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At Least 25 More Dead Sea Scrolls Discovered

At Least 25 More Dead Sea Scrolls Discovered

Bill Hitchcock October 11, 2016 0

At Least 25 More Dead Sea Scrolls Discovered More Dead Sea Scroll

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O Lord thou hast searched me and known me

O Lord thou hast searched me and known me

Bill Hitchcock September 15, 2014 0

How many times have you heard or seen the phrase, “Know God”?

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Do We Really Have Free Will?

Do We Really Have Free Will?

Bill Hitchcock July 25, 2014 0

At the Jehovah Witness website they define free will as, “God dignifies us with free will, the power to make decisions of our own rather than having God or fate predetermine

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The Religion Of Church But Not Of God

The Religion Of Church But Not Of God

Bill Hitchcock July 23, 2014 0

“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world” (James 1:27). Unfortunately

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The Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him

The Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him

Bill Hitchcock July 6, 2014 0

“We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him” (Acts 5:32). In the Book of Psalms often times you

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Forsake the Foolish

Forsake the Foolish

Bill Hitchcock June 20, 2014 0

“Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding” (Proverbs 9:6). This seems like a no brainer to “forsake the foolish”. But how many times have we found

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The Lord hath forsaken the earth and the Lord seeth not

The Lord hath forsaken the earth and the Lord seeth not

Bill Hitchcock June 17, 2014 0

“Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for

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But He That is Joined Unto The Lord is One Spirit

But He That is Joined Unto The Lord is One Spirit

Bill Hitchcock June 14, 2014 0

“But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit” (1 Corinthians 6: 17). Our relationship with the Lord is a union. The Lord said “I am married unto you”

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As For God His Way Is Perfect

As For God His Way Is Perfect

Bill Hitchcock June 12, 2014 0

“As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him” (Psalm 18:30). God’s way is perfect.

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Praying Not Rebelling For Those In Government

Praying Not Rebelling For Those In Government

Bill Hitchcock June 11, 2014 0

The Bible is replete with how governors and those in authority should act and be. It gives a frame work in which to operate a Godly and righteous government and nation.

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God Or His Goodies? Which Are You After?

God Or His Goodies? Which Are You After?

Bill Hitchcock May 26, 2014 0

God and His righteousness should be our focus and not His gifts and benefits. Think about it. Do you love your spouse for what they give you? Do you love your

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What Does It Mean To Trust In The Lord?

What Does It Mean To Trust In The Lord?

Bill Hitchcock May 9, 2014 0

Trust in the Lord is a phrase we have all heard 100’s if not 1,000’s of times. In fact the exact phrase, “Trust in the Lord“occurs 46 times in the Bible

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Despondency, Depression and Despair or Strength and Contentment

Despondency, Depression and Despair or Strength and Contentment

Bill Hitchcock May 6, 2014 0

“Depression of spirits from loss of hope, confidence, or courage; dejection” That’s a pretty intense definition of despondency given by the Free Online Dictionary. Depressed spirits and a loss of hope,

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As For God His Way Is Perfect

As For God His Way Is Perfect

Bill Hitchcock May 5, 2014 0

“As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. For who is God, save the Lord?

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Psalm 11: In the Lord Put I My Trust

Psalm 11: In the Lord Put I My Trust

Bill Hitchcock April 30, 2014 1

The King James Version of the Bible has the title of the psalm, “To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David”. The 1599 Geneva Bible has it, “To him that excelleth.

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Psalm 9: When A Nation Forgets God

Psalm 9: When A Nation Forgets God

Bill Hitchcock April 25, 2014 0

Psalm 9 is a very powerful psalm. Usually we think of sin in regards to a person, a singular entity. But David highlights in this Psalm that an entire nation can

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My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?

My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?

