Welcome To The Brown Bible

We are dedicated to the research and teaching of God’s wonderful Word. What makes us different? Read a few articles and find out. Key ingredients on this site are both reason and a deep respect for the integrity of the Scriptures. You won’t find any unfounded tradition here, just straight Bible.

The core series of our postings is the section on the gift of righteousness: “No More Conscience of Sins” (The best place to start for this series), “What is the Story with 1 John 1:9?” (Part 1 & Part 2), “Two Natures?” (Part 1 & Part 2), “Who is the Old Man and What is He Doing?,”  and “Romans on Righteousness” (Part 1Part 2, & Part 3).

Some other postings are designed to correct common misconceptions. These include “Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword?,” Creation, Science, and Genesis 1,” “Luke 15 and the Prodigal Son” and others.

There are also articles such as “What About Tithing? and “The Right to Your Own Opinion that are designed to make clear what God”s Word says about certain practical matters of Christian living.

I trust that the fundamental principles laid out in our “How to Research the Bible section will be helpful.

Those of you who are familiar with our site, recognize that it has dramatically changed. The old site was crashing. We had to substitute in a new one. All the articles were copied over, but unfortunately, we lost hundreds of valuable comments. The old site was initiated in March of 2009, and some of the articles date back to about that time even though they all now register as having been published in June of 2011 or later.

Thank you for visiting. Enjoy, and God bless you.

Ken Brown and The Brown Bible team.

All Scripture references are King James Version unless otherwise stated.

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How to Gain God’s Favor

20-06-2011 Hits:362 Biblical Considerations Ken Brown - avatar Ken Brown

How to Gain God’s Favor I was listening to a preacher on the radio this week who was extolling the virtues of doing the many good works we as Christians are called to perform. I had no problem with his message up to that point, but then just as a brief side note, he commented that these works are how we...

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If Perhaps You May Be Forgiven? Acts 8:22

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If Perhaps You May Be Forgiven? Acts 8:22 Many Christians have stumbled over the wording in Acts 8:22. The translation as it occurs in the vast majority of English versions indicates that when believers go to God to ask for His forgiveness for some particular sin, He might forgive them and might not. This contradicts every other New Testament verse on...

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Update on I John 1:7

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Update on I John 1:7 I attended a seminar this past weekend on 1 John. Though I was disappointed by the lack of documentation given for various assertions, there was one little tidbit that was a probable answer to something I have stumbled over for many years. 1 John 1:5 says God is light. 1 John 1:5 This then is the message which...

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Ecclesiastes 12 and The Whole Duty of Man

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Ecclesiastes 12 and The Whole Duty of Man I admit it. I’m 60 years old, and I look at things differently than I used to. I think more about what is really important and also about what is really NOT. It matters much more how I live than how long I live. As we get older, things come into a more...

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What is the Story with 1 John 1:9? Appendix A: Koinonia

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What is the Story with 1 John 1:9? Appendix A: Koinonia In my article, “What is the Story with 1 John 1:9? (Part One),” I asserted that the meaning of the Greek word translated “fellowship” (koinonia) in the first chapter of 1 John, is more accurately communicated by the word “partnership.” I briefly gave some evidence for that assertion. The purpose...

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The New Wine of Acts 2:13

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The New Wine of Acts 2:13 This is in response to a question that came up.  What is the “new wine” of Acts 2:13?  The record could have just said “wine.”  What is the meaning and significance of “new wine?” “New wine” is translated from a Greek word that indicates sweet and/or fresh wine.  Most versions translate this as “new wine” as...

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Luke 15 and the Prodigal Son

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Luke 15 and the Prodigal Son The parables of the Gospels are interesting from a number of perspectives.  Many people have lauded the brilliance of the parables in so clearly and convincingly communicating Jesus’ message in a way easily related to by the masses.  I have no doubt that Jesus used parables at times to communicate clearly, though the only recorded...

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Romans on Righteousness (Part Three)

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Romans on Righteousness (Part Three) Earlier in Romans we saw that righteousness, rightness before God, comes to men and women, to both Jew and Gentile, by faith, belief, pertaining to Jesus Christ without the deeds of the law. We read that this includes being ones to whom God will not reckon sin. If we but believe on Him who raised up Jesus Christ from...

