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About pastormahlon

By the grace of God I was converted to saving faith in Jesus Christ at the age of 10 and called into the Gospel ministry by age 17. Through the Lord's grace I completed a Bachelors in Bible at Lancaster Bible College in 1996 and have been married to my beautiful wife since that same year. We have been blessed with four children, ranging from 7-18 years of age. In 2002 the Lord enabled me to complete a Master of Arts in Christian Thought at Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield PA. For nearly 25 years I have been preaching and teaching God's Word and have been studying the original languages since 1994. In 2016 God called my family and me to move to begin a pastorate at a wonderful Southern Baptist Congregation here in Northern New York.

What Jesus taught about scripture – making an argument to inerrancy

Luke 24:44 “Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms … Continue reading

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How Early Greek Papyri Can Shed Light On Church Membership In The New Testament

Introduction: In today’s post we consider some New Testament texts that refer to a particular practice in the early church known as “letters of commendation”. Much like a resume or reference in today’s world, so-called “letters of commendation” served to … Continue reading

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“Judgment seat of God” or “Judgment seat of Christ”? Exploring the variant readings of Romans 14:10

Romans 14:10 (Stephens 1550 GNT) συ δε τι κρινεις τον αδελφον σου η και συ τι εξουθενεις τον αδελφον σου παντες γαρ παραστησομεθα τω βηματι του χριστου Romans 14:10 (NKJV) “But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you … Continue reading

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Gleaning Rich Insights From Peter’s Old Testament Quotations In 1 Peter 2

1 Peter 2:1-3 “Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, 2 like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, … Continue reading

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A New Critical Edition Of The Greek New Testament: The Tyndale House Greek New Testament

Introduction: In November of 2017, Tyndale House,  Crossway Publishers and Cambridge University Press jointly released their critical edition of the Greek New Testament. A critical edition of the Greek New Testament refers to any edition that takes into consideration all … Continue reading

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A wonderful way to maintain one’s competency in original language texts of the Old and New Testaments

Genesis 6:5   אֵ֚לֶּה תּוֹלְדֹ֣ת נֹ֔חַ נֹ֗חַ אִ֥ישׁ צַדִּ֛יק תָּמִ֥ים הָיָ֖ה בְּדֹֽרֹתָ֑יו אֶת־הָֽאֱלֹהִ֖ים הִֽתְהַלֶּךְ־נֹֽחַ׃ Genesis 6:5 (NASB) These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God. Introduction: The … Continue reading

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The City Of Lights – A Study Of Isaiah 60 And Ephesians 5:13b-14

Ephesians 5:13b-14 “for everything that becomes visible is light. For this reason it says, “Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.” (NASB) Isaiah 60:1-3 “Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the Lord has risen upon … Continue reading

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