Questions to Ask Regarding Daniel 9

Questions to Ask Regarding Daniel 9 The Bible presents four possible decrees that might fulfill this description: Cyrus made a decree giving Ezra and the Babylonian captives the right to return toJerusalem and rebuild the temple in 538 B.C. (Ezra in 1:1-4 and 5:13-17) Darius made a decree giving Ezra the right to rebuild the

70 Weeks of Daniel 9

70 weeks (70 – 7 year periods or 490 years) until all this is completed : to finish the transgression to put an end to sin to atone for iniquity to bring in everlasting righteousness to seal both vision and prophet Event: 7 weeks (49 years) Event: 62 weeks (434 years) Event: Cyrus Gave that

10 Principles for Correctly Interpreting the Word of God (Part 2)

Ten guidelines for rightly dividing the Word of God Doctrine must be established solely upon Scripture, not on tradition or human experience. Correct scriptural interpretation never contradicts other scripture or doctrines. Scripture can only be correctly understood within the context of the author’s writing. The clear must interpret the unclear. Distinguish between what the Bible

Free Will or Free Agency

“Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.” (Psalm 115:3) 1. Man, in his state of innocency, had freedom and power to will and to do that which is good and well pleasing to God; but that state was mutable, or changeable, so that he was able to fall from it. 2. Man,

The Knowledge of God

Wk 1- The Knowledge of God Presumptions: We understand and hold that the Bible is the Word of God, and thus is the only source of knowledge from which we shall obtain knowledge of who God is. “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge

Sharing Our Faith

We know Jesus as our Saviour because someone was shared the truth to us. We in turn share the same truth of Christ to others.   Telling others about the salvation of Christ is the most exciting opportunity we have as believers. It is a work of the Holy Spirit in you sharing truth as

God As Our Creator

Verses that reveal the authority of God's Word which declares thet He alone is the creator of all things.   2 Timothy 3:16  “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” God as Declared to be the Creator Isaiah 40:28   Have you not

Free Will vs Free Agency

“Our God is in heaven; He does whatever pleases Him.” (Psalm 115:3)   1.    Man, in his state of innocency, had freedom and power to will and to do that which is good and well pleasing to God; but that state was mutable, or changeable, so that he was able to fall from it. 2.  

Deacons in the Church

Deacons The Bible teaches that deacons lead by serving—Acts 6. The qualifications for elders and deacons are the same regarding an individual's character, but they differ in aptitude. The elders are to be able to teach while the deacons are to be able and proved as servants. Deacon Qualifications: 1 Timothy 3:8-12 Individual of dignity

Elders and their Roles

The Church & Eldership The term church comes from two words: kuriakon which means “dedicated to the Lord” which was used for the place of worship. ecclesia translated “assembly” literally “the called out ones” The idea is of people who have been called out of darkness into His wonderful light. It is applied to the

The Universalistic Passages

by Loraine Boettner Probably the most plausible defense for Arminianism is found in the universalistic passages in Scripture. Three of the most quoted are: II Peter 3:9, "Not wishing [or, KJV, not willing] that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance”; I Tim. 2:4, [God our Savior] "who would have all men

Five Solas

Five solas The Five Solas are five Latin phrases (or slogans) that emerged from the Protestant Reformation intended to summarize the Reformers' basic theological principles in contrast to certain teachings of the Roman Catholic Church of the day. "Sola" is Latin meaning "alone" or "only" and the corresponding phrases are: Sola Fide, by faith alone.