Category Archives: Puzzling Passages Made Plain

The Symbolism of Hair, Part 2

My interpretation of 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 Thank you for honoring me and the things I have taught you. But understand, you ultimately need to follow Christ by His supernatural leadings. The soul (life) must follow the lead of the Spirit. … Continue reading

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The Symbolism of Hair

Over the years, I had wondered about the symbolism of hair in Scripture. Recently, the phrase “the will of God” popped up in my mind. This seed got watered when I heard Ian Clayton teach that the Jewish mindset of … Continue reading

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Puzzling Passages Made Plain: The Levite and His Concubine – Part 2

Read first: Puzzling Passages Made Plain: Tossed to the Depraved Puzzling Passages Made Plain: The Levite and His Concubine – Part 1 Turn the Light on… Connection Lesson 1 Corinthians 13:9-10 (Literal Translation) In part, indeed, we know, and in … Continue reading

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Puzzling Passages Made Plain: The Levite and His Concubine – Part 1

I received the inspiration and most of the words for this post three week ago… and sat on it. “Why bother?” I thought, “No one is going to get it. It will either look like genius or madness.” The spouse … Continue reading

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Puzzling Passages Made Plain: Showbread and Wheat Heads

For some reason, the passages about David eating the showbread (1 Samuel 21:1-6)and Jesus’ disciples plucking wheat on the Sabbath (Matthew 12:1-7, Mark 2:23-27, Luke 6:1-5) kept winding up in recent posts. This seemed like a strong hint I needed … Continue reading

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Puzzling Passages Made Plain: Untwisting the Christian Holiday Excuse

Colossians 2:16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. One of the most misunderstood passages in Scripture. It has nothing … Continue reading

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Puzzling Passages Made Plain: The Bickering Harlots

While the story of the harlots (yes, they were prostitutes!) arguing over a baby (1 Kings 3:16-28) demonstrated the knowledge and wisdom of God operating through someone, its symbolism is overlooked. Why were prostitutes allowed to go before the king? … Continue reading

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Puzzling Passages Made Plain: Who Is “This Rock”?

The centuries-old debate between Catholics and Protestants about who Jesus built the Ecclesia upon is mainly an issue of semantics, ignoring the fact that people in ancient times used idiomatic language. No matter how well something is translated, there will … Continue reading

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Puzzling Passages Made Plain: Tossed to the Depraved

Genesis 19:8 and Judges 19:23-28 explained by Jim Brown:He also explains the importance of the threshold and “step on the crack, you break your mother’s back.” These two passages always had my head tipping sideways going “What? Why, Lord?” Of course, … Continue reading

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