A BOOK WE CAN TRUST PART 3

The Pentateuch, The Five Books of Moses After turning the initial pages of Holy Writ the first major section of the Old Testament we encounter is the Pentateuch. The five books of Moses rank alongside the Gospels as the two most important sub-sections of the Bible. The Gospels are foundational to the New Testament. The Acts... Continue Reading →

A BOOK WE CAN TRUST PART 2

THE OLD TESTAMENT This study will focus upon the first and largest section of the Bible; The Old Testament. 1: The Origination of the Old Testament 2 Peter 1:16-21; The passage in question not only verifies the inspiration of the whole Bible, but focuses particularly upon prophecy of “old time”, the Old Testament. Therefore the Hebrew... Continue Reading →

A BOOK WE CAN TRUST PART 1

THE COMPILING OF THE BIBLE What is the Bible? What process did the Bible undergo before it became the volume that we possess today? These are more than academic questions because they involve the authenticity of the Scriptures as God's Word: “The Bible being to us what it is, it is of the highest importance... Continue Reading →

THE GOD SUPPRESSORS; Romans Part 6

For all Have Sinned(b) Romans 1:18-23 Having opened up this section of the epistle with a statement upon the Wrath of God, Paul describes ungodly and unrighteous men; “who hold the truth in unrighteousness” (v18). The word translated “hold” literally means “to hold down”, “to restrain” or “to suppress”. It is a characteristic of our... Continue Reading →

THE WRATH OF GOD; Romans Part 5

For All Have Sinned (a) Romans 1:18 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men...” Having explained his unashamed devotion and having expounded the content of his message, Paul commences this first major section of his letter which outlines man's need for the Gospel. It is impossible... Continue Reading →

THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST; Romans Part 4

Romans 1:16-17 Having declared his ambition to visit Rome and preach the Gospel Paul pauses to expound the essence of his message. Also in these verses Paul moves away from his personal greetings and into the substance of his letter. He sets before the people the theme of the epistle. Therefore Dr Martyn Lloyd Jones in... Continue Reading →

MEET THE ROMANS; Romans Part 3

  Romans 1:8-15 In this passage Paul continues with his prologue or salutation. These are his opening remarks whereby he introduces this letter to the congregation situated in Rome. While we have already gleaned some information concerning the Romans from v6-7, this section grants us a further insight into the character of this church and... Continue Reading →

PUTTING PEN TO PAPER; ROMANS PART 2

Putting Pen To Paper Romans 1:1-7 Having considered the value of this epistle and the importance of its central subject, Justification by Faith, in the introductory study we shall now ponder the opening words of the Apostle. The most difficult work of letter writing is the act of putting pen to paper. How will I... Continue Reading →

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