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Paul’s Instruction to the Saints of Crete

Crete is a large island in the Mediterranean near the southern entrance to the Agean Sea. It is a rugged mountainous region, once inhabited by a people whose reputation was less than ideal. A Greek philosopher, Epimenides (c. 600 B.C.), characterized the Cretans as perpetual liars, evil beasts, and lazy gluttons (Titus 1:12). Jews from this region were present in ... read more »

Teresa’s “Miracle” En Route to “Sainthood”

According to recent news reports, the Roman Catholic nun, who was affectionately known as "Mother" Teresa (cf. Mt. 23:9), is being given the "rush" status en route to her expected "sainthood."The highly acclaimed lady, so applauded for her work in poverty-stricken India, died in 1997. Normally at least five years must pass before the process leading to "sainthood" is initiated.However, ... read more »

Paul’s Passion for Needy Brethren

Paul's concern for the poor saints at Jerusalem was a burning issue that passionately manifested itself in his writings. He mentions it in 1 Corinthians 16:1-4, spends two chapters on it in 2 Corinthians (8-9), and alludes to this circumstance in his letter to the Romans (15:26-27).In addition, the apostle introduces the topic in his defense before the Roman governor, ... read more »

1 Corinthians 14:26 – Presentation Worship

It is becoming increasingly popular to assert that the New Testament contains the authority for "presentation worship" in the church assembly. By this it is meant that activities like solo and group singing are sanctioned in the Scriptures. First Corinthians 14:26 is cited as proof. The fact is, 1 Corinthians 14:26ff offers no such support. The apostle asks: "What is ... read more »

Philippians 3:1ff – Regulated Worship

It is an amazing thing that there are those who profess to know the Bible, yet who contend that God has left man free to improvise his own worship system. Like Jeroboam, the son of Nebat (1 Kings 12:25-33), they are innovators. The early church was not without its problems with persons of this philosophy. In Philippians 3:1ff, Paul calls ... read more »

Philippians 1:16 – Providence and Persecution

The real quality of a Christian is not seen when times are ideal; rather, when the going is rough - then a person's true character is revealed. When Paul pens the letter to the saints in Philippi, he is imprisoned in Rome - a two-year incarceration (Acts 28:30; Philippians 1:13, 17). Great affliction was his (4:14), compounded by the fact ... read more »

1 Peter 1:3,4 – The Heavenly Hope

It is a strange thing that there are so many folks in the world of "Christendom" who entertain the concept that the righteous, in the eternal state of things, will dwell on the earth forever. The Watchtower devotees believe that all but 144,000 (those who will enter the heavenly kingdom) will live on "God's glorified earth." Many protestants even believe ... read more »

Acts 18:9 – Paul’s Fear at Corinth

The apostle Paul, as great as he was, was not without his periods of despondency. When he penned First Corinthians, he informed the saints at Corinth that while he was with them, he experienced weakness, fear, and much trembling (1 Corinthians 2:3). This is very consistent with Luke's narrative in the book of Acts. While Paul was at Corinth, the ... read more »

Contend Earnestly for the Faith

Jude was in the process of planning a correspondence-or perhaps actually writing-to his fellow Christians concerning their common salvation when suddenly (obviously under the impulse of the Spirit) he was constrained to urge his brothers to "contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered unto the saints" (v. 3). It becomes obvious from the subsequent information in ... read more »

Are Preachers To Be Called “Reverend”?

"Do you have information as to when various denominations began to apply the term 'reverend' to preachers?" The title "Reverend" has been adopted in many English-speaking denominations as a courtesy designation for clergymen. Higher orders are designated as "Very Reverend," "Right Reverend," or "Most Reverend." Professor Burton S. Easton, of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, has briefly ... read more »