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As I Have Loved - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... I have loved you, that ye also love one another" (John 13:34). No Christian could ever question the preeminent importance of love. "God is love" (I John 4:8,16), and the greatest of the Christian virtues is love (I Corinthians...
When God Doesn't Hear - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - hid His face from you, that He will not hear" (Isaiah 59:1-2). People often complain that God doesn't hear their prayers, especially when God does not respond in the way they would like. But He can hear, all right! "He that planted the...
Great Promises To Those Who - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19). "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you" (John 15:7). "[He] is able to do exceeding abundantly...
Confident Prayer - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” (1 John 5:14-15) This is the classic conditional promise. Confidence in prayer is tied directly to the qualifier: “If we ask anything according to his will. . . .” It is,...
Unanswered Prayer - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - the face of the Lord is against them that do evil" (I Peter 3:12). There are many wonderful promises of answered prayer in the Bible, some of which seem both unlimited and unconditional. On the other hand, there are also many warnings of...
Divine Friendship - Article
David Woetzel, B.S. - ... a friend that sticketh closer than a brother" (Proverbs 18:24). Who is this friend who adheres to us tighter than those that are joined by blood? Solomon had observed that his father was a man after God's own heart. But he also undoubtedly...
John 14:14: in my name - Study Note
... in my name. The phrase “in Jesus’ name” is not just a formula with which to conclude our prayers, although that is certainly appropriate. It carries the sense of “as my agent,” thus seeking to do His will. Thus,...
Colossians 1:9: knowledge - Study Note
... knowledge. “Knowledge” is the same as “science.” The “knowledge of His will” could be considered as the science of God’s will; perhaps one could call this science thelemology (the Greek word for...
Jeremiah 33:3: I will answer thee - Study Note
... for His people, if they pray according to His will (I John...
John 12:25: shall lose it - Study Note
... shall lose it. The importance of this principle is indicated by the fact that Christ cites it probably more than any other of His teachings. See also Matthew 10:39; 16:25; Mark 8:35; Luke 9:24; 17:33. In slightly different form, it is also...
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