We all have Theological Filters

By Jeff A. Benner A filter, such as the air filter in your car, is used to block unwanted debris, yet allow air to continue through to the engine. A theological filter works in much the same way, it is a mental filter that blocks unwanted information, yet allows the desired information to continue through to … Continue reading We all have Theological Filters

What is Hebrew chiasm / chiastic / chiasmus structure in the Bible?

A chiasm (also called a chiasmus) is a literary device in which a sequence of ideas is presented and then repeated in reverse order. The result is a “mirror” effect as the ideas are “reflected” back in a passage. Each idea is connected to its “reflection” by a repeated word, often in a related form. The … Continue reading What is Hebrew chiasm / chiastic / chiasmus structure in the Bible?

Why people think the Dead are Alive – Near Death Experiences

One reason people believe that the soul or spirit goes on living after a person dies is because of what is referred to as “near death” experiences. In these experiences, people who have clinically “died,” or been close to death, have seen what they report as the afterlife. There are a number of explanations why … Continue reading Why people think the Dead are Alive – Near Death Experiences

How the Israelites saw Earth as Land, Sea and Sky

We have a sophisticated view of the world and the universe. 5,000 years ago that was not the case. Our knowledge has led us to over complicate bible scriptures and read into scripture that which was not intended at all. This is called eisegesis. We can all make this mistake. God always spoke to the … Continue reading How the Israelites saw Earth as Land, Sea and Sky

Principles for Christians Studying the Word Of God

Introduction I have found the below principles and statements to be helpful and needed when studying and testing any old or new doctrines. If we consistently employ the below series of eight principles, we will not fall into error which many have over the years. 8 Principles to Use 1. The original Scriptures are infallible … Continue reading Principles for Christians Studying the Word Of God

Jesus Returns 2036?

Date setting for Jesus return can be accurate only if the secular date for the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70 and therefore Jesus crucifixion in AD 30 is accurate. God has provided all the rest of the required information. Following is an extract from a book called Bible Chronology for the Last Generation Christians by … Continue reading Jesus Returns 2036?

When did God First Allow Man to Eat Meat?

At Creation, God said to Adam and Eve, “see, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food” (Genesis 1:29). At the beginning of time man was to eat of the products of both … Continue reading When did God First Allow Man to Eat Meat?

Sola Scriptura?

By Tim Warner Copyright © Pristine Faith Restoration Society The concept of sola scriptura (Scripture alone) is held by the majority of non-Catholic Christian denominations. At PFRS, we also believe that the Bible (66 books) is the only infallible source of truth. However, the basis for our belief and the means of proving it are quite … Continue reading Sola Scriptura?

Sickness versus Disease in the Bible

In the bible the words sickness and disease are sometimes translated either one or the other based upon context. However, in the English translation they could have used either and in some cases in one translation it is sickness and the other disease. Ultimately sickness or disease is not good and God does not want … Continue reading Sickness versus Disease in the Bible

How to Study the Bible in 3 Steps

Step 1: Observation—What does the passage say? Step 2: Interpretation—What does the passage mean? Step 3: Application—What am I going to do about what the passage says and means? There is more to studying and reading the bible but the below steps are foundational. The following will become second nature after practicing for a while … Continue reading How to Study the Bible in 3 Steps