Category Archives: Rightly Dividing

Peter and the Keys — Introduction

In Matthew 16, Jesus told Peter, “I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven.”  Several aspects of this passage are often misinterpreted, and I’d like to write some articles on it.  It removes a lot of the … Continue reading

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“According to the Law of Moses” — Why it Matters

In my previous post, “According to the Law of Moses,” I mentioned the sub-theme running through the chapter after it records that “the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God….”  Luke, writing under the direction of the Holy Spirit, repeatedly emphasised … Continue reading

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Dear Mormon, Why Isn’t Jesus’ Baptism Good Enough?

This came up in our Bible study tonight.  Mormons believe that baptism is required to enter the kingdom of God, and that you can be baptised for someone else by proxy.  So it raises the question, why wasn’t the baptism … Continue reading

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Isaiah’s Amazing Cyrus Prophecy — “Not for Price nor Reward”

I’ve saved this for the last in this series on the Cyrus prophecy because it has become my favourite part of the prophecy. Isaiah 45:13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he … Continue reading

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Isaiah’s Amazing Cyrus Prophecy — The One True God Against “the gods”

Sometime around the year 700 BC, the prophet Isaiah gave an amazing prophecy, in which he stated that God would use someone named Cyrus to deliver His people from captivity.  This was fulfilled in 536 BC, perhaps 150-160 years later, … Continue reading

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Genesis and the Seven-Day Week

The seven-day week is almost universal, across diverse cultures.  It has no basis in astronomy (or anything else) that anyone can identify. Different cultures vary on almost everything.  What people eat (and how), standards of dress, etiquette, hospitality, all of … Continue reading

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Isaiah’s Amazing Cyrus Prophecy — Not THOSE Gates!

The Bible in the British Museum Welcome to Room 6 of the British Museum!  This picture appears to be taken at a time when the Museum was not open, with the Black Obelisk moved to where it could be in … Continue reading

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