Is there any evidence in the new testament that anointing cloths are used in replacement of a person (except of course where Jesus was touched on the hem by a woman). I know Peters Shadow was held in high esteem, but did he or anyone else use cloths or garments?
Q. Does God hate the sinner, not just the sin? I was listening to a Christian radio show and a certain man called up asking some questions regarding this and one of the passages brought up was Psalm 5:5 “The arrogant cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who do wrong” (NIV). There were some other verses they used to support this, I think one of them was in Jeremiah. The apologist and the caller both agreed that based on the scripture, God indeed hates the sinner.
I was reading an article by (a well known web news publisher), about possible prophetic significance of the famous account of King Solomon offering to divide a baby between two women having to do with the current attempts to divide the Jewish State with the Arabs. What are your thoughts on this?
We hear a lot about a village without walls and we expect to see a dis-arming of Yisrael before everything gets going. But what if: the village without walls is attained thru deception and pressure and Yisrael leaves itself totally open to attack by bowing to the pressure to pacified the Edomites?
My Sunday school class is beginning a quick study in Proverbs. My teacher asked if I could summarize Proverbs 31 in a couple of weeks so I am doing some research. I have found a couple of ideas as to the identity of King Lemuel and wondered what your take on this is.
I found it to be a very interesting article. However, I just had one question. Obviously, Mystery Babylon is going to be completely obliterated by God which would also have to take place while the anti-Christ is in power. I find it hard to believe for all of these events to happen in such a short period of time.
My wife has recently gotten very interested in a new show on the sci-fi channel called GHOST HUNTERS and I have to admit some of the shows are chilling in the PROOF offered to support claims of paranormal activity.
Q. In Ephesians 4:11 – the “teachers” that Paul spoke of, are those the same as rabbi? Thanks and have a blessed day!
A. In the literal sense the words rabbi and teacher are not equivalent although in practice both do the same job.
The Hebrew word for rabbi literally means great one, or master. Jews call their religious leaders this as a sign of respect today, and in the Lord’s time addressed their teachers that way. Jesus cautioned the teachers against allowing that, saying that they had only one master, and that’s the Lord, and all of them were brothers. (Matt. 23:8)
The Greek word Paul used in Ephes. 4:11 literally means teacher and lacks the connotations of honor and greatness attached to the word rabbi.
Q. The mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. (Isaiah 55:12)
Is this the new Jerusalem? When we are completely free from sin, and put on Christ completely and be like Him as He is, will we have power and closeness to the creation where we hear mountains/hills sing and trees clap their hands? To think all material things that bring joy but not everlasting is to be replaced with creation makes my heart leap. Surely to hear a mountain speak must be simple divine.
A. Isaiah 55:12-13 speaks of Israel’s Kingdom age on Earth as God’s people finally return to their land in peace. After the curse is lifted and peace is restored to the creation, I imagine that we’ll see all kinds of grand and glorious changes.
I heard a sermon about God’s blessings and successfulness in the earthly life of a believer. The preacher said that evil spiritual beings and forces are more a blocking factor of God’s blessings to a believer than earthly circumstances.