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Romans on Righteousness (Part Two)

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Romans on Righteousness (Part Two) In Part One, we investigated the first three chapters of Romans and saw the introduction of the truth that righteousness comes by faith (pistis, belief: in this case, the correct belief regarding Jesus Christ) not by the Old Testament law. Chapter four gives Abraham as the precedent for righteousness coming by faith without the law. Romans 4:1 What shall...

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Romans on Righteousness (Part One)

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Romans on Righteousness (Part One) Romans is a book of foundational doctrine for the Christian Church. Among the seven church epistles written by the Apostle Paul, it was by no means written first, but it stands first in the canonological order because of its foundational nature. The Apostle Paul had not yet had the opportunity to travel to Rome to teach...

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Mohammed and the Mountain

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Mohammed and the Mountain   My father was on a construction project endeavoring to position a very large piece of equipment close to where it would be most efficiently used.  A  significant effort was to no avail.  Finally, my father told his co-worker they were just going to have to leave the equipment where it was and walk back and forth to it...

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Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword?

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Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword? Did Jesus really say that all they who live by the sword will die by the sword?  How could Jesus have said something that is so obviously not true?  There have been many hundreds of thousands of career military men and women who have died peacefully in old age.  Yet “those who live...

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What is the Story with 1 John 1:9? (Part Two)

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What is the Story with 1 John 1:9? (Part Two) 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. In Part One we examined the contextual evidence showing that 1 John 1:9 is addressed to those not yet born-again and is regarding what they must do to be cleansed...

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Belief and Logic

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Belief and Logic In our introduction to Biblical research, the first two principles given for approaching God’s Word were: (1) Believe what you read and (2) think and be reasonable: you can’t throw logic out the window just because you are reading the Bible. Those who can stare a clear scripture in the face and deny what it obviously says because it...

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Introduction to Biblical Research

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Introduction to Biblical Research “Biblical research” as the term is used on this blog simply means the study of the Scriptures to gain an accurate understanding of God’s Word and thus His will. It involves a lifetime of learning. No few articles on a web site can tell you all you need to know. On the other hand, it isn’t rocket science...

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Have You Ever Wondered about Proverbs?

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Have You Ever Wondered about Proverbs? For those of us who believe that the Bible as originally given, was to holy men of God who were moved by the holy spirit of God to write the inerrant Word of God, we’ve got to consider what the story is with some of the statements in the book of Proverbs.  A case in...

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What is the Story with 1 John 1:9? (Part One)

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What is the Story with 1 John 1:9? (Part One) 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. This post is for those who have already read “No More Conscience of Sins.” In that article, I showed the impossibility of 1 John 1:9 being a directive...

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No More Conscience of Sins

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No More Conscience of Sins Nearly 20 years ago, not long after leaving the Biblical research department where I was employed, I came across a section of Scripture that astounded me. I was stunned because the section seemed to contradict something I had long held to be an important and fundamental doctrine. I had read this section before, but apparently had...

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Who is the Old Man and What is He Doing?

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Who is the Old Man and What is He Doing? There have been at least two problems with common teachings regarding the “old man” referenced in the Scriptures. One has been teachings that have been contradictory: teaching from Romans that the old man is dead, and teaching from Ephesians that we must continually and vigilantly put off the old man. Both...

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Two Natures? (Part One)

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Two Natures? (Part One) Are there two “natures” alive and well in each child of God, an old sin “nature” and a new Godly “nature”, each actively pulling the believer one direction or the other? E.  W.  Bullinger (1837-1913) thought so, though the other great “E.  W.,” E. W. Kenyon (1867-1948) disagreed. (See pages 153 and following of The Father and His...

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Two Natures? (Part Two)

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Two Natures? (Part Two) In part one, we examined the two scriptures most often used to endeavor to show the “two natures” in the child of God (Galatians 5:17 and Romans 7:15-21). In this posting, we will examine other Scriptures so used and the terminology used to identify the “two natures” doctrine. But first, why is it important whether we do or do...

