Category Archives: Stats

World Religions: Islam

Islam has many adherents.  It is the second largest of the five major religions.  There are about 1.6 billion Muslims in the world and about 2.2 billion adherents to Christianity (Largest Religion in the World, worldatlas.com).  There are nearly 3.5 … Continue reading

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World Religions: Judaism

Judaism is the smallest of the five major world religions: Christianity; Islam; Hinduism; Buddhism; Judaism (A World religion is an internationally widespread religion – Wikipedia).  It numbers almost 14 million (Largest Religions in the World, worldatlascom).  Most of these live … Continue reading

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Suggestions For Bible Students (Part 7)

This is the last part in this series.  It is my hope that the thoughts in this series will help you to be a better student of the Bible.  It is my belief that no book deserves to be studied … Continue reading

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Suggestions for Bible Students (Part 3)

Wayne Jackson has written, “It is the epitome of folly to ignore the labors of countless Bible scholars across the centuries who have made available, by means of the printed page, the results of their research.  One of the wonders … Continue reading

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Suggestions for Bible Students (Part 1)

Each one of us should be a student, a careful student, of God’s word.  Numerous passages emphasize this point (e.g. Psalm 1:1-3; 119:104; Hosea 4:6; Matthew 7:21-23; 22:29; John 12:48; Acts 17:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:15-17; Hebrews … Continue reading

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The Adversary (Part 3)

A 2016 Gallup poll found: (1) 11% said that they did not believe in God; (2) 27% said that they did not believe in the devil; (3) 15% did not believe in heaven; (4) 22% did not believe in hell (gallup.com/poll/193271/americans-believe-god.aspx).  … Continue reading

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Two Generations, Two Numberings, Two Recons

There are two major numberings of the children of Israel, which occur during their time in the wilderness.  The first occurs in Numbers chapter one.  The time is the first day of the second month in the second year (Numbers … Continue reading

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Thrift Stores, Ringing Bells and Red Kettles

The Salvation Army operates thrift stores.  These stores resell donated items such as clothing, furniture, household items, and toys.  They even have trucks which will pick up donated items from  your house.  The revenue is used to fund their Adult … Continue reading

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Demons (Part Two)

“Demon(s)” are mentioned over 70 times in the New Testament.  The King James Version is confusing, using the word “devil(s)” for the original word.  There are many demons (daimon), but there is one devil (diabolos). Other words are also used.  … Continue reading

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Demons (Part One)

Demon possession is mentioned in the Bible.  It is mentioned: 8 times in Matthew (4:23-25; 8:16; 8:28-34; 9:32-34; 12:22; 12:43-45; 15:21-28; 17:14-28); 8 times in Mark (1:21-28; 1:32-34; 1:39; 3:10-12; 5:1-20; 7:24-30; 9:14-29; 16:17-20); 9 times in Luke (4:31-36; 4:40-41; … Continue reading

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