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Does God Test Us And Why?

Does God test us? The Bible says He does. But why, when He already knows men’s hearts?[1 Kings 8:39, Jeremiah 17:9-10, Psalm 44:21, Luke 16:15, Acts 15:8, Romans 8:27] Clearly testing must be for our own benefit. In testing,  we come … 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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Where Was Jesus Coming From?

It occurs to me that we cannot truly understand what Jesus was trying to teach without first understanding the environment in which he taught. Before embarking on any serious study of Jesus, the  man, we should first learn all we … Continue reading

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