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What Does “Taking the Lord’s Name in Vain” Really Mean?

Exodus 20:7, Deuteronomy 5:11 – You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. For many people, the ultimate violation of the … Continue reading

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Proper Names for God From the Bible

God’s name is not actually “God”. That is just one of His many titles. The Bible calls God by many proper names – most commonly YHWH or Yahweh. However, there are many other names for God from the Bible. “Elohim” (or Elohay) is … Continue reading

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Other Gods In the Bible

I was thinking about Exodus 20:3 today, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”. It seems a strange way to word that commandment. Why not just say, “Thou shalt have no other gods”, period – end of statement? The … Continue reading

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Mythological Beasts in the Bible

There are quite a few fanciful creatures mentioned in the Bible. Some descriptions are simply symbolic and are meant to represent certain nations, people, or ideas in prophetic visions. These creatures were probably never intended to be taken literally. Other passages, … Continue reading

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Transvestite Angels?

When I think of angels, the first thing that pops into my head is a singing woman with wings and a halo like you might find perched on the top of a Christmas tree. Apparently, something peculiar happened to angels … Continue reading

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The Problem With 2 Timothy 3:16

When asked how they know the Bible is the Word of God, fundamentalists will often quote 2 Timothy 3:16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. … Continue reading

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Wait, That’s From the Bible?

Here is a list of everyday words and phrases which you may be surprised to learn come directly from the Bible (KJV): “Let there be light” Genesis 1:3 “garden of Eden” Genesis 2:15 “tree of life” Genesis 3:22; Proverbs 3:18, … Continue reading

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What Does the Bible Really Say About Hell?

In popular culture, Hell has become place of eternal torment. The Bible, however, does not support this common misconception. In the Bible, Hell is simply the place where the soul is permanently destroyed – a second death, if you will. In … Continue reading

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Were Adam and Eve Real People?

Polls show that almost half of all Americans think that Adam and Eve were real people that lived less than ten thousand years ago. In other words, they take the Biblical account in Genesis quite literally. As an American, this … Continue reading

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Why Did Jesus Surround Himself With Prostitutes?

Mary Magdalene, The Samaritan woman at the well (John 4:7-26), the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears and dried them with her hair (Luke 7:37-38), the woman Jesus saved from stoning (John 8:1-11) — we are all familiar … Continue reading

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