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A Refutal of Baptismal Regeneration

Below you will find a most interesting, and an honest video by Jay Miklovic, which he made as a defense of baptismal regeneration. I like Jay, nice guy (and he’s a baseball fan to boot). In the video, Jay makes his case, and I need to say up front that I appreciate both his conviction […]

That 144,000 Thing in Revelation

Dan Phillips of the Pyromaniacs has a good question: He tweets: Explain this again: if the 144K in Rev. 7:4-8 are "spiritual Israel," then who are the innumerable crowds in v. 9? *Super*-spiritual Israel? — Dan Phillips (@BibChr) March 19, 2013 Let’s first look at the passage itself, Revelation 7:4-9: And I heard the number […]

The ESV & The Doctrine of the Virgin Birth

In the Greek text, Luke 2:33 reads: καὶ ἦν ᾿Ιωσὴφ καὶ ἡ μήτηρ αὐτοῦ θαυμάζοντες ἐπὶ τοῖς λαλουμένοις περὶ αὐτοῦ· The transliteration literally reads thusly: And Joseph was marveling, also His mother, at the things being said concerning Him. Yet, in the ESV – and I’m quoting the Reformation Study Bible from Ligonier – it […]

That Strange Little Greek Word

“It is often said that the Greek preposition ‘eis,’ translated ‘into,’ means ‘to,’ and that Philip and the eunuch went only to the water.  If this is true, then the ‘wise men’ did not go ‘into the house,’ and did not return “into their own country,” and the demons (Matthew 8:31-33) did not enter ‘into […]

Preventing Eisogesis and Doctrinal Error with the Greek Language

And he ordered the chariot to stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him. When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; and the eunuch no longer saw him, but went on his way rejoicing. – […]

Reasons & Benefits of Studying the Greek Language

The Greek language of the New Testament is called Koine, or common Greek, for the simple reason that it was the common language in the Greek-speaking world from the time of Alexander the Great to roughly 500 A.D. It is without question the most expressive language known to mankind. It is also one of the […]

Our Inner Procrustus

There once was a great hero of Athens by the name of Theseus. A Greek adventurer who had many famous exploits and thought to have been a contemporary of Heracles, but you knew that already. A quick study of this fellow from Greek mythology may contribute to our better understanding of many areas of life: […]

I’ve Got Something

I’m writing a post that has something to do with an ancient Greek mythological character, the recently elected governor of Alabama, the Presidents’ 2010 state of the union address and the momentary man that has resulted from the industrial revolutions’ crushing of the biblical, God-given mandate of agrarianism. Once I figure this out, I’ll post […]

Studying Greek Online

If you are considering learning the Greek language or you simply want to polish up your current skills, studying online with IBG is one option. From their website: The Institute of Biblical Greek offers three types of classes for learning Biblical Greek. There are two levels Athenaze courses(Volume I and Volume II). There is a […]

The Ten Ages of Man

Cats may have nine lives according to some, but the ancient Greeks apparently focused on the one you have… You just get one. If it’s a ‘full’ life, according to the ancients…..this is how it will go. You may want to sit down for this. A child in his infancy grows his first set of […]

Spurgeon On The Word ‘Baptism’

“I know not why it is that we yield to the superstitions of our Christian brethren, so much as to use the word baptize at all. It is not an English, but a Greek word. It has but one meaning, and cannot bear another. Throughout all the classics, without exception, it is not possible to […]

Jeff Noblit: The Wonder Of It All!

Repentance, salvation, grace, and forgiveness are very often terms that are confused by many. Here, Jeff Noblit drives home why these theological terms are not just theological terms but a true blessing for the believer in Christ.

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