This is part 8 of a study of 1 Corinthians 12-14. The last time we finished with 1 Corinthians 12; lets look again at 1 Cor 12:31
31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
He said we can the gifts, but He (Paul) will show us a better way. For that we have to go into Chapter 13, so let us look at the 1st verse Continue reading 1st Corinthians 12-14 (Part 8)
“Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify Thy name? for thou only art holy” (Rev. 15:4). He only is independently, infinitely, immutably holy. In Scripture, He is frequently styled “The Holy One.” He is so because the sum of all moral excellency is found in Him. He is absolute purity, unsullied even by the shadow of sin. “God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). Holiness is the very excellency of the divine nature; the great God is “glorious in holiness” (Ex. 15:11). Therefore we read, “Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity” (Hab. 1:13).
Continue reading The Attributes of God by A.W. Pink – The Holiness of God
The New King James Version was conceived by Arthur Farstad, a conservative Baptist and a former editor at Thomas Nelson Publishers. The project was inaugurated in 1975 with two meetings (Nashville and Chicago) of 68 interested persons, most of them prominent Baptists but also with some conservative Presbyterians.
The Statement of Purpose issued by Thomas Nelson, publishers of the New King James Bible New Testament (1979), makes the following claim: “Not to add to, take from, nor alter the communication intended by the original translators, but to convey that communication in 20th century vocabulary and usage.”
Continue reading Is the NKJV an Update to The KJV?
2 Peter 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. 18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
The following are excerpts from the Committee on Bible Translation’s August 2010 statement about the upcoming (at that time) 2011 revision of the NIV. (niv-cbt.org)
When the original Bible documents first emerged, they captured exactly what God wanted to say in the language and idiom of ordinary people. There was no friction between hearing God’s Word the way it was written and understanding it the way it was meant. The original audience experienced a unique fusion of these two ingredients.
Continue reading Can We Trust The NIV Bible?
When Jesus comes back to the earth he will be clothed. He will not come back Naked. You will see his hands and his face.
Rev 19:11-13 – KJV (King James Version)
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Continue reading Are All The Bibles The Same
The Attributes of God By A.W. Pink
God is distinguished from His creatures.
IMMUTABILITY IS one of the divine perfections which is not sufficiently pondered. It is one of the excellencies of the Creator
Continue reading The Immutability of God
We will continue now with our study of 1st Corinthians 12 starting with verse 27
27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. (KJV)
27 Now you [collectively] are Christ’s body and [individually] you are members of it, each part severally and distinct [each with his own place and function] (AMP)
Continue reading 1st Corinthians 12-14 (Part 7)
The false teaching that Jesus went to hell is popular in the church today because of The Apostles Creed and the Word of Faith movement, but Jesus did not go to hell. In fact when people today think of hell they think about the lake of fire, which does not even exist yet.
Continue reading Did Jesus go to Hell?
You cannot tell me that charismatic men like Dr Brown are not smart enough to use deductive reasoning to tell that when scripture says we will do greater works than Jesus, it should be interpreted in a quantitative and extent sense rather than a qualitative and power sense.
Continue reading Can Christians Do Greater Works/Miracles Than Jesus?
24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked. (KJV)
[comely parts – presentable parts]
Continue reading 1st Corinthians 12 (Part 6)