BIBLE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013

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O.W. Prince Ministries Thanks Everyone Who Participated Today.

Congratulations Sister Carolyn White of Carrollton, Virginia. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

Thank you Sister White for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.

Thank You!

Bishop

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Today’s Question:

There were some believers who had repented and had been baptized in the name of Christ Jesus and had received the Holy Spirit but had brought their old religious legalistic prejudices and traditions with them. They held taught the non-Jewish believers that they had to be circumcised in order to be saved. However, this teaching was not authorized by Christ or His Apostles.

Paul and Barnabas went up to Jerusalem before the Apostles and Elders (Bishops) to have a hearing on the question of Circumcision and Moses’ Law being a requirement for salvation (The hearing was not about the Eternal the Ten Commandments). During the hearing in the assembly at Jerusalem, Paul and Barnabas reported about the miracles and wonders that God had done among the non-Jewish population. Apostle Peter testified also of how God had confirmed His acceptance of non-Jewish believers by giving them the irrefutable evidence of the Hoy Spirit (Acts 10:44-47).

After everyone had finished testifying, I then spoke and testified that the Words of Peter, Barnabas and Paul were confirmed by the prophets and that we should not make it difficult for the non-Jewish population who are turning to God. Who am I?

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The Answer For Today’s Bible Challenge Question Is:

James the brother of the Lord. Please see Acts 15:13-29.

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Special Memo:

This is the last Bible Scholar Question for a while (an estimated two weeks) and I wanted you to know that I appreciate your faithfulness and devotion in participating in the early morning Bible Challenges and Studies (The Bible Scholars Group).

Please don’t hesitate to keep in touch. I will still post on my blog from time to time as the Lord leads. And please remember to keep me in your prayers as I will keep you in mine.

But before I leave I would like to invite you to consider being a guest host on my online radio talk show. I’d rather have someone I am familiar with and who is familiar with me and what I believe- God’s Ordained Plan of Salvation. That way I’d know the exchange will be lively, informative and blessed.

The upcoming topic for discussion is taken from my podcast entitled “Stop Getting Drunk on Junk” which is no longer available online but will be aired on the broadcast. It discusses the problem of erroneous and irrelevant sermons from the pulpit and challenges all believers to stop being intoxicated off of emotionalism and intellectualism and seek the Truth of the Saving Gospel of God in Christ. Surely, someone has something to say regarding this topic and I would like for you to have the opportunity to say it.

Please contact me at owprince@gmail.com if you think that you would like to be a call-in guest host.

I am scheduling a practice broadcast soon so call ASAP. The Practice Broadcast will not be aired but we can use it to workout the kinks and make you more comfortable.

Thank you so much for your consideration and cooperation.

Keep Looking Up!

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BIBLE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013

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O.W. Prince Ministries Thanks Everyone Who Participated Today.

Congratulations Sister Elizabeth Wright of Orangeburg, South Carolina. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Monday, May 27, 2013.

Thank you Sister Wright for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.

Thank You!

Bishop

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Today’s Question:

When did legitimate divorce itself become a sin? What scripture condemns a legitimately divorced person who has remarried? Please answer both questions.

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The answer for today’s Bible Challenge Question is:

Legitimate divorce is not named a “Sin” in the Bible nor is the remarriage of a legitimately divorced person condemned. Please read the following:

(The Following was recorded from BibleTools.org/ ‘”What Does the Bible Teach Regarding Divorce?”)

God instituted marriage when He made a wife for Adam (Genesis 2:18). He instructed that a man should leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, becoming one flesh with her (verse 24). God’s will is for marriage to last for life—with each partner loving, honoring, caring for, and cleaving to the other just as Christ loves and cares for His church (Ephesians 5:25). The Bible teaches the sacredness of marital vows (Matthew 19:6; Mark 10:9; Romans 7:2-3; Hebrews 13:4).

However, we live in an imperfect world beset by human weakness, “hardness of heart,” unfaithfulness, wickedness, irresponsibility, and all such things. People sin. Divorce occurs, even though God hates it, for it is a treacherous abandonment of the marriage covenant (Malachi 2:14-16).

What does one do if he or she has already been divorced? When a person truely repents and is converted according to God’s Holy Scriptures, all his past sins are forgiven (Acts 2:38; Psalm 103:1-3, 10-12). Any past illegitmate divorce would be included, and the person would be free to marry again but only to another within the church – ONE BORN OF THE WATER AND OF THE SPIRIT (II Corinthians 6:14; see Deuteronomy 7:1-4; 22:10).

What of those already converted? Paul wrote that those who have been divorced (“loosed”) from an unbelieving mate do not sin if they marry (I Corinthians 7:27-28). Again, a converted person should marry within the church – THOSE BORN AGAIN ACCORDING TO THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.

Paul was also inspired to write that a converted person must not leave or divorce a mate who is pleased to continue the marriage (verses 10-13). To divorce a faithful mate and marry another is adultery (Matthew 19:9). Divorce and remarriage is not sanctioned once God has entered the marriage and bound the couple for life (Matthew 5:32).

Although the unconverted world cannot receive God’s teaching, all who are Christ’s ought to obey Him implicitly, not only in refraining from divorce, but also in using all their resources to build a truly loving relationship (Ephesians 5:22-31; I Peter 3:1-7). Our earthly marriages ought to picture the great love relationship between Christ and the church (Ephesians 5:32; see Revelation 19:7-9).

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BIBLE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013

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O.W. Prince Ministries Thanks Everyone Who Participated Today.

Congratulations Sister Carolyn White of Carrollton, Virginia. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Friday, May 24, 2013.

Thank you Sister White for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.

Thank You!

Bishop

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Today’s Question:

There is no temple in John’s vision of the New Jerusalem. Why?

