Interpreting Verses

The Sermon On the Mount, Continued

Published: October 8, 2018 (Originally published: July 19, 2014)

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 (Originally published: July 12, 2014)

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.


My Grace is Sufficient For You

Published: July 9, 2018 (Originally published: October 18, 2008)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

For years the Lord has been done a terrible disservice over the issue of Paul’s complaint about the thorn in his flesh, and it’s time to set the record straight. If you’ve been taught that “My Grace is sufficient for you” was the Lord’s excuse for not healing Paul,


Galatians Part 4

Published: June 18, 2018 (Originally published: December 6, 2014)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Part 4 of Paul’s case against combining the Law and Grace

By now you know that Paul’s letter to the Galatians was a vigorous rebuttal to the claims of the so-called Judaizers, Jewish Christians who taught that Gentiles desiring to become Christians had to put themselves under the Law and be circumcised to be saved.


The Three Questions Of Matt. 24

Published: August 21, 2017 (Originally published: February 4, 2015)

A Feature Article by Jack Kelley

As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” (Matt.


Rightly Dividing The Word Of Truth

Published: August 9, 2017 (Originally published: March 29, 2014)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15 KJV)

The purpose of this study is to show that the above verse from the King James translation of  2 Tim.


Two Roads, Two Gates, One Goal

Published: December 12, 2016 (Originally published: July 18, 2009)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

“Enter through the narrow gate. 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.” (Matt.


How To Interpret The Bible

Published: June 17, 2016 (Originally published: June 18, 2016)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The Bible isn’t such a complex document that it requires years of formal education before you can begin to comprehend it. I’ve always believed the Bible was meant to be understood by any believer who can read and has a serious interest in knowing what it says.


And There Was Evening And There Was Morning

Published: July 16, 2015 (Originally published: July 15, 2015)

Commentary by Jack Kelley

The other day I received an interesting response to my answer stating that the Bible supports an approximate 6000 year history for the human race. This person didn’t dispute the Bible, only our interpretation of it, in disagreeing with my answer.

The essence of his response was that since science has found what it considers to be persuasive evidence that contradicts the literal view of the creation account,


The Great Apostasy

Published: November 12, 2014 (Originally published: November 12, 2014)

A Feature Article By Jack Kelley

Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction (2 Thes 2:3).