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Goliath’s Brothers

Published: August 1, 2022 (Originally published: August 6, 2006)
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I was just wondering, in your “Children’s Stories for Adults, David and Goliath”, at the end you mention that the reason David took 5 stones is because Goliath had four brothers. Exactly where do you find that info? Is it in the Bible or other historical documents? Thank you!


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OSAS Believe It Or Not

Published: July 29, 2022 (Originally published: July 15, 2013)
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I love your site and have found it very helpful, however, I have a question. I am a born-again Christian and I believe in OSAS, but lately, I’ve been having a very difficult time accepting it for me. I understand that Jesus died for all of our sins, and all those who believe in him will be saved and that salvation can come only through faith. But at the same time, I often feel as if my own personal sins will somehow leave me exempt from that. No matter how much evidence I read I just can’t seem to accept the fact that I am saved, and still feel as though I need to earn it and that if I commit sins I will somehow forfeit my salvation.


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Have They Lost Their Reward?

Published: July 29, 2022 (Originally published: July 20, 2013)
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Re: Giving in Secret. I know of a couple who have faithfully given sacrificially towards supporting numerous missionaries for many years. On a few select occasions, they have tried to encourage others to embrace the joy of generous giving to get the Gospel out and in doing so, referred to what they have learned and in the process, some reference to what they do was made. Would this be a case of losing heavenly reward?


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Another Translation Error?

Published: July 29, 2022 (Originally published: July 12, 2013)
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Lately, I have been reading comments on Facebook regarding whether or not a soul goes to heaven after the death of the body. They use the fact that there were no commas in the original writing of scriptures. Therefore, when Jesus told the thief on the cross next to him, he would be in Paradise with him it didn’t mean he would be with there with him on that very same day. If you move the comma it says, “I tell you the truth today, you shall be with me in Paradise.” These people use this argument to prove their belief that no one is in heaven yet. Is it possible that the comma was put in the wrong place?