Luke 4:16-21 “And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. 17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found … Continue reading Why Did Jesus Stop Reading Isaiah in the Middle of the Verse?
Because there is misunderstanding by some within the Church of Jesus Christ about the word mystery, and how it is used in Scripture, it would be good to consider the Biblical teaching on this subject Of particular interest is the mystery that Jews and Gentiles “should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and … Continue reading The Mystery of an Open Secret
“For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. 2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new … Continue reading A Church Not Forsaken
When the Spirit of God brings a person to repent of sin it is not unusual for there to be a measure of self-loathing. The prophet Isaiah had this spiritual experience and wrote about it: “In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, … Continue reading The Problem With Self-Forgiveness