Tag Archives: knowledge and wisdom

The True Definition of Lukewarm

I had been casually pondering what Yahshua meant when He used the word lukewarm in the following passage: Revelation 3:16 (Literal Translation) – Thus because you are lukewarm, and neither hot, nor cold, I am about to vomit you out … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Proof Salvation Is for Gentiles, Too

John 4:22 (Literal Translation) You worship what not you know; we worship what we do know, for the salvation is out of the Jews. John 10:16 And I have other sheep that are not of this [Israelite] fold. I must … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Symbolism of the Vine and Branches

The pruning of the vine causes the remaining branch nubs to produce sweeter fruit: How to Prune Grape Vines for Fruit Development Winter Pruning of Vines from Infancy to the Fourth Year

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Puzzling Passages Made Plain | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Warning for Heresy Hunters

On Andrew Strom’s old website, he posted a great article full of thought-provoking truth. Some took offense because it came from IHOP. An argument ensued and Strom used the term heresy hunters, the first time I had ever seen it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cherry Picking

Ephesians 4:14 Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching, by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit. Some would say a person following Christ outside … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Surrendered in All Things?

Two people in a bible study were debating whether females should be allowed to collect offerings and pass out the bread and juice. I, being a stranger to the church system, said, “Why not fast and pray, asking the Lord … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Biblical Symbolism of Male and Female

From the Wikipedia article: Names of God, also see Names of God in Judaism: “A common title of God in the Hebrew Bible is Elohim (Hebrew: אלהים), as opposed to other titles of God in Judaism. The root Eloah אלה … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Puzzling Passages Made Plain | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment