People Didn’t Date in Bible Times

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People didn’t date in biblical times. Dating as a socially accepted means of finding a mate has been around for less than a century. Before that, strict courtship rituals governed the path to marriage. Whom you married wasn’t even up to you most of the time. Falling in love before you got married or engaged is a twentieth-century concept.

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Titus 2 vs Prov 31

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Some have claimed that Proverbs 31 contradicts Titus 2. That the ideal wife in Titus 2 is a very, very different woman than the ideal wife of Proverbs 31. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Facing Hard Issues: Binding the Conscience

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God alone is Lord of the conscience.” To bind the consciences of believers on the teaching of Scripture is to recognize and extend Christ’s Lordship. But to do so only on the basis of human wisdom or preference is to usurp his rule….

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Facing Hard Issues: Three responses

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Our response to difficult issues facing the church must not be silence, it must not be some trite and trivial answer, and it must not be to try to silence those who raise the issue. We believe, and teach, that the church must be present for duty in discussing, and dealing with, the various issues that arise in our day. Be that betrothal, polygamy, divorce, or any other modern issue the discussion should not, must not, just be swept under the table. It must be brought out, looked at, discussed, prayed over, and, in the end, a course of action must be pursued consistent with Scripture.

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Invisible Goals

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Psalm 119:9-12 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Blessed art thou, O LORD: … Read More

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Why 1 Corinthians 7 Is the WORST Passage to Defend “Singleness” in the Church

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The seventh chapter of Paul’s First Epistle to the Church in Corinth is regarded by many to be the quintessential teaching on the who’s and what’s and when’s of marriage, certainly of the New Testament, if not the Bible as a whole. In a rare situation, Christians and non-believers alike seem to agree upon what … Read More

Qivering Qestions 11-15

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Well, another set of questions from No Longer Quivering. So far I have found her questions to be very appropriate, on point, and respectful. Today’s set of questions is no less. This set of questions, if I had to put a summary to them, well, I would be hard put to put a summary to … Read More

And Isaac Loved Rebecca II: Ignoring the text

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…it would have been in vain for Abraham to enter into engagements with his servant, had he not been persuaded that his son would prove submissive and tractable. It here appears what great veneration he cherished towards his father; because Abraham, relying on Isaac’s obedience, confidently calls his servant to him. Now this example should … Read More

Qivering Qestions 6-10

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Well, Suzanne Callulu has asked me another set of questions. This time they won’t work to go all in one prose segment, so I have included the questions in the text: 6.What do you think of Christians in Politics? Romans 13:1-7 Let every soul be in subjection to the higher powers: for there is no … Read More

Qivering Qestions 1-5

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Suzanne Calulu, of ‘No Longer Qivering’ has asked to do an interview with me. Before we got started we set up some ground rules, namely: a) There would be no personal questions. I do theology, not testimonial. b) That I would not be asked if I still beat my wife (ie loaded questions). I am … Read More

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