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...

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...

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...

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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