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Thomas Brooks

One sin allowed, wallowed and tumbled in

Thomas BrooksTo turn from some sins—but not from all, is gross hypocrisy. One sin stripped the fallen angels of all their glory! One sin stripped our first parents of all their dignity and excellency! One fly in the box of precious ointment spoils the whole box. One thief may rob a man of all his treasure. One d... Read More
A.E. Booth

Does Association with Evil Defile?

In answer to this question, we say, without hesitation, it does. Our witnesses are type, prophecy and New Testament Scriptures. We will give a few examples: First, type. And here we have a large field before us. We will commence with God's people in Egypt, ere they leave that land to journey on to C... 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
Greek Word Studies

Burn (2618) katakaio

Burned up (2618) (katakaio from kata = intensifies meaning of verb + kaio = to burn) means to burn up, to consume or destroy by fire. The word denotes a violent consuming heat. It means to burn utterly as of chaff (Mt 3:17, Lk 3:17), tares (Mt 13:30,40), magic paraphernalia after citizens of Ephesus... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Confirm (4741) sterizo

In one of the great NT prayers, the writer of Hebrews prays for his readers: Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip (equipping so that they might be made ready to fulfill their purpose f... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Covetous (4123) pleonektes

could possibly be saved. (Albert Barnes. Barnes NT Commentary). THAT NO IMMORAL OR IMPURE PERSON: hoti pas pornos e akathartos: (Eph 5:3; Hebrews 13:4) Literally this reads "for this ye know, that every whoremonger, or unclean, or covetous person, who is an idolater, hath no inheritance in the reign... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Establish (4741) sterizo

Confirm (4741) (stērízō from histemi = to stand as in 1 Pe 5:12 "stand firm in" the true grace of God. Histemi also root of "Resist" - anthistemi and of "firm" - stereos, both used by Peter in 1 Pe 5:9) means to make firm or solid, to set fast, to fix firmly in a place, to establish (make firm or st... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Impure (169) akathartos

Impure (169) (akathartos from a = without + kathaíro = cleanse from katharos = clean, pure, free from the adhesion of anything that soils, adulterates, corrupts, in an ethical sense, free from corrupt desire, sin, and guilt) (See study of related word akatharsia) in a moral sense refers to that whic... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Strengthen (4741) sterizo

Confirm (4741) (stērízō from histemi = to stand as in 1 Pe 5:12 "stand firm in" the true grace of God. Histemi also root of "Resist" - anthistemi and of "firm" - stereos, both used by Peter in 1 Pe 5:9) means to make firm or solid, to set fast, to fix firmly in a place, to establish (make firm or st... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Unclean, Common, Unholy (2839)

Unclean, Common, Unholy (2839)(koinos probably from sun/syn = with) is an adjective which means primarily common. More generally, and usually in a negative sense, koinos means defiled (corrupted in regard to its purity or perfection), unclean (because it is treated as common and thus considered mora... Read More

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