Getting An Understanding - Concerning The Sleeping Ones

By Joseph L. Watkins

We have gotten the title for these papers from Proverbs 2:6; 3:13 and 4:5-7. I have found that if we are to ever have the right understanding of the truths of God, we must, as best we can, always view His truths from His perspective of that very divine truth.

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RD 101 - What About Baptism?

By Jack Eberle

One of the subjects which Bible scholars have questions and discussions about is baptisms. The Hebrew root word indicates some form of “washings”. We find in Job 9:31 a form of the Hebrew word translated “plunge”. Again in Deuteronomy 33:24, it speaks of “dip in oil’. The Septuagint uses baptize”. John was a Baptizer of “repentance”. Repentance means change. John speaks of his own ministry in 1:31, and the passage speaks of Jesus’ baptism in 1:29-32. Thus, we have two distinct baptisms spoken of in the same passage: Jesus’ baptism which is certainly not a baptism of repentance, and John’s baptism which was the “baptism of repentance”.

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En Tois Epouranios #34

By Michael S. Mecikalski

We are prone to take so very many blessings and acts of grace of our Great God for granted. For instance, it is because of God’s abundant loving grace that we have any life at all, - let alone eternal redemption through the precious blood of Christ and astoundingly part of the Father’s own inheritance in the Heavenly Holy of Holies. From The record of Gen. 3:21 “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.” We know that because of the rebellion of Adam and Eve a covering was made for them from animal skins (a type of the loving covering sacrifice for sin by The Christ). Through God’s grace the whole of the human race was allowed to come into existence by this act. Gen. Chapters: 6 - 9 is The Record of Noah, the possible total satanic contamination of mankind except for eight living souls, and the vexation of The Almighty that He ever created man.

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