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The Nature of Eternal Life, part 4

Today I am only going to hit one passage because there is a lot going in within it. We will look at Matthew 7:21-23 in great detail, but I am going to begin by breaking it down into individual verses, then … Continue reading

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The nature of eternal life, part 2

Rather than continue posting only one passage at a time with its separate examination, I will post a couple of passages here for discussion and information:   “Whoever believes [1] in the Son has eternal life. Whoever does not obey … Continue reading

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A study on Eternal Life, part 2

John 3:36  “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains abiding upon him.” 1.  “believes” = pisteuo, in the Present Active Participle verb … Continue reading

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Gospel Elements according to the Scriptures, not man’s doctrines.

1.  God is sovereign, but this fact does not mean that He forces His will in all things – most especially when it comes to eternal life.  In Him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the … Continue reading

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Covenanting (particularly Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) Covenanting)

God’s grace in relating to His people by initiating covenants with them is a major theme of the Bible. [1] In introducing this chapter, I want to discuss the importance of adding covenant understanding and application to Biblical Hermeneutics. First, … Continue reading

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Church History and knowledge of ANE Covenants

     In an effort to avoid all the unnecessary details of history, this summery will consist only of those historical points relative to the discussion at hand. The book of Acts gives us much information concerning the early Church: … Continue reading

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The Problem

When we examine the 1st century Church side by side against the Church of the 21st  century, and correctly understand what the Scriptures teach as the signs of a healthy church, we can recognize a problem in the American Church today. … Continue reading

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