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The confession of Romans 10:9 & 10

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The confession of Romans 10:9 & 10 There can be no more crucial Biblical topic than what is required for eternal salvation, and Romans 10:9 & 10 is central to our understanding of this subject. There are plenty of Biblical records that tell us we must believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved, but no other single record is...

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Do All Things Work Together for Good?

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Do All Things Work Together for Good? I think that anyone who doesn’t have his head completely in the sand, knows that bad things happen in this world, and they are actually bad things, not just things that look bad, but the end result brings about good. Why is it then, that a significant number of Christians quote, “All things work...

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Discerning Good and Evil

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Discerning Good and Evil Let’s start with the basics. Without the existence of a Supreme Being that mankind is answerable to, there can be no such thing as good or evil. Without a standard of higher authority than the men and women affected by it, all there can be is likes and dislikes. One man might say to another, “You might...

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Liberty in Christ

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Liberty in Christ A Christian friend recently described to me a course of action he was planning to take on a particular matter. His reason for choosing this path was that he felt it was the least likely to give an appearance of evil or put a “stumbling block” in another’s way, though none of his considered alternatives would have been...

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How to receive Answers to Prayer

29-06-2011 Hits:290 Biblical Considerations Ken Brown - avatar Ken Brown

How to receive Answers to Prayer In our posting, “How to Gain God’s Favor,” I showed from the Scriptures in Romans and Ephesians that those of us who have believed on our Lord Jesus Christ already have God’s favor, His good will. There are many good works we are called to perform, but these works are not what cause God to...

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How Hot was Elijah’s Fire of the Lord?

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How Hot was Elijah’s Fire of the Lord? Elijah built an altar out of stone, placed wood and a sacrifice on it, drenched it with water (12 barrels), and then prayed that God would answer by fire. God’s response is recorded in 1 Kings 18:38: “Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and...

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Faith V. Reason

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Faith V. Reason I have been reading articles on a number of web sites on the topic of the relation between faith and reason. There were many assertions along the lines of the two being opposite and incompatible. There were statements that faith hinders the search for truth, being contrary to scientific inquiry and that one can maintain faith only by...

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I Hope You Are Not Religious

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I Hope You Are Not Religious I am a believer. I have accepted Jesus Christ. I believe God raised him from the dead. I believe that the Scriptures, as originally written, are the inerrant Word of God. But if anyone were to call me “religious,” I would take it either as a misinformed statement or as an insult. “Religion” (Greek: threskeia) is...

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On Christian Fatalism and the Phrase, “That it Might be Fulf…

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On Christian Fatalism and the Phrase, “That it Might be Fulfilled” I was speaking to a friend recently who expressed her frustration with a common  “Christian” belief. She volunteers for an organization that helps families with sickly children. These are children with defective immune systems. If their current illness does not cause their deaths, then the next one is likely to...

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Lazarus and the Rich Man

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Lazarus and the Rich Man In our posting, “Is Death a Friend?” I asserted as per 1 Thessalonians 4 and 1 Corinthians 15 that the dead in Christ are dead and will remain so until Jesus Christ returns to raise them from the dead. I was asked to consider that the parable of Lazarus and the rich man indicates otherwise. I...

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The Right to Your Own Opinion

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The Right to Your Own Opinion “Everyone has the right to his own opinion.” We hear this line used from time to time, and in certain contexts I don’t disagree. But is it always true? Has anyone ever verbally maligned you, lying about you or about your friends or family? What was your response? Were you angry, hurt, or disgusted because...

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Truth Versus Tradition: Who Was Crucified with Jesus?

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Truth Versus Tradition: Who Was Crucified with Jesus? The Gospels of Matthew and Mark record that there were two robbers crucified with Jesus. Luke records that there were two malefactors (evildoers) crucified with Jesus. It is the commonly held belief that the robbers of Mathew and Mark were the same individuals as the malefactors of Luke, but there are significant differences...

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Is Death a Friend?

