Brethren Lipscomb and Sewell: In Numbers 22:20-22 we read, “And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the men come to call thee, rise up, and go with them; but yet the word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do. And Balaam rose up in the morning, and… Continue reading The Case of Balaam
A Baptist brother, preaching on “The Establishment of the Kingdom,” quoted Matthew 11:12 and Luke 16:16-21. In explaining Matthew 3:2, “the kingdom of heaven is at hand,” he says it means “already there.” He gave for an example that having received a letter, to which we were going to reply, we would say: “Yours… Continue reading The Meaning of “At Hand”
Please explain in the Gospel Advocate 1 Cor. 9:22. What is meant by the expression: “I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some”? Paul in this passage was not speaking of anything that involved the law of God under Christianity. He only had reference to outside matters… Continue reading All Things to All Men
Brother Sewell: As one of our sisters has turned Adventist and has some of the members bothered, I would like a full explanation of the following passages of scripture: Ex. 31: 16, 17; Matt. 5: 19; Rom. 14: 5, 6. Who are meant by the “children of Israel” in the passage first named? What “commandments” is… Continue reading Adventists and the Children of Israel
In verse 18 of the last chapter of Revelation, was the adding to and taking away from “this book” the book of Revelation or the entire word of God? It is barely possible that the writer intended it to apply specifically to the book of Revelation; but it is a principle that applies to all… Continue reading Adding to and Taking from the Bible
Brother Lipscomb: “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matt. 6: 33.) What are the things to be added? If earthly good, will it be added without effort on our part to gain the good? Earthly goods and comforts are embraced in the… Continue reading What “Things” Shall Be Added?
Brethren Lipscomb and Sewell: As I want all the information I can get on the Bible, please explain the following passage of scripture: “For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh.” (Rom. 9: 3.) As an exposition of this passage, we will insert the… Continue reading Paul Wishes Himself Accursed from Christ
Please give us an article in the Gospel Advocate on the promises made to Abraham – whether they have been fulfilled or not; or do we, as Christians, look for those promises yet to be fulfilled? In Gen. 13:14, 15, God said to Abraham: “Look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and… Continue reading The Promise to Abraham