Zane Hodges

The Rich Young Ruler

Rich fools, however, do not appear only in parables. They also appear in real life. On one notable occasion Jesus met one. He was a wealthy young man, and his interview with our Lord is both familiar and classic. It was an interview that plainly disclosed the Savior's striking capacity to probe beneath the issues men raise--in order that He might reach the issues they should have raised. The disciples as usual were with Him. And they stood to profit immensely from the exchange, which they ar...

Problem Passages in Paul

Certain passages in the Pauline letters have been taken to prove that perseverance in good works is an inevitable outcome of genuine saving faith. As has already been pointed out, this kind of idea destroys the believer's ground of assurance. A man who must wait for works to verify his faith cannot know until life's end whether or not his faith was real. This leads to the absurd conclusion that a man can believe in Christ without knowing whether he has believed in Christ! Naturally the...

Our Living Lord

The earliest Christian churches were like tiny islands surrounded by a sea of pagan religion. Yet these believers made a spectacular claim: Jesus of Nazareth, who had died on a Roman cross, was alive--and He was Lord of all! Obviously, in a world where there were "many gods and many lords" (1Co 8:5), this was a bold confession to make. But this truth brought courage and power to those who had found eternal life through faith. Very simply it meant that the Jesus they trusted for God's f...

Repentance

Peter repented. We can only hope that so did the Laodiceans. In fact, the call to repent is also issued to the church at Ephesus (Rev 2:5), to the church at Pergamos (2:16), and to the church at Sardis (3:3). On another occasion, the Christians at Corinth repented. Paul describes their repentance like this: For though I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it. For I perceive that the same epistle has made you sorry, though only for a while. Now I r...

The NKJV Greek English Interlinear New Testament

  The NKJV Greek English Interlinear New Testament by  Zane Hodges, Arthur Farstad - Available at Christian Books   Hodges and Farstad, 1982. Zane C. Hodges and Arthur L. Farstad, The Greek New Testament According to the Majority Text. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982; 2nd edition 1985. In this Greek text Hodges and Farstad present the majority readings of the numerous medieval manuscripts (from data provided in von Soden 1913) i...
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