Genesis 1:26-27 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 26 And God went on to say, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the... Continue Reading →
Authored by Edward D. Andrews Before beginning this commentary, it is highly recommended that you read the DIGGING DEEPER chapters at the end,* as they will enable the reader to understand better what lies ahead. If you do not, some comments may be difficult to comprehend. Focus on the articles in the red font but if... Continue Reading →
How is it that there could be light before the sun was made, or so it would seem? The problem arises because the creation account comes across as though the sun was not created until the fourth day (1:14-16), yet there was light on the first day (1:3). The solution to this Bible difficulty lies below.
The Hebrew word is erets in both verse 1 and verse 10. Erets refers to (1) earth, as contrasted to the heavens (Gen 1:1); (2) or more restricted to all the dry land of the earth (1:10); (3) or restricted even further by referring to just the land of a certain section of the earth... Continue Reading →
Exodus 4:21 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 21 Jehovah said to Moses, “When you go and return to Egypt see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders which I have put in your hand; but I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go. The Hardening of Pharaoh’s Heart Exodus mentions... Continue Reading →
If you find that, a friend has been gossiping about you, will you find it difficult not to reply in kind and can you calmly go to your friend? You do have inside knowledge of negative information about this friend, are you quick to retaliate? Your answers to these questions will determine if you are... Continue Reading →
Textual Criticism: the art and science (some would say only art) of determining the original text from variant readings exhibited by extant manuscripts.
Some teens feel that their friends are a representation of who they are, or that the friends are what bring them genuine comfort. Some teens collect online friends thinking that the more they have, the better their social standing. Other teens are more practical, in that, they just have a small circle of friends, and... Continue Reading →
So What’s Next? Great question; no one knows. People speculate all of the time about what happens next. There are several thoughts you may have about this part of your plan. After all, many who commit suicide have thought about it, ruminated on it, and played it out in their mind over and over before... Continue Reading →
Who Are You and Do you Like Who You Are? What makes up a person is a combination of three things: Self-Identify, Personality, and Character. Now granted this is very simplified, but bear with me. Your self-identity encompasses your self-worth (what you believe your value to be), self-esteem (how much you like yourself), and self-image... Continue Reading →