Homeborn Servants and Sons

Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. Now a slave does not remain in the house forever, but a son remains forever.John 8:34–35 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Not having a full understanding of the Torah hinders us Gentiles. …

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Baptism Proclaims Resurrection

For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but made alive by the Spirit, by whom He also went and preached to the spirits in prison, who in times past were disobedient, when God waited …

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God Set Them in Place

Then God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,Genesis 1:17 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) God set or placed them in the expanse. This is the Hebrew word yitten. The meaning of the word conveys something that is given but can also …

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God Made the Expanse Separating the Waters

Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” So God made the expanse and separated the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse. And it was so. God called the expanse Heaven. So …

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One Day is Day One

God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.Genesis 1:5 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) It occurs to me that there are many foundational ideas present in Genesis, as there are even in this verse. I hate …

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When Were Angels Created?

When it comes to when angels were created… The questions arise. I think it is easy to trust that the Bible can provide evidence. Suddenly there was with the angel a company of the heavenly host praising God and saying,Luke 2:13 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) See that you …

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Some Context for John 6

Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heights; You have done great deeds; O God, who is like You?You who have shown me great distresses and troubles will revive me again,and will bring me up again from the depths of the earth. You will increase my greatness, and You will encircle and comfort me.Psalm 71:19–21 …

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Why do Really Bad Things Happen? Could God Stop Them?

They have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command them, nor did it come into My heart.Jeremiah 7:31 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) There is something God …

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Judgy Christians Judging Angels?

Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to the law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? If the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Do you not know that we shall …

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Why Does the Past Hurt?

Love suffers long and is kind; love envies not; love flaunts not itself and is not puffed up, does not behave itself improperly, seeks not its own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil; rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all …

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