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“So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name. And daily in the temple and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the … Continue reading
Great persecution was coming on the early church. Peter wrote, “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange think happened to you” (1 Peter 4:12). It is not always … Continue reading
The key word in the book of 1 Peter is “suffering.” It appears in some form 16 times [suffer (2:20; 3:14; 3:17; 4:15; 4:16; 4:19); suffered (2:21; 2:23; 3:18; 4:1(x2); 5:10); suffering(s) (1:11; 2:19; 4:13; 5:1)]. It was not easy … Continue reading
The Jehovah’s Witnesses claim a membership of approximately 8.6 million world-wide (How Many of Jehovah’s Witnesses Are There Worldwide?, JW.org). The number are said to total about 1.2 million in the U.S.A. (2018 Country and Territory Reports, JW.org). “Jehovah’s Witnesses … Continue reading
These two religions are from the far east. Shintoism is from Japan. The Unification church (Moonies) is from Korea. Shintoism There are about 150 million followers of this religion in the world. Most are in Japan (Shintoism, Number of Followers, … Continue reading
Daniel 8 records a vision of Daniel. This vision is said to have occurred in the third year of the reign of Belshazzar (Daniel 8:1). Belshazzar was co-regent with his father Nabonidus (cf. Daniel 5:7, 29). He was the last … Continue reading
Have you ever felt like you were being squeezed in a vise? Life is not always easy. Job’s assessment: “Man who is born of women is of few days and full of trouble” (Job 14:1). Sometimes this trouble comes from … Continue reading
“I desire mercy and not sacrifice and knowledge of God more than burnt offerings” (Hosea 6:6). Do not misunderstand. God required animal sacrifices and burnt offerings under the Mosaic Dispensation and the Patriarchal Dispensation (e.g. Genesis 4:4; 8:20-21; 22:1-14; Exodus … Continue reading