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Hebrews: The Curtain of the Holy of Holies

As you may recall, in one of my recent posts I had mentioned that I had just finished reading through Hebrews again. And while reading through Hebrews, I was again reminded of the foreshadowing and symbolism that covered every aspect

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Passover – the Feast Fulfilled and the Meal

This is a lengthy post but it is well worth the time it takes to read it, due to the foreshadows that are given and the significance of each of them. Passover – the Feast fulfilled Christ, our Passover Lamb,

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How Ancient Eyewitness Testimony Became the New Testament Gospel Record | J Warner Wallace

This is another WordPress repost of an excellent article recently authored by J Warner Wallace and published on his coldcasechristianity.com website. In this post Jim stresses the importance of the first hand eye-witness testimony and how this testimony was instrumental in the formation of the authoritative New

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The Apostle Paul’s Missionary Journeys

I’ve always found it helpful to have a mental overview of the timeframe in which the Apostle Paul is spoken about in Acts and of course where Paul was writing his various epistles from. There is a wealth of information

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A Brief Look at the Essenes — EttingerWriting.com

This blog focuses on a mysterious Jewish sect which existed at the time of Christ. This is the fourth and final repost of David’s continuing series on the historical, religious and political settings of Israel that set the stage, so to speak, during

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Posted in Apologetics, Dead Sea Scrolls, Defending Christianity, Jewish History, New Testament, Old Testament

A Brief Look at the Pharisees — EttingerWriting.com

This blog looks at the largest Jewish sect in Israel during the time of Jesus’ ministry on earth. This is the third repost of David’s continuing series on the historical, religious and political settings of Israel that set the stage, so to speak,

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The Passion Chronology

I’m currently reading through the Gospel of John in the Amplified Version of the Bible. While reading John I ran across some discrepancies where what John says in his Gospel don’t appear to line up with what Matthew, Mark and

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A Brief Look at the Sadducees — EttingerWriting.com

This blog explores a sect of Judaism which clashed with Jesus during His earthly ministry. This is the second repost of David’s continuing series on the historical, religious and political settings of Israel that set the stage, so to speak, during the ministry

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The Sadducees, Pharisees, and Essenes: The Precursor — EttingerWriting.com

This blog looks at the origins of various Jewish groups in Israel during the time of Christ. This is another repost of David’s continuing posts on the historical, religious and political settings of Israel that set the stage, so to speak, during

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Posted in Apologetics, Christian History, Defending Christianity, Jewish History, New Testament, Old Testament

A Brief Look at the Samaritans | David Ettinger

This is a repost of an excellent post on the background of the Samaritans by my friend, David. Please visit his site at the link below and bookmark it for future reference! via A Brief Look at the Samaritans I

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Examine Evidence for the Bible’s Reliability | Amy Wang

This is a WordPress repost of an excellent article originally posted by Amy Wang that is a lengthy and relatively extensive investigation into the evidence for the Bible’s reliability. Be sure to bookmark it for future reference! To believe the

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Tithing

There is a strong likelihood that this topic may be controversial because there are many Christians who support tithing and also many that don’t. I understand that. I just want to take an honest look at what the Bible says

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Why Israel Matters to Believers — EttingerWriting.com

This is an excellent post by David Ettinger, all Christians would do well to take to heart what David has summarized. This blog examines the importance of Israel in God’s plan for redemption. via Why Israel Matters to Believers — EttingerWriting.com

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The Feast of Tabernacles

While in Jerusalem for one of the Jewish feasts, Jesus healed a lame man at Bethesda.  Because this “work” was done on the Sabbath, the Pharisees were angry and began to persecute him.  Jesus’ response is found in John 5:16-30. Presented with

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Going Outside of God’s Yard

So many times, especially within today’s society, the media and many within our populace, questions “Where is God?” when something terrible happens, especially when it involves the death of children. And it doesn’t stop there, as a nation we have

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The Son of Man

Jesus is referred to as the “Son of Man” 88 times in the New Testament. The first use of the phrase in the Bible is in Ezekiel. Pretty much every time God addresses Ezekiel, he does so as “son of man”.

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Two Nights In a Row

Acts 2:17 NIV ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” Well I think I qualify

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Melchizedek: King of Righteousness

Melchizedek blesses Abram I’ve been reading through Hebrews and as you probably know, Hebrews is one of the three books in the Bible that mentions Melchizedek. I’m going to show you what GotQuestions.org has to say about Melchizedek and then provide

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But What If ……?

I understand why some people don’t believe that there’s a God. It’s what some parents tell their children, it’s what most of us are taught in school. You know, how everything around us just happened by chance. How this planet

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Posted in Apologetics, Defending Christianity, Evolution, Faith, Intelligent Design, New Testament, Old Testament, Witnessing

400 Years of Silence

The 400 years of silence refers to the time between the Old Testament and New Testaments, during which God did not speak to the Jewish people. The 400 years of silence began with the warning that closed the Old Testament:

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Posted in Apologetics, Christian History, Defending Christianity, Old Testament, World History
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