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  1. The Misunderstood Jonah by Cate Russell-Cole  
    Was Jonah all bad? Were there other factors that affected him, that we haven't taken into account? A look at Israeli and Hebrew laws and culture and how it affected his story.

  2. Good King or Nasty Sinner? Negativity Bias and the Life of King David by Cate Russell-Cole  
    The range of reactions to David that I have heard, often leave me scratching my head. At times it sounds like people either love him, or loathe him, depending on what aspects of his life they focus on. If they focus on the negative, he is branded as a high achieving, warring, bad boy, with a degree of amazing godliness that just doesn't fit in with his Psalm-writing character. If they focus on the positive, he's an angel in a crude, human form. Which is it?

  3. THE PURITY OF THE CHURCHES by Dr Surya Kumar Daimari  
    The prime concern of our Lord Jesus Christ in His letters to the seven Churches in Asia Minor was the purity of the Churches. In Eph 5:27, we read that Christ gave Himself to present her to Himself as a perfect, clean, holy and unblemished bride. And this is His purpose. Also in Rev 14:7,8 it says, "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him; for the marriage of the Lamb is come , and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen which is the righteousness of saints."

  4. The Anti-King: David and Humility by Cate Russell-Cole  
    David is almost an anti-king. He relies more on the Lord, than on his own power and influence. This article may serve useful as study material on the topic of humility and looks at three areas where David's humility is displayed.

  5. Brush Up On Your Theology; 10. Ecclesiology by Dr. Henderson Ward  
    The Church is misunderstood in the world, and even among believers the proper role and nature of the Church are rather fuzzy. Here we examine the origin, nature, ministry and mission of the Church.

  6. Brush Up On Your Theology; 9. Angelology by Dr. Henderson Ward  
    Some believers are unaware of the essential doctrines of the church and, often, are misinformed on essential subjects, like this one dealing with Angels and Demons.

  7. Brush Up On Your Theology; 8. Trinitarianism by Dr. Henderson Ward  
    Some believers are unaware of the essential doctrines of the church and are mystified when trying to understand the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. In this article we briefly examine Trinitarianism.

  8. 5 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About King David by Cate Russell-Cole  
    Everyone has heard of David and Goliath, Bathsheba and some know about David bringing the ark of the Covenant into Jerusalem; however there is much more to this Hebrew King than I ever knew.

    Truly saying, Genesis is a sacred record of historical events and facts which truly took place in God's time for man designated by scientific research findings which involve geology, botany, paleontology, archaeology, anthropology and so on. Another important fact is that Genesis 11 interlocks the preceding and following narratives with the history of Israel.

  10. The Trouble With Saul by Cate Russell-Cole  
    Did Saul have a mental illness as a result of being terrorised by a demon, or is there another, better explanation?

  11. Is the Bible Completely Free from Error in Every Detail? by Max Aplin  
    A close examination of the Bible reveals that it contains some human errors in trivial matters. Nevertheless, it consistently teaches what is true in all that is of importance for life and faith. There are potential dangers with holding that Scripture has minor errors, but there are unavoidable problems with holding that it is inerrant in every detail.

  12. It is Never Right to Misinterpret or Mistranslate the Bible to Make It 'More Helpful' by Max Aplin  
    It is never right to misinterpret or mistranslate the Bible for some supposed higher purpose. If we believe that God knew what He was doing when He inspired Scripture, we will not force passages to say something that they do not. We should always be as honest as we can be with the biblical text, even if that means it is more difficult for us to make a point.

  13. How Gentle Kings Become Killers by Cate Russell-Cole  
    This articles explores how and why King David and the army of Isra'el were Biblically and morally able to wipe out nations such as Edom, Moab and Ammon.

  14. Thy Kingdom Come by David Holdsworth  
    "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."

  15. Every Good And Perfect Thing by Steve Countryman  
    It is tying the Word of God together with His promises. Pray out loud and declare God's Word, His promises for you, His fruits of the Spirit over your life and you will receive them.

    When you become born again, your spirit man gets converted, your soul needs renewal.

  17. Food for Thought: Musings on Michal by Cate Russell-Cole  
    A deeper exploration of David's wife Michal, and what factors affected her actions.

  18. Brush Up On Your Theology; 7. Hamartiology by Dr. Henderson Ward  
    People tend to downplay sin these days, but sin is powerfully affecting the lives of us all, and it is necessary to know about it; and be familiar with it from a Biblical perspective

  19. The Problem with Using a Few Biblical Proof Texts to Make Points in Christianity by Max Aplin  
    You will often hear someone quoting a few texts from the Bible and claiming that these texts prove that something is true. However, not all passages in Scripture should be interpreted according to the most natural sense of the words, and a few passages alone could potentially be misleading. If we are serious about learning truth from the Bible, we need to be balanced, careful and subtle in our interpretation of it, instead of making simplistic claims based on a few proof texts.

