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Oct 22, 2017

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A refereed, weekly, open-access journal, now in its eighteenth year.

Volume 18


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 Weekly Bible Commentary

Studies.gif (2544 bytes)Written each week by our publisher and editor, Dr. John W. (Jack) Carter, these are original expository commentaries that may be used for individual study or small-group discussion.  You may receive these commentaries in your Email by clicking on the "Subscribe" button.  Visit the Archives.

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 Exodus 32:1-29
The Necessity of True Worship

 Theological Research

Peer-reviewed research articles that explore many of the doctrines and issues concerning Biblical theology.  New papers published weekly.  You may contact the author by clicking on the author's name.  Visit the Archives.


18(43) Developing Young Leaders in a Dysfunctional World: An Exegetical, Leadership of First Timothy   D. Green, J. Cragin


18(42) ‘Does Paul Really Understand?’  A Reconstruction of the Life and Issues of Paul’s Corinthian Community with an Assessment of his Responsive Effectiveness.   R. Porter


18(40) Church in Health Service.   J. Adetoyese.


18(39) The Use of Jewelry: Biblical and Ellen White's Views.   O. Oladosu


18(38) Parental Roles in Child Upbringing in Light of 1 Samuel 2:12-17.   O Alao


18(36) Jesus and Unbelief: John 2 - 12   J. Skeen

 Book of the Month, October 2017

Ian E. Rock.  Paul’s Letter to the Romans and Roman Imperialism An Ideological Analysis of the Exordium (Romans 1:1-17)  James Clark & Co.  171 Pages.  ISBN: 9780227176450

Ian E. Rock demonstrates that the Letter to the Romans may be seen as an attempt by a subordinate group to redress actual and potential issues of confrontation with the Emapire and to offer hope, even in the face of death. Paul demonstrates that it is God's peace and not Rome's peace that is important; that loyalty to the exalted Jesus as Lord and to the kingom of God - not Jupiter and Rome - leads to salvation; that grace flows from Jesus as Christ and Lord and not from the benefactions of the Emperor. If the resurrection of Jesus - the crucified criminal of the Roman Empire - demonstrates God's power over the universe and death, the very insturment of Roman control, then the CHrist-believer is encouraged to face suffering and death in the hope of salvation through this power. Paul's theology emerges from, and is inextricably bound to, the politics of his day, the Scriptures of his people, and to the critical fact that the God who is One and Lord of all that is still in charge of the world.   $50.00 from


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