Bill Hitchcock April 20, 2014 6

At noon the skies darkened until 3PM. Jesus Christ was nailed to the cross after being persecuted, beaten, spat on, abused, scorned, scourged, laughed at, punched, kicked and publicly humiliated. He

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Psalms 6: How Long O Lord

Psalms 6: How Long O Lord

Bill Hitchcock April 15, 2014 0

How Long O Lord! David repeatedly calls to Jehovah. He brings himself willingly to the Lord as a sinner asking for mercy. With body and soul, “sore vexed” his pleas are

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The Delight of the Lord

The Delight of the Lord

Bill Hitchcock April 14, 2014 0

“But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these

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Wisdom, Power and Riches

Wisdom, Power and Riches

Bill Hitchcock April 12, 2014 0

Wisdom, power and riches, who doesn’t want to possess one or all three, right? But while possessing these things is fine, it is the understanding of the origin of them where

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Psalms 5: Commentary and Expostion

Psalms 5: Commentary and Expostion

Bill Hitchcock April 11, 2014 0

Psalm 5 is a marvelous song of David. It shows the words and soul of a righteous man in prayer to God. It gives us all an example to emulate and

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Noah and Genesis 6: Get The Facts

Noah and Genesis 6: Get The Facts

Bill Hitchcock April 7, 2014 1

Noah. The blockbuster movie sensation “Noah” is creating quite a stir. Not only have records been set for movie attendance, but there have also been record setting Bible searches of the

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Hope From Us, Mercy From The Lord

Hope From Us, Mercy From The Lord

Bill Hitchcock April 5, 2014 0

“Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in

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Psalms 4: Commentary and Exposition

Psalms 4: Commentary and Exposition

Bill Hitchcock April 1, 2014 0

Psalms 4 is a wonderful song of David. In just 8 brief verses this Psalm goes from a plea of help, through repentance and ending up in the peace and joy

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Psalms 3: A Complete Commentary and Exposition

Psalms 3: A Complete Commentary and Exposition

Bill Hitchcock March 29, 2014 0

Here is a complete verse by verse commentary and exposition of Psalms 3. This Psalm of David is a powerful example and display of true faith. It shows the kind of

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Think, Reason and Return To God

Think, Reason and Return To God

Bill Hitchcock March 28, 2014 0

Talk of God and religion can evoke strong emotions. After all, it is a spiritual heartfelt matter. But few think of God in terms of the mind and reason. But this

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What does it mean to be blessed?

What does it mean to be blessed?

Bill Hitchcock March 25, 2014 0

“I’m blessed and highly favored!” As a Christian we have all heard that proclamation many times. Someone asks, “How are you doing?” The reply instantly comes, “I’m blessed and highly favored!”

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Complete Commentary on Psalms 2: The Psalm of Messiah!

Complete Commentary on Psalms 2: The Psalm of Messiah!

Bill Hitchcock March 24, 2014 0

Psalms 2 is an exciting Psalm that reveals many prophecies that are still unveiling themselves today! Find in this Psalm God proclaiming Jesus, “Thou art my Son; this day have I

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Psalms 1: The Blessed Man

Psalms 1: The Blessed Man

Bill Hitchcock March 20, 2014 0

The Book of Psalms is the most quoted and referred to book in both the Old Testament and New Testament. Psalms 1 is a brief but one of the most powerful

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My Yoke is Easy. Jesus Offers Rest from the Burden of Religion

My Yoke is Easy. Jesus Offers Rest from the Burden of Religion

Bill Hitchcock March 18, 2014 0

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and

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God, Love and Pure Religion

God, Love and Pure Religion

Bill Hitchcock March 17, 2014 0

True religion involves relationships. It is a loving relationship with God and with other people. Unfortunately too many churches, pastors and congregants forget the, “and with other people” part. True religion

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How Time Can Deceive. A Lesson From Ecclesiastes

How Time Can Deceive. A Lesson From Ecclesiastes

Bill Hitchcock March 6, 2014 0

“Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.” Ecclesiastes 8:11 Time is one

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Reconciling War in the Bible with Christianity

Reconciling War in the Bible with Christianity

Bill Hitchcock March 4, 2014 0

Refining Truth got a wonderful question posted at our Facebook site. The answer evolved from a few sentences to several pages. We welcome all questions about the Bible and God and are

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Commentary and Exposition On Psalms 139

Commentary and Exposition On Psalms 139

Bill Hitchcock March 2, 2014 0

Commentary and Exposition On Psalms 139 By: Bill Hitchcock 1 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

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Ecclesiastes and King Solomon

Ecclesiastes and King Solomon

Bill Hitchcock March 1, 2014 0

Refining Truth is about to begin a multi-part series based on the Book of Ecclesiastes. To begin with we thought it best to give some background on the author of the

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The Law, Gospel or Both?