  20. Why Christians Need to Pay Tithes by APELLA Magellan  
    Many Christians argue that tithes should not be paid because it was not practiced by first Christians. This article argues that if we are called upon not to pay tithes because first century Christians did not pay tithes, then we should be selling our properties and giving the money to the apostles. T=========his is what the first century christian did, why don't you practice that?

  21. "Go and sin no more." by Steve Countryman  
    Jesus didn't say "go and try not to sin anymore" or "go and hope that you don't sin anymore". The answer was right in front of me the whole time. All I needed to remember was the character of Jesus. That main character is love! For love that Jesus has would not take the phrase "go and sin no more" and treat it as a threat.

  22. 1 Corinthians Chapters 2 and 3, Verse by Verse, Part 4 by Karl Kemp  
    The apostle Paul powerfully warns born again, but fleshy, Christian ministers, who do a lot of building with wood, hay, and straw, along with essential Christian doctrines, that they must repent or face significant disappointment at the end when their work is put to the test. They will be saved, but it will be obvious that their fleshiness hurt the Body of Christ and robbed God of glory. In 1 Cor. 3:16, 17 Paul deals with those "ministers" who are destroying the church: They will be destroyed.

  23. 1 Corinthians Chapters 2 and 3, Verse by Verse, Part 3 by Karl Kemp  
    It is very important to understand that when the apostle Paul spoke of being "of flesh, having been sold into bondage to sin" in Rom. 7:14, he was speaking of mankind in Adam (Rom. 5:12-21), not of those who have been born again in Christ. In 1 Cor. 2:14-3:4 Paul sharply insulted large numbers of the Corinthian Christians for their fleshiness: He said they were infants in Christ, fleshly, walking like mere men. And he powerfully warned ministers (and this has a strong application for all Christians) that they must not build with things of the flesh (wood, hay, and straw).

  24. 1 Corinthians Chapters 2 and 3, Verse by Verse, Part 2 by Karl Kemp  
    The apostle Paul continues to deal with the serious problem that many of the Corinthian Christians were not spiritual by the Spirit here in 1 Cor. 2:9-3:1. He said, in a very insulting way, in an attempt to wake them up, that they were fleshly/carnal, infants in Christ, walking like mere men. I thoroughly discuss what Paul meant by the Greek adjective "psuchikos," which is translated "natural" man by the NASB, in 2:14.

  25. 1 Corinthians Chapters 2 and 3, Verse by Verse, Part 1 (of 4 Parts) by Karl Kemp  
    One primary thing that the apostle Paul was doing throughout 1 Corinthians chapters 2 and 3 (and throughout much of both epistles to the Corinthians) was to wake up fleshy Christians (including some who were "ministering" at Corinth), who were not adequately spiritual by the Spirit, even though they had been born again by the Spirit. Paul greatly insulted them and powerfully warned them that their fleshy brand of Christianity was not acceptable.

  26. Brush Up On Your Theology; 6. Soteriology by Dr. Henderson Ward  
    Soteriology speaks to salvation by God's grace, and Christians everywhere regard Jesus Christ as God's sole means of salvation. Here we examine the broad sweep of our concept of salvation.

  27. Some Comments on Mike Bickle's End-Time Teaching, Part 7 by Karl Kemp  
    We discussed Dan. 12:1 in Part 6. We discuss Dan. 12:1, 2, 5-7 here in Part 7. These verses are some of the most important prophetic verses in the Bible. They show, for one thing, that the Lord Jesus will return and the resurrection of the believers will take place right in the middle of the seven years.

  28. Some Comments on Mike Bickle's End-Time Teaching, Part 6 by Karl Kemp  
    We discuss the fourth through the seventh seals of Revelation chapter 6. Then we begin a study of Dan. 12:1, 2, 5-7. Daniel chapter 12 strongly confirms that the short great tribulation will be over and the Lord Jesus will return and the resurrection of the believers will take place right in the middle of Daniel's 70th week.

  29. Some Comments on Mike Bickle's End-Time Teaching, Part 5 by Karl Kemp  
    We continue the discussion of Rev. 3:10. True Christians will be kept out of the hour of testing that will take place throughout the second half of Daniel's 70th week. I believe it is very important to see that the Rider on the white horse of the first seal (of the seven seals of the book of Revelation) is the Lord Jesus, and or the gospel of the kingdom (or the equivalent) going forth throughout this age. I quote from a scholar who claims that nobody disagreed with this viewpoint until AD 1500. In our day many believe it is Antichrist. What a difference!

  30. Some Comments on Mike Bickle's End-Time Teaching, Part 4 by Karl Kemp  
    We discuss Dan. 11:40-45. Daniel 11:44 apparently speaks of the warfare of the short great tribulation and 11:45 helps confirm that Antichrist will not have access to Jerusalem or the temple mount throughout the second half of Daniel's 70th week. We discuss Rev. 12:4, 7-9 which prophesy of the devil and his angels being cast down to the earth in the middle of the seven years. And we discuss Matt. 24:29-31 and Rev. 11:15-17, which are super-important prophetic passages.


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