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The answer for today’s Bible Challenge Question is:

Because the Lord God and the Lamb will be the temple—Revelation 21:22

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BIBLE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013

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O.W. Prince Ministries Thanks Everyone Who Participated Today.

Congratulations Mother Lucile W. Prince, of Sumter, South Carolina. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

Thank you Mother Prince for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.

Thank You!

Bishop

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Today’s Question:

How many wonders (miracles) did God perform?

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The answer for today’s Bible Challenge Question is:

They cannot be counted.  SeeJob 5:8-9.

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BIBLE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013

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O.W. Prince Ministries Thanks Everyone Who Participated Today.

Congratulations Sister Carolyn White of Carrollton Virginia. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Monday, May 20, 2013.

Thank you Sister White for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.

Thank You!

Bishop

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Today’s Question:

Adam and Eve were expelled from the garden of Eden because they ate the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  Please answer “True” or “False?”

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The answer for today’s Bible Challenge Question is:

“False.”   Adam and Eve were expelled from the garden of Eden in order to prevent them from eating from the tree of life . Please see Genesis 3:22-23.

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BIBLE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013

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O.W. Prince Ministries Thanks Everyone Who Participated Today.

Congratulations Sister Carolyn White of Carrollton, Virginia. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Friday, May 17, 2013.

Thank you Sister White for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.

Thank You!

Bishop

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Today’s Question:

I am the bronze snake that Moses made that eventually became an object of worship. What is my name?

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The answer for today’s Bible Challenge Question is:

“Nehushtan.”  Please see2 Kings 18:1-4

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BIBLE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THURSDSY, MAY 16, 2013

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O.W. Prince Ministries Thanks Everyone Who Participated Today.

Congratulations Sister Carolyn White of Carrollton, Virginia. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Thursday, May 16, 2013.

Thank you Sister White for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.

Thank You!

Bishop

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Today’s Question:

My murderous grandmother would have killed me if she could find me but I was hidden from her. What is my name

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The answer for today’s Bible Challenge Question is:

“Joash.” Please see 2 Kings 11:1-3.

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BIBLE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013

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O.W. Prince Ministries Thanks Everyone Who Participated Today.

Congratulations Sister Carolyn White of Carrollton, Virginia. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

Thank you Sister White for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.

Thank You!

Bishop

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Today’s Question:

I rebuilt Jericho and lost two of my sons because Joshua had placed a curse on anyone who rebuilt the city. Who am I?

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The answer for today’s Bible Challenge Question is:  Hiel.” 

Please see Joshua 6:25, 1 Kings 16:34

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BIBLE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013

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O.W. Prince Ministries Thanks Everyone Who Participated Today.

Congratulations Sister Carolyn White of Carrollton, Virginia. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Monday, May 13, 2013.

Thank you Sister White for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.

Thank You!

Bishop

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Today’s Question:

God has commanded the saved older women to do something that he did not command the saved older men to do. Can you guess what it is? Please provide your guess and the scripture reference where your answer comes from.

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The answer for today’s Bible Challenge Question is:

“…That they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands…”

Please see Titus 2:3-5

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BIBLE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013

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Congratulations Brother Lawrence Daney of Atlanta Georgia. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Friday, May 10, 2013.

Thank you Brother Lawrence Daney for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.

Thank You!

Bishop

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Today’s Question:

Many Churches and various denominations have scorned and ostracized divorced persons who have re-married. They are treated as leapers and undesirables. They are disqualified for service either as a Pastor or worship leader regardless of the evidence of God’s acceptance (Acts 15:8-9). Many have been told to leave their present marriage and return to the former spouse.

Where is this practice supported in Holy Scripture either by doctrine or example? Please give scriptural references.

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The answer for today’s Bible Challenge Question is:

The Bible does not support such behavior or practices. Please see Deut. 24:1-4 where returning to a former spouse is counted as an abomination (sin).  Those Pastor who instruct their members to do such a thing are inviting the wrath of God.  They may as well advocate for homosexuality and prostitution. The notion that divorce alone disqualifies one from pastoring is a foreign concept to Christ and his Apostles.  Such practice would render the god-called male impotent and at the mercy of a manipulative spouse.  It would place the man of God at a disadvantage with regards to an unfaithful, manipulative, greedy and wicked souse. Literally,  he could only serve in the position to which he was sent by God if he could appease his wicked spouse.  God is not in agreement with this.

Let’s not forget that once a person has been forgiven by God for their sins, whatever that sin may be, God doesn’t remember their transgressions anymore.  In addition, once a person has repented and has the blood of Jesus applied through the washing of water by baptism in his name, they are forgiven and cleansed of all unrighteousness and made new creatures in Christ Jesus. Old things are passed away and all things are become new.

An illegitimate divorce is just as forgivable through the blood of Jesus Christ as any other sexual sin or transgression. Otherwise, anyone who has ever lusted after a women or a man – committing adultery in their hearts – or anyone who has ever had sexual encounters outside of the bounds of marriage or any anyone who has parented children without the benefit of matrimony – are treated by God as less sinful and more deserving of forgiveness than a divorcee.  This cannot be so since God is no respecter of person. 

It amazed me how so may people attempted to answer this very important and life-altering question with quotes of scripture and theological rhetoric and assumptions without any real etymological and linguistic study of key phrases and terms such as the phrase “Husband of but one wife.”  We cannot bring our western thoughts and assumption to bear on scriptural and spirituals truths.  We must allow them to speak to us out of their on vernacular.  The Challenge for us to revelate as opposed to translate and the only way to accomplish this is though the power of the Holy Spirit. (1 John 2:27).  Without being born Again, one cannot see (understand, comprehend or grasp hold) of the Kingdom of God.

For a more detail explanation on this subject of Divorce and Re-marriage, you may find the following article helpful:

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