Tag Archives: abraham

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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Circumcision’s Added Benefit

God told Abraham that circumcision would be “a sign of the covenant “(Genesis 17:11).  God had promised “in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Genesis 12:3), and “you shall be the father of many nations” (Genesis … Continue reading

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Grace Series: The Promise of Grace

“For the promise that he would be heir of the world was not to Abraham or his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith” (Romans 4:13). A promise was made to Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3; 17:5-6; 22:16-18; 28:14). … Continue reading

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Grace Series: Grace Not Debt

“Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness” (Romans 4:4-5). The term … Continue reading

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In The News: A Positive Influence on Children

I read of a study which showed that religion has a positive influence on children (Foxnews.com: Religion is Good for Kids by Melinda Wenner, Tuesday, April 24, 2007). The study was conducted by John Bartkowski, a Mississippi State University sociologist, … Continue reading

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Hebrew/Israelite/Jew

The usage of these three terms at times confuse the Bible reader.  Do these words in their strict sense refer to exactly the same thing (or people)?  Perhaps, this brief writing will help a bit. Hebrew The word is thought … Continue reading

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In The News: Camels and the Bible

“Camel bones suggest error in Bible, archaeologists say” (Foxnews).  “Will camel discovery break Bible’s back?” (CNN).  “Camel study throws the Bible’s historical accuracy into question”  (Global Post).  These headlines appeared in February of 2014. Lidar Sapir-Hen and Erez Ben-Yosef archaeologists from Tel Aviv … Continue reading

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