Christian Perspective

Christian Perspective from The GBS Ministry Library

Bible Versions

Dear Phil:   Why are there so many modern English translations and which one is the best for studying the Bible?   Robbin Dear Robbin, In the midst of the bewildering plethora of English translations, the first thing we ought to do is give God thanks that we...

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Nye – Ham Debate

What did you think about the Bill Nye-Ken Ham origins debate? Sam Dear Sam, Three thoughts. First, as I watched the debate I was pleased with the civility on both sides and, particularly, at the quality and clarity of Ken Ham’s presentation. Ham forthrightly addressed...

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Speed Limit

Dear Phil: 1 Peter 2:14 says, “Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake…” For years, as a preacher, I took that scripture literally but discovered people professing holiness, even some preachers, that believe there is nothing wrong in driving as...

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Living Above Sin

Dear Phil, I'm wondering if you could help me out with scriptures and an explanation on how we as Christian can live a life above willful sin. I'm unsure how to witness to people who feel they have to sin. Dear Lisa, You have raised a very important question. I¹m glad...

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Avoiding Deception

Dear Dr. Brown, I received a list of questions that a contact in my home church wrote down. He has been raised Roman Catholic and doesn't know much, if anything, about the Wesleyan-Arminian persuasion. If you have time, could you please answer some of these questions?...

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Jews & Last Hour

Dear Dr. Brown, I received a list of questions that a contact in my home church wrote down. He has been raised Roman Catholic and doesn't know much, if anything, about the Wesleyan-Arminian persuasion. If you have time, could you please answer some of these questions?...

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God Creates Evil

Dear Phil, I was recently asked to explain Isa. 45:7, “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.” Does this mean that God creates evil? Help! Larry Dear Larry, Good question. While we’re dealing with Isa....

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Romans 7

Dear Jenny, About the second part of your friend’s letter…. He said: … there was a [Roman] law that if someone killed a person, then the law would chain that dead body to the murderer until the body finally “fell apart.” I think Paul used this as an illustration when...

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Eternal Security

Dear Dr. Philip Brown,   I am working at Chick-fil-A now, and I have made some friends there. One of whom I have been debating the issue of unconditional eternal security. Anyways, he has been asking me some questions that are basically beyond my knowledge and...

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