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Feeding the 5000

We are told in the Synoptic Gospels that just before Jesus fed the 5000 men, the disciples had returned from their mission to preach in the cities of Galilee. Herod had just executed John the Baptist and thought the rumors about Jesus and the Kingdom meant John had risen from the dead. Many of John’s disciples had come to Jesus looking for leadership, but Jesus knew most of the people were merely looking for another miracle. This seemed to be the extent of their attachment to him (John 2:23; 4:43-45, 48; 6:2). Therefore, Jesus took his disciples into a mountain to spend time alone—away from the crowds of people (John 6:3). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2011 in feeding the 5000

 

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The Deceptiveness of the Prosperity Gospel

Prosperity Gospel

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Either Christians throughout the Empire were murdering one another and stealing from one another in order to satisfy their own selfish desires to obtain what others possessed (James 4:1-2), or James wrote his epistle at least partially in code. The fact is, the churches of God were at the very time of James’ epistle experiencing and empire-wide trial in the form of a conspiracy (James 1:1-2) coming out of Jerusalem, intended to destroy the Messianic wing of Judaism. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2010 in Gospel, Religion, spiritual warfare

 

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Favoritism and the Prosperity Gospel!

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James warns believers that God will show no mercy toward those who do not practice mercy when judging others (James 2:13). But, what does James mean when he speaks of believers judging other believers? Well, he explains in verse-1 that we are not to express our faith by judging with partiality. In my opinion the translators have erred in the phrase “Lord of glory” or “glorious Lord” (depending upon the translation). First of all, the word Lord is added by the translators; it is not in the Greek, so to whom does the Greek word doxa (G1391) refer, to Jesus or to those to whom James wrote his epistle? Secondly, when James refers to having respect of persons, he seems to be referring to the Scriptures in the Old Testament (Leviticus 19:15; Deuteronomy 1:17; 16:19; 2Chronicles 19:7; Proverbs 24:23; 28:21), and in each case it refers to “having respect of persons” concerning judgment. The Greek word translated glory, which the translators used to describe “the Lord,” can also be translated opinion or judgment[1] and used with “respect of persons.” Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2010 in New Testament History, Religion, spiritual warfare

 

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