The Law, Gospel or Both?

Bill Hitchcock February 28, 2014 1

“Satan will allow his ministers to preach either the law or the gospel separately; but the law as established by faith in Christ’s righteousness and atonement, and the partaking of his

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Why art thou cast down, O my soul?

Why art thou cast down, O my soul?

Bill Hitchcock February 26, 2014 1

Who hasn’t been depressed? Who hasn’t felt down and out? And with depression and poor spirits comes loneliness and solitude. Psalms 42 and 43 are two short Psalms that address this.

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The Sin of Preacher, Congregant and Spirit

The Sin of Preacher, Congregant and Spirit

Bill Hitchcock February 24, 2014 2

Too many preachers preach self. They preach what they think, what they saw, what they felt and what they envisioned. Too many congregants seek some form of a modern day prophet.

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Emotional, Physical and Mental Pain

Emotional, Physical and Mental Pain

Bill Hitchcock February 16, 2014 1

Pain. It is something we all try to avoid but inevitably seem to all experience. An alarmingly high number of people in the United States are suffering from some sort of

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Such Knowledge Is Too Wonderful For Me: Psalms 139:5-6

Such Knowledge Is Too Wonderful For Me: Psalms 139:5-6

Bill Hitchcock February 15, 2014 0

We continue our series on Psalms 139. Today we expound upon verses 5 and 6. These two verses continue the thought of God’s omnipresence and highlight the fact that it is

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God Knows the Word on our Tongue and Thought in our Heart

God Knows the Word on our Tongue and Thought in our Heart

Bill Hitchcock February 13, 2014 0

God. We continue with the exposition of Psalms 139 covering today verses 3 and 4. These are very powerful verses which deal with our words and the condition of the heart.

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God Knows

God Knows

Bill Hitchcock February 9, 2014 0

We are continuing our exposition on Psalms 139. Today is verse two, “Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off”. To read the commentary on verse

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Secret Faults

Secret Faults

Bill Hitchcock February 8, 2014 1

“Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.” Psalm 19:12 Who can know the totality and completeness of sin within? The law brings a host of sin to

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Searching For Gold

Searching For Gold

Bill Hitchcock February 6, 2014 1

“O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me” (Psalms 139:1). The modern idea of getting searched generally brings images of the police searching a suspect or criminal. As we’ll soon

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5 Most Popular and 10 Most Shared Bible Verses In 2013

5 Most Popular and 10 Most Shared Bible Verses In 2013

Bill Hitchcock February 1, 2014 0

What were the 5 most popular Bible verses in 2013? How about the most shared? What were the top 10 most texted, emailed and posted on Facebook and Twitter? YouVersion, makers

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Big Bang, Creation, Evolution, Atheist and God

Big Bang, Creation, Evolution, Atheist and God

Bill Hitchcock January 29, 2014 1

“Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture” (Psalms 100:3).

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Psalms 101: A Man after God’s Heart

Psalms 101: A Man after God’s Heart

Bill Hitchcock January 28, 2014 0

The great 19th century preacher and Bible expositor Charles Spurgeon called Psalms 101 a psalm written by a man after God’s heart. Spurgeon said, “It is David all over, straightforward, resolute,

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Breath, Movement and Life. Everything Belongs to God

Breath, Movement and Life. Everything Belongs to God

Bill Hitchcock January 22, 2014 3

Everything belongs to God. Physical, spiritual, emotional; you name it and it was created by God and is of God. But man’s conflict with God arises when man thinks something is

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God’s Glove

God’s Glove

Bill Hitchcock January 21, 2014 0

If we are thinking in a worldly sense then we are thinking about what suits us. Holy thought raises us above this worldly plane to God. What does God want? What

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Speech Rooted In Bible

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Speech Rooted In Bible

Bill Hitchcock January 20, 2014 0

On January 20, 2014 America celebrates the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Wikipedia describes as an, “American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He

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