Purging Out the Old Leaven

The Struggle for Holiness “Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth” (1 Corinthians 5:8). By Richard Doctor Corinth was a challenge. This strategically located hub of commerce was a “rough and tumble” seaport and blue-collar city of ancient origin, noted for its low morals and licentiousness. The name “Corinthian” applied to a woman was an insult. Paul leaves us no doubt as []

News and Views

PBI News Pastoral Bible Institute (PBI) Annual Report for 2021‑2022 We at the Pastoral Bible Institute are pleased to have completed another year of service in the Master’s vineyard (Matthew 20:7). The publication of this journal remains our primary activity. Our efforts to increase circulation through offering a free six-month subscription continues to produce good results, although overall circulation remains stable. The Herald of Christ’s Kingdom is being translated and published in several foreign countries including Croatia, India and Poland. The first []

Today In Prophecy

Apocalypse Anxiety “Men fainting [expiring] for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world [the inhabited earth]” (Luke 21:26, all scriptures from the RVIC.) Fear of the failure of world computer systems on January 1, 2000 (the Millennium Bug, or Y2K crisis) drove many in 1999 to stockpile bottled water, batteries, candles and canned food and to buy survival kits. Would planes drop from the sky at one second past midnight, 12/31/1999? When 1/1/2000 was ushered in []

Husbands and Wives in the Church

Men, Women, and Head Coverings “But to the married I give instructions, not I, but the Lord, that the wife should not leave her husband … and that the husband should not divorce his wife” (1 Corinthians 7:10­,11 NASB). By Michael Costelli 1 Corinthians 7:1‑16 Citizens of the Greek culture had become depraved in their behavior. As a result, the Apostle Paul found it necessary to provide certain instructions to the Corinthian brethren. The extent to which the society had descended is []

Let Us Keep the Feast

The Lord’s Supper “Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, even as ye are unleavened. For our passover also hath been sacrificed, even Christ” (1 Corinthians 5:7 RV). By Larry McClellan Has it seemed strange to you that the above scripture, which we use yearly in our Memorial Service, is found in the same context with “fornication as is not so much as named amongst Gentiles” (verse 1)? Paul adds in verse 8, “Therefore let us keep []