O Lord, we lift to you our Brother Tim and his family, who are suffering from various attacks by our Enemy. Have mercy and defend them, O Lord. See them through, we beseech Thee. And make them ready to sing Your praises on the other side of this trouble. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Reuters wrote: South Korea accused a conservative pastor on Sunday of violating self-isolation rules and obstructing contact tracing at a church where 240 infections have fuelled the countryâ€™s worst outbreak in over five months.... .... President Moon said the latest outbreak posed the biggest challenge to efforts combat COVID-19 since the large cluster of infections traced to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, a secretive religious sect, six months ago....
excerpts from, "South Korea accuses church pastor as COVID-19 cases surge"
Some of these pastors definitely need some quality jail time.
So sorry about your brother-in-law, Tim and will pray and ask my prayer warrior friend, who called today checking on my husband that she was so concerned about and prayed off and on all day for him. She was so happy and gave a praise the lord. Good to have prayer warriors on here as well. We may not believe exactly the same on everything but I trust their faith in God and answered prayers.
I agree with JohnUk and Nick and have a Matthew Henry Commentary and always go to that if I need help understanding some passage a little clearer. Never put too much faith into just another personâ€™s thoughts totally even on here. As an example, I donâ€™t expect every single person to agree with every single thing I say or believe to be truth. Like Billy Graham has said, and I agree. Quote: Itâ€™s Godâ€™s job to Judge Holy Spiritâ€™s job to convict, our job is to love.
Rom 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood
Are they different or one in the same?
Scripture always validates Scripture and we see the same spoken of here.
Gal 2:16 that we might be justified by THE faith OF Christ, and not by the works of the law:
And Paul said in Gal. 2:20 that he now lived by THE faith OF the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. So does Gal 2:16 tell us how he once lived as described in Rom 7:5 as fruit unto death?
Eph 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by THE faith OF Him.
Acts 26:17 Delivering thee from the people, and the Gentiles unto whom now I send thee
Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is IN ME.
The faith(Fem. noun, not a verb)is said to be in THE Speaker here and if we Compare what Paul shared in Acts 26 to this CF, it all ties in nicely.
Isa 42:7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Nick wrote: Well said John. Your balanced perspective is refreshing. As for some of the other posts on this thread... Gentleman, contending for the faith is essential. But some of the bickering that has gone back and forth, it has not been "speaking the truth in love." It's been immature and unchristian!
Well said John. Your balanced perspective is refreshing. As for some of the other posts on this thread... Gentleman, contending for the faith is essential. But some of the bickering that has gone back and forth, it has not been "speaking the truth in love." It's been immature and unchristian!
There have always been Bible study tools and helps, and no-one who wishes to know scripture well would be without them.
One of the reasons for this is because the OT was written in Hebrew and the NT in Greek. Unless you are a scholar in these languages yourself, you will require extra help from outside the Bible to grasp certain things, because translation is not always easy, and even the KJV has its blemishes.
Another reason is because the Bible was written mainly by Jews, and they would use expressions unfamiliar to 21st century Gentiles. Thusly, to be able to turn up a Jewish historian who could explain certain phrases or passages is necessary.
Another reason is the way you translate names. Who is Esaias? Who is Noe? Who is Elias? Well, of course you could work it out, but Bible Study is not about chasing around after such things.
Another reason is the useage of such terms as shekel. What is a shekel? What is a firkin? Can you get the answers from God in a sort of mystical way, or do you turn again to a Jewish historian?
By all means use helps in your Bible study, but be wary of the danger of accepting lock, stock and barrel the interpretation of the Bible by other men, who are just men like yourself.
https://tinyurl.com/3a2m84 (Why I Do Not Think the King James Bible Is the Best Translation Available Today)
There's the large number of notes both in the NKJV version itself plus the commentary from MacArthur and Company. I'm sure those verses will be well explain to you.
https://tinyurl.com/6o39vuj (NKJV) has many good points to it one that is quite readable-as well as accurate. It follows the KJV too closely at times but some of the notes should help out on that.
Yes, the MacArthur name is all over his Study Bible cover anyway. It's a little over the top.
Hey, Franklin Graham gave it a rosy endorsement so that should make this Study Bible your guys favorite!
Anyway, I even gave away one of these as a present, though the leather bounded one, because I thought it quite good and it is still quite good.
Inspite of the so-called comments of the notes being updated for the other versions of the study Bible I have never seen that as being the case. I thought the notes were originally designed for the NKJV so you might as well get the original one of MacArthur's. It is one of the better done study Bibles. ,