2 Corinthians 5:17
(KJB) Therefore if any man be
in Christ, he is a new
creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
The first thing to note in this verse is that the focus is on
being in Christ. To be in Christ is
a spiritual state of the heart eager and willing to be under the headship or spiritual
leadership of God. This spiritual state
of heart is the opposite of many operating in a mode of me, myself, and I and
nothing ... Continue Reading →
Acts 8:9-11 (KJB) But
there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used
sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some
great one: 10 To whom
they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the
great power of God. 11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them
I want to call to your attention to a word divinely recorded in the above ... Continue Reading →
Acts 17:22 (KJB) Then
Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too
Religious and superstitious lie at different ends of the spiritual spectrum.
The Apostle Paul was a man who desired to follow the will
and way of God. He was a man who desired
to please God, as his life proves. At all personal cost. In doing so, Paul was used greatly of God
including penning numerous books of the ... Continue Reading →
John 4:23-24 (KJB)
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the
Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that
worship him must worship him in
spirit and in truth.
Nothing could be more conceited and arrogant than to think
that a man could change the very words spoken on this earth by Jesus
Christ. But that is exactly what we find
with the above verses divinely recorded in ... Continue Reading →
(KJB) It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her
a writing of divorcement: 32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the
cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry
her that is divorced committeth adultery.
This world increasingly offers a widening venue for “drive-thru weddings
and prides itself on the availability of instant divorce and for a multitude of
reasons. However, most of these reasons
do not align with ... Continue Reading →
John 7:18 (KJB) He
that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he
that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no
unrighteousness is in him.
This world is overwhelmed with lost hearted individuals
seeking their own glory. Realizing the
truth of such a spiritually sad situation makes understanding this verse vital
in being right with God and in being prepared for their undeniable eternal
See, a person is either proud of God and desires to honor
and glorify Him- or they are ... Continue Reading →
1 Corinthians 15:45
(KJB) And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the
last Adam was made a quickening
A living being, a life-giving spirit
A living soul, a life-giving spirit
A living Soul, a quickening spirit
Above are three different wordings one can find when looking
up this scripture verse found in 1
Corinthians 15:45, a scripture verse penned by the Apostle Paul. Why is such variance found with this verse? It depends on the Bible version used to look
up it ... Continue Reading →
1 Corinthians 1:18
(KJB) For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but
unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
Are we saved, or are we being saved? This difference in wording is as opposing as
apples are to oranges or as night is to daytime. The two spiritual camps rest at opposing ends
of the spiritual spectrum. A saved heart
enjoys sweet eternal fellowship with God while lost hearts are far removed from
Him; both now and forevermore.
A ... Continue Reading →
(KJB) And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean
and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
The pure nature of Christ is on display for our understanding and our application in this verse. This biblically based illustration of Christ’s righteous nature is portrayed for us by the mention of fine white linen, crisp, clean, unspoiled, unadulterated. These words paint for us an uncorrupted picture of His unmarred character and righteousness. ... Continue Reading →
1 Corinthians 11:1
(KJB) Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
Follow the example of Christ.
Do these four statements above have the same meaning? Can one or multiple phrases above be substituted among the various modern Bible versions with each reader arriving at the same understanding or conclusion when reading this succinct scripture verse?
The answer is a resounding no! What is intrinsically changed cannot ever mean
the same thing, whether it be trying to ... Continue Reading →