How to read the Mosaic Law (Part 2½)

If there is any further need to prove that the approach to reading the Law which I laid out in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series is correct, the simplest proof is that many of the most important laws are incomprehensible without it. Don’t work on the Sabbath. Read more…

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How to Read the Mosaic Law (Part 2)

In Part 1, I discussed that although in Christ we are no longer under the Law, the Law still has value for us when we pursue the moral principles that stand behind its specific injunctions. In this part, I want to make the point that, to a certain degree, that Read more…

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How to Read the Mosaic Law (Part 1)

If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or your daughter or the wife you embrace or your friend who is as your own soul entices you secretly, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ which neither you nor your fathers have known, some of the Read more…

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John 17:5 Did Jesus exist before the world?

If you read John 17:5, it sure sounds like it! “And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.” As clear as that seems, some people make objections to understanding this verse as speaking of Jesus’ existence before Read more…

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Universalism in the Bible?

–Transcript– Hi, I’m Rick Conrad and this is What is Truth. Today I’m continuing my series: Unmisinterpreting the Bible, asking the question What does the word ‘All’ mean? We’ll have to deal with that as we take a look at a few verses that are used by Universalists to advance Read more…

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Too much context?

Is it ever possible, when we look at verses of the Bible, to overemphasize the context? I stumbled on this question recently when I posted this on facebook: Much to my surprise, a friend of ours very kindly took the time to tell me that I was completely misusing 1 Corinthians Read more…

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