Autumn/Winter 2016-17 Issue

The following posts are part of the Autumn/Winter 2016-17 Issue. Articles that are in this issue contain information about secret sodomites, imperfect Christians, Christian dating, what the Bible says about hating the government or its authorities, common misinterpreted scriptures in the new devotional series called “Wrong Verses Right,” healthy scalp maintenance for headcovering wearers, and more!

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“…that ye may be sincere and without offence…”

That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. ~Philippians 1:10 KJV

Wrong Interpretation:

Some believe this “sincere and without offence” means that Christians should be sincere and never get offended or offend others with words of rebuke.  Instead of a sincere apology, this belief often initiates the passive-aggressive response, “Sorry, I didn’t mean to offend you,” which really means, “I’m sorry you don’t realize that you’re the problem because you’re not supposed to get offended?”

Right Interpretation:

This scripture is saying that we should be sincere and without sin. The word offence in the Holy Bible typically means ‘void of sin’ (Greek-aproskopos: faultless, not leading to sin, or causing others to sin).  We are guaranteed to be offensive to others by adhering to God’s Word and teaching its truth.

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