Monthly Archives: June 2021

Cowboy Christianity

This entry is part 125 of 125 in the series Holiness Matters

American ideals reward the person who pulls himself up by his bootstraps. We are used to society based on individuals. We applaud those who don’t rely on anyone else but themselves. But this is a thoroughly unbiblical perspective. Especially when … Continue reading

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Serving the Lord

This entry is part 124 of 125 in the series Holiness Matters

The recent pandemic has practically crippled the workforce for restaurants and service industries. The service industry isn’t for everyone but they can’t even get back to people that used to work there. But this is a vital industry. We don’t … Continue reading

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Remember His Rest

This entry is part 123 of 125 in the series Holiness Matters

Everyone needs a vacation. Sometimes the vacation doesn’t go very well and we are anxious to return to our regular lives. But for the most part people love vacation. It gives them a time to relax, revitalize, and renew themselves. … Continue reading

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Changes to Divine Discourse

I want to thank you for being one of my readers, some of you since I started my blog here on Divine Discourse. I hope you have enjoyed the topics I have covered so far. Throughout the summer I plan … Continue reading

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Laying on of Hands

This entry is part 504 of 507 in the series Inquiring Minds

Who is qualified to lay hands on others? What is the relevance of Mark 16:17-18? There may be certain traditions in some denominations as to which Christians can lay hands on other Christians, usually elders and pastors, but in the … Continue reading

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Jesus as Yahweh

This entry is part 503 of 507 in the series Inquiring Minds

Why would you say that Jesus is the Jehovah of the Old Testament if that is your belief? God revealed himself to the Israelites throughout the Old Testament. Most people would consider Yahweh to be God the Father in the … Continue reading

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Respect His Reputation

This entry is part 122 of 125 in the series Holiness Matters

We must all protect our reputations. A good reputation goes a long way in the public square and in our relationships. If you run a business your reputation is everything. Sometimes it’s the only thing that gets you in the … Continue reading

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Egyptian Records and the Bible

This entry is part 502 of 507 in the series Inquiring Minds

Why do Egyptian records go right past the Biblical plagues and Red Sea without mentioning that they were all killed and then mostly killed again? One of the things the biblical text does not do is smooth over character flaws, … Continue reading

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No Flirting

This entry is part 120 of 125 in the series Holiness Matters

Some people think the Bible is an outdated book of rules that don’t apply to them. They look at what they call “archaic” laws, especially in the Old Testament, to prove their point. One of the places they may go … Continue reading

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The Angel Raphael

This entry is part 501 of 507 in the series Inquiring Minds

Why is the archangel Raphael only mentioned in the Book of Enoch? The Bible introduces us to only two angels by name, Gabriel and Michael. Michael is mostly involved with Daniel (Daniel 10:11-21; 12:1). In Daniel 10 Angel comes to … Continue reading

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