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The Sermon On the Mount, Continued

Published: October 8, 2018

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In our study of Matt. 5:21-48 (Be Perfect, Therefore, As Your Heavenly Father Is Perfect) I showed why I believe that Jesus, while not specifically addressing the Pharisees, certainly had them in mind when He explained what it would take to earn admittance into the Kingdom in one’s own strength.


Be Perfect, As Your Heavenly Father Is Perfect

Published: October 3, 2018

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Matt. 5:21-48 is a part of the Sermon on the mount that has always bothered me. It’s not what Jesus taught that’s a problem for me, but how it has been perceived.


Saved From The Worst But Kept From The Best?

Published: October 1, 2018

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Some time ago I received several questions concerning a book recently published by a well known Christian author. The questions so concerned me that I bought the book to have a look for myself. (I’m not going to mention the name of the book or the author to avoid giving either any unintended publicity.)


The End Times According To Daniel … Part Three, Chapters 10-12

Published: September 10, 2018
In chapter 10, Daniel tells of a revelation he received in 539 BC concerning a great war that was coming. It was still over 200 years away and would last nearly 200 years after that, and would pit the Seleucids against the Ptolemys. Remember from our previous study that Seleucus and Ptolemy were two of the four generals who assumed power at the death of Alexander the Great and divided the Greek Empire among them.

The End Times According To Daniel … Part One, Chapters 2 and 7

Published: September 5, 2018
From about 1,000 to 900 BC Israel had been the most feared and admired nation on Earth. Then, following Solomon's death and the civil war that ensued, the nation had fallen from its exalted position into a kingdom divided over idolatry. Israel's enemies saw their chance and took it.

The Nephilim

Published: August 6, 2018
"When men began to increase on earth and daughters were born to them, the divine beings saw how beautiful the daughters of men were and they took wives from among those that pleased them. It was then, and later too, that the Nephilim appeared on earth - when the divine beings cohabited with the daughters of men, who bore them offspring. They were the heroes of old, the men of renown." (Genesis 6:2-4, from a Jewish translation of the Torah.)

The Great Pause

Published: April 30, 2018

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Surely you have heard about the administration (dispensation) of God’s grace that was given to me for you, that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. (Ephesians 3:2-3)

One of the most difficult things for someone unfamiliar with dispensational theology to understand is why Israel needs to exist at all in the last days,


Reuniting Priest And King

Published: February 21, 2018
Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, and he blessed Abram, saying,"Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. (Gen. 14:18-19)

No One Knows The Day Or The Hour

Published: February 5, 2018
A comparison of the Purpose of the Great Tribulation and the Nature of the Church in defense of the Pre-Trib position.

The Hidden Doctrine Of The Rapture

Published: November 1, 2017

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Over time I’ve received several questions along the line of the following one. “Why do you think that such an important occurrence as the rapture is spoken of so few times and why is it so “hidden” in scripture?”


Cognitive Dissonance

Published: June 5, 2017

Commentary by Jack Kelley

“Son of man, these men have set up idols in their hearts and put wicked stumbling blocks before their faces. Should I let them inquire of me at all? (Ezekiel 14:3)

The dictionary defines cognitive dissonance as an anxiety that results from simultaneously holding contradictory or otherwise incompatible attitudes or beliefs.


Revelation 1

Published: May 13, 2017

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Prologue

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw – that is the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ. 


Spiritual Gifts: Part 3. God’s Gifts And His Call Are Irrevocable

Published: May 10, 2017
The gifts and the call are irrevocable.

Spiritual Gifts: Part 2. Some Personal Experiences

Published: May 6, 2017
A few of my own experiences.

Spiritual Gifts: Part 1. To Each One, Just as He Determines

Published: May 3, 2017
A case for the gifts in the church today.

Between First Fruits and Pentecost

Published: April 19, 2017

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

For some time now, I’ve been puzzled about the time between the resurrection and the ascension—wondering why the Lord lingered during those 40 days.  It certainly wasn’t to complete His mission.  By all accounts, He had already accomplished everything He came to do.


And the Walls Came Tumblin’ Down

Published: March 15, 2017
This battle was a Spiritual one. Joshua and the army of Israel were only along for the ride.

What Is Sin?

Published: December 12, 2016

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Judging from the feedback I’ve received lately, some of us don’t know what sin is. The word comes from an old English archery term meaning “to miss the mark.” Jesus gave us the mark in Matt. 5:48 “Be perfect,


Life In The Garden

Published: December 12, 2016

A Featured Article by Jack Kelley

There was such peace and harmony in The Garden. Every need was met, every desire of the heart fulfilled. Scholars speculate on the length of time Adam and Eve enjoyed Life in the Garden, but no one really knows. I believe it was long enough to give them a very clear perspective on the differences they experienced after the fall.


Life’s Most Important Choices

Published: November 6, 2016

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Recently I’ve been asked about witnessing to “unsaved believers” as one writer called them. I usually refer to them as Christians-in-name-only. They call themselves Christians and do some things that make them appear to be Christians. They go to Church, make regular contributions,


The Table of Nations

Published: October 27, 2016
70 grandsons of Noah became the heads of all the nations of the world. Knowing who they are will greatly improve your understanding of current events.

The Rich Man And Lazarus

Published: October 26, 2016
For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it.

Believe In The One He Has Sent

Published: October 22, 2016
There's a lot of talk these days about degrees of good and evil, and some of it has even evolved into a re-thinking of our traditional view of the eternal state of unbelievers.

Confirming The Sequence Of End Times Events

Published: September 27, 2016

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky,