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1 Corinthians 1:18For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

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Character


The word character is defined as "the combination of qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another" (AHD 259). Christians are known to have a 'distinguishing' character from that of the world. We often refer to this as being "sanctified" (cf. 1 Corinthians 1:2). What is it that distinguishes the true Christian from the ...
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A Holy Kiss


Romans 16:16 "Salute one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ salute you." Authorized fellowship is the focus of Romans chapters 12-16. The apostle Paul precisely identifies the bounds of fellowship in areas of adiaphora (matters of indifference) in Romans 14 and fellowship in the area of doctrine in Romans 16. The text of Romans 14...
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The Lord

Many claim to love and worship the Lord. Unlawful actions; however, will make the claim of worshipping God vain. Jesus said, "In vain do they worship me teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men" (Matthew 15:9). The word worship means "to do reverence or homage by kissing the hand" (Moulton 351). Liddell and Scott add, "to fall down and worsh...
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The Book of Ezra

The book of Ezra picks up the history of God's people at the approximate point that Daniel chapters 9 and 10 leave off (see Daniel 9:1-2; 10:1). The people of God have been in Babylonian captivity for 70 years as was prophesied by Jeremiah (Jeremiah 25:8-11 / Daniel 9:2). Cyrus, the Persian military general, conquered Babylon in the years 539 — 538 BC. C...
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Divine Revelation

God literally breathed His words into the prophets and apostles that the world may know how to obtain the forgiveness of sins (Eph. 3:3-5). Every divine word in the Bible is thereby inspired of God (cf. I l Tim. 3:16). The divine words the prophets and apostles spoke had their origins with the heavenly Father (Il Pet. 1:21). The apostle Paul wrote,...
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