Tag Archives: biblical words

No Appeasement

At the church the Father has me visiting, the pastor used the word appeasement in reference to his sermon on atonement. EEK! I got a serious negative vibe when he said that and worsened as he explained that it is … Continue reading

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Always Hungry, That Flesh and Eye

Years ago, as I was reading some part of the NT, I realized, “You know what, the flesh is never satisfied. No matter what it gets, it is never enough.” After sharing this with a few people, I placed it … Continue reading

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Little Broken Stones

Why is the belief that these places of worship are the Lord’s house prevalent, when the Bible clearly states they are not? Jesus called the Temple of His day “a house of prayer” (Matthew 21:13, Mark 11:17, Luke 19:46) because … Continue reading

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Catechize Time! Part Four – Bible

Q: What is a bible? A: A collection of related books Q: How many parts? A: Old and New Testaments Q: What is the first book? A: Genesis Q: What is the last book? A: Revelation Q: How many books? … Continue reading

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Catechize Time! Part Three – Symbolism

Q: What does Egypt symbolize? A: The world Q: What does Babylon represent? A: A powerful country or group in disobedience Q: What is the wilderness? A: A time of testing Q: What is light? A: Knowledge and wisdom from … Continue reading

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Catechize Time! Part Two – Concepts

Q: Why were we created? A: To glorify God Q: How do we give Him glory? A: Obeying and worshiping Him Q: Why do we worship and obey Him? A: To mold us into the image of His Son Q: … Continue reading

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Addendum to “Who Is This Rock”?

Last year I posted Puzzling Passages Made Plain: Part 2 – Who Is “This Rock”? and thought the matter had been settled. Well, the Father was not settled on the issue and some new information came to light. Christ did not … 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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The Doctrinal Garbage Can: Repentance Means ‘Ask for Forgiveness’ or ‘Turn Away from Sin’

Many things are lost in biblical translation, which cause words and concepts to obtain multiple meanings over time. Pastors and teachers must seek His help when researching the true meaning of idioms and words during the time the passage was … Continue reading

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The Doctrinal Garbage Can: Agape Means Unconditional Love

I am truly sorry, but the proof in Scripture of agape equaling unconditional love is completely absent. It frustrated me for years. Perhaps something was wrong because all I saw was the necessity of obedience: “Follow Me.” Jesus commanded this … Continue reading

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