The Mystery of an Open Secret

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

Paul’s Brilliant Self-Defense

AN EXPOSITION OF ACTS 28:16-27 The Background Setting While visiting in Caesarea during his missionary journey, Paul became determined to go to Jerusalem against all odds. He was in the house of Philip the evangelist when a certain prophet, named Agabus, came from Judae to warn Paul, who did not appreciate the warning. “Then Paul answered, … Continue reading Paul’s Brilliant Self-Defense

There Are No Monsters in Heaven

“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, we first endure, then pity, then embrace” Alexander Pope English Poet, 1688-1744 “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will … Continue reading There Are No Monsters in Heaven