Welcome to Bible Study Guides!
The Bible is a unique book full of inspiration, wisdom and practical answers. But it doesn’t claim to be an easy book. It can be intimidating and overwhelming on first glance. These Bible Study Guides are designed to help. Our authors search the Scriptures with you in mind.

Pray Like Paul Prayed

There are two words for “worship” in the New Testament. One means to bow the head, the
other is to bend the knee. You can either genuflect — that is, bow the knee — or you can bend
the head. But we are stiff-necked. We want to look up in the face of the Deity. God says, “Get
down before Me.” The very fact that we bow is a recognition that He is sovereign and that we
are to be obedient to Him. My, how this generation needs to learn that we don’t treat God as an
equal!

Pelagianism, also called Pelagian Heresy Doctrine

Do you see the problem? I have underlined and bolded it for you to make it crystal clear. Everyone since Genesis 5:3 has been born not in the image of God, but in the image of fallen Adam. From the day you exited your mother and opened your eyes, you were born in a sin-cursed body provided you by Adam, you are his child and you are in his image.

Hosea, the Hebrew Prophet of Love

his own bitter marital experiences, becomes more clear to Hosea, he records it from the perspective of his later years. Understanding that his own relationship to Gomer parallels the relationship between Yahweh and Israel, he realizes that Yahweh used this lesson to communicate his will and purpose to those who claim to be his people. From this point of view, we can understand Hosea’s statement that Yahweh instructed him to marry an adulterous woman and later directed him to make provisions for her moral restoration.