Category Archives: Hope

What about the hardening of the heart?


The question was posed to our small group, what about the hardening of the heart? The question is not the problem, and neither is the answer if you think about it; the problem is the heart of the man asking … Continue reading

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Will the old and new Jerusalem exist at the same time? And, If so, where?


One of the questions that came up recently; an offshoot of Dake’s commentary on the Millennium, was, “Will the old and new Jerusalem exist at the same time? And, If so, where?” The short answer is No; the where is … Continue reading

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The Bema seat of Christ; what is it? – 2 Corinthians 5:10


For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ We hear this phrase constantly in religious circles. It is an aspect of our mean-spirited nature, and is often used to obtain compliance or to get us, the body, … Continue reading

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Discernment and a piece of wisdom.


Discernment When the Wednesday morning group began to gather, at least one was still riled about the absurd application and misuse of the word paradise. Since I had done my homework, I was able to make some reassuring comments about … Continue reading

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This idea of paradise, where we go when we die, and false teaching.


An observation was made in Monday morning Bible study about where we go when we die. The statement excluded us from heaven by placing us in paradise, where we are held until the Harpazo or rapture, and then we, the … Continue reading

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Doctrines of Demons, false teachers, and other foolishness. Revelation 3:9


As I mentioned in a previous post, involving yourself with incompetent Bible studies can give you a constant supply of fresh material. In this case, the self-appointed group leader of the morning coffee shop crowd opened with, “I have put … Continue reading

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New Years day and this is what you preach, the institution of the Lord’s supper? Mark 14:22 – 42


Yeah, I know, burning your bridges gives you limited access back across the river, and that, unfortunately, is where some of the humans are, but I have done just that on several occasions. One of the problems this act creates … Continue reading

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Why would John have to say that? John 1:18


The Apostle John had just finished saying, “John *testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’” For of … Continue reading

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A laymen’s overview of John’s gospel.


Having heard the theological breakdowns of John’s gospel, I am acknowledging that these portrayals are most assuredly there. However, all those word pictures seem to do little for me as I am always taken back by the power and depth of … Continue reading

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What does pleading the blood mean? Subtitle: Why we don’t do this anymore.


Monday morning men’s bible study. Where every week is a fiasco and this week was no different as it initiated with: “What does pleading the blood mean?” It should have been subtitled, “Why we don’t do this anymore.” Thank God … Continue reading

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