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MEN OF THE BIBLE (SAUL: WRESTILING WITH DEOMONS)

Saul was a young man dutifully searching for his father’s stray donkeys. Samuel was the renowned prophet, priest, and judge of Israel reluctantly searching for his nation’s first king. When their paths crossed, the course of Israel’s history changed dramatically.

Samuel had served as the Lord’s representative leader of Israel for decades, but he was growing old. When his sons proved to be unfit to succeed him, the people of Israel demanded that a king be appointed to rule over them. They were envious of the monarchies common in surrounding nations.

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SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (GALATIANS 5:7-10 “CHRISTIAN LIBERTY”)

Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?

This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.

A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.

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SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (PROVERBS 24:11-12)

11 If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;

12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?

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IS PRAYING FOR REVENGE OKAY? (PSALM 56:6-7)

blogger-image-625277599 Revenge as a common human feeling has a long history. Legal scholars, for example, believe that revenge is the basis for all jurisprudence. When Harry first stole a cow from Joe, Joe took two of Harry’s goats. Then Harry grabbed three of Joe’s turkeys. And Joe, seeing where this could lead, mustered the village elders. Thus the first court was born. We seem to have an intuitive sense of justice made right, especially wrongs done against us. Revenge is our impulse to fix injustice. In that sense, praying for revenge may be just another name for praying that God will hear our tort claims, judge wrongdoers for their unjust deeds, and levy a just sentence. Thus we will not need to seek revenge ourselves. Continue reading IS PRAYING FOR REVENGE OKAY? (PSALM 56:6-7)

HOW CAN WE KNOW WHAT “GOOD” IS? (3 JOHN 11)

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We judge what’s good by establishing a benchmark, which has been the task of moral philosophers since the invention of language. Several benchmarks currently compete: personal pleasure, social stability accepted norms (“do not inflict needles pain” is one example). following religious teaching. or obeying God. Continue reading HOW CAN WE KNOW WHAT “GOOD” IS? (3 JOHN 11)

DEFINITION OF THE DAY (CONGREGATION)

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CONGREGATION- Assembled people of God. “Congregation” translates the Hebrew words ‘edah and qahal primarily. These terms may apply to any individual or class collectively such as “the wicked” or “or hypocrites.” While ‘edah is once used to refer to a herd of bulls (Ps 68:30) and once to a swarm of bees (Judg 14:8), both words primarily describe the Israelite people as a holy people bound together by religious devotion to Yahweh rather than by political bonds. There is no apparent distinction in meaning between the two. Every circumcised Israelite was a member for the congregation, as were the women, though the congregation is offten called “the sons of Israel” (Exod 16:1-9 NASB). The congregation was subdivided into the tribe and then the most basic unit, the family. The congregation of Israel functioned in military, legal, and punishment matters.

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DEFINITION OF THE DAY (RAPE)

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      RAPE-  Crime of engaging in sexual intercourse with another without consent, by force and/or deception. Mosaic law required a man who had seduced a virgin to pay the bride price and offer to marry her (Exod 22:16-17). The rape of an engaged woman was a capital offense (Deut 22:25-27). In other cases of rape, the offender was required to Continue reading DEFINITION OF THE DAY (RAPE)

SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (1 COR 4:5)

 

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5.  Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

Note: This verse is from the King James Holy Bible 

5.  So be careful not to jump to conclusions before the Lord returns as to whether someone is a good servant or not. When the Lord comes, he will turn on the light so that everyone can see exactly what each one of us is really like, deep down in our hearts. Then everyone will know why we have been doing the Lord’s work. At that time God will give to each one whatever praise is coming to him.

Note: This verse is from the Kids Application Bible (for better understanding of the scripture) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIBLE DEFINITION “ALPHA AND OMEGA”

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ALPHA AND OMEGA – The first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. This title is given to God the Father and God the Son (Rev 1:8; 21:6). The risen Christ says, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last” (Rev 22:13). By calling Jesus

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SOME CHRISTIANS TEACH THAT A “SAVED” PERSON CAN SIN ALL HE/SHE WANTS SINCE THERE IS NO WAY TO LOSE SALVATION. IS THIS TRUE?

 

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HEBREWS 10:26-27,31- For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

27- But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

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