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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.

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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A Great Phone App For Studying And Reading The Greek New Testament

It wasn’t too long ago that a downloadable app for Android phones was made available to users that features the Societies For Biblical Literature Greek New Testament (from here-on SBL GNT). The phone app (called “SBL GNT”) is available for free … Continue reading

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Has The Bible Been Discredited By Archaeology And Genetics? Critiquing A Recent Article

Joshua 16:10 “But they did not drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer, so the Canaanites live in the midst of Ephraim to this day, and they became forced laborers.” Introduction: Today I read a news article claiming that recent … Continue reading

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Death’s Obituary: Interpreting And Applying 1 Corinthians 15:55

1 Corinthians 15:54-55 (NASB) 54 But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 “O death, where … Continue reading

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Exploring And Comparing Possible Backgrounds Of The “Two-Adam” Theology In Romans 5:12-21 and 1 Corinthians 15:20-23 and 15:42-48

Romans 5:19 “For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.” 1 Corinthians 15:45 “So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, … Continue reading

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Studying Romans 5:1-5 in English and Greek – God’s Process Of Making The Christ-Follower More Like Jesus

Introduction: Romans 5:1-5 is a powerful portion of Paul’s letter to the church at Rome, reminding the reader of the benefits that flow from justification by faith. Such benefits are designed by God to work forth a process whereby the … Continue reading

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How A Recent Book Increases Confidence In The Reliability Of The New Testament Text

John 7:53-8:11  7:53“Everyone went to his home. 8:1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down and began … Continue reading

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