The Hebrew word for “seventh” comes from a root meaning, “to be full, complete, entirely made up.” God “blessed” the seventh day by setting it apart as different from the others.
In creating men and women, God had something different in mind than He did for the other creatures. The latter are spoken of as having been created “according to their kinds” (Gen 1:25). Humans, however, are described as being made in the image and likeness of God (1:26–27).
Because God is truthful, we can expect His written self-revelation (in the original manuscripts) to be truthful in what it affirms. But not everything in Scripture is perfectly clear. The Apostle Peter admitted that Paul’s writings are hard to understand in places (2 Pt 3:15–16).
We have had religions that have set dates for Christ’s return or constantly say, ‘the end is near!’ We have many Christians always yelling from the rooftops that “the end is coming!” Avoid these!
At times, it may simply be a case of needing to slow down and carefully read the account, considering exactly what is being said.” If we slow down and get at what Paul, Jesus and James meant by what they said, we will see there are no contradictions.
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 →