Standard of God’s Word (and the Economy of Grace)

I feel inclined to insert a few thoughts in this space in discussion of what I consider to be a topic to saints; the idea of a clear perspective, a deeper comprehension, and a more thorough understanding of the standards of God’s Word for Christian living and the abundant supply in the economy of God’s…

Irregularities in the Church at Corinth

Question: What is the meaning of I Corinthians 11:1-16? Answer: I will not here insert the full text of this passage for the sake of space; but I will suggest that each reader open your Bible to this place and read the entire passage for the purpose of obtaining good, clear knowledge of what it…

Cleanliness

Question: Where does the Bible say, “Cleanliness is next to godliness,” and just how does it apply? Answer: It doesn’t. This is the easiest question I have had and there is the direct, simple answer. The Bible just plainly does not say that, as far as I know, but this will come as a shock…

Gambling

Question: Where and what Scriptures are there to show that gambling is wrong? We know that it is wrong, but how can we pinpoint it out to others who do not see this? Answer: I do not call to mind at this time any Scripture that actually spells it out in black and white that…

Honesty (Taxes)

Question: Because there are so many dishonest people all through our government “cheating the people,” does this mean it’s all right for us to claim “just a little” of our income? Many people are being paid in such a way as to avoid paying taxes. Will God “knit pick” when it comes to Hebrews 13:17?…

Motes & Beams (Faultfinding)

Question: “And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?” Matthew 7:3-4. Answer: The…

When Thou Fastest (On Seeking Praise & Reward)

Question: What is the meaning of Matthew 6:17, “But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.” Matthew 6:17-18. Does the clause “anoint thine head”…

If Ye Salute Your Brethren Only

Question: Please comment on Matthew 5:47. Answer: Matthew 5:47 reads thus: “And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?” Now let us break this verse up a little. The first phrase is “If ye salute your brethren only.” The 20th Century New Testament says…

Poor in Spirit

Question: Would you please explain the meaning and import of Jesus’ reference to “poor in spirit” in His opening statement of the “Sermon On The Mount” in Matthew 5:3? Answer: This verse says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for their’s is the kingdom of heaven.” We see here that being “poor in spirit” is…

The Carnal Mind

Question: Please explain I Corinthians 3:1 and Romans 8:6. How can these two Scriptures be harmonized? Answer: Let us first insert these texts in full. I Corinthians 3:1 reads thus, “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.” Romans 8:6-7 reads thus,…

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