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Calling Down FIRE from Heaven…

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Jesus steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem for the Passover (Luke 9:51). He sent messengers (James and John) into a village to prepare for him (Luke 9:52, 54), but the people would not receive him (Luke 9:53). The folks in Samaria held only to the Torah for their Scriptures, and because they celebrated the same three great feasts (Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles) as the Jews at Jerusalem, they refused to extend their hospitality to Jesus and his disciples (Luke 9:53). They would not have celebrated Hanukkah or Purim, which aren’t mentioned in the Law, and which had meaning only for the Jews who worshiped in Jerusalem. Therefore, what Luke 9:53 tells us is that the Samaritans took offense, because Jesus seemed to prefer the Jews at Jerusalem over them, because he made it obvious that he intended to celebrate the next great feast of Leviticus 23, the Passover, at Jerusalem and not with the people of Samaria. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 16, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Was the Judgment of Amalek Genocide?

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JAPAN: BOMBING, NAGASAKI from Google Images

In Deuteronomy 25:18 the scripture says Amalek struck out at the most feeble of Israel, those who were tired and straggled behind the main body. Afterward in Exodus 17:1, 8 Amalek attacked Israel while they rested and sought water at Rephidim. Because of these two unprovoked occurrences, God told Moses that he intended to destroy the remembrance of Amalek among the nations (Exodus 17:14) through the efforts of Israel (Deuteronomy 25:19). Amalek was a warring, nomadic nation who survived by raiding peaceful settlements and looting food supplies and anything they could sell for profit.[1] Nevertheless, what can we say about God’s judgment of them, namely to “utterly wipe out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven” (Exodus 17:14)? Does this amount to genocide? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2016 in apologetics

 

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Were the Canaanites that Wicked?

Anat -- Canaanite goddess

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Lots of folks really recoil in disgust when they come to the Scriptures where God judges the Canaanite people. Where is the justice in genocide? – is the cry. One may ask, “What are the guidelines that would show us when a culture is irredeemable?”[1] Certainly the Old Testament doesn’t present any that I have noticed, nor should we look for the list in the New Testament. The Bible is simply silent concerning how wicked a nation must be before God chooses to judge it. Both the Canaanites and the Israelites were driven from the land because of their wickedness (Deuteronomy 9:4-5; Amos 2:4-8), and, when the severity of that wickedness calls out for God’s judgment, it is known only to him (cf. Genesis 15:16 and Leviticus 18:25). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2016 in apologetics

 

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What Was the Sin of Genesis 6?

In Genesis 6:1 we find that the men began to multiply on the face of the earth and that “daughters” were born unto them. One might ask why this is significant. How could men multiply at all without “daughters” of other men being born, so men could marry them and produce families? This is the manner in which men multiply. So, why would Genesis 6:1 make this point? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2013 in Genesis Flood, Noahic Flood

 

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Antichrist & Great Signs and Wonders

A lot of folks seem to be looking for some great magician to come on the scene, someone to really WOW the world and cause them to believe that God is speaking through him. I cannot imagine anything like this occurring today, since he would soon become the object of a great many experiments to prove his authenticity. Atheists simply will not believe anyone is speaking for a God they don’t believe exists simply because someone is wowing the crowds and claiming he is from God. This simply does not compute in today’s cultural scheme, and I believe preaching it makes Christianity look foolish. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 6, 2011 in Man of Sin

 

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Who is the Man of Sin? ~ Part 2

We are discussing the identity of the Man of Sin (see part 1 HERE), of whom Paul wrote in 2Thessalonians 2:3. We have also discussed the coming of Jesus being at first unobservable, as indicated by the request of a “sign” by the Apostles, which “sign” Jesus revealed in the Olivet Prophecy. In previous blogposts I had shown that Stephen’s death in Acts 7 represents the setting up of the abomination that makes desolate. In other words whatever was done to shed the blood of Stephen, the first martyr of Jesus, indicates that the abomination had been set up. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 5, 2011 in Man of Sin

 

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Who is the Man of Sin? ~ Part 1

In Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians he wrote of a Man of Sin who was to come. Paul was speaking of the time of the coming of our Lord, Jesus, and our gathering unto him. The Thessalonians had thought that the biblical Day of the Lord was already present, for someone seems to have been troubling the church saying the Day of the Lord had already come. However, Paul had told the church what to expect (2Thessalonians 2:5), but they had forgotten. Paul then told them again that the Day of the Lord would not arrive until the “Man of Sin” would be revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2011 in Man of Sin

 

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