Posts By: Scott Schaeffer

Pride, Spiritual Arrogance & Judgmentalism (Bible Study) – Part 7

[To read this study in its entirety, please go to the Bible Studies page on this website and download the PDF.] Modern-Day Pharisees? If you haven’t noticed by now, I’ve pointed out many similarities between modern-day conservative Christian behavior and the Pharisees of Jesus’ time. You may have been brought up to believe that the… Read more »

Sins of Speech (Bible Study) – Part 1

[To read this study in its entirety, please go to the Bible Studies page on this website and download the PDF.]   Not all oppressive Christianity comes in the form of rules imposed upon Christians. Oppressive Christianity also comes in the form of Christians’ anti-biblical behavior toward others. Some anti-biblical behavior is opposed by the… Read more »

Sins of Speech (Bible Study) – Part 2

[To read this study in its entirety, please go to the Bible Studies page on this website and download the PDF.] Slander & Gossip Leviticus 19:16, “You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people….” Context: Numerous, unrelated laws are listed in this portion of Leviticus. Analysis: What is slander? Webster’s New World… Read more »

Sins of Speech (Bible Study) – Part 3

[To read this study in its entirety, please go to the Bible Studies page on this website and download the PDF.] Deception (Lying) Exodus 20:16, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” Context: This is the ninth of the 10 Commandments. Analysis: When we bear false witness, we harm others. Whether we do… Read more »

Sins of Speech (Bible Study) – Part 4

[To read this study in its entirety, please go to the Bible Studies page on this website and download the PDF.]   Miscellaneous Proverbs 11:9, “With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.” Analysis: How do we destroy our neighbor? Do we do it by saying… Read more »