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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Foreordained Before Creation

He was foreordained before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for you.1 Peter 1:20 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) It's important to think of it like I titled it. He was foreordained before creation. He wasn't created or made. Just that Jesus being …

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The Virgin Birth

And Joseph, when he woke up from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and he took his wife and did not have sexual relations with her until she gave birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.Matthew 1:24–25 — The Lexham English Bible (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012) God …

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Christmas, Behold the Lord’s Female Slave

Now in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin legally promised in marriage to a man named Joseph of the house of David. And the name of the virgin was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The …

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How Is It the Pharisees Knew?

In one of our recent excursions in the text of the Gospel of Matthew, we encountered Jesus preparing His disciples for the near-term future when He would die and rise again. Clearly, in that discussion, the part He spoke of Himself rising again was ignored by His friends, as they were more concerned with ensuring …

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It Wasn’t Really Expected

Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will fall away on account of Me this night, for it is written:‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.’Matthew 26:31 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Jesus told the disciples of many insights from the …

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Atheism is a Temporary Condition

When Jesus returns to this Earth, atheism will be proven to be a temporary condition. Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the rich men and the commanding officers and the strong and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains. They said …

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The Lord Who Created the Heavens is the Servant

Thus says God the Lord,who created the heavens and stretched them out,who spread forth the earth and that which comes out of it,who gives breath to the people on it,and spirit to those who walk in it:I the Lord have called You in righteousness,and will hold Your hand,and will keep You and appoint Youfor a …

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When the Apostle Paul Knows Modern Science

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us. The eager expectation of the creation waits for the appearance of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but by the will of Him …

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Round and Round We Go

That is… Without God and a firm foundation for truth claims. I have just recently encountered this truth claim from an avowed naturalistic atheist. empiricism defines everything that is objective and everything that we can physically experience. At face value, this person is making an objective statement. However, the conclusion of the matter addressed in …

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