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Is Death a Friend? Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626), a famed British author and philosopher has been often quoted, “Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home.” Many modern Christian leaders also claim that for believers, death is a friend. The following was lifted from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) website: “What...

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Can Eternal Salvation be Lost?

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Can Eternal Salvation be Lost? A participant on our site recently e-mailed me a question. He wanted to know if one could lose his salvation. He correctly identified scriptures that show that salvation once gained cannot be lost, but was concerned that he might be wrong. I empathized with his concern. There can hardly be a more crucial question for a...

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Judge Not, That You Be Not Judged?

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Judge Not, That You Be Not Judged? I was recently reading some of the comments following some politically oriented news article on the net. One of the commenters used the opportunity to blast Christians in general for being judgmental and therefore hypocrites, since the Bible, which they (we) claim to believe, says, “judge not lest ye be judged.” The next respondent came...

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Ecclesiastes 12 and The Whole Duty of Man

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Ecclesiastes 12 and The Whole Duty of Man I admit it. I’m 60 years old, and I look at things differently than I used to. I think more about what is really important and also about what is really NOT. It matters much more how I live than how long I live. As we get older, things come into a more...

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It’s The Lord’s Prayer, not Yours

29-06-2011 Hits:337 Truth Versus Tradition Ken Brown - avatar Ken Brown

It’s The Lord’s Prayer, not Yours For those of you who have frequented Christian church services of almost any variety, you are familiar with the routine: “Let us pray the prayer the Lord taught us. Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name….” The tiny little inconvenient detail is that our Lord Jesus Christ never taught us any such...

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Truth Versus Tradition: His Star

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Truth Versus Tradition: His Star What was the star referred to in Matthew 2? Matthew2:1 Now when [after] Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are...

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Truth Versus Tradition: Joseph and Mary on Their Way to Beth…

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Truth Versus Tradition: Joseph and Mary on Their Way to Bethlehem I was embarrassed a few days ago to realize I had accepted as truth a certain matter of tradition. Oh well, it happens to all of us, I guess. It shouldn’t, but it does. If we are to believe the truth and only the truth, we must be ever vigilant. I...

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Truth Versus Tradition: Were Joseph and Mary Poor?

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Tradition can be a subtle thing. We grow up believing something about a Biblical doctrine or event. It might never even occur to us to question where some particular belief came from, especially if that belief happens to be regarding some relatively minor point. I think the financial status of Joseph and Mary is a matter like that for many...

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Creation, Science, and Genesis 1

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Creation, Science, and Genesis 1 I was at a wedding reception not long ago, seated next to a man I had not previously met.  We exchanged the usual small talk.  I learned that he was a retired eighth-grade science teacher and so on.  The conversation was pleasant enough until he learned that I am a Bible-believing Christian (and as I like...

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Trust in the Lord

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Trust in the Lord Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. We as believers are always to trust absolutely in our wonderful heavenly Father. Any “Bible-believing” Christian (and should there be any other kind?) would acknowledge this in a heartbeat. In practice...

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Romans 13 and Civil Disobedience

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Let me start by saying that my purpose here is not to promote civil disobedience, nor is it to promote anything other than an accurate knowledge of Romans 13.  This record, however, has been erroneously used to proclaim that all disobedience of one’s government is categorically immoral, contrary to God’s Word, the Bible.  Many Bible versions even translate the early...

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The New Wine of Acts 2:13

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The New Wine of Acts 2:13 This is in response to a question that came up.  What is the “new wine” of Acts 2:13?  The record could have just said “wine.”  What is the meaning and significance of “new wine?” “New wine” is translated from a Greek word that indicates sweet and/or fresh wine.  Most versions translate this as “new wine” as...

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Truth Versus Tradition

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Truth Versus Tradition John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into...

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Luke 15 and the Prodigal Son

29-06-2011 Hits:296 Biblical Considerations Ken Brown - avatar Ken Brown

Luke 15 and the Prodigal Son The parables of the Gospels are interesting from a number of perspectives.  Many people have lauded the brilliance of the parables in so clearly and convincingly communicating Jesus’ message in a way easily related to by the masses.  I have no doubt that Jesus used parables at times to communicate clearly, though the only recorded...

