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In this article we will continue our exposition of Hebrews 10:23. This verse reads as follows: “Let us hold fast the confession of the unwavering hope, for he that hath promised is faithful.” We wish to recall here to the reader, that in our former article, we called attention to two elements in the text. The first element, that we underscored in the above-named article is: the proper understanding of the term “the unwavering hope”. We emphasized that this is not the hope in the subjective sense of the term merely, but that this is rather the objective hope in...

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There are two facts, which we feel have been established by us in our exposition of Hebrews 10:23. The first of these is, that the “Confession of the Hope” is not merely a subjective hope, but that it refers to the entire hope of the promise of the gospel, as it has been principally and legally realized through the death, resurrection and ascension of Christ, and as it shall ultimately and finally be realized in the return of Christ; when we shall see Him as the firstborn Son, Lord of lords and King of kings, the heir over all things...

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We have now come to the last two verses of this very rich portion of the Word of God as recorded in Hebrews 10:24, 25. It is, indeed, a passage full of doctrine, reproof, admonition and correction, that the man of God be thoroughly equipped unto every good work. The passage that we will comment on in this essay reads as follows: “And let us give heed unto one another unto the sharpening of love and good works, not neglecting the gathering together of ourselves as is the custom of some, but rather exhorting, and that by so much more...

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In this installment we wish to make a few concluding remarks on the meaning of the verses 24 and 25 of this chapter. First of all, let us bear in mind, that the precepts given in these verses are not at all the precepts of the law, which a man must do to live by the same. The admonitions and the exhortations given here in these verses, as well as in all the exhortations of the gospel, are those that come to us by virtue of the accomplished work in Christ and because they are a part of the ministry...

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This Scripture passage in Luke 2:40-52 reads, in part, as follows: “And the child grew, and waxed strong, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon Him. . . .” and again: “And when they saw him, they were astonished; and his mother said unto him, Child, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? Knew ye not that I must be in the things of my Father? And they understood not the saying that He spake unto them...

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“Thus also it is written: the first man, Adam, became a living soul; the last Adam (became) a quickening Spirit.” (I Corinthians 15:45). In the attempt to understand the meaning of this passage, it is important to bear in mind, that the writer of this epistle to the Corinthians is here defending the great truth of the glad tidings of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the resurrection from the dead. Take this truth out of the gospel and it is no longer glad tidings having the approval of God. The preacher is then truly marked and branded a liar; his...

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“But Mary was standing without at the tomb weeping: so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb; and she beholdeth two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say unto her: Woman, why weepest thou ? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid Him….Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou?…. John 20:11-17 Weeping Mary! Standing at the open mouth of the grave of her Lord, Who had taken captivity captive!...

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“Thus also it is written: the first man, Adam, became a living soul; the last Adam became a quickening Spirit”. I Cor. 15:25. We ended our last article with the remark, that if any man preached well on Genesis 2:7, he would also preach well on Revelations 22, by so doing. It is well to keep this in mind. Better still: let us try to set this forth in the very passage of the Word of God under consideration. For here, in I Cor. 15:45, Paul is setting forth the full revelational and Christological-Eschatological implication of Genesis 2:7. Proof for...

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It is the intention of the writer of these lines to write a short series of expository articles on the passage written by Paul in Romans 6:1-14. Since this passage is quite lengthy, and since we all have our Bibles near at hand, I shall not write it out in full. I shall merely write the beginning of it and also the concluding words of it. It here follows: “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. We who died unto sin, how shall we any longer live therein? ….Even so also...

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The main thrust of our former article on Romans 6:1-14 was, that the redeemed and justified believer indeed experiences, that where sin abounds grace does much more abound; however, this in no way establishes the erroneous principle of antinomism in the Christian, so that his life and practice is to sin in order that grace may abound, or to state it from the viewpoint of the believer: let us remain in sin in order that grace may become more abundant in our lives. Over against all this we have seen that the very opposite is the truth of the gospel...

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