The Works Of The Flesh

It is written: Galatians 5:19-21-Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20  idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21  envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who... Continue Reading →

Being Past Feeling

In Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians, we read something very interesting. In describing the spiritual condition of many people who have rejected Christ, the Apostle tells us: Ephesians 4:19-who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. Notice that phrase “being past feeling.” In the original Greek Of... Continue Reading →

“Drawn Away”

It is written: James 1:13-15-13    Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14    But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15    Then, when desire... Continue Reading →

How Context Helps Us Interpret Words

It is written: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) One of the most important factors in studying the Bible is to give careful heed to context. Understanding the context of a passage (i.e., the verses surrounding a text of Scripture) is crucial to properly interpreting the Scriptures.... Continue Reading →

Original Sin Or Original Grace?

It is written: Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned— 13  (For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14  Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over... Continue Reading →

The High Cost Of Casual Sex

It is written: “Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.” (1 Corinthians 6:18) One of the gifts which God gave to humanity was the gift of sex (Genesis 1:28-29; 1 Corinthians 7:1-5). This gift was given to those... Continue Reading →

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