Monthly Archives: December 2014

understanding jeremiah 18

In Jeremiah 18, God explains to Israel how He operates. Israel, at this time, was very wicked in the eyes of Jeremiah. Jeremiah’s purpose was twofold: to warn Israel of a coming destruction (which would prove God’s anger) and to … Continue reading

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aslan on james against paul

From Reza Aslan’s Zealot: Regardless, by the year 57 C.E., the rumors about Paul’s teachings could no longer be ignored. And so, once again, he is summoned to Jerusalem to answer for himself. This time, James confronts Paul directly, telling … Continue reading

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metaphors and anthropomorphisms

In the TV series Game of Thrones, there is a character called the Hand of the King. This character wears a bronze hand to signify who he is. No reader or watcher is confused by this title. No reader or … Continue reading

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spirits have bodies

Joh 4:24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” It is repeated ad nauseam that God does not have a body because God is spirit. But this seems to be a modern construct, … Continue reading

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as many as were ordained to eternal life believed

Act 13:48 Now when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and glorified the word of the Lord. And as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed. Calvinists often try to use Acts 13:48 to point to their … Continue reading

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