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Who Was David’s Mother?

Who Was David’s Mother?

by John R Ecob DD What did David mean when he said in his great prayer of confession that “in sin did my mother conceive me”? If you ask the Catholic he may say that it refers to the doctrine of original sin: that every one of us has original sin such that we bear the...

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Does it matter what you believe about the rapture

Does it matter what you believe about the rapture

by John R Ecob DD I have recently read publications by two respected international preachers who write about the Second coming of Jesus Christ and have been amazed at their approach to the subject of the Rapture of the Church. Both preachers describe three views as to...

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Only One Correct Interpretation

Only One Correct Interpretation

When it comes to Biblical interpretation there can only be one correct interpretation. There may be many applications but only one interpretation. A common view held by theologically trained people is that everybody is entitled to their own view and one view can be...

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The Lord’s Final Testimony to Israel

The Lord’s Final Testimony to Israel

by John R Ecob DD The Lord’s final ministry to His disciples before He went to the cross is recorded in John’s Gospel chapters 12 to 17. Jesus was preparing them for the traumatic experience that lay ahead and for the new Covenant under which they would serve and see...

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The Gifts of the Spirit to the Church

The Gifts of the Spirit to the Church

by John R Ecob DD At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was given to baptise (place in) Old Testament saints into the Body of Christ and thus make “one new man” distinct from Israel. In Paul’s first epistle to the Corinthians chapter 12 he lists the gifts that God gave to the...

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Dark Dark Days

Dark Dark Days

by John R Ecob DD Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother. (Isaiah 9:19). The Prophet Isaiah lived in dark days of the history of Judah and Israel. The evil northern...

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New Government

New Government

by John R Ecob DD Elderly people reminisce of their younger days and the conditions under which they lived. Those who were too young to go to WWII recall the days of youth and the happy occasions enjoyed while growing up. Apart from the Cold War, the Korean War and...

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An Overview of Romans chs. 9-11

An Overview of Romans chs. 9-11

by John R Ecob DD Three chapters in Paul’s Epistle to the Romans; chapters.9 thro’ 11, are hotly contested by Calvinists and non-Calvinists yet if sound principles of Biblical exposition are applied there is no problem. The first rule is: Who is the subject? Without...

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Who are the witnesses

Who are the witnesses

by John R Ecob DD In Revelation chapter 11 we read of two Jewish Prophets who witness during the first half of the 7-year Tribulation and there has been a lot of speculation as to who they will be. Some say that the two witnesses are Moses and Elijah because these...

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How old is the World?

How old is the World?

by John R Ecob DD We are constantly bombarded with claims that indigenous people lived here in Australia 60,000 years ago. It used to be 40,000 but the latest figure seems to be 60,000. I don’t know what scientific evidence this claim is based on but it certainly ...

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GOD’S PROPHETIC PLAN IN PSALM 118

GOD’S PROPHETIC PLAN IN PSALM 118

John Ecob Shortly after Jesus rose from the dead He said to the disciples, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets,and in the psalms,concerning...

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