Writings of a Believer

 

I am Tim Hayes, a believer in Jesus Christ, whom I know and love. I have written these articles for myself and others in hopes that they will help us in our journey after God.  As in all things, test what is here with  Scripture. I welcome your thoughts, encouragement and challenges.

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A Bloody Husband

A Disannulling of the Commandment

Access by Faith

Add Not unto His Words

Ex 4:25 - How Moses' life in exile might have played out, a portrait of the breaking of a strong man.

Heb 7:18 - Torah is not eternal, but it is still relevant today as our standard of righteousness.

Rom 5:2 - How to live the Christian life.

Pr 30:6 - The grounds and importance of Sola Scriptura, the sufficiency of the written Word of God.

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After Easter

Acts 12:4 - Often cited by KJV critics as a clear example of mistranslation. Perhaps it is not so clear.

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All Thy Commandments

Ps 119:6 - Torah commands which persist in non-Torah observant culture.

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Rev 17:5 - The end of this age and our Lord's return is not at all immanent, likely not for generations.

James 4:9 - My encounter with a God who hates sin, yet became sin for me.

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Be in Subjection

1Pet 3:1 God's command to wives and a plea to bring His light back to the church and family.

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Be Sober, Be Vigilant

Brothers

Buy the Truth

Call on the Father

Christ Is the End of  the Law            

Dead to the Law

Delivered from the Law

Did Christ Declare All Foods Clean?

Do I Seek to Please Men?

Doest Thou Well to Be Angry?

Do You Believe?

Draw Nigh to God

Elect unto Obedience

Equal in Spirit

Established with Grace

Every Creature of God Is Good

Every Perfect Gift

Fear of the Lord

Fellowship with God

For the Lukewarm Heart

Forgive

Free Will

Given by Inspiration

Giving Thanks

God Gave Them Up

1Pet 5:8 - Emphasis on sobriety and vigilance in our Christian walk.

God's design for Church leadership.

Pr 23:23 - Principles which enable us to identify, pursue and keep truth.

1Pet 1:17 - Who we should pray to and why.

Rom 10:4 - Christ being our righteousness is the goal of Torah.

Gal 2:19 - This phrase means: dead from the Law's perspective.

Rom 7:6 - I have been delivered from condemnation and I am now being delivered from my sinful nature.

Mark 7:19 - A careful look at how poorly most modern translations handle this text.

Gal 1:10 - What it means to be a servant of Jesus Christ.

Jonah 4:4 - The danger and sin common in our anger.

John 9:35 - What it takes to get to heaven.  Are you ready?

James 4:8 - Seeing dry times from God's perspective.

1Pet 1:2 - A study of obedience inherent in God's elect.

An answer to Biblical Egalitarianism.

Heb 13:9 - Stabilizing our hearts in the sufficiency of God.

1Tim 4:4 - Proof that the Mosaic dietary laws are still valid.

James 1:17 - How we should be living "in the moment" with God.

Identifying and cultivating the fear of God.

How and why to walk with God.

A cure for lukewarmness in the hatred of God.

Understanding forgiveness: what to do, and what not to do, when someone hurts you.

How Sovereignty and Free Will work, how God chooses who to save while offering all salvation.

1 Timothy 3:16 An appeal from the implications of inspiration to trust the KJV as the Word of God.

Instruction and encouragement in the discipline of thanksgiving.

Rom 1:26 - God's restraining grace - its proof and its purpose.

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God Is Good

Ps 34:8 - How the fact of God's goodness helps us through suffering more than any answers to "Why?"

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Grace Reigns

His Smile

His Virgin

How Long Shall I Suffer?

I Wondered

In My Name

In Your Heart

Infallible Proof

Instruction of a Father

Is It Lawful?

Joy Unspeakable

Rom 5:21 - A promise of divine power in a broken world.

An analogy of Resurrection Life

1Cor 7:36 - Proof of incriminating error in most modern English Bible translations.

A glorious, God-exalting perspective of Hell.

Is 63:5 - When even Omniscience seems curious in observing the insanity of sin.

What it means to pray... and live... in Jesus' name.

God's command to memorize and meditate on His written Word.

Compelling evidence that God is as the Bible reveals Him.

Proverbs to pass on.

When a wife may rightly divorce her husband.

How to get and keep your joy.

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Keep My Commandments

Mat 5:17 - Christ's command to believe the Mosaic Law is applicable for today and to be careful to obey it.

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Lazarus Is Dead and I Am Glad

The resurrection of Lazarus and events following from Mary's perspective. A study in brokenness.

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Let No Man Judge You

Col 2 - An exegesis focusing on verses 16 and 17.

