The Fruit Bearing Tree

[this post was contributed by Alex Rover] How would you illustrate these two verses? “Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples.” (John 15:8 AKJV) “so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs...

Bringing Many to Righteousness

[This post was contributed by Alex Rover] Daniel’s final chapter contains a message that would be sealed up until the time of the end when many would rove about and knowledge would increase. (Daniel 12:4)  Was Daniel talking about the internet here? Certainly hopping...

This Week's Bible Reading – Acts 1 to 4

It is interesting how commonplace Scriptures you’ve read dozens of times take on new meaning once you abandon some long-held prejudices.  For example, take this from this week’s Bible reading assignment: (Acts 2:38, 39) .?.?.Peter [said] to them: “Repent,...

144,000 – Literal or Symbolic?

Back in January, we showed that there is no Scriptural basis for our claim that the “little flock” in Luke 12:32 refers only to a group of Christians destined to rule in heaven while the “other sheep” at John 10:16 refers to another group with an earthly hope.  (See...

Who’s Who? (Little Flock/Other Sheep)

I’ve always understood that the “little flock” referred to in Luke 12:32 represents the 144,000 kingdom heirs. Likewise, I’ve never before questioned that the “other sheep” mentioned in John 10:16 represent Christians with an earthly hope.  I’ve used the term “great...