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Sufferings - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - us an example, that ye should follow His steps" (I Peter 2:21). Peter's first epistle, written during a time of bitter persecution, deals with the matter of suffering. Peter reminds us that Christ suffered for us and that it is a privilege to...
Not So, Lord - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee" (Matthew 16:22). The Lord, therefore, had to rebuke Peter. It was not Peter's prerogative, nor is it ours, to question the Word of the Lord, even when we don't yet understand it. That kind of...
Greetings from Peter - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord" (II Peter 1:1-2). All too often we skip over the introductory verses of greeting in a Bible book, but many times these verses contain rich information. Such is the case in today's text. We first...
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...
Great Swelling Words - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... in 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...
Sifted - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren” (Luke 22:31,32). In the evening, just before His betrayal, capture, torture, and trial, Christ turned to Simon with these final words, encouraging Him to remain strong. Of course, Peter...
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...
Stir Up - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - the apostles of the Lord and Savior” (II Peter 3:1,2). This was written especially for “the last days” (v.3), indicating that they should stir up, not their emotions, but their minds! To meet the critical needs of the last...
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...
"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...
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