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Origin of Demons

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According to Scripture demons are new gods. They are men who were once famous kings or rulers but died. Their memories are worshiped as though they yet lived as spirits. They don’t! Notice that the rulers of Isaiah 26:13 are dead (Isaiah 26:14) and cannot rise to do harm ever again. The idea that former evil men (new gods) arose as demons (Deuteronomy 32:17) to afflict people again is shown to be false by Isaiah. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 4, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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The Areopagus and Judgment

The Epicureans and the Stoics took (G1949) Paul and brought (G71) him to the Areopagus (Acts 17:19), which could be thought of as arresting him, for it is the same Greek word used in Acts 16:19 when the owners of the slave girl arrested (took) Paul and Silas and brought them to the magistrates. However, this same word is also used of Barnabas in Acts 9:27 when he took Paul to the apostles. Therefore, we need to be sensitive to the context for the meaning of Paul’s appearance before the Areopagus, for it was a council that judged matters concerning foreign cults, education and public morality. The philosophers’ desire to know about the strange things (Acts 17:19-20) of which Paul spoke in the agora or marketplace, and the fact that there was no flogging or sentencing would argue for an informal inquiry rather than a hostile inquisition. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2013 in Judgment, Paul's 2nd Missionary Journey

 

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Paul’s Call to Repentance at Athens

Paul concluded his speech at the Areopagus in Athens before an assembly of the philosophers there and perhaps some curious onlookers with a call to repent from worshiping gods of their own making. He referred to the glorious Athenian cultural history as the times of ignorance (Acts 17:30). He inferred their devotion to God was nothing more than that of blind men groping or feeling in the dark (Acts 17:27), because they knew, evidenced in the words of their poets, that through nature itself the invisible qualities and power of God were more than stone, silver and gold (Romans 1:20), yet, rejecting this precious jewel of knowledge (Romans 1:23), they chose rather to worship the art of their hands and imagination (Romans 1:21), and in their wisdom, they became fools (Romans 1:22). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2013 in Paul's 2nd Missionary Journey, repentance

 

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One Lord ~ Jesus Christ

A lot of folks claim that they can’t find any Scriptures indicating that Jesus claimed to be God, but I have found at least four, and I’ve written a blog on each one. They can be found HERE. Of course there are many other Scriptures showing Jesus is God, and if Scripture is to be considered the word of God, they ought to be considered in one’s Christology. In this blog I would like to consider one of the arguments folks use to say Jesus never claimed to be God. I hope to address other arguments in future blogs. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2011 in Christianity, Godhead, Religion

 

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