The Sword of The Spirit…

Take […] the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word. (Ephesians 6:17, HCSB)
 
There is the word of God, the Word of God, and the word of God.

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On Conspiracy Theories, Part 3

Perhaps the strangest, and most frustrating thing I have ever experienced (multiple times) is speaking to someone who verbally agrees that…

…they want to follow Jesus;

…they want to imitate and obey Jesus as His disciple;

…they want to abandon all to be His disciple;

…they want to teach others to be His disciples;

…and, that they want their church to be and make disciples of Jesus;

only to have them reject a clear, concise, and logical argument from Scripture about what must be taught and done in order to accomplish those things; because it is not what they expected to hear.

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What’s the Deal With 1 Corinthians 11 and 14?

Two of the most debated passages regarding the leadership of women within the church are contained within one book of the Bible; 1 Corinthians. One of the primary reasons for the great debate over 1 Corinthians chapters 11 and 14 are that they seem to contradict one another. In chapter 11, Paul seems to approve of women prophesying in the church, while in chapter 14, he forbids women from publicly speaking before the congregation.

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