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Keeping And Avoiding - Article
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John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost” (II Timothy 1:13,14). Paul knew, however, that in order to guard the truth, Timothy must actively avoid the false, and lists three specific potential pitfalls. The first is profane babbling, i.e.,...
Profane And Vain Babblings - Article
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Henry Morris, Ph.D. - “But shun profane and vain babblings: For they will increase unto more ungodliness" (II Timothy 2:16). This picturesque phrase is found also in I Timothy 6:20, where it is used as a synonym, or description of the...
Fables And Endless Genealogies - Article
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Henry Morris, Ph.D. - edifying which is in faith: so do” (I Timothy 1:4).The “fables and endless genealogies” of which the apostle Paul warns could not have been Jewish traditions and patriarchal family records, as many have taught. Timothy...
Shun Babblings - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus." (2 Timothy 2:16-17) Paul's earlier warning about "word fights" (2 Timothy 2:14) is strengthened in the text above with a different emphasis. Word fights are "picky"...
Evolution Prophesied In The - Article
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John L. Groenlund, Th.D. - “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables”...
Committed To Thy Trust - Article
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John D. Morris, Ph.D. - “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith” (I Timothy 6:20,21). Paul exhorted...
Pseudo-Science - Article
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Henry Morris, Ph.D. - a worship of the creation instead of the Creator (note Romans 1:25). It was especially true of gnosticism (the Greek word for “sciences” in this verse was gnosis). Its proponents claimed to be mote “scientific” than others,...
Fringe Issues - Article
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John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... profited them that have been occupied therein" (Hebrews 13:9); "foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes" (II Timothy 2:23). On the other hand, there are many Scriptural commands to hold "fast...
The Happy Poor - Article
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Henry Morris, Ph.D. - ... “to preach the gospel to the poor” (Luke 4:18). Consider also the rhetorical question of James 2:5: “Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which He hath promised to them that...
Scientific Progress - Article
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David Woetzel, B.S. - ... every living thing that moveth upon the earth" (Genesis 1:28). To have dominion over something in nature implies study and understanding. It is no accident that the scientific revolution took place after the reformation in the Christian...
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