A Disciple’s Word of the Week – “Shevet”

Term: “shevet” – “shebet,” “shay’-bet” (Hebrew – Old Testament) Definition: “Rod, (literally) a stick (for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking, etc.). Also used to denote a sceptre or staff. Passages: Occurs 83 times in the Old Testament (English translations). Proverbs 13:24; 22:15; 23:13-14; 26:3; 29:15 Application: Modern child rearing techniques have all but abandoned the...

Did God Write a Mystery Book?

The words “mystery” and “mysteries” are used 27 times in the King James Version of the New Testament. Each occurrence is a translation of a single Greek word, “mysterion.” Strong’s Concordance gives it an extensive definition, but, in essence, it means, “a hidden or secret thing, not obvious to the understanding.” In its Divinely inspired...Continue reading

Is Immersion an Optional Command?

The title of this article contains an oxymoron. According to the dictionary, something that is optional is “not required” while a command is defined as “a demand.” The two words cannot co-exist because they are polar opposites. “Optional” cannot modify “command.” They are like “black” and “white” or “up” and “down.” From an earthly standpoint...Continue reading

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