comfort Rom 1:12  “That is, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other’s faith, both yours and mine.” Etymology: The Greek word for “Encouragement” is PARAKLESIS. In Rom 1:12, Paraklesis is joined with the prefix of SUM to give us a Verb in the Aorist, Passive, Infinite – Sumparaklethenai – συμπαρακαλέω. This is a compound word  Full Article…

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Essence of God

To understand the Trinity, we need to understand who and what God is. God has revealed Himself to us through His Essence made up of His Attributes. Essence is the being or nature of a person. Attributes are those qualities that compose the Essence of a person. Each member of the Trinity has identifiable and  Full Article…

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Establish / Confirm / Stability

Rom 1:11 “For I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established.” Etymology: “established” sterizo –  στηρίζω (stay-rid’-zo) Verb: Aorist, Passive, Infinitive, Accusative Strengthen, make firm, establish; fix, set up (Lk 16:26); Make a firm resolve (Lk 9:51) Akin to sterigx (support, prop); to make fast, establish: —confirm, determined, establish,  Full Article…

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Eternal Life

Eternal Life 1 John 5:20, Fall 2009 John 17:2, Summer 2011 Definition: John 3:36, “He that believes on the Son has eternal life, but he who does not believe on the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” L.S. Chafer described Eternal Life as, “A sharp distinction must be made  Full Article…

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Facing Life’s Challenges

Facing Life’s Challenges As we go through life, there are many challenges we must face. When we are walking in God’s plan for our life, we present ourselves to God as vessels of Christ’s light to shine onto this lost and dying world. When we walk in Christ, God uses our lives as a witness  Full Article…

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Faith Demonstrated

Faith Demonstrated Etymology Thayer Definition: pistis – πίστις (pis’-tis) – “Conviction of the truth of anything, belief; in the New Testament, of a conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, generally with the included idea of trust and holy fervor born of faith and joined with it.”   Relating to God 1) The  Full Article…

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Fear

  Introduction: 2 Tim 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and sound judgment.” A definition of bad fear is, “A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.”    Full Article…

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Feasts of Israel, Seven

Seven Feasts of Israel There are 7-Feasts in which the Lord commanded the nation of Israel to conduct when they entered into the promise land. Passover, a one-day feast, commemorating the last plague against Egypt and the Jews freedom from slavery. It also signified the Lord passing over their sins until the perfect sacrifice was made, saving  Full Article…

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Filling of the Holy Spirit

Foundational Doctrine Series The Filling of God the Holy Spirit (FHS) is the operational ministry of the Holy Spirit for empowerment and enablement of the Church Age believer to execute God’s Plan for their life. Through the Filling of the Spirit, we are empowered and enabled to execute the unique spiritual life of the Church  Full Article…

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Five Warnings in Hebrew, Part 1 DANGER OF DRIFTING

Five Warnings to the Christian: DANGER OF DRIFTING (Major portions of this doctrine are based on the work by John W. Lawrence, Th. M and Pastor Robert McLaughlin) In our study of Hebrews 6, related to building the Edification Complex of the Soul, the writer is warning the believer not to fall away from that which  Full Article…

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Five Warnings in Hebrew, Part 2 DANGER OF DOUBTING

Five Warnings to the Christian: DANGER OF DOUBTING Don’t Harden your heart against the Holy Spirit, (Heb 3:7-19). Heb 2:5-18 is making the case of Christ’s superiority to the Angel’s based on His humanity. Son of Man – Chapter 3 then states: The Son’s Superiority to Moses in Four Ways: Heb 3:3-6, “For He has been counted worthy  Full Article…

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Five Warnings in Hebrew, Part 3 DANGER OF DEFORMITY

Five Warnings to the Christian: DANGER OF DEFORMITY Don’t Let the New Testament Truth Slip Away (Heb. 2:1-4). To the Christian – The Warning to Pay Attention to the information you once believed and now are rejecting. The Danger of Doubting – Don’t harden your heart against the Holy Spirit (Heb. 3:7-19). As we turn to the third warning  Full Article…

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Five Warnings in Hebrew, Part 4 DANGER OF DESPISING Includes: PRINCIPLES OF PATIENCE

Five Warnings to the Christian: DANGER OF DESPISING w/ Principles of Patience The Danger of Drifting. Don’t let the New Testament truth slip away (Heb 2:1-4), The Warning to Pay Attention to the information you once believed and now are rejecting. The Danger of Doubting.  Don’t Harden your heart against the Holy Spirit (Heb 3:7-19) The  Full Article…

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Five Warnings in Hebrew, Part 5 DANGER OF DENYING. Includes: DOCTRINE OF GRACE, DOCTRINE OF DIVINE DISCIPLINE

Five Warnings in Hebrew, Part 5 DANGER OF DENYING. w/ Doctrine of Grace & Doctrine of Divine Discipline The Danger of Drifting – Don’t let the New Testament truth slip away, (Heb 2:1-4).  The Warning to Pay Attention to the information you once believed and now are rejecting. The Danger of Doubting – Don’t Harden your heart  Full Article…

