Passing the Pipe

Image by Ralf Kunze from Pixabay Have you ever seen those commercials that make you want to look away? Many of them have subtitles because you can’t understand the person. Lifelong smokers show you the hole in their neck from smoking. The commercial is meant to make you think again…

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Apostasy in Hebrews 6

What does Hebrews 6:4-6 really mean and do believers or unbelievers commit this sin? “For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, a view these verses. Nd have tasted the goodness…

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Beating Evil Out

Image by andreas160578 from Pixabay What is the meaning of the Bible verse Proverbs 20:30? “Blows that wound cleanse away evil; strokes make clean the innermost parts.” (Proverbs 20:30, ESV) C This verse may lay the foundation for an argument for corporal punishment. Some people refuse to learn from life…

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More Stuff

Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay For some people there’s nothing like the thrill, the possibility of getting caught while shoplifting or stealing merchandise. It may start when they are young children, a candy bar here, a small item there. With the advancement of security cameras, shoplifting is much harder…

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Judas Iscariot

Image by kmicican from Pixabay Why was Judas called 'Iscariot'? Scholars don’t know for sure, but the name “Iscariot” may imply that Judas was part of the Jewish resistance against the Roman Empire. Almost all of the Jews in Palestine in Jesus’ time despised the Romans. They wanted to get…

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Behind Closed Doors

Image by Gabriele M. Reinhardt from Pixabay Today when you turn on the TV, just about every show you watch isn’t sheepish about sex. Many commercials and products use sex to sell. Fifty years ago you would never see behind the doors of a couple’s bedroom. But today they parade…

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Genre of Daniel

Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash Is the Book of Daniel a book of folk tales? The genre of Daniel is prophecy. But as with any book, there are sub genres. None of them is a folk tale. There are historical accounts of Daniel’s three friends and himself standing up…

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