Category Archives: Death

“And Rejoice in Hope” (Romans 5:2; 12:12)

What is hope?  Biblical hope is more than a mere wish or desire.  It is “favorable and confident expectation” (Vine’s).  Our hope is based on Jehovah God (Psalm 31:24; 39:7; 71:5; 1 Peter 1:21), God’s word (Psalm 119:49-50, 81-82, 114; … Continue reading

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In The News: The Coronavirus

The Coronavirus, specifically COVID-19, has affected nearly all of us in some way.  It has dominated the news in the U.S. and around the world for the last several weeks.  Travel has been restricted.  Schools and universities have postponed classes.  … Continue reading

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How Many Resurrection Days? (or Weep Not As Those Who Have No Hope)

Premillennialists believe that there will be two resurrection days, separated by 1,007 years.  They typically teach: (1) The righteous dead will be raised and the righteous (both dead and living) will be raptured from the earth.  (2) Tribulation will last … Continue reading

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No Weeping

While there are occasions when godly men and women wept in the Bible, there are also some occasions when they did not.  Let’s notice…  1.   Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, were not to mourn the deaths of Nadab … Continue reading

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Weeping

“Real men don’t cry,” we are told.  However, this saying is not in agreement with the Bible.  In the Bible, godly men and women wept.  Let’s consider some things which caused them to weep. 1.  Abraham wept over Sarah’s death. … Continue reading

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Angels (Part Three)

This writing will consider some questions about specific angels.  Let’s consider – The Angel of the Lord “The Angel of the LORD” or “The Angel of God” appears several times in the Old Testament (Genesis 16:7-14; 21:17-18; 22:11-18; 31:11, 13; … Continue reading

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Angels (Part Two)

The word “angel” means “messenger.”  This is true of both the Old Testament word (malak), and the New Testament word (angelos).  These words are used of human messengers (e.g. Genesis 32:3; Numbers 21:21; 2 Chronicles 36:15; Haggai 1:13; Malachi 1:1 … Continue reading

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So, You’ve Got A Little Power!

In Psalm 82 God addressed the judges of old. He referred to them as “the might,” and even as “gods.” Why are they referred to as “gods”? The word “god” has reference to might, strength, authority, or position. Some have positions of … Continue reading

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Revelation: All Things New

“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away.  And there was no more sea.” (21:1) The phrase “a new heaven and a new earth” refers to a … Continue reading

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Paradoxical Words

Webster defines the word “paradox” to mean “something that is made up of two opposite things that seems impossible but is actually true or possible… a statement that seems to say two opposite things but that may be true” (www.merriam-webster.com). … Continue reading

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