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Flattery

Doctrine of Flattery Definition: Flattery is one of several types of sin, under the second of the three main categories of Personal Sin, called the “Sins of the Tongue” or “Verbal Sins” (Mental and Overt sins are the first and third categories respectfully.). Verbal sins include; gossip, maligning, slander, judging, lying, flattery, and any form  Full Article…

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Fools

DOCTRINE OF FOOLS Hebrew Etymology: “Fool” in Hebrew can be one of three words; KESIYL, EWIYL and NABAL. KESIYL is the most common of the three, used about 70 times. KESIYL, כְּסִיל means, “fool, stupid fellow, simpleton, foolish, or arrogant one.” It is derived from the verb KASAL that means, “to be or become – stupid or foolish,” which is only used in Jer 10:8,  Full Article…

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Foundation Doctrine, Part 1 HUMAN GOOD

Foundation Doctrine, Part 1 HUMAN GOOD The phrase dead works is used only twice in the Bible, both instances are in Hebrews. Heb 6:1, “Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.” Heb 9:14, “how  Full Article…

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Foundation Doctrine, Part 2 FAITH

Foundation Doctrine, Part 2 FAITH Read: Rom 10:8 – 11 Definition. There are Three Systems of Human Perception. Faith is a non‑meritorious system of perception based on confidence in the authority and the veracity (truthfulness) of another. Rationalism is reason from the source of knowledge in itself, independent of the other sources of perception. Rationalism says that reality  Full Article…

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Foundation Doctrine, Part 6 ETERNAL JUDGMENT

Heb 6:1-2 “Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of…”  (1) Repentance from dead works and (2) of faith toward God, of instruction about; (3) washings, as well as (4) the laying on of hands, as well as (5) the resurrection of the  Full Article…

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Friends, The Doctrine of

DOCTRINE OF FRIENDS General Definition: The Complete Biblical Library Greek-English Dictionary notes that in Greek culture, “The supreme duty of a friend was to sacrifice himself for his friend”, and examples of sacrifice are highly extolled in Greek literature (Stählin, “philos,” Kittel, 9:151-152). Cicero gave several qualities of a friend.     First, friendship could only  Full Article…

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Gates of Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s Day Reveal Christ

Gates of Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s Day Reveal Christ The following are the gates noted in Nehemiah Chapter Three. Each gate from the Jerusalem wall mentioned by Nehemiah is unique and has a specific message about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. These messages are vivid and clear in our day just as they were in  Full Article…

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Gnosticism

Gnosticism For a group called the Nicolaitans, the term Gnostics seems to be the most applicable, as John the writer of the 7 messages to the 7 churches also wrote extensively against this group in His Gospel and Epistles. Rev 2:6, 15 What is Gnosticism? Gnosticism is not a homogeneous system of either religion or  Full Article…

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God

In this study, we will understand God as given to us in Scripture, so that we can understand who He is and what constitutes His being. First of all, there is one God, yet three persons that make up the Godhead: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. This is called the  Full Article…

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God the Father

GOD THE FATHER Outline: I.) Introduction II.) The Trinity III.) The Titles of God the Father. IV.) The Person of God the Father   A) The 1stPerson of the Trinity is Identified as the “Father.” B) The Title “Father” Designates His Relationship to: 1.) The Trinity as the 1stPerson 2.) Jesus Christ 3.) The Believer 4.) The Jewish Nation  Full Article…

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Gospels Emphasize, What the

Matthew – Emphasizing His Kingship Mark – Emphasizing His Servant hood Luke – Emphasizing Him as the Son of Man John – Emphasizing Him as the Son of God

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Guidelines for Living the Spiritual Life {Rom 2:17-29}

Guidelines for Living the Spiritual Life {Rom 2:17-29} In Romans 2:17-33, Paul is setting forth a discourse for the Jews in Rome, telling them that faith or belief in Christ is what makes a Jew a Jew. They were the ones to receive the Law of Christ and had an obligation to it and to share the  Full Article…

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Halloween

Halloween’s Origins Halloween’s origins date back to the early Celtic civilization. The Celts, who occupied Ireland, Great Britain, and Northern France, were pagan nature worshippers who had many gods, including the sun, which they believed, commanded their work and rest times. They believed the sun maintained the earth and kept it beautiful, and caused their  Full Article…

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Heart: Doctrine of the

Doctrine of the Heart In John 13:2 is the Greek word KARDIA –  καρδία (kar-dee’-ah) that is translated “heart.” This leads us to another important doctrine, the Doctrine of the Heart. We are studying this topic because it is the place of influence inside a man’s soul. The Old Testament verse says, “For as he thinketh in his heart,  Full Article…

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Holiness of God

Holiness of God Introduction: The Holiness of God is one of the many attributes that constitute the overall Essence of God. The attributes of God present a theme so vast and complex, and so beyond the range of finite faculties that our attempt to classify them is only approximate as to accuracy or completeness. In  Full Article…

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Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit A Member of the Trinity: The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity and is just as much God as is God the Father and God the Son. The Holy Spirit shares equally, infinitely, and eternally all of the same essence and attributes that the Father and Son share. The Holy  Full Article…