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Limited Atonement for All

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Make Your Election Sure

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Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage

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My Servant Job

No Greater Burden

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Not Under the Law, But Under Grace

How Christ's death fully justifies His elect while providing for a universal offer of the Gospel.

How to ensure personal eternal safety, dealing with doubt biblically.

A study of marriage, divorce, and remarriage,  harmonizing all relevant biblical texts.

Roles and responsibilities in the home.

Meditations in holiness from the life of Job.

Acts 15 - The intent of the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15: Are Gentiles required to follow Mosaic Law?

Rom 6:14 - On perhaps the most misunderstood phrase in the Bible.

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Nothing Unclean of Itself

Rom 14:14 - How to walk with weaker brothers, and of thinking The Twelve Apostles were also weaker brothers.

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Of Power and of Love

One New Man

Poor in Spirit

Proud in Heart

Remember Lot's Wife

Sacred Geometry

Salvation... for Dummies

Seek the Lord

Shield of Faith

Sing Psalms

So Is the Tongue

Spiritual Warfare

That Which Is Done Away

That You May Know

The Covenants of Promise

The End of the Commandment

The Feasts of the Lord

The Greater Sin

The House of God

The Lamb's Wife

The Law of the Spirit

The Law Was Our Schoolmaster

The Lord's Supper

The Sanctity of Marriage

The Second Death

The Substance

The Syrian Recension

The Voice of God

Theomatics

"There Is No God"

Things That Accompany

This Cup

Thou Art Worthy

Till the Seed Should Come

Tongues Are for a Sign

Too Painful for Me

Turn the Other Cheek

Use It Lawfullly

Wait on the Lord

War with the Saints

What God Hath Cleansed

What Is Truth?

2Tim 1:7 - How a husband is to love his wife... when this is not so easy.

Eph 2:15 - The laws Christ abolished when he died for us, and why he did so.

Mat 5:3 - How Christ begins to describe His own.

Pr 16:5 Dreading, detecting, rooting out and staying free from pride.

Lk 17:32 - Remembering Lot's wife, per Jesus' command. Of headstrong wives and broken husbands.

An analysis of supposed evidence for higher criticism.

A down-to-earth gospel tract.

How I came to know Jesus Christ my Savior. An appeal to return to fundamentals: salvation by faith.

Impenetrable promises for weary targets.

James 5:13 - What we should be singing about, and why.

James 3:6 - A down-to-earth look at an unearthly portal.

The dynamics of spiritual conflict.

2Cor 3:11 - Full context and meaning of a verse often misapplied to teach the irrelevance of Torah.

1 John 5:13 - An inductive proof of the eternal security of the believer.

Eph 2:12 - God's covenants with Israel and their significance to us today.

1Tim 1:5 - God's purposes and goals in giving us Torah.

Lev 23 - God's feasts: their timing, relevance and significance.

Considering degrees of sin, and why this is important.

How we institutionalize keeping God at a distance.

The nature, form, and practice of the Church.

Rom 8:2 - God gives His children power for living the spiritual life.

Gal 3:24 - How the law guides and influences our walk with Christ.

1 Cor 11 - Looking at God's holy meal from God's perspective.

When a marriage must be terminated and why.

What it might be like to be damned to Hell.

Heb 11:1 - The practical doctrine of faith.

What scholars call the "best and most reliable" NT manuscripts, and the absurdity accepted in doing so.

How to know for sure when God is speaking to us, and how to avoid being lead astray by the enemy.

A statistical and experimental evaluation of Theomatics, as defined and promoted by Del Washburn.

Proof of both the irrationality of atheism and the existence of God.

Heb 6:9 - Qualities found in all true believers in Jesus Christ.

On Christ's prayer in Gethsemane, to clear His name, told from His perspective, as well as I can.

Rev 5:9 - On the climax of the Bible.

Gal 3:19 Defining the end of the period during which God's Law, Torah, is relevant.

1Cor 14:22 - God's purpose for this gift and how the enemy abuses it to destroy us.

Ps 73:16 - The anatomy of a troubled heart.

Mat 5:39 - What Christ intended in His teaching on bearing injustice: it is not what most people think.

1Tim 1:8 - Analysis of problem texts for upholding Torah as God's universal, timeless standard of holiness.

Ps 27:14 - What it means to wait on the Lord, and why we should.

Spiritual warfare made simple ... though not easy

Acts 10 - Peter's vision of the sheet of unclean animals does not imply a change in Mosaic dietary laws

An answer to Post-Modernism, Tolerance, and Atheism.

When Your Fear Comes

Pr 1 - Wisdom's challenge to lukewarm, world-loving souls to examine themselves, whether they be in the faith.

Why Art Thou Disquieted?

Ps 42:5 A meditation for the offended, angry, discontent, and hurt.

Poetry


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