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January 22, 2020

       What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? James 2:14.

       Surprisingly, most Fundamental Baptists answer, "yes".  It is no problem to them at all if a person professes faith but never has a single work that would indicate the presence of faith.  Their ears are deaf to John's admonition; Little children, let no man d...

January 20, 2020

       James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting, James 1:1.  

      It is fashionable in most many Fundamental circles to relegate the Book of James to a book which has no doctrinal significance to the church.  It makes people uncomfortable with what it says.  It appears to contradict Paul's writings and it says that it was written to the...

January 14, 2020

      And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not, Ruth 2:16.

       There are times when a good translator needs to supply words to properly interpret a verse.  Through Facebook, our good friend Avi Gold from Beer Sheba, Israel was asked by someone about the words "of purpose" in Ruth 2:16.  Avi has read the Hebrew bible as his principal text...

January 8, 2020

       He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he, Deuteronomy 32:4.   

      The second bible that I ever read through completely was the New American Standard Bible.  At the time, I couldn't have been more ignorant of the various bible versions.  One of their claims to fame was that they often capitalized pronouns when they...

January 1, 2020

       Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD had commanded, Exodus 36:1.  

        A young man somewhat renowned as a carpenter pointed out this verse to me and asked if that meant that the Tabernacle was built perfectly.  We can go a s...

December 25, 2019

       Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise, Matthew 1:18.  It is interesting to note that the manner of Jesus Christ's birth is well documented but the timing is purposely obscured.  I know that we have people who claim that they can trace back the course of Abia (Luke 1:5 and 2nd Chronicles 8:14) and by noting Zacharias's time of duty, they claim that they can establish a date.  The odds of going back and setting t...

December 18, 2019

          And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer, Revelation 10:6

       Time no longer? What does that mean?  Increasingly, I am hearing more and more expositors suggesting that time itself will cease.  They have gr...

December 13, 2019

       Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Ephesians 3:20.

       Is it unreasonable to think that God could give a perfect bible to 21st century English-speaking people?  If you were a Deist like Thomas Jefferson the answer would be , "no".  A Deist believed that God created everything and gave all things their start.  They then believe...

December 10, 2019

       How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality, 2nd Corinthians 8:2.  

       One of the grievous tenets of our day is the confounding of bible words until they lose their meaning.  In the bible a liberal is a good thing to be yet when we look into the matter, to be a liberal in the bible is quite different from be...

December 5, 2019

        And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word, 1st Kings 18:21.

        I was recently reading behind a preacher of old who when he came to the above passage, took time to explain that the Hebrew word translated as "halt" was in actuality a word that meant to be crip...

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Dr. John M. Asquith

Bible Historian /

 Pastor at  Black Creek Baptist Church