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The Powers That Be - Article
Henry Morris III, D.Min. - of God: the powers that be are ordained of God." (Romans 13:1) This day in our country we will vote for the men and women who will lead us for several years. Their beliefs and philosophies will impact our lives far beyond their specific terms...
Summing Up Submission - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - with submission. Believers are to submit to the government (2:13–17), slaves to their masters (2:18–20), wives to their husbands (3:1–6), husbands to their wives (3:7), and each one to the other, as in our text, in just the same...
Christian Submission - Article
Henry Morris, Ph.D. - “And He went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but His mother kept all these sayings in her heart” (Luke 2:51). It is noteworthy how frequently Christians are exhorted to submit themselves to others....
Privileged Suffering - Article
Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... on him, but also to suffer for his sake." (Philippians 1:29) Paul wrote in the previous verses that we are to conduct ourselves as though our only citizenship was worthy of the gospel message that we proclaim, and that in doing so we should...
My Chains Fell Off - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... angel said unto him . . . follow me” (Acts 12:6–8). Long my imprisoned spirit lay, Fast bound in sin and nature’s night; Thine eye diffused a quick’ning ray, I woke, the dungeon flamed with light: My chains fell...
Honoring Our Leaders - Article
Henry Morris, Ph.D. - ... with grief: for that is unprofitable for you" (Hebrews 13:17). The text above was written primarily in respect to religious leaders in the churches, but the same exhortation could be applied to political leaders, with the responsibility of...
Christ Our Sin - Article
Henry Morris, Ph.D. - “For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the...
Four Commands - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - “Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king” (I Peter 2:17). Our text today gives four commands for believers to obey, each of which is difficult, but nonetheless “is the will of God, that with well...
Sanctified, Preserved, Called - Article
Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called.” (Jude 1:1) Although the Scriptures have much to teach about each of these precious terms, Jude is the only New Testament writer to use them together in sequence. This is also the only...
Doing God's Pleasure - Article
Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... both to will and to do of his good pleasure." (Philippians 2:12-13) In this passage with an unusual play on words, we are told to give our salvation a "workout." The Greek word is katergazomai, an interesting compound word that means to...
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