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Herman Eutics

ESV says, “Afflict;” I say, “Tribulate,” part 2.

Do me a favour. Read this passage and interpret it. This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering—since indeed God considers it… Continue Reading →

ESV says, “Afflict;” I say, “Tribulate.”

Do me a favor: find 1Thess 1:10 and read it. To what does it refer? How do you interpret its meaning? Now, read vv6-9. Is your opinion the same? The difficulty with tradition is it doesn’t always help us understand… Continue Reading →

To begin with….or, that with which one must begin…

The story of Genesis chapter one is unlike any other in the rest of the canonized texts in the Bible. It is also the most hotly debated. It would be safe to say, take your time and just mull it… Continue Reading →

No shoehorn req’d

It doesn’t take long to hear from an interlocutor, “You’re just forcing your interpretation in this passage;” or, “You’re just forcing your paradigm here. If you would just let the text say what it says, you would clearly see….” This… Continue Reading →

Once more, from the beginning

1 John is a favourite go-to for a Christian’s devotions. Devotions (in case you aren’t up on the v.) are when Christians read their Bibles as regularly as they can to grow in their love and “devotion” to God. John… Continue Reading →

Once more, from the beginning

To begin reading the Bible, one cannot begin at the beginning; well, one may, but it is recommended that one knows a little bit more before you do. From the beginning, the narrative assumes the reader is already familiar with… Continue Reading →

Christians do not sin, ever. Nevereverever, never. At all. Ever.

I believe what St John say’d when he say’d, “The one who is born of God does not sin.” I mean, that’s what he say’d. “The one who has God’s seed in him will do no sin.” Who are we… Continue Reading →

The New Finley Translation, Romans

Chapters 1-3 Paul, slave of the Anointed One, Jesus; called “emissary” being set apart unto God’s blessed announcement which was previously proclaimed through his prophets in sacred writings concerning his son who was born out of David’s seed according to… Continue Reading →

Where to begin?

To begin reading the Bible, one cannot begin at the beginning; well, you may, but it is recommended that you know a little bit more before you do. From the beginning, the narrative assumes the reader is already familiar with… Continue Reading →

A Special Plea

I am a Christian of 35 years and am a seriously moderate (like a level 6/10) student of the scriptures which have led to my growing (up) out of the childhood education that was my youthful upbringing in my evangelical… Continue Reading →

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