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What Is Synecdoche? - November 14, 2023

The understanding of the rhetorical term "Synecdoche" is important in comprehending biblical teachings. When part of something is used to describe its whole, this is a Synecdoche. When God said a person must love Him with "all the heart" (Deuteronomy 6:5), it does not mean the heart alone. God a part of the body signifying the whole.
Gog and Magog NOW? - November 1, 2023

Some prophetic interpreters are saying the attack against God's chosen people by Gog and Magog will happen soon. This is not the case. Note Dr. Ernest Martin? November 2001 article: "Afghanistan (Gog and Magog)."
The Gaza Strip Horrors - October 15, 2023

Mass killing began on the eastern border of the Gaza Strip. Crimes and horrors were committed that are almost unbelievable, yet they were real and did happen. More killing and worse atrocities will occur.
More Evidence Of A Gihon Temple - October 1, 2023

Noted archaeologist Eli Shukron has gone public with additional discoveries in the City of David. At an excavated Gihon Spring dig site he previously worked, Shukron claimed the site was used only for sacrificial activity before construction of the first Temple of God built by King David's son Solomon. I believed there were reasons to think otherwise.
Why Church Leaders Demand - September 14, 2023

[By Dr. Ernest L. Martin, 1980s] There are reasons ecclesiastical leaders prefer the observance of holy days by their church members.Essentially, it comes down to the matter of having CONTROL over the minds of the people.
Life, Death, Life - September 1, 2023

?ife, Death, Life?is the sequence of existence for most every human being. It was also the sequence for Christ Jesus, the captain of our salvation (Hebrews 2:10).
Ramona Martin's Death - August 23, 2023

Ramona Martin died Tuesday, August 22, 2023. She was 88 years old and worked until January 2023. Learn more in this Commentary.
The Full Knowledge of God - August 15, 2023

The apostle Paul tells us we will receive the ?ull knowledge?of God. Yes, when you are glorified by God, very quickly you will know more about Him, and in greater detail, than anything you have ever known. You shall see God and you shall speak to God. Not now, but then. Let this knowledge give you comfort.
The Antichrist And Misfits - August 1, 2023

There are two articles this month. Read the ?ugust 2023 Newsletter?that gives background information on both articles, and information about ASK and Ramona Martin. The first is a prophecy article: "The Signs Of The Antichrist." The second is a doctrine article: "Are You A Misfit?"
What Were They Thinking? Part 2 - July 15, 2023

The Scribes, Pharisees, Sanhedrin and the people knew Jesus came from God. He did miracles in the Temple. They knew He was a prophet of God. Yet they turned and crucified Him. What Were They Thinking?
Lincoln and the Ministers - July 1, 2023

This Commentary is about Abraham Lincoln's Views on slavery and his surprise local ministers in Springfield, Illinois were not anti-slavery also. Excerpt from "Lincoln's Yarns and Stories," 1905, compiled by Lincoln? friend, Andrew McClure.
UFO Disclosure - June 15, 2023

A good friend sent me an article by a writer not known to me: J.D. Rucker. I agree with Rucker regarding the nature and origin of UFOs and UAPs (Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena). Changing the name does not change the reality of the "signs in the heavens" that will increase before Christ returns.
Christ, Messiah, and the Gospel - June 1, 2023

The resurrection of Jesus is the proof of His being the Messiah (the Christ) of all Jews and Gentiles. This IS the Gospel. This IS the core message of Christianity. Read the "June 2023 Newsletter." It introduces "The Gospel of Messiah." This should not be controversial, but there are many ?hristian?books, novels, and movies that try to disrupt and dissuade believers from this basic truth. The Gospel of Messiah is about why Jesus is the Messiah promised in the Old Testament. He is the Messiah of all Israelites and all Gentiles.
Who Killed Enoch? - May 15, 2023

How did Enoch die? The Bible may have an answer. Hebrews 11:13 says Enoch died. Genesis 5:22 shows Enoch lived 365 years while his contemporaries lived seven, eight, or nine centuries. But Enoch "was not; for God took him" (Genesis 5:24). He was "taken" before most people were "gathered to their fathers." Enoch's death happened when he was comparatively young.

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Gentile Christians And The Law - May 1, 2023

One early decision made by the apostles concerned circumcision for the Gentiles. Clearly the Gentiles could be in covenant relationship with God without being circumcised. The apostle Paul said Gentiles could keep the essentials of God? law without observing circumcision, Sabbaths, holydays, or any ceremonial laws.
The Truth Shall Make You Free - April 15, 2023

One of the last statements made by Christ before the Roman authorities crucified Him concerned the matter of truth. This Commentary discusses what is truth.
Our Future Realm - April 1, 2023

The March 2023 article "Your Resurrection" and this month's April 2023 article "The Use and Abuse of the Holy Scriptures," both have information about the Mystery. In this Commentary I focus on a tremendous reward we can receive (1) if God chooses for us to receive it, and (2) if we want to receive it.
Comfort and Peace from God - March 15, 2023

When I was young attending the Lutheran church with my family, . The service ended with a benediction calling on God to bless the congregation. The blessing spoke about God giving comfort and peace to those who honor Him. The reality of that comfort and that peace will be greater than we can imagine.
They Hate You And Want You Dead - March 1, 2023

There are beings God created who literally hate you and want you dead NOW, if they could have their way. They hate you for one reason only, because you believe in Christ's resurrection from the dead. Why do they want you dead? Because you are a living example of a human being's trust in God to resurrect you from the dead. And, you are a direct threat to their power and rule in this present eon.
Abraham's Faith in God's Resurrection Power - February 14, 2023

The Bible singles out Abraham as a unique individual. Though he was a mere human being and experienced every temptation common to us, God made an outstanding choice in selecting this man for a special role. He was chosen to become "the father of all them that believe." This Commentary explains why.
What Were They Thinking? - February 1, 2023

I give two examples that God or His supernatural servants were openly visible to thousands (perhaps millions) of pre-flood people for many centuries. Later a supernatural wonder was visible to Israelites for many decades.
A Contradiction in First John? - January 15, 2023

Question: Can you please help me figure out a contradiction between 1 John 3:9 and 1 John 1:8?0? Answer: What is going on in these passages regarding sin?
Coronavirus, Babylon, and the Great Reset - January 1, 2023

This month's article is titled "Disease Epidemics and Bible Prophecy." Read first the information in the "January 2023 Newsletter." Most mentions of plague, pestilence, and epidemics in Scripture indicate they are caused by God as punishment upon mankind. Today we cannot know if any plagues, pestilences, and epidemics soon to occur are directly from God. Certainly plagues are not blessings.

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