Monthly Archives: November 2013

understanding genesis 18

Genesis 18 depicts a very interesting narrative. In the first part of the chapter, the Lord (“Yahweh”) appears to Abraham. God appears with two angels (the term “men” is used interchangeably with “angels” throughout the text). Abraham recognizes God (God … Continue reading

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my children attempt to use the sink

The most amazing thing happened the other day. I had led my children into the bathroom at a restaurant, they used the facilities, and then they walked over to the sink to wash their hands. I was at the correct … Continue reading

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apocalypticism in james

One key point that Jesus stressed during his time on earth was that the Kingdom of God was imminent. He told his disciples that they would not enter all the cities of Israel before the end: Mat 10:23 When they … Continue reading

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paul tells judaizers to castrate themselves

There is a very interesting point made in Reading Through Galatians by C.R. Hume. It brings up the interpretation of Paul’s statement in Galatians 5:12: Gal 5:12 I could wish that those who trouble you would even cut themselves off! … Continue reading

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marriage is not defined by the state

Some Christians believe that two individuals are not married unless the State provides them a marriage license. But, as I learned today, some States have ridiculous requirements to issue a marriage license. Some States literally require a blood test be … Continue reading

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didache – the teachings of the twelve

Eusebius mentions the Didache as an accepted document in early Christianity. He (or other leading Christians) does not believe it is a canonical book but that it did give some value. As such, the Didache gives insight as to how … Continue reading

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eusebius on the canon of the Bible

Eusebius (260-340AD) is one of the oldest sources listing out books considered as accepted as the New Testament. There is a mysterious fragment (Muratorian fragment), which also lists out books (notably not listing James, 1 Peter, and 2 Peter). But … Continue reading

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