by Paul Southern via The Preceptor, Vol. 1, No. 10, August 1952. The subject of obedience is an important theme that should engage the thought of every responsible person. Rebellion against constituted authority seems to be a trait inherent with mankind. On every hand, we witness infractions of constitutional, statutory, and social laws. Hence, it…

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by Garry Floyd “And the LORD said to me, ‘Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, “Hear the words of this covenant and do them. For I solemnly warned your fathers in the day that I brought them up from the land of Egypt, even to…

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by Kent Heaton The prophet Jeremiah wrote, “But thou shall say unto them, This is a nation that obeys not the voice of the Lord their God, nor receives correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth” (Jeremiah 7:28). The news unfolds daily how a nation once built upon the fundamental teachings…

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by Doy Moyer Just as I am without one plea, But that Thy blood was shed for me. And that Thou bids’t me come to Thee O Lamb of God, I come. by Charlotte Elliot I have long thought that “Just as I am” is a beautiful, inspiring hymn. While I don’t know that it…

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by Matthew W. Bassford Translation is an art, not a science, and this is true even of translating the Bible. We cannot hope to establish a one-to-one correspondence between words in Koiné Greek and English so that one is an apt translation for the other every time. Instead, translators commonly are presented with several different…

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Many common phrases in American English have their roots in the Bible. Tell which book of the Bible each quote or allusion comes from: All things to all people Cast the first stone Doubting Thomas Eat, drink, and be merry Forbidden fruit Man after his own heart Salt of the earth Woe is me Writing…

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New Testament Word Search by Netagene Kirkpatrick R L U K E I W S N A I S E H P E O P T R P E T E R N E N I W H L I H H A G C I A S E M A J S I I V…

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sent by Vince Limburg There are many phrases in our language that we just “know” are in the Bible, but when we look they aren’t there. Which of the following are from the Bible and which are just a chimney-corner scripture? By the skin of my teeth All men are created equal An idle mind…

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OK, biblical scholars, folks who need to tear their hair out, and those folks, who have absolutely nothing else to do, here is a puzzle for you. There are thirty books of the Bible in the paragraph below — not all 66 books, only 30. See if you can locate them. Here are some hints:…

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What woman’s advances were spurned by a handsome young slave? Who had three hundred concubines? Who deceived a man by substituting the bride’s older sister on their wedding night? Who said, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing”? Name two men who passed off their wives as their sisters. Who received the nickname…

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