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Resurrection of the Just and Unjust

Synopsis of 1 Corinthians 15 Jesus said, "Marvel not at this: for the hour cometh, in which all that are in the tombs shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection ofjudgment" (John 5:28-29). Likewise, as the apostle Paul gave his defense before Felix, he said, "... there shall be a resurrection both of the just and unjust" (Acts 24:15). Some brethren in Corinth were teaching that there would be no resurrection of the dead (l 1 Corinthians 15:12). These teachers apparently believed Jesus had been raised yet they rejected the general resurrection of mankind. Paul proves the general resurrection of the dead by proving Jesus' resurrection, who is the 'firstfruits of them that are asleep" (l 1 Corinthians 15:20). Paul's reasoning is that if Christ was raised then so must all mankind...
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Are You Really Interested?

Through the years of coaching my kids in Little League Baseball, I have seen many kids who just seemed to thrive on the game and others who seem to care less if they are even on the field. Some kids play in the dirt or pick flowers during the game. Some kids even request to be placed on the bench. It becomes apparent that they are not there due to any self-interest but because their parents want them to be. Many Christians are like the kid who desires to be on the bench; they are, to one extent or another, forced to be at services yet they have no real interest in the things of God. Beloved reader, please know that heaven will be a place for those who truly desire the things of God. The parable of the Sower Jesus told the parable of the sower to make a...
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The Corruption of Modern day Idolatry

A closer look at Romans 1:20, 23 "20 For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse" (Romans 1:20). The wrath of God is due the ungodly because they hinder truth through false teaching and ungodly practices. Furthermore, they make it manifest that they have clearly ignored the obvious signs of God's "invisible things" (i.e., "His power and divinity"). Though invisible, God's power and divinity are made manifests by "the things that are made. " The Gentile who rejected God's laws for his own religious practices is without excuse because the material universe proves that God is (see Psalm 19:1ff; 33:6-9; Jeremiah 5:22 and 32:17-18). God is incomparably great (see Isaiah 40:12-25). God has manifested (made known to man) his attributes by his creation....
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Are They Few That Are Saved?

Jesus was once asked, "Lord, are they few that are saved?" (Luke 13:23). When one looks to the entirety of the Bible, he soon discovers that much of it is a historical record of a multitude of people's failures. During the days of Noah, "Jehovah saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually... and Jehovah said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the ground; both man, and beast, and creeping things, and birds of the heavens; for it repents me that I have made them. But Noah found favor in the eyes of Jehovah" (Genesis 6:5-8). God brought a worldwide flood upon the earth that "The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will...
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I Timothy

Paul writes the letter of I Timothy to Timothy from Nicopolis after being released from his two year imprisonment in Rome around 66 AD. The apostle Paul, and his traveling companion Timothy, had apparently traveled from Judea to Macedonia after being released from prison. Before traveling and wintering at Nicopolis it is likely that Paul and Timothy visited with the Hebrew Christians at Judea. The two of them then travel toward Macedonia and Paul leaves Timothy in Ephesus to correct many existing problems among the brethren there (see 1 Timothy 1:3). Paul continues to Nicopolis without his beloved child in the faith Timothy and sometime later writes this epistle (Titus 3:12). I Timothy sets forth the supreme nature of Jehovah God and the validity of His divine revelation. Secondly, Paul's letter sets forth divine instructions for Timothy the Lord's minister in the faith. Thirdly, the letter exposes doctrines and lifestyles...
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