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WHY DOES GOD SEEM SO FRIGHTENING?

The psalmist has an extremely high view of God’s ability to respond mightily to the believer’s plea for help. He uses poetic language to describe the indescribable-God’s almighty power. God sounds frightening because He is. When God acts to help someone prevail over injustice, the energy God expends will be much more frightening than the victim’s adversary.

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BIBLE CUSTOMS AND CURIOSITIES (JESUS’ CUP OF SUFFERING)

This verse is part of Jesus’ prayer of agony in the Garden of Gethsemane before His arrest and crucifixion. This “cup” to which He referred was the suffering He would endure on the cross as an atoning sacrifice for sin.

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SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (1 TIMOTHY 2: 11 & 12 “MEN AND WOMEN IN THE CHURCH”)

11. Let the women learn in silence with all subjection.

12. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

NOTE: These verses are from the King James Holy Bible.

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BIBLE CUSTOMS AND CURIOSITIES (MEDICINAL USE OF WINE)

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Contaminated water was a problem in Bible times, just as it still is in many parts of the world. Paul’s practical advice to Timothy was to drink a little wine along with the water that he had been drinking, which had caused a stomach ailment. Continue reading BIBLE CUSTOMS AND CURIOSITIES (MEDICINAL USE OF WINE)

WHY GOD LETS BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE.

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Job is a rich header-at least until a string of disaters take about every thing important to him. 

In a single day, raiders and a freak firestorm take all of his llivestock-11,000 animals and kill his shepards. Worse, a windstorm destorys the house where Job’s 10 chirldren are eating together, killing every one of them. Later, sores erupt all over Job’s body. Continue reading WHY GOD LETS BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE.

WHY “SON OF MAN”?

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God addressed Ezekiel with an unusual title which will later become Jesus’ favorite way of referring to himself. The title is “son of man.” In the original Hebrew language, it’s literally ben Adam or “son of Adam” since Adam means “humans.” Continue reading WHY “SON OF MAN”?

A BAPTISM OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

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It is interesting to go back in time to see the church in its primitive state. . .when the Spirit was still directly instructing Christians on how God wanted religion practiced.

One of the most detailed cases of conversion is the Ethiopian whom Philip taught while traveling down a lonely back road (Acts 8:26-40). This treasurer requested baptism, and Philip conducted his baptism in the way God approves.

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