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  1. . . . of Solomon's and Zerubabbel's Temples, the Gospel, and the rest . . .

    There have been only two earthly physical “brick and mortar” temples: Solomon’s and Zerubabbel’s. And the "pre-exile" Jerusalem was destroyed for specific reasons--and along with Solomon’s "earthly" temple sanctuary:

    II Chron. 36
    11Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.

    12He did evil in the sight of the LORD his God; he did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet
  2. John Wesley's account of his and his horse's healing.

    John Wesley was a circuit preacher, so he depended on his horse a lot. He would ride somewhere to preach.

    Wesley writes in journal: horse was so exceedingly lame that I was afraid I must have lain by too. We could not discern what it was that was amiss; and yet he would scarcely set his foot to the ground. By riding thus seven miles, I was thoroughly tired, and my head ached more than it had done for some months.

    Then I thought, “Cannot God heal either man ...
  3. . . . apropos the abolishing of death and the first resurrection . . .

    And now, apropos the first resurrection: it seems that it might be useful to review the impact of the phrase “abolished death” in II Tim. 1:10 (see the text in underlined bold below):

    II Tim. 1
    8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God,
    9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own

    Updated Aug 4th 2016 at 11:40 AM by billy-brown 2

    Devotionals , Eschatology , Theology
  4. checking in briefly again

    The list of things I need to discuss with one or more moderators is growing longer and longer, but is still going to have to wait for another time. The way things are here right now, it may be years before I'm able to post on here regularly again.

    Right now, everybody on here needs to pray about the situation in Turkey. This is a serious situation and I suspect that as I'm posting this that it's just getting started.
  5. 89. Who I am created to be

    I wrote this three years ago as an answer to a homework assignment while attending college at the time...

    Who am I/who was I created to be:

    Who am I? What a great question and while I can blunder through a ton of words to describe who I am, I will say this… without God, I am nothing. I don’t even want to be known for who I am because when you boil me down, who I am would be quite embarrassing to show to the world. However, since surrendering to Jesus Christ ...