Sooner or later, every young Christian comes across passages in the Bible which are hard to understand and difficult to believe. To many a young Christian, these difficulties become a serious hindrance in the development of their Christian life. For days and weeks and months, oftentimes, faith suffers partial or total eclipse.
Was the original sin of Adam and Eve “sexual relations,” “knowledge,” “disobedience,” or “rebellion” against God’s sovereignty?
Exodus 3:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 3 Now Moses was shepherding the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. The Midianites were descendants of Abraham’s son Midian and are collectively referred to as “Midian”... Continue Reading →
Exodus 1:15-21 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 15 Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, 16 and he said, “When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see them upon the birthstool, if it is a son, then you will put him... Continue Reading →
Exodus 1:15 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 15 Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, When we look at Exodus 12:37 and Numbers chapters 1-4, there were about 600,000 men besides women and children, which would mean about three million. This would mean... Continue Reading →
Genesis 49:10 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples. Shiloh means “He whose it is; he to whom it belongs.” In uttering a blessing upon Judah, the dying patriarch Jacob... Continue Reading →
Genesis 49:5-7 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 5 “Simeon and Levi are brothers; weapons of violence are their swords. 6 Let my soul come not into their council; O my glory, be not joined to their company. For in their anger they killed men, and in their willfulness they hamstrung oxen. 7 Cursed be their anger, for it is... Continue Reading →
Genesis 46:26-27 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 26 All the souls belonging to Jacob who came into Egypt, who came out of his upper thigh, not including the wives of the sons of Jacob, were sixty-six souls in all. 27 And the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, were two souls. All the souls... Continue Reading →
Genesis 46:4 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 4 I myself will go down with you to Egypt, and I myself will also bring you back from there, and Joseph will lay his hand on your eyes. Here in verse 4 of chapter 46, it says that he would go down with him to Egypt and that... Continue Reading →
Genesis 37:25–28 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 25 Then they sat down to eat bread. And looking up they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing labdanum gum, balsam, and myrrh, on their way to carry it down to Egypt. 26 Then Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is it if we... Continue Reading →