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Historic Confessions

Regulative Principle, and comments

The REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE "Whatsoever God has not commanded in His Word for His worship is not allowable in divine Worship." This was in keeping with John Knox's dictum. "All worshipping, honouring, or other service invented by the brain of man in the religion of God, without His own express command ... Read More
Marvin Cowan

TEMPLES AND TEMPLE ORDINANCES

"We believe that through the atonement of Christ all mankind may be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel." 3rd Article of Faith by Joseph Smith TEMPLES Some of the "ordinances" required for LDS individual or personal salvation can only be performed in temples. Mormons believe ... Read More
Walter Beuttler

Study Notes - The Tabernacle

Walter BeuttlerA. PURPOSE AND TYPOLOGY 1. Purpose After the fall of man in the garden of Eden, God could not continue to fellowship with man because of man’s sinfulness and God’s holiness. Now, by means of the offerings and the ritual of the tabernacle, God moves to mend the broken fellowship on the basis of sacri... Read More
Principles For The Gathering Of Believers

76 - Chronological Bible Reading of Scriptures

Principles For The Gathering Of BelieversThere is a great need in the body of Christ for consistent reading of the Holy Scriptures in their entirety, book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. In this case we are encouraging a chronological reading of the Scriptures. Most of the confusion is created when certain teachers, groups, or... Read More
Thomas Newberry

Types of the Tabernacle - Oil for the Light

Thomas NewberryOil for the light. Exodus 25.6) The word "light" here, signifies "light-giver"; that is, the lampstand with its seven lamps which stood in the Tabernacle. In the Sanctuary natural light was in a measure shut out. Light during the night was supplied by the golden lampstand. The lamps were ordered by ... Read More
J.G. Bellet

Answers to Objections

"The important thing is having Jesus in the glory as our hope; a very subordinate thing, the question when shall we be in the glory with Him. If anyone's teaching made the saints value Jesus as their hope less, it would be sufficient to show their teaching to be faulty. But if it be only to the effe... Read More
Victor Maxwell

Meet Mary

Luke 1:26-38 Studies in Luke #4 - Meet Mary In all the drama surrounding the Saviour’s birth no one plays a bigger part than the maiden girl from Nazareth whose name was Mary. I know there are five other Mary’s mentioned in the Bible. She was sometimes called the "Virgin Mary" but Elizabeth who call... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Displayed publicly (4388) protithemai

Displayed publicly (4388) (protithemai from pró = before, forth + títhemi = place) means literally place before oneself, to set forth, to set before the eyes, to set forth so as to be looked at and to expose to public view. Robertson - God set before himself (purposed) and did it publicly before (pr... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Planned (4388) protithemai

Displayed publicly (4388) (protithemai from pró = before, forth + títhemi = place) means literally place before oneself, to set forth, to set before the eyes, to set forth so as to be looked at and to expose to public view. Robertson - God set before himself (purposed) and did it publicly before (pr... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Purpose (4286) prothesis

Purpose (4286) (prothesis from protithemai = set before oneself to be looked at or exposed to view and then to purpose or plan) is literally placing before or setting before and so means the setting forth of a thing or placing of it in view, a putting forward openly -- a presentation, setting forth,... Read More

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