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Frequently, an "Angel of the LORD" will appear in passages throughout the Bible to bring a message to an individual. In these instances, the speech used is always that of God himself. Tradition held that messages came with the full authority, weight, and force of the person who sent it. This messenger was an extension of the originator of the messenger ...


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The First Separation: separation from his homeland and relatives, separation from Terah (Gen 12:1; Acts 7:2-4) Ur of the Chaldeans was the place where Abraham's ancestors had lived and worshiped idols (Josh 24:2, 15). His departure from this land represents the first step in faith for Christians: separation from the world. Ur of the Chaldeans was a fertile ...


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Here is a thought, consider that if the creation story was told from the perspective of a man on the face of the earth during the creation. The earth being covered by clouds of gas and perhaps dust could be indeed, dark and void. Plants as seed do not need light, but many plants need light to germinate. The pronouncement"let there be light" could be ...


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The resolution seems to be that the events described in 15:63 and 17:12 occurred chronologically after Joshua's speech in chapter 23. The evidence is in Judges. Judges 1 begins with the death of Joshua in verse 1: After the death of Joshua the Israelites consulted the LORD, asking, “Who shall be first among us to attack the Canaanites and to do battle ...


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Harmonizing John 1, Mark 1, Matthew 4:19, and Luke 5:1-11 All of these passages speak about a call of Peter. But only Mark and Matthew recall the same event. The order in chronology is John, Mark and Matthew, Luke. JESUS MEETS PETER In John 1, Jesus in introduced to Peter by Andrew. Andrew was following Jesus since the previous day based on his former ...


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Moses' cosmology did not include what we refer to as "planets". There was the greater light (the sun) the lesser light (the moon) and the stars. What we know as the planets of our solar system they referred to as "wandering stars" (PLANHTHS ASTHR) because, well, they looked like stars but moved. Venus appears in the East in the morning and in the West in the ...


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Keep in mind those scattered Jewish evangelists (of verse 19) who preached to only Jews were not the apostles, they those saints written of in Acts 8:1: Act 8:1 Saul was consenting to his death. A great persecution arose against the assembly which was in Jerusalem in that day. They were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, ...


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You should interpret it to mean that the Great Commission was not yet complete as of the statement in Acts 11. (Remember, in Acts 1 Jesus clarified that there would be a progression to how the Commission would be fulfilled. It was to begin with in Jerusalem, then be extended out from there, eventually to the whole world.) This does not suggest Jesus' ...


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The second chapter of the book of Esther introduces one of the main characters - Mordecai - and explains who he is and his history among the nobility of Persia. At the outset of the description of who he is, the Bible tells us that he is a Benjamite, and conveniently slips in the detail that he is from the line of Kish. The very next chapter, chapter 3, ...



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