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Traveling to Emmaus

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was seven miles from Jerusalem. (Luke 24:13) Hopeless. Helpless. That is how they felt as they began their journey away from Passover in Jerusalem on that first Easter Sunday afternoon. We know nothing about them except one of their names—Cleopas (Luke 24:18; cf. John 19:25)—and that they were "sad" (Luke 24:17). The entirety of their view of life at [...]

Going Deeper into God’s Covenant with Noah: The Third Obligation and Confirmation

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 12) In this article, we will complete our study of the new revelation that God gave to mankind at the inauguration of the dispensation of conscience. Once again, we note that the main portion of the covenant deals with God's obligations, which He has revealed by means of promises to mankind. God Repeats His Plan for Men and Women Genesis 9:1 and 7 provide a third obligation that mankind was to fulfill following the flood. And God blessed Noah and his [...]

Going Deeper into God’s Covenant with Noah: The Second Obligation

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 11) We are in the mist of considering the new revelation that God gave to govern the dispensation of conscience, and we remember that the main part of the covenant covers God's obligations. He has revealed these obligations by way of promises that He made to man. First of all, He has promised that there will never be another flood that will destroy the Earth. Last time, we considered the initial obligation that God placed upon man in the Noahic [...]

Going Deeper into God’s Covenant with Noah: The First Obligation

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 10) There are several obligations that are put upon man in the Noahic Covenant. Now, the main part of the covenant covers God's obligations, which He has made by way of promises to man. He has obligated Himself to the fact that He will never send another flood to destroy the Earth. God even put a scientific sign in the sky to remind everyone of His promise (cf. Gen. 9:11-17). In this post, we [...]