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How to Read the Bible

This is the second post in a special two-part series on reading the Bible. In these posts, we include helpful excerpts from books by Watchman Nee and Witness Lee that provide insight about reading the Bible.  We’ve received two precious gifts from God—His Word and His Spirit. The Word reveals God to us so that we can know Him, and the Spirit transmits God to us so that we can possess Him. The...

Why Read the Bible?

This is the first post in a special two-part series on reading the Bible. In these posts, we include helpful excerpts from books by Watchman Nee and Witness Lee that provide insight about reading the Bible.  The Benefits of Reading the Bible The Bible is the foundation of Western civilization—morally, politically, literarily. Even the secular world recognizes the Bible as the most...

What 2 Timothy 2:22 Says about Fleeing Lusts and How It Applies to Us Today

Lusts—we all have them and we’re all susceptible to them. We can never be safe from them while we’re in these earthly bodies. This is because in the fall of the entire human race, the pure physical body God created for us became the sinful flesh, full of lusts. We believers are not exempt from this fact. Certainly, when we believed in Jesus Christ, we were forgiven of our sins and saved eternally...

What Does It Mean to Be Pure in Heart?

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Many of us have heard these words of the Lord Jesus from Matthew 5:8. But what did He mean? Did He mean that a person who is pure in heart would physically see God, or have a mystical vision of God? What does having a pure heart have to do with seeing God? And isn’t God unapproachable and therefore unseeable?

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