Bible Explained: An interactive commentary on the whole Bible
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Christ's ministry not complete at the cross See note with Ex. 25. No excuse for sin Go
"The conditions prevailing in society, and especially in the great cities of the nations, proclaim in thunder tones that the hour of God's judgment is come and that the end of all things earthly is at hand. We are standing on the threshold of the crisis of the ages. In quick succession the judgments of God will follow one another - fire, and flood, and earthquake, with war and bloodshed. . . . The storm of God's wrath is gathering; and those only will stand who respond to the invitations of mercy, . . . and become sanctified through obedience to the laws of the divine Ruler. The righteous alone will be hid with Christ in God till the desolation be overpast...."
Books of Moses Genesis | Exodus | Leviticus | Numbers | Deuteronomy
Other early books Joshua | Judges | Ruth | 1&2 Samuel | 1&2 Kings | 1&2 Chronicles | Ezra | Nehemiah | Esther | Job
Poetic books Psalms | Proverbs | Ecclesiastes |Song of Solomon
Prophets Isaiah | Jeremiah | Lamentations | Ezekiel | Daniel | Hosea | Joel | Amos | Obadiah | Jonah | Micah | Nahum | Habakkuk | Zephaniah | Haggai | Zechariah | Malachi
Gospels and Acts Matthew | Mark | Luke | John | Acts
Epistles Romans | 1 Corinthians | 2 Corinthians | Galatians | Ephesians | Philippians | Colossians | 1&2 Thessalonians | 1&2 Timothy | Titus & Philemon | Hebrews | James | 1&2 Peter | 1,2,3 John | Jude
Revelation, etc. Revelation
Whole Bible: Pattern/summary chart; Finding verses
Maps Go
Topic index A page that points you to where selected topics are discussed. [Go].
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Welcome to an adventure in exploring the Scriptures. The Scriptures are a magnificent picture of a loving God who wants the very best for us, forever. We may know Him through the Bible.
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   The King James Version is used because it is widely accepted and in the public domain. It is also a good translation although for some passages, other versions have better represented the manuscripts. As needed, we look at word meanings from the original languages.

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