Articles

September 6th, 2015

Last time we looked at the logical argument that Paul brought forward for the resurrection of the redeemed and Christ. This was constructed very carefully and started upon the evidence of Christ's resurrection through the witnesses documented including the above 500, many of whom were currently alive to bear living testimony of this.  We shall now proceed further into the secrets of the son.

August 29th, 2015

 

The importance of the resurrection of Christ has many facets.  In today's talk we shall look at the topic of the logic of the resurrection of Christ.

August 18th, 2015

Last time we looked at the first 10 verses of 1 Cor. 15 which talks about the foundation of the gospel. We noted that there is an awkward "if" in the salvation condition which we discovered expressed the fact that the gospel that was received and in which the Corinthian believers stood would result in salvation if they held in what word Paul preached to them. Paul clearly received by revelation the gospel and yet it was also according to scriptures. We also learnt abouty the untimely birth (abortion) mentioned in vs 8. 

August 13th, 2015

Last time we looked at the last portion of chapter 14.  The issues related to prophecy and women teachers in the church. It was found that men and women were to function differently in the church and that this was not something that was found in only one age but was rooted in the Genesis of mankind and hence inter dispensational. These different functions are not surprizing when one considers the differences both morphological and psychological. The Christian faith proposes the best model of functionality and peace from God. Rebellion to this will have its fruits and we see much of that today.

August 10th, 2015

Last time we looked at the rules for speaking in tongues and mentioned the last portion of chapter 14 relating to women and their place within the church administration. 

Today we will take this a little further starting from the gift of prophecy.

July 7th, 2015

This article introduces the student of scripture to the subject of the callings of God. It is a first pass through this deep subject.

 

July 5th, 2015

Introduction

Last time we examined the last verses of chapter 13 and went over the usage of the root of the verbs "καταργηθήσονται" and "καταργηθήσεται" which are translated in this passage "they shall fail" and "it shall vanish away" respectively. 

KJV  1 Corinthians 13:8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
TBT  1 Corinthians 13:8 ἡ ἀγάπη οὐδέποτε ἐκπίπτει· εἴτε δὲ προφητεῖαι, καταργηθήσονται· εἴτε γλῶσσαι, παύσονται· εἴτε γνῶσις, καταργηθήσεται.

Today we leave chapter 13 and move into the next chapter which starts with a reordering of the temporary gifts. Prophecy comes first.

July 4th, 2015

After Trusting In Christ ...

If you are saved there would have been a time in your life when you trusted in the finished work of Christ on the cross at Calvary to save you from the consequence of sin. This simple act of faith marks the start of your Christian life and should not be under-rated. The preaching of the cross is of vital importance and so we must strive to present the gospel of salvation in clear and unequivocal terms. 

July 4th, 2015

Bayes' Rule

Scientific research seeks to make inference about population parameters from data. The way this is done is to gather data, and use it to test and investigate a particular theory. The theory will often be formulated in terms of parameters which are unknown and need to be estimated from the sample data. Of course scientists will have some prior belief about these parameters. The Bayesian view of statistics provides a paradigm that scientists can implement to establish their latest beliefs about the parameters of a model. If we allow theta to represent the parameters of interest then we can imagine that these parameters are the settings on a machine that produces x values (the data). That is x is made under the influence of theta. This is symbolized as x|theta (x given theta). This is theoretically what happens -- the truth is that we don't know the theta values, we only see their effects in x. So what we really need to do is infer from the data the values of theta from x -- that is theta|x (theta given x).

June 28th, 2015

 

Introduction:

Last time we examined most of the 13 verses of chapter 13 concerning the enduring "charity" or christian love. The signs and wonders were a part of a temporary manifestation of the powers of the age to come (Heb 6:5). This reminds us that the "Mystery" given to PAul the prisoner was not a part of the revelation given to the Acts believers. This has many consequences when interpreting this thirteenth chapter.

The bomb shell for those of us who were taught that "the body of Christ" began in Acts is the Fact that this is wrong and any structure built on this mid Acts  assumption will ultimately crash to the ground.

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