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Strive Not About Words - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers." (2 Timothy 2:14) This command emphasizes the necessity to avoid "word fights." The apostle Paul has much to say about this in other passages. "Let no corrupt communication...
Time Well Spent - Article
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Connie J. Horn - ... and “they do gender strifes” (II Timothy 2:23). Paul also warned against the Jewish practice of researching and recording “genealogies,” which, because of their prideful attempt to establish divine favor and position...
Godliness in Form Only - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." (2 Timothy 3:5) Those with a "form of godliness" are much more difficult to recognize than those who are openly wicked. Jesus gave His most harsh criticism to the...
Fringe Issues - Article
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John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient" (II Timothy 2:24). One of the plagues of modern-day Christendom is that many take up side issues and deem them all important--a point of separation between them and other Christians. Health foods,...
Judgment from the Word - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... justice: leave me not to mine oppressors." (Psalm 119:121) The Hebrew word mishpat is one of the eight terms used in Psalm 119 to identify the Word of God. The psalmist used mishpat in the opening of this stanza (Psalm 119:121-128) to...
Lack of Knowledge - Article
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Henry Morris, Ph.D. - ... and to come unto the knowledge of the truth" (I Timothy 2:4). He is "not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" (II Peter 3:9). The problem is that when men lack the knowledge that would bring them...
Strong Philadelphia - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... writings of the "apostles and prophets" (Ephesians 2:20) which are inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16) make the church "the pillar and ground of the truth" (1 Timothy 3:15). Philadelphia had faithfully held these eternal...
Titus 3:9: foolish questions - Study Note
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... foolish questions. See also I Timothy 1:4; 4:7; 6:4,20; II Timothy 2:16,23; Titus 1:14. Paul gave repeated warnings about this matter in his three Pastoral Epistles. Maintaining sound doctrine in a local church is vitally important (e.g., I...
2 Timothy 3:9
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... they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also...
Hastening His Coming - Article
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Henry Morris, Ph.D. - ... the elements shall melt with fervent heat" (II Peter 3:12). Exactly how can we "hasten unto the coming of the day of God"? The answer is by bringing its coming closer. In fact, the phrase can just as well be understood as...
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