Author: Phillip Ross

Meeting Together

“Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I…

The Eight Senses of Man

Dichotomous Human Sensory Inputs by Phillip A. Ross “seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear” —Matthew 13:13 For millennia it has been thought that human beings have five senses—smell, hearing, sight, touch and taste. Each of…

The Missing History

Bill Bryson has put together a fun read. A Short History of Nearly Everything (Broadway Books, 2003) provides a chronology of science, physics, biology, the standard model of particle physics, and their evolution into … well, the theory of evolution.…

Dominion

(from In Christ–the Church at Ephesus, forthcoming.) God is in the process of bringing heaven here, not abandoning this world to Satan. God’s intention is to destroy Satan and his works, but not the world. God’s intention is the destruction…

Wiles

(From In Christ–the Church at Ephesus, forthcoming.) The purpose of wearing the armor of God is to “stand against the schemes of the devil” (Eph. 6:11). Schemes (μεθοδεία) is translated wiles in the Authorized Version. It is a compound word…

Sex

(from In Christ–The Church in Ephesus, forthcoming.) And speaking of pheromones, Paul continues to address sexual issues. “But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints” (Ephesians 4:3). Paul’s…

Passion

(from In Christ–the Church at Ephesus, forthcoming.) Paul continued his discussion of the Gentiles, whom we are not to emulate, by saying that “they have become callous” (Ephesians 4:19). The Authorized Version reads, “who being past feeling.” The Greek word…

Fixity

from In Christ–the Church at Ephesus (forthcoming). Why to the Gentiles do what they do? Paul said that it is “due to their hardness of heart” (Ephesians 4:18). The Authorized Version calls it “blindness of heart.” The Greek word (πώρωσις)…

Blog Interview

A recent blog interview with Brian Feinblum of the BookMarketingBuzzBlog.com gave me an opportunity to talk about what I’m doing with my writing. Brian asked the questions (in bold), and I answered. That interview follows: 1. With over 25 years…

Some Early American History

(from In Christ–the Church at Ephesus, forthcoming.) Christianity has not followed Paul’s leadership and instructions to not “walk as the Gentiles do” (Ephesians 4: 17) as well as it should have. Many Greek, Gentile and worldly ideas and practices have…