This is the first part of a verse by verse study of Galatians from Learning to Walk in Freedom I will be posting a new part every Monday morning by Noon. All unreferenced scripture quotes are from my own paraphrase, “Modern Viking Paraphrase” [MVP] ________________________________ Letter of Paul to the Galatians: Chapter One Verse 1:1–5 Paul, an apostle (not from men nor by man, but sent by Jesus the Messiah and God the Father, who raised him …Continue reading →
My plan is to serialize my Bible studies for my blog readers. Here is the Introduction to my verse by verse study of Galatians. _______________________________________________ The Galatians Galatia is not a town, but a region of Asia Minor just north of Cyprus. What follows is info from Easton‘s Bible dictionary plus UNRV, a site on the Roman empire: Galatia has been called the “Gallia” of the East… Gallia, as the Romans called it, was the region of …Continue reading →
In-pew missionaries to an apostate church are needed, but it’s a rough ministry. One of the huge changes in the church over the past four decades, beyond the exodus from the mainline denominations, through the me generations, is the growing fact of an apostate church. We are certainly not surprised—as Paul told us about this in II Thessalonians 2:3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes …Continue reading →
Resources for in-pew missionaries because this is rough work. Ever since He called me and I met the Lord in 1974, my heart has been hurting for the members in the pews of traditional churches. As the traditional church trudges on toward the coming of Jesus, it and the post-modern church in general, have largely left the faith. The Great Falling Away is certainly in process. We are seeing the birth of the delusion talked about in …Continue reading →
I never knew you — this is an edited excerpt from a potential new book eventually called “The Narrow Gate”. What could be worse than hearing I never knew you from the Lord? It seems as if many will hear just that. Let’s look at a quote from Luke: Then one said to Him, “Lord, are there few who are saved?” And He said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say …Continue reading →
I just spent an enlightening, mind-twisting Sabbath devouring this book. It cleared up so many objections I have always had about my upbringing as a top science student in the 1950s, and in my Christian life since 1974. I’ve known that governing my life by my walk in the Spirit coupled with sincere, deep Bible study meant that I could not ignore Genesis. But I’d never questioned my eons of time assumption. Now I can see that …Continue reading →
The Desert Experience This is written by the leader of some home churches in Colorado—well, actually, he’s probably more anti-religious than that. Be that as it may, it is an excellent article and certainly reflects my experience over the past for decades. You need to understand this stuff. Dry times are a good thing Let the Lord minister to you freely.
How ugly was Jesus ? Of course I can say that! The Bible says it. When was the last time you considered it? Jesus was ugly or worse. Let’s look at the relevant scriptures. How ugly was Jesus ? Just as there were many who were appalled at him— his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being and his form marred beyond human likeness— [Isaiah 52:14 NIV] Oh, but that was just on the …Continue reading →