Daily Devotional

Do You Want To Build Your Life On That Which Is Dependable?

Guy Roberson – The great psalmist, after tossing on a sea of trouble caused by his enemies, takes his stand on the stability of God’s Word in Psalms 119:89-96.  In spite of all of the evil turning his world upside down he again dwelt on the importance of putting his trust in God’s Word because it is settled in heaven (v. 89), meaning that ...

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What Role Does the New Testament Play Regarding Old Testament Prophecy?

It is crystal clear that the New Testament writers believed that the Old Testament was inspired Scripture.  According to some the New Testament has more than 4,000 references to the Old Testament.  However, one of the most important matters is the way the New Testament deals with Old Testament prophecy.  Therefore, in this article I want us to realize that the New Testament interpretation must supersede any Old ...

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Is Prophecy Literal or Figurative?

Questions are often asked, “Does the Bible mean what it says?  Should we take it at face value?  Should we interpret it literally? Or should we understand it figuratively?  These are essential questions when studying Bible prophecy.

We must realize that the Bible is a book of real people, real places and a literal history of God’s dealings with mankind.  Therefore, Bible interpretation should begin with ...

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Must Biblical Interpretation Include The Study of Prophecy?

Since prophecy is a large part of the sacred writings one must not neglect the study of it.  After Adam and Eve sinned, the first ray of light provided man was the promise of the Redeemer who would come in the future in Genesis 3:15: “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel.”  The very popular ...

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What Is Meant By Generic and Specific Authority?

We have seen in our previous studies that God commands us to abide within the framework of the Scriptures.  In speaking to the Israelites Moses said, “You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you” (Deut. 4:2).  In the New Testament we have ...

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What Are The Three Basic Methods God Uses to Authorize Us to Act?

In our past articles we have seen that primary authority resides in God.  He alone has authority to authorize us to obey Him.  However, while speaking to men in various ways and in time past by the prophets He has spoken to us by His Son (Heb. 1:1-2).  This means that we must look to Jesus Christ to find authority to act today and not in the Old ...

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What Is the Bible About?

It is essential to know what a book is about—to know its message, its organization, and its purpose.  When one is familiar with the author’s theme and know how the parts of the book fit together, you can read with much greater insight and appreciate the message it conveys.

We have been given some insight into this all-important question, “What is the Bible ...

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Does the Silence of the Scriptures Permit or Prohibit?

It is often argued that “the silence of the Scriptures” allows us “the freedom to do any and every thing that God has not specifically forbidden.”  Actually, this argument is not new.  Some argued this in the days of Tertullian (150-222 A. D.) and he answered this by saying, “I should rather say that what has not been freely allowed is forbidden” (Tertullian. 1995. ...

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Is There a Need For Biblical Authority?

Most people agree that authority is needed in the home, school, business, and the nation.  If we are to have any kind of order in our lives, we must have some standard of authority to follow.  When authority is either rejected or simply ignored in any of these realms we see chaos.  The nonconformist revolution together with the publicized scandals in government promotes disregard for authority ...

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What Does Paul Mean By “Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth”?

The apostle Paul said, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15 KJV).

The Bible wasn’t given to satisfy our curiosity but to teach us how much God loves us and wants to have a loving relationship with mankind and how that can be experienced (John 3:16; Gal. 3:26-27; I John 1:3).

While the KJV uses the word “study” the Greek term more correctly means to ...

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