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The Unity of the Spirit

29-06-2011 Hits:309 Biblical Considerations Ken Brown - avatar Ken Brown

Last week my wife and I were standing in “line” at the Memphis airport with 100 or more other people waiting to board our plane.  It was the typical scene.  People looked bored, silently staring forward.  A couple behind us spoke to us and a lively conversation erupted.  Then a couple several layers of people ahead of us turned around...

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What About Tithing?

30-06-2011 Hits:354 Biblical Considerations Ken Brown - avatar Ken Brown

This is a topic that deserves much more attention than I am going to be able to give it in a single article, but I trust that the few Biblical considerations offered here will be helpful.  First, I never use the word, “tithe,” to describe the believers’ giving, because of its association with the Old Testament law.  The word essentially...

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Pride Goes Before a Fall?

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“Pride goes before a fall” has been a devastating expression for many Christian believers.  They don’t understand it, and they get it used against them.  Often there has been some wonderful believer faced with adversity who has made up his mind to go for it, to trust God, to choose to believe that his efforts with God’s help will bring...

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Money is the Root of All Evil?

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Money is the Root of All Evil? We’ve heard it many times: “money is the root of all evil.”  I’m guessing that most of you reading this already know that this statement is a corruption of what God’s Word says. The expression comes from 1 Timothy. 1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some...

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Some Thoughts on the Phrase, “The Power of Prayer”

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Some Thoughts on the Phrase, “The Power of Prayer” I am very much in favor of prayer, lots of it, and the last thing I would ever want to do would be to demean those who laud “the power of prayer.”  I know what they (most of them) mean by this expression, and I believe their hearts are in the right...

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Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword?

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Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword? Did Jesus really say that all they who live by the sword will die by the sword?  How could Jesus have said something that is so obviously not true?  There have been many hundreds of thousands of career military men and women who have died peacefully in old age.  Yet “those who live...

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Have You Ever Wondered about Proverbs?

30-06-2011 Hits:324 Biblical Considerations Ken Brown - avatar Ken Brown

Have You Ever Wondered about Proverbs? For those of us who believe that the Bible as originally given, was to holy men of God who were moved by the holy spirit of God to write the inerrant Word of God, we’ve got to consider what the story is with some of the statements in the book of Proverbs.  A case in...

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Give Unto Caesar

30-06-2011 Hits:284 Biblical Considerations Ken Brown - avatar Ken Brown

Give Unto Caesar Having recently come through tax time, I thought a few Biblical considerations about taxes and such might be appropriate.  Jesus’ words, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s”, have been quoted many times to document the Master’s instructions as pertaining to a believer’s financial responsibility to his government as...

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Faith as a Grain of Mustard Seed

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“Great faith” and “little faith” are spoken of in the book of Matthew. The records seem very clear about great faith being good and little faith being bad until we get to the reference to faith as a grain of mustard seed. Matthew 6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is...

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It’s The Lord’s Prayer, not Yours

03-07-2011 Hits:337 Biblical Considerations Ken Brown - avatar Ken Brown

It’s The Lord’s Prayer, not Yours For those of you who have frequented Christian church services of almost any variety, you are familiar with the routine: “Let us pray the prayer the Lord taught us. Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name….” The tiny little inconvenient detail is that our Lord Jesus Christ never taught us any such...

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A Bit of Bragging

05-08-2011 Hits:330 Latest News Ken Brown - avatar Ken Brown

Just wanted to mention that our son's "Acceptance Day" was two days ago, August 3. That's what they call graduation from basic training at the Air Force Academy. He has now been fully accepted as a cadet. Classes started yesterday. We have hundreds of visitors to this site each day. Very very few of you have ever met our family...

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How Did Methuselah Die?

05-08-2011 Hits:410 Biblical Considerations Ken Brown - avatar Ken Brown

How Did Methuselah Die? We recently went through the so and so begat so and so list in Genesis 5 at one of our fellowship gatherings. It was exciting. I’m not kidding. It was fascinating. By adding the years from the beginning of Adam through Noah and the flood, some interesting facts emerge. The years can be documented through the ages...

