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QUESTION: What is the “Meat” of the Word?

The following question came directly to me from a reader of this blog.

I have a quick question, and if you can answer this I’d be obliged.  I’m starting my first class tonight on grace (my first time ever teaching!), and as I polish my notes, I have one thing to address and with my bible knowledge and researching capabilities, I won’t get it done in time.

Basically, in Heb. 1-3 the writer has told us that it is time to move beyond milk…and he goes to define milk as baptisms, hands, etc.  But it is time to move on to meat.  I’ve searched the surrounding context, and don’t see where the writer has stated exactly what the “meat” is. Continue reading

QUESTION: Do You Have to Speak in Tongues to Go To Heaven?

I received the following question a couple of weeks ago via the Question Box on our congregation’s website, www.Plymouth-church.com, where I have answered an average of 2 questions per week for the past four years.

Do you have to speak in tongues to go to heaven?

The short, quick answer is, “No.”

Corinth was a church where confusion reigned. Part, but not all, of that confusion was because many of the members of that congregation elevated speaking in tongues to something God never meant it to be. They seemed to be boasting of the ability to speak in tongues and disrupting the assembly of the church to “show off” their gift. By doing so, they Continue reading

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