Understand the Bible? Pastor Melissa Scott, Ph.D.

Understand the Bible? Pastor Melissa Scott, Ph.D.

Have you ever tried to read the Bible but ended up with more questions than answers? Tune in to Pastor Scott's podcast to study the bible in a way that will unlock the riches that exist within. Pastor Scott teaches on various subjects from the Resurrection to Revelation. The teaching is designed to engage a thinking person, there is no need to leave your brain at the door of this church. Bring your questions and study along with Pastor Scott to better Understand the Bible.

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April 18, 2024 57 mins

The Jewish identity and practices of Judaism did not begin to emerge until after the return from Babylonian captivity.  Although the priesthood had maintained certain practices and preserved the Hebrew tongue, most of the population had forgotten these things.  During this time there were waves of ...

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Every Jew that you encounter today will say that the mother must be Jewish in order for her child to be Jewish, yet there is no scriptural validation for this doctrine. Furthermore, the Biblical genealogies show that God focused on the father, not the mother.  So, why is this error of matrilineal descent held by so many Jews today? And what makes a Jew a Jew? VF-2420

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April 16, 2024 57 mins

The idea that all the descendants of Abraham are Jewish is wrong.  The Bible says Abraham was the father of many nations, not just one.  One of the seeds descending from him were a covenant line, but they were not always obedient to God, and they commingled with pagans. Read more

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Using both biblical and extra biblical records we can establish a hard date for the Exodus, and in doing so we can know what the people we have traditionally referred to as “Jews” were practicing, and how they were actually referred to at the time of the Exodus.  This will help us clear up any cultural confusion and homogenization surround...

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The religious history of God’s people and the Promised Land is complicated.  Many peoples have occupied the land over the centuries, but God was focused on the line of Shem leading up to Christ.  Not all of God’s people were Jewish, nor were they practicing Judaism....

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April 11, 2024 56 mins

There is a lot of ignorance in academia regarding the terms “Israelites,” “Hebrews,” and “Jews.”  Judaism did not exist until after the return from captivity, and God's people did not always have the same religious practices.  Who is who, and who the land of Israel belongs to, is more...

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What will become of the children of God if the church is not instructing them in the Bible?  A minister is supposed to teach and correct the people in meekness.  That is not weak or as a pushover, but in full strength and paradoxically gentle.  By chastening th...

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The church needs to make a clear distinction between the law and grace because the law imprisons; grace sets you free.  And as Christians we are no longer under the law, but under grace. VF-2414

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April 8, 2024 57 mins

God’s word makes it clear that what He wants from us is faith.  James is the only writer in the Bible to focus on works. If we walk obediently in the good works that God has prepared, we will then bear fruit for Him.  We make it into heaven by faith, n...

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Partaking communion began as an act of remembrance, recognizing the finished work of Christ at the cross and looking to His future return.  There are many traditions in church history that have wrongly interpreted that before you partake you must confess your sins, be confirmed in the faith, or be worthy to partake. Read more

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April 4, 2024 56 mins

God’s not a killjoy.  He wants all of His servants to have the unity and joy of a significant other because He instituted marriage.  It’s the church, specifically the Roman Catholic church, who has taken text out of context to mandate celibacy. Read more

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April 3, 2024 56 mins

Greek grammar makes it clear that Jesus did not say He would build the church upon Peter; He said He would build it on Peter’s statement “Thou art the Christ.”  The church was never meant to perpetuate the practices of the synagogues or to graft on traditions out of paganism.  The dog...

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April 2, 2024 57 mins

If people are not studying the word of God, they can easily be deceived.  There are many man-made dogmas in the church, but they have no basis in Scripture.  The church needs to teach people what is in God’s book.  VF-2...

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April 1, 2024 56 mins

What happened to the church following Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascension that it drifted so far from its original mission?   Concepts that are nowhere to be found in Scripture started to be added-on and introduced as doctrine.  Fast forward to today’s church and it’s clear that we need to be ...

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March 29, 2024 41 mins

Teaching on sanctification and holiness to give a clear definition of what it is and what it is not: sanctification is not a human activity. It is an activity of God.  We are “under construction” and won’t be complete until we stand before Him.  Therefore, we are to take comfort in the fact that Go...

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March 28, 2024 57 mins

There can be no imitation for holiness. The power of God is the power of salvation.  The change that goes on inside of you is God’s transformation. The self cannot change itself. The call of God, beginning with the foreknowledge of God, is implanted in us. The focus of the self will not change without God placing his spirit in you and in m...

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March 27, 2024 57 mins

Sanctification is an ongoing work of the Holy Spirit in us; a process just like salvation. We cannot sanctify ourselves. VF-1729 1Peter 1:1-2

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March 26, 2024 61 mins

Explaining the Foreknowledge of God. The grammar provides further proof that the "elect" has been moved. Examining the KJV's use of "Sanctification" and what is really being said. VF-1728 1Peter 1:1-2

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March 25, 2024 57 mins

The Bodmer Papyri shows the "elect" in verse 1. Erasmus moved the ‘elect’ next to ‘the foreknowledge of God’. All of what we go through as Christians…it’s the trying of our faith. Real Christians suffer and labor through life. VF-1727 1Peter 1:1-2

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March 22, 2024 57 mins

Why the "Elect" in 1 Peter is Important. The Heresy that followed after moving the "elect". Peter is talking to a people living among the populous. This was a letter of encouragement. No matter what you will face, God is with you. Even when you think he is not. VF-1726 1 Peter 1:1-2

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