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  1. . . . the destruction of the Temple of Herod, the Kingdom of God, and the rest . . .



    I think we all agree that Jesus' Bible was the Old Testament--the Law, Prophets, and Psalms and so on.

    And the Temple of Herod was the Center of the Life of the Hebrew people for centuries.

    So, for Jesus to say that Herod's Temple was determined for destruction had to be based on what He read in the Old Testament.

    But then, none of this was enough for the disciples--they had questions, yes?

    And so, Jesus took it one ...

    Updated May 4th 2014 at 04:10 AM by billy-brown 2

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  2. Monotheistic Dances part 2

    "Learning the First Steps"



    When we consider the interactions of Monotheism, we understand that it appeared in many forms from an apparently early time, in Greek philosophy (called philosophical Monotheism) in Persia among the Zoroatrians, and in India among some early strains of the Vedas. The point here is simply to back Paul's assertion that one can see God's might and majesty in the natural world, as well as a morality that parallels the Law. It was not that ...
  3. 86. FEAR

    Quote Originally Posted by Slug1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by keck553 View Post
    Only if one uses inductive exegesis. Then they can make Scripture say anything.
    Hmmmm, I think inductive exegesis is what makes scripture mean what it's true meaning is. Inductive exegesis is taking the whole book into account and also divide it with all other portions of the whole Bible that are relevant... if I understand inductive exegesis properly. It can also include the inclusion of history, culture, even religious setting, etc in the process of understanding of the scripture.
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  4. Monotheistic Dances part 1

    "Monothematic Gestures"




    If we consider what Paul has to say in Rom. 1:18-32, he argues that all can come to a Monotheistic understanding by considering what is around them in the created order. If we consider what Paul further has to say in Romans 2, then we can see that all can also come to a moral understanding of behavior, also. This monotheism is echoed in the three major Faiths that emerged from that general area. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all ...
  5. Christ's Second Coming

    by , Apr 16th 2014 at 12:49 PM (The Effect of Darwin's Theory on Christianity in Europe.)
    The bible said in 1 Thessalonians 4: 16 "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

    If the above verses are not about our Lord's second coming, then why was it necessary for Him to descend only halfway in
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    Updated May 12th 2014 at 01:18 PM by Trivalee

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