Greek Lesson: “And You Hath He Quickened” in Ephesians 2:1

As you notice, the clause “hath he quickened” in Ephesians 2:1 is italicized in the King James Version, meaning it was supplied by the translators for the sake of translating the complete thought contained in the Greek Textus Receptus, from which the KJV was translated. Modern English translations forego including this clause and occasionally it…

Why Did God Save Us?

Why did God save us? This is one of the greatest questions ever asked! In this short video Ben Winslett answers that question from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.

Proverbs Topical Verse Summary

There is tremendous value for God’s people in studying the wisdom of the book of the Proverbs. However, a large portion of the book is very sporadic with short proverbs jumping from one topic to another very quickly, many times changing from one verse to the next. I have attempted to summarize the book of…

Is The Sinner’s Prayer Biblical?

It is commonly accepted and taught in Christianity today that one must choose to believe in Jesus Christ to be saved to heaven. As the confirmation of this belief to secure eternal life, they are called upon to pray the “Sinner’s Prayer” and invite Jesus into their heart and accept Christ as their Personal Savior….

Captain of the Distressed, Indebted, and Discontented

“And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.” (1 Sam. 22:2) Where do we go when we are in distress, discontented, and feeling…

God of Heaven & Earth

God of Heaven “5) And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. 11) The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.” (Psalm 89:5,11) God’s glory and handiwork is declared and preached in the heavens and…

Rest For The Troubled

“And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels.” (2 Thess. 1:7) There were some devout disciples of the Thessalonian church who were enduring “trouble” from the enemies of the gospel. It is very easy in midst of such tribulation and trouble…

The Sanctity of Life

There is arguably no topic where the church needs to speak out more boldly in our current society than in the defense of the sanctity of life. All persons, both inside and outside of the womb, are made in the image of God with inherent value endowed by their Creator. We consider the scriptural defense…

Can Christians raise the dead?

The Bible examples some occasions where men were used as instruments to raise the dead. Recently, the question has been discussed of whether or not Christians today can also raise the dead. There was even a church recently in California who made national news through a failed attempt to resurrect a child. No Christian questions…