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Ignorance ~ 3 24 07

Ignorance Rom 10:3, “For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.” Rom 10:3 Greek transliteration: Agnoountes gar ten tou theou dikaiosunen kai ten idian [dikaiosunen] zetountes stesai te dikaiosuen tou theou ouk hupetagesan Rom 10:3 Greek: Ἀδελφοί, ἡ μὲν εὐδοκία τῆς  Full Article…

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Ignorance ~ 12 12 07

IGNORANCE (12/12/07) In Romans 10:3, we see the ignorance of the unbeliever, while in John 13:7 we see the ignorance of the believer. Ignorance is still ignorance regardless of your spiritual status. Rom 10:3, “For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God. Rom 10:3 (Greek transliteration): “Agnoountes gar ten tou  Full Article…

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Indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

Though there is much more to this overall doctrine, here we note the highlights of the indwelling of God the Holy Spirit. 1.) The fact of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the Church Age is presented in 1 Cor 3:16; 6:19-20. 2.) The prophecy of the indwelling of the Spirit in the Church Age  Full Article…

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Inheritance

Doctrine of Inheritance Eph 1:11, 13-14 Eph 1:14, “Who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.” In Eph 1:14, God the Father has given us a pledge of the indwelling Holy Spirit as a guarantee of our eternal  Full Article…

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Inspiration of the Bible, Divine

The Divine Inspiration of the Bible The intent of this study is to come to a better understanding of our Bible, so that we first and foremost come to a closer and more intimate relationship with God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. In this study, we will review such topics as: The Origin  Full Article…

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Jesus’ Love to the End

John 13:1, “Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He would depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.” John begins telling of this great “Upper Room Discourse” by noting the love that Jesus  Full Article…

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Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews

Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews In John 19:19, we are given the sign that was ordered by Pontius Pilate to be placed above our Lord while on the Cross.  It read, “JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS.” This sign was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek for all in the area to read and understand. As  Full Article…

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Joy, The Doctrine of

Doctrine of Joy John 15:11, “These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.” (NASB) The Greek is transliterated as: TAUTA LELALEKA HUMIN HINA HE CHARA HE EME EN HUMIN HE KAI HE CHARA HUMON PLEROTHE. The Greek: Ταῦτα λελάληκα ὑμῖν, ἵνα ἡ  Full Article…

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Judas Iscariot, Doctrine of

The Doctrine of Judas Iscariot John 13:27 Easton‘s Bible Dictionary: Son of Simon (John 6:71; John 13:2, 26), surnamed Iscariot, i.e., a man of Kerioth (Joshua 15:25). His name is uniformly the last in the list of the apostles, as given in the synoptic (i.e., the first three) Gospels. The evil of his nature probably  Full Article…

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Justification

As a result of Jesus Christ’s perfect work on the Cross and the perfect work of the Father in judging our sins in Christ’s body, we stand before God freed, not bearing the penalty for our sins. Acts 13:38-41, ““Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through Him forgiveness of sins is proclaimed  Full Article…

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Laying Down your Life, The Doctrine of

The Doctrine of Laying Down your Life John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends (PHILOS –  φίλος (fee’-los) loved ones = fellow believers).” 1 John 4:7-12, “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and  Full Article…

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Leadership, Doctrine of

LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES FROM NEHEMIAH Nehemiah, 2003, 2006; Prov 11:14, Fall 2013 Leadership Introduction: A fact of interest, regarding leadership or authority, is that the Bible more often commands from the perspective of the bottom looking up; thereby, instructing us to have Authority Orientation as one of the Problem-Solving Devices. There are more commands for the  Full Article…

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Liberated to Love

LIBERATED TO LOVE “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” – Galatians 5:13-14 Christian liberty and the extent to  Full Article…

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The Lord’s Supper

THE LORD’S SUPPER IS FOUND IN FOUR MAIN PASSAGES. Three are the actual account of our Lord at the Passover feast in the night He was betrayed; the night before His crucifixion. Mat 26:26-30; Mark 22-26; and Luke 22:19-20 Here He is giving instructions to the Apostles to first receive something very special personally, and secondly to  Full Article…

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Millennium, The

Doctrine of the Millennium Eph 1:10 In our study of Eph 1:10, “With a view to an administration Dispensation suitable to the fullness of the times the Millennial reign, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ eternity future, things in the heavens and things upon the earth in Him,” we have a reference to  Full Article…

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New Covenant to the Church Related to the Eucharist

New Covenant to the Church Related to the Eucharist Introduction: 1 Cor 11:24-25, “And when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the New Covenant in My blood;  Full Article…

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New Jerusalem, Doctrine of

Doctrine of New Jerusalem Revelation 21-22:5 There are three paragraphs in Chapter 21: The description of the eternal state, Verses 1-5; The citizens of the eternal state, Verses 6-8; The capital of the eternal state, Verses 9-27 and 22:1-5. Rev 21:1, “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the  Full Article…

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New Heavens and Earth, Doctrine of

Isa 65:17, “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former things will not be remembered or come to mind.” Rev 21:1, “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.” New Heavens in the Hebrew  Full Article…

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