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Biblical truth standing on its spiritual head to get our eternal attention.

Judges 13-16 – Samson and Eve #1

| September 6, 2017

They say young men marry women that remind them of their mothers. For me I know that was true, except younger! The story of Samson can be told by contrasting his mother to his women. In Judges 13, while unnamed, the wife of Manoah and Samson’s mother is the main character. It is she who […]

Genesis 1-2; Luke 1-2 – In the Beginning Old Creation and New Creation In the Beginning

| December 7, 2016

In the story of the birth of Christ (Luke 1-2) we have: 1) Darkness because the shepherds are out at night. 2) Light breaking the darkness because the glory of the Lord shines as the angels announce the birth of Christ to the shepherds. 3) Animals being taken care of because of the shepherds; plus […]

Genesis to Revelation – The Beginning is the End

| October 11, 2016

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen.1:1). Then man lived with God in Eden and God provided him a wife (Gen.2). “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth for the first heaven and the first earth passed away (Rev.21:1). Then man lived in “the new Jerusalem coming down […]

Genesis 12:3 – Racism and the Abrahamic Promise

| October 6, 2016

From the beginning Israel/Jews understood Gentiles were part of the Abrahamic promise. Yahweh said “all nations” would be blessed through Abraham, not just Israel (Gen.12:3). What Jews did not understand is Gentiles could be saved without the Law (Acts 15:1). Ruth became an Israelite because Naomi’s people and God became Ruth’s. In other words, Jews […]

Genesis 2:20 – We Are Superior Yet Inferior

| September 13, 2016

One of the interesting differences between animals and humans suggests we did not involve from a lower life form to a higher one. Spiders who make webs instinctually are master engineers. Canadian Geese are not “directionally challenged” like some of my relatives. This overall instinctual genius is not found across the board in humans. If […]

Genesis 1:1 – An Axiomatic World

| March 22, 2016

A statement is axiomatic if it needs no proof because it is true by the definitions of the words themselves: A servant is not above his master; water is wet; etc. Denial comes when people willingly ignore the obvious which is becoming the new legal norm: Men are no longer only males; marriage is no […]

Genesis 1-3 – A Real Man is a Paradox

| January 2, 2016

A Real Man Is a Paradigm that is Not Perfect (Genesis 1:26,27,31) A Real Man Is a Purposed Creation That Needs Guidance (Genesis 1:26-28; 2:7) A Real Man Is a Provider But Not Just A Paycheck (Genesis 2:15; 3:17-19) A Real Man Is a Proclaimer of Truth Still Learning From Others (Genesis 2:16-17; 3:1-3) A […]

Genesis 4 – Chiasm

| December 28, 2015

Abbreviated Chiasm A – ADAM IS INTIMATE WITH HIS WIFE (1a) B – CAIN ENTERS (1b) C – CAIN AND THE GROUND (2-3) D – ABEL AND BLOOD (4) E – GOD REJECTS CAIN (5a) F– CAIN CONTROLLED BY EMOTIONS (5b-6) G – MORAL OF THE STORY (7a) G’ – MORAL OF THE STORY (7b) […]

Genesis 1 – Separation; Organization; Multiplication

| November 11, 2015

Since there are often layers of truth, meaning, and purpose behind God’s revelation, we should try to uncover those layers. Genesis 1 is about many things including: 1) Separation; 2) Organization; 3) Multiplication. God separates day and night; water and ground. God organizes the lights, vegetation, and animals into their proper places and roles. God […]

Genesis 1:1 – Intelligent Design

| November 11, 2015

Irony? God’s sense of humor? You decide. Take a flammable gas, add the necessary oxidizer to start the burning process, and what do you get? Exactly what you need to put out a fire when the fuel is two parts hydrogen and the oxidizer is one part oxygen – WATER. Somehow I can’t see chance […]