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Sufferings - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... that ye should follow His steps” (I Peter 2:21). Peter’s first epistle, written during a time of horrid persecution, deals with the matter of suffering. Peter reminds us that Christ suffered for us and that it is a...
Silencing Foolish Men - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - silence the ignorance of foolish men” (I Peter 2:15). The blasphemous diatribes of modern evolutionary humanists against the Word of God and the testimony of His people are really nothing but arrogant foolishness. “Professing...
A Soon Departure - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... would “be established in the present truth” (v.12). As he wrote, he knew his executioner would soon come, but he viewed his impending “decease” (v.15, literally “exodus”) as merely putting off his earthy tent and...
Prayer For Peter And James - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... James the brother of John with the sword” (Acts 12:1,2). Verse 2 of our text rather casually records what may have been one of the lowest points of apostolic time. James was killed with the sword—James, one of only three...
Great Swelling Words - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... the New Testament, in the parallel passage in II Peter 2:18: “For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in...
"but" - Article
Kenneth B. Cumming, Ph.D. - ... without ceasing of the church unto God for him" (Acts 12:5). Herod Agrippa, grandson of Herod the Great (who was in power at the birth of Jesus), was well acquainted with the law. In his desire to please the Jews, he vexed the Christians by...
Marcus My Son - Article
Paul G. Humber, M.S. - ... (Marcus) was Peter’s biological son. We learn in Acts 12:12 that Mark’s mother was Mary and that her house was in Jerusalem. (Peter was from Galilee.) Also, Paul describes Mark as Barnabas’ cousin in Colossians 4:10—not as...
The Powers That Be - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... required to: • Submit to the laws they enact (1 Peter 2:13). • Pay the taxes they require (Romans 13:6). • Honor their authority (1 Peter 2:17). • Pray for them by name (1 Timothy 2:1-3). • Fear them if we do evil...
Grow In Grace - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... we are newborn babes (Greek, brephos, I Peter 2:2). Our spiritual birth has been by the word of God (I Peter 1:23) on the basis of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (I Peter 1:3). As the Christian life began...
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...
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