A BOOK WE CAN TRUST PART 3

The Pentateuch, The Five Books of Moses After turning the initial pages of Holy Writ the first major section of the Old Testament we encounter is the Pentateuch. The five books of Moses rank alongside the Gospels as the two most important sub-sections of the Bible. The Gospels are foundational to the New Testament. The ActsContinue reading “A BOOK WE CAN TRUST PART 3”

A BOOK WE CAN TRUST PART 2

THE OLD TESTAMENT This study will focus upon the first and largest section of the Bible; The Old Testament. 1: The Origination of the Old Testament 2 Peter 1:16-21; The passage in question not only verifies the inspiration of the whole Bible, but focuses particularly upon prophecy of “old time”, the Old Testament. Therefore the HebrewContinue reading “A BOOK WE CAN TRUST PART 2”

THE GOD SUPPRESSORS; Romans Part 6

For all Have Sinned(b) Romans 1:18-23 Having opened up this section of the epistle with a statement upon the Wrath of God, Paul describes ungodly and unrighteous men; “who hold the truth in unrighteousness” (v18). The word translated “hold” literally means “to hold down”, “to restrain” or “to suppress”. It is a characteristic of ourContinue reading “THE GOD SUPPRESSORS; Romans Part 6”

THE WRATH OF GOD; Romans Part 5

For All Have Sinned (a) Romans 1:18 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men…” Having explained his unashamed devotion and having expounded the content of his message, Paul commences this first major section of his letter which outlines man’s need for the Gospel. It is impossibleContinue reading “THE WRATH OF GOD; Romans Part 5”

THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST; Romans Part 4

Romans 1:16-17 Having declared his ambition to visit Rome and preach the Gospel Paul pauses to expound the essence of his message. Also in these verses Paul moves away from his personal greetings and into the substance of his letter. He sets before the people the theme of the epistle. Therefore Dr Martyn Lloyd Jones inContinue reading “THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST; Romans Part 4”

MEET THE ROMANS; Romans Part 3

  Romans 1:8-15 In this passage Paul continues with his prologue or salutation. These are his opening remarks whereby he introduces this letter to the congregation situated in Rome. While we have already gleaned some information concerning the Romans from v6-7, this section grants us a further insight into the character of this church andContinue reading “MEET THE ROMANS; Romans Part 3”

PUTTING PEN TO PAPER; ROMANS PART 2

Putting Pen To Paper Romans 1:1-7 Having considered the value of this epistle and the importance of its central subject, Justification by Faith, in the introductory study we shall now ponder the opening words of the Apostle. The most difficult work of letter writing is the act of putting pen to paper. How will IContinue reading “PUTTING PEN TO PAPER; ROMANS PART 2”

THE MOST IMPORTANT LETTER EVER SENT; Romans Part 1

The Most Important Letter Ever Sent Romans 1:1 The title of this study is no exaggeration. Of all the items of correspondance there is none that can equal the epistles inspired by God. While all Scripture is inspired and therefore necessary the letter to the Romans has the most prominent place among the New TestamentContinue reading “THE MOST IMPORTANT LETTER EVER SENT; Romans Part 1”

Part 5 The Identity and Faith of the Ulster Protestant

5 Archbishop James Ussher Forging the Faith of the Ulster Plantation in the Fires of Persecution and Genocide The final of part of our journey exploring the faith of the Ulster Protestant brings us back to Ireland and the century which has influenced Northern Ireland more than any other.  The 16th Century saw the defeatContinue reading “Part 5 The Identity and Faith of the Ulster Protestant”