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Regarding Our Newsletter

09-08-2011 Hits:318 Latest News Ken Brown - avatar Ken Brown

Those of you who are registered to receive our newsletter might have noticed that you are past due to receive one. All of your e-mail addresses have been lost. It won’t really matter much since on our new set-up, we have a news section. I’ll post updates from time to time. Thank you for your interest. “How could we have lost...

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A Misplaced Chapter Division

12-08-2011 Hits:288 Biblical Considerations Ken Brown - avatar Ken Brown

Serious Bible students know that context is crucial for correct interpretation of a passage. We also know that the chapter and verse divisions were not in the original texts given by divine revelation. The chapter divisions were instituted by about 1250 AD and the verses by about 1550 AD. It is all too easy, however, to be subtlely affected by...

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My Brother's Keeper

06-11-2011 Hits:315 Biblical Considerations Ken Brown - avatar Ken Brown

On a number of occasions, our current U.S. president, Barack Obama, in his push for “social justice” has declared, “It’s like the Bible says, ‘I am my brother’s keeper.’” Really? I can read in the Bible that as believers we are to be kind and compassionate and forgiving one toward another, esteeming others better than ourselves. We are to weep with...

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Newsletter Update-The Stats

22-11-2011 Hits:346 Latest News Super User - avatar Super User

Just so you know, some of the statistics on our site are skewed, some in one direction and some in the other. On the one hand, there are articles showing 100 or fewer hits that have actually been opened thousands of times. The major flurry of activity was before late July of 2011. All records before that time have been erased...

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"Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword?" -- The Sequ…

20-12-2011 Hits:274 Biblical Considerations Ken Brown - avatar Ken Brown

“Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword?” – The Sequel In our posting, “Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword?” I pointed out that Jesus’ words were “Take” or “draw” the sword, a one-time act, not “live by the sword,” indicating a lifestyle. He was speaking of the particular circumstance he and his disciples were in at the moment, not pronouncing...

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And I Partly Believe It

10-02-2012 Hits:307 Biblical Considerations Ken Brown - avatar Ken Brown

A curious phrase appears in 1 Corinthians 11. In verse 18 the Apostle Paul states that he has heard that there are divisions in the Corinthian church and then he says he partly believes it. 1Corinthians 11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. Really?...

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Division’s Purpose?

29-03-2012 Hits:298 Biblical Considerations Ken Brown - avatar Ken Brown

Does God have two wills, a revealed will (revealed in His written word) and a secret will? I have heard this presented. Does He secretly want certain bad things to happen so that He can use those situations to bring about some greater good? Did God sanction Joseph’s brothers selling him into slavery so that God could deliver the children...

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One Year Anniversary

28-07-2012 Hits:334 Latest News Ken Brown - avatar Ken Brown

Today, July 28, 2012, is the one-year anniversary of the launching (or re-launching) of this site. We first went on line with “The Brown Bible” in March of 2009. In a little over two years, it became apparent that our time with that site was limited. Fatal errors were more and more frequent and there didn’t seem to be any...

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Good Friday?

30-03-2013 Hits:314 Biblical Considerations Ken Brown - avatar Ken Brown

I was doing some work at a store recently when the proprietor said, “Good Friday, I wonder why they call it GOOD Friday. Have you ever thought about that?” I said, “Yes, I have, and I wonder why they call it Friday.” She asked what I meant by that, and I told her Jesus could not possibly have been crucified...

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A Camel Through the Eye of a Needle

12-03-2014 Hits:390 Biblical Considerations Super User - avatar Super User

A Camel Through the Eye of a Needle           In several records Jesus made the following statement: Mark 10:25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.             There have been wealthy people who have been disturbed by this. They have wondered if (or feared that)...

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One Million Mark

09-06-2014 Hits:301 Latest News Ken Brown - avatar Ken Brown

 A friend set up this Bible oriented website for me in March of 2009. The site had to be redone and relaunched in July of 2012 so all the stats are from that time. In just a little under two years, the visitors counter hit the one million mark (yesterday). I am aware that the vast majority of these are...

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