Men love their free will. But, upon examination, the Doctrine of Free will – what does it do? “It magnifies man into God. It declares God's purposes a nullity, since they cannot be carried out unless men are willing. It makes God's will a waiting servant to the will of man, and the whole covenant… Continue reading The Doctrine of Election Must Be Important
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly [without doubt], that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils" (1 Timothy 4:1). The reference to “the latter times” is a small phrase that has brought endless mischief to the Church, because Christians have an insatiable appetite for… Continue reading Are We Living in the Last Days?
AN EXPOSITION OF JEREMIAH 2:25-27 25 Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go. Judah was once under the protection of the Lord. However, the people became spiritually unfaithful. They wandered from… Continue reading How God Brings People Back to Himself
In the early days of the Church, when the persecution was the strongest, men needed encouragement to assume this holy office, and so Paul wrote to say in 1 Timothy 3:1: “If a man desire the office of a bishop [Gk. episkopes, overseer], he desireth a good work.” The desire to be a bishop must… Continue reading Are You Called to be a Pastor?
AN EXPOSITION OF 1 TIMOTHY 2:9-15 9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided [braided] hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; Women have a role in the church in accordance with the Divine design. Women should attend the meetings quietly, learn in… Continue reading The Case Against Ordaining Women Preachers
My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven... Brennan Manning , noted author, was given a copy of a note found written in the office of a young pastor in Zimbabwe, Africa, following his martyrdom for his faith in Jesus Christ. To quote this letter verbatim: "I’m part of the fellowship… Continue reading Commitment to Christ – My Face is Set
THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO TIMOTHY Written AD 65 or 66 INTRODUCTION The Divine Author of 1 Timothy is God the Holy Spirit for. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may… Continue reading How Should We Worship God?