Posts Tagged ‘ Nadab and Abihu ’

Can you explain for us Matthew 7:18-20?

Sep 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Questions You Ask (click for the full answer)

Can you explain for us Matthew 7:18-20? Here’s the scripture: Matthew 7:18-20 Amplified Bible (AMP) 18 A good (healthy) tree cannot bear bad (worthless) fruit, nor can a bad (diseased) tree bear [a]excellent fruit [worthy of admiration]. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire. 20 […]

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Malachi Chapter 2: What God thinks of the Disobedient, Levi, Divorce

Mar 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Malachi, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

It is hard to “turn many away from iniquity” if one is not a good example himself of walking properly before God. The priesthood of Malachi’s day was doing the opposite and, consequently, was leading many into iniquity.

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1 Samuel Chapter 8: Israel Wants a King

Dec 31st, 2009 | By | Category: 1 & 2 Samuel, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

Having a king would concentrate a lot of power in the hand of one individual, resulting in oppression. Family life would be broken up. If the people were already giving a tenth (their tithe) to the priesthood, they would also have to give a tenth to the king. Based on the condition of the human race, even if the first king was faithful, the greater number of his successors would be unfaithful. The fact that the king would have liberty to choose whoever he wanted would lead to autocratic power.

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Hebrews Chapter 13: Pastoral Advice, Brotherly Love

Nov 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Hebrews, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

“Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines [plural].” This subject is very comprehensive, but we will treat it with brevity at this time. When advice is given from the platform, we personally do not like hearing too much storytelling. Flattery and unnecessary humor are also inappropriate (1 Tim. 1:4; 3:2,8,11; 2 Tim. 2:16). In real life, many people like fiction along different lines—Westerns, murder mysteries, romance novels, etc.—but the consecrated have to be careful. The primary motive in studying the Bible should be wanting and trying to know it more perfectly and completely. We should not be always seeking new thoughts. For example, we should not spend a lot of time on genealogies. A response to refute those who are preoccupied with lineages is, “We all come from Adam and Noah, so as far as antiquity is concerned, there should be no problem. We just do not know the in-betweens.” In other words, we should not be carried about with diversity of doctrines because of their strange attraction. What is desirable is to have “the heart established with grace; not with meats.” What is the thought of “not with meats”?

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