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3 John – Unrest During Persecution & Uncertainty

by John Greene Like 2 John, 3 John bears the signs of a letter written during Christian persecution by the Romans. Like many Bible names in scripture, these names can be translated into other meanings. This is the case in … Continue reading

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2 John – Love & Truth During Persecution

by John Greene Compared to 1 John and many other Bible books, on the surface, 2 John hardly seems to be remarkable in any way, but more of an afterthought than a real message. But this is hardly the case. … Continue reading

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Encouraging Disciples of Light in the Way

by John Greene Apparently, some in the Thessalonian assembly were still grieving the loss of many that had succumbed to persecution. Both letters detail Paul’s compassion for the afflictions and hardships of the Thessalonians – just as he was personally … Continue reading

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Being Renewed: Putting Down Deception

(“Deceptions of Ages: How People are Deceived“; “Incentives of Deception“; “Disciples of Messiah: Deceptions of Generations“; “Filling Your Life with Truth Instead of Deception“; “Being Set Apart Makes You Aware of Sin“; “Set Apart to His Purpose“; “Disciples: His Showbread … Continue reading

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Gifts of the Spirit & Speaking in Tongues

by John Greene Perhaps no other concept is as controversial as are the gifts of the Spirit. Among the top of the controversy is speaking in tongues. While many Christian denominations do not accept these gifts as valid today, it … Continue reading

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What is God’s Church?

by John and Ruth Greene, Bible Vision International The Greek word ‘ekklesia’ means an assembly or gathering. In a modern secular sense, this Greek word represents a group of people called together for any purpose. By extension, this could be … Continue reading

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Your Purpose in the Body of Messiah

by Ruth Greene “‘I knew you before I formed you in the belly; and before you came out of the womb, I sanctified you. I appointed you a prophet to the nations.’ Then I said, ‘Ah, Adonai YAHWEH! Behold, I … Continue reading

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The Spiritual Authority of Christian Women

by John Greene In 1 Corinthians 11:10, the Apostle Paul makes what many might see as a curious distinction between men and women disciples. A few religious denominations construe this and the fact that the man is considered to be … Continue reading

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