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On doctrine and interpretation ––– understanding and harmonizing Scripture to form a coherent picture of the world and God. On the nature of God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, creation, sin, prophecy, angels, salvation and more.

Wisdom’s Wine

What is the meaning of the “mixed” or “mingled” wine in Proverbs 9?

Wisdom’s Wine

What is the meaning of the “mixed” or “mingled” wine in Proverbs 9?

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In Proverbs 9, we find Lady Wisdom preparing a banquet for those who are “simple” and “have no sense.” (v.4 NIV) In her preparations she has slaughtered her meat, mixed her wine, and furnished her table. (v.2) Certainly, this proverb pictures a very special occasion.
Desert Demon

What is the meaning of the Hebrew word "Azazel", traditionally translated as ‘scapegoat’?

Desert Demon

What is the meaning of the Hebrew word "Azazel", traditionally translated as ‘scapegoat’?

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One of the most important and critical elements in Christian theology is atonement. Atonement refers to the covering over or removal of sin for the purpose of reconciling sinful human beings with a holy and righteous God (a God Who cannot tolerate sin) and interestingly,
On Crucifixion

What is the cultural and Christian significance of death by crucifixion?

On Crucifixion

What is the cultural and Christian significance of death by crucifixion?

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It is difficult for the modern reader of the Bible to fully understand many of the New Testament references to crucifixion. Today, crucifixion isn’t primarily associated with the ancient practice, but rather as synonymous with Jesus Christ. The cross has become an enduring symbol of
Who is Beelzebul?

The name Beelzebul is not found anywhere else in the Bible. Where did it come from in the Gospel accounts?

Who is Beelzebul?

The name Beelzebul is not found anywhere else in the Bible. Where did it come from in the Gospel accounts?

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In an incident recorded three different times in the synoptic Gospels (Matthew 12:24; Mark 3:22; Luke 11:15), Jesus is accused of casting out demons by Beelzebul. In all accounts, Beelzebul is said by the accusers of Jesus to be the “prince of the demons”, and
Breath of the Wild

Is there life beyond the grave or will we share the same fate as the animals?

Breath of the Wild

Is there life beyond the grave or will we share the same fate as the animals?

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Although the Bible clearly teaches from the beginning that every human being is made unique in the image of God and that the soul of each human lives on after physical death, “the preacher” in Ecclesiastes, seems to present a very naturalistic view. In Ecclesiastes