Author Archives: Joshua Jordan

Simply Christians

Simply Christians This was written by my friend Dale Smelser Many people are growing disenchanted with present religious forms which originated in the middle ages and have become meaningless. There is displeasure with denominational structures and dogma. Some, because of … Continue reading

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Become As Little Children

“Except Ye Become As Little Children” By Mike Riley 1/23/2017 In Matthew 18:1-6, Jesus gives some very important qualifications for those who would enter the kingdom of heaven. He would say, “Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye … Continue reading

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Does Galatians 6:10 Authorize The Church to Give to Non-Saints? Part 7

Does Galatians 6:10 Authorize The Church to Give to Non-Saints? Part 7 By Kevin Cauley 1/31/2017 March 18th, 2003 I think I understand what your point is, but we simply disagree. The premise that you are setting forth is that in … Continue reading

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Commandment Keeping

Commandment Keeping By Kevin Cauley 2/2/2017 There are those in the religious world today who ridicule the idea of keeping commandments. They claim that keeping God’s commandments have nothing to do with our salvation today. If someone objects and says that … Continue reading

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Genesis 8:20-22

Genesis 8:20-22 When God specified what the ark was to be loaded with He provided for the worship needs of Noah and his family. Clean animals were required and so they were available when Noah landed. This sacrifice is a … Continue reading

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Vision Problems?

Vision Problems? By Mike Riley 2/4/2017 How is your “good eye”? In Matthew 6:22 NIV the Lord said, “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light.” Without understanding … Continue reading

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Paganisms Promises?

Paganisms Promises? By Kevin Cauley 2/6/2017 Witches, warlocks, bards, ovates, and druids: you’re probably thinking that Halloween is over for this year, so why the strange list? Well, according to Reuters news service, pagans are celebrating Samhuin, the Celtic new year, … Continue reading

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Reviewing “Biblical Interpretation in the Early Church”

Biblical Interpretation in the Early Church, from the series Sources of Early Christian Thought is a terrific contribution to any library of biblical interpretation texts. The editor and translator, Karlfried Froehllich, has organized the material into ten chapters. The first … Continue reading

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CONCLUSION

CONCLUSION Over time, it would seem as if some of the more recent interpretations with regard to the Adam and Eve story, recovering favorable accounts of women in leadership roles, and clarifying notes in Galatians 5:13–18 would correct the reading … Continue reading

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SEARCHING THE FORMATIVE TEXTS: FREEDOM

SEARCHING THE FORMATIVE TEXTS:  FREEDOM One of the passages in Scripture that receives a great deal of attention in supporting freedom in selecting roles is Galatians 3:26–28, which includes what some have called the pre-Pauline baptismal formula  used during baptism: … Continue reading

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