Thump’m with Bible?

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonderful works …

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A Bit of Controversial Intrigue

While they were going, indeed, some of the soldiers went into the city and described to the chief priests everything that had happened. When the chief priests were assembled with the elders and had taken counsel, they gave much money to the soldiers, saying, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole …

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Always be Ready

While the bridegroom delayed, they all rested and slept.Matthew 25:5 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) I cannot help but notice the word delayed. Ten virgins were expecting the bridegroom. They were ready for him, but only five had oil (provision.) The bridegroom was expected, but for some reason delayed …

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The Reality of Hell (Reprise)

Therefore if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life lame or maimed than having two hands or two feet to be thrown into eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw …

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It Was Unexpected

As they came down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead.”Matthew 17:9 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Jesus says this to a select small group of His disciples. It was spoken after they had all …

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Escape to Another

“The brother will deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child. And the children will rise up against their parents and cause them to be put to death. You will be hated by all men for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. But when they …

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Why a Kinsman?

I was asked a question today. “If GOD is all-loving then why can't he just forgive Satan?” Now that is a deep question! That requires lots of heavy study. I am going to try to sum it up succinctly, but will not show all of its points, nor develop them fully. Let’s start at the …

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Deny Yourself

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.Matthew 16:24 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) I love how Jesus speaks plainly to His followers. Consider this in light of what was given in yesterday's …

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The Olivet Discourse: 02 – The Destruction of the Temple Foretold

Continuing from the previous post, there are things to keep in mind. The first is the perspective of the author and the ideas he chooses to convey. Here is the foundation text beginning with the account in Matthew. Jesus departed from the temple and was leaving when His disciples came to show Him the temple …

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The Olivet Discourse: Introduction

This is an introduction to my own attempt to discover the similarities and distinctions of the presentation of the Olivet Discourse (first post) as given in the synoptic gospels. The Synoptic Gospels are Matthew, Mark, and Luke, as they present themselves similarly in the things they record of Jesus' ministry on Earth. The first thing …

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