Monthly Archives: December 2011

Is the Bible an Algebra-textbook?

Is the Bible an Algebra-Textbook? In an algebra-textbook you expect to find complicated equations with letters representing various numbers. The textbook only gives you some of the numbers in the equation and you have to work your way backwards in … Continue reading

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Channuka – Ezekiel 11:16

The word “Channuka” means “dedication”. It refers, of course, to the dedication of the Temple that took place when the Hasmoneans recaptured the Temple from the Syrian-Greeks, purified it and rededicated it for the service of God. The fact is … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 4:15 – Isaiah 45:19

  Deuteronomy 4:15 – Isaiah 45:19 The Bible continuously repeats and emphasizes the prohibition against idolatry. But what is idolatry? Generally, we understand that idolatry mens directing devotion towards an entity other than the God who created heaven and earth. … Continue reading

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“Are You My Mother”

“Are You My Mother” As a child, I read a book entitled: “Are You My Mother”. The basic plot of the story describes a bird who happens to hatch from the egg when her mother is away from the nest. She wanders … Continue reading

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Eternal Covenant

Eternal Covenant “When you are in distress and all these things have befallen you, at the end of days, you will return to the Lord your God, and hearken to His voice. For the Lord your God is a merciful … Continue reading

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Covenant and Embrace

Covenant and Embrace The point of a covenant is the preservation of a relationship. The two parties recognize that they share a bond with each other. The two parties also recognize that the awareness and the appreciation of the bond … Continue reading

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Thomas on Genesis 18

An argument frequently used by Christian apologists says that Jews cannot reject the trinity, or Jesus as divine, on the basis of Scripture, because there are many places in Scripture which seem to indicate that God manifest Himself into physical … Continue reading

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What Would It Take?

What Would It Take?   Belief systems generally provide their adherents with a complete world-view. Followers of various belief systems tend to look at the world in a way that fits with their religious beliefs. This basic fact presents a … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 17:3 and the Bedrock of Existence

Deuteronomy 17:3 and the Bedrock of Existence   Throughout the Scriptures, God warns us against idolatry. The fact that Scripture repeats these warnings again and again leaves us with no doubt that idolatry is the most grievous sin towards God … Continue reading

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Another Mathematical Problem

Another Mathematical Problem   That Christianity’s insistence on directing worship to Jesus as a deity is a mathematical absurdity, is well known. Most students of mathematics are aware that one and three are not the same, and approximately the same … Continue reading

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