A Brief Look at Patronage as Background for the New Testament

The present study is an inquiry into the interconnected reciprocal nature of patronage in the Greco-Roman imperial social setting, as one background component from the New Testament world. One would be wrong to think that such a social dynamic’s presence was minimal. In actuality, patronage and its vocabulary not only appears specifically in the New …

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The Value of the New Testament Records

Two millenia of existence demonstrates that the New Testament literature has merit sufficient enough to require one to become familiar with these unique documents. Evidence exists showing that the New Testament documents was translated into many contemporary first century languages. The early christians found it necessary to share this message, and it was well received. Even in modern times, the New Testament has been translated into several thousand languages and dialects the world over, and there is continued progress and commitment from the academic community to present the teaching of Jesus to many more. These are facts which corroborate with other evidence suggesting that the New Testament has enduring value.

The Word of God among the Denominations

Reprinted with permission from the February 2018 issue of Gospel Advocate Magazine. Hebrews affirms, “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (4:12 ESV). This is part of …

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Book Review: The Safest Place on Earth

Dr. Larry Crabb is an established licensed psychologist, a well-known Christian author on marriage and biblical counseling topics, and current Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Colorado Christian University (Morrison, CO).[1]  Dr. Crabb earned his Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois, and has been a professor of psychology since 1970. Dr. Crabb also provides workshops and …

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Be the Gift (1 Peter 4:10-11)

It is a staggering thought when you think about it. Christians have gifts to share with their neighbors. Much like the old nativity hymn of the three orient kings, who came from the far east with rich gifts for the newborn king Jesus, Christians have gifts to share with the people they come in contact …

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