“as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby…” (1 Peter 2: 2) Spiritual growth after first accepting Christ should be a given. However, the desire for that spiritual
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again [anew], he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3) The Christian concept of being born again
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. – Galatians 5: 1 Several states in America have enacted a stand your
“Or Tilgath-Pil-neser, the Assyrian throne-name of Pul (q.v.). He” “appears in the Assyrian records as gaining, in the fifth year of” “his reign (about B.C. 741), a victory over Azariah (= Uzziah in” “2 Chr. 26:1), king of Judah, whose achievements are described in” “2 Chr. 26:6-15. He is first mentioned in Scripture, however, as” “gaining a victory over Pekah, king of Israel, and Rezin of” “Damascus, who were confederates. He put Rezin to death, and” “punished Pekah by taking a considerable portion of his kingdom,” and carrying off (B.C. 734) a vast number of its inhabitants “into captivity (2 Kings 15:29; 16:5-9; 1 Chr. 5:6, 26), the” “Reubenites, the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh whom he” settled in Gozan. In the Assyrian annals it is further related “that, before he returned from Syria, he held a court at” “Damascus, and received submission and tribute from the” “neighbouring kings, among whom were Pekah of Samaria and” “Yahu-khazi [i.e., Ahaz], king of Judah (comp. 2 Kings” 16:10-16). “He was the founder of what is called “the second Assyrian “empire,” an empire meant to embrace the whole world, the centre” “of which should be Nineveh. He died B.C. 728, and was succeeded” “by a general of his army, Ulula, who assumed the name” Shalmaneser IV.
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