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Halloween, Nike, Mazda, and Paganism

Many go “all out” for Halloween.  Houses are decorated.  Costumes are selected.  Candy is purchased.  Did you know that ¼ of all candy sold in the U.S is sold for Halloween?  (Halloween 2018- History, history.com).  Personally, I have never understood … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Son of God

Jesus is described as “the Son of God” about 30 times in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  Mark’s account begins, “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God” (Mark 1:1).  Demons, or unclean spirits, are recorded … Continue reading

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“I resolve…”

The making of New Year’s resolutions is nothing new.  (a) The Babylonians were doing so 4,000 years ago.  On their new year, which occurred in mid-March, loyalty to their king was affirmed, and promises were made to their gods (Sarah … Continue reading

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Christmas, Should We or Shouldn’t We?

Some people welcome Christmas, and go “all out” for it.  Trees are set up and decorated with lights, ornaments, and tinsel.  Lights and decorations are placed on the exterior of houses, and in lawns.  Christmas music is played.  Presents are … Continue reading

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Revelation: The Harlot and the Bride

Two very different women are portrayed in the book of Revelation. Let’s notice… The Harlot (Revelation 17) Dress: “The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones” (17:4). The woman is wearing the same … Continue reading

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Galen’s Influence

Imhotep (Egypt c. 3500 B.C.), Hippocrates (KOS, Greece 460-377 B.C.), Galen (Pergamum, Asia Minor 130-201? A.D.): Those are the celebrated physicians of ancient times. It is Galen that is the subject of this article.  Galen learned much by dissecting animals – … Continue reading

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Prophecy: Four Beasts

“In the first year of Belshazzar King of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions…”  (Daniel 7:1) Critics used to claim that Belshazzar never existed. The Zondervan’s Pictorial Bible Dictionary says, “For many years regarded as a fictitious literary creation… … Continue reading

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Prophecy: Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream

Nebuchadnezzar was the son of Nabopolassar, founder of the Chaldean (or Babylonian) Empire. Nebuchadnezzar served as the commander of the military campaign that led to Judah’s conquest on 606 B.C. (cf. Daniel 1:1-12; 2 Kings 24:1; 2 Chronicles 36:5-7). Following … Continue reading

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Fifteen Periods of Bible History

It is not uncommon for Bible readers to get confused over the Biblical time-line. How close in time were certain events? Were these personalities contemporary? How long before Christ was that? The Bible can be outlined in fifteen periods of … Continue reading

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