What governed the inclusion of some and the exclusion of other texts in the Bible?

The reason of inclusion of some and the exclusion of other texts in the Bible is to be found in the belief the Jews entertained that the “collection of the sacred books was defined under Divine guidance, and closed at the Divine command”. … Read More What governed the inclusion of some and the exclusion of other texts in the Bible?

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A Body of sin

The body is body of sin‭ (‬Rom.‭ vi. ‬6‭)‬.‭ ‬ To allow it to rule means death.‭ ‬Where it reigns there are visible:‭ ‬bitterness,‭ ‬lying,‭ ‬pride,‭ ‬vanity,‭ ‬selfishness,‭ ‬anger,‭ ‬lust.‭ ‬The body can be held in subjection but only in one way,‭ ‬viz.,‭ ‬by the sword of the Spirit,‭ ‬which is the Word of God.‭… Read More A Body of sin

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Possibility to become a castaway

• Meditations‭ “‬Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall‭” (‬1‭ ‬Cor.‭ x. ‬12‭)‬. ‭ ‬It is possible to become a castaway after having known,‭ ‬yea,‭ ‬and appreciated,‭ ‬the truth.‭ Paul keenly recognised such a possibility even in regard to himself. But not only does the Bible speak plainly as to… Read More Possibility to become a castaway

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