Why Studying Prophecy Can Take Our Eyes Off Jesus

by Jack Wellman
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Is it possible that studying prophecy can take our eyes off of Jesus? Prophecy The word “prophecy” is from the Greek word “prophēteia” which means “a discourse emanating from divine inspiration and declaring the purposes of God,” so prophecy is not always speaking about the future but can be, as the verb form “prophēteuō” indicates, […]

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Who Were The Herodian’s?

by Jack Wellman
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Have you heard about the Herodian’s? Who were they, and why is it important to know about them? What was the Herodium? According to Josephus, the Jewish historian hired by the Romans to record the history of the Jews, the “Herodium was built on the spot where Herod won a great victory over Hasmonean and […]

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The Immaculate Conception and the Bible

by Jack Wellman
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Most of us have heard about the Immaculate Conception, but do we really know why it’s called that? Immaculate When we use the word “immaculate” we often use it to refer to something that is perfect or spotless, or without stain, so the word is used for something that has no blemish and no imperfections. […]

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Why The Gospel Includes Jesus’ Life, Death And Resurrection

by Jack Wellman
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Does the gospel depend on Jesus’ sinless life, His atoning death, the resurrection, or all three? The Spotless Lamb of God When the old sacrificial system contained in the Mosaic Law was still in effect, they had to repeat the sacrifices over and over again because ancient Israel, like all of us, sin over and […]

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Foot Washing in the Bible

by Pamela Rose Williams
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In Bible times people wore sandals so foot washing was the first thing they would do before entering a tent (house). Mostly the host would provide the water for foot washing, but in some cases a servant would wash feet. Let’s take a look at what the Bible says about foot washing. Bible Times Foot […]

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How Were People Saved Before Christ And The Cross?

by Jack Wellman
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Were there two plans of salvation in the Bible? How were people saved before Jesus died on the cross? A Gift from God No one can ever merit their own salvation. In fact, it is impossible to redeem our own selves by works, but Christians should already know this since the Apostle Paul wrote, “For […]

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Why Did Jesus Say, “Follow Me?”

by Jack Wellman
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Many call themselves Christians, but Christ said, “Follow Me,” so what does it mean to follow Christ? Following Christ You never heard Jesus refer to His followers as Christians, but rather, He would call them His disciples, and when He called His disciples, He would often say: “Follow Me.” When Jesus saw “Simon (who is […]

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Is Acupuncture Or Acupressure Allowed In The Bible?

by Jack Wellman
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Is acupuncture or acupressure sin for the believer? Does the Bible forbid such practices? Acupuncture Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine technique, which is sometimes called alternative medicine, and is where they insert needles in various parts of the body. Where they insert the needles depends on where you are hurting or what type of […]

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What Is A “Seared Conscience”?

by Jack Wellman
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What does having a “seared conscience” mean? What is a “seared conscience?” The Knowledge of Sin You don’t have to tell a 6-year-old when they’ve done something wrong. They already know that some things are right and somethings are wrong. Children are just like adults in the sense that they have an internal moral compass, […]

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What Does It Mean To Mock God?

by Jack Wellman
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What does it mean to mock God?  Is that something we might do? Mocking God I do know Scriptures testify to the fact that God is not mocked, meaning, “Don’t fool yourselves, whatever you sow, that’s what you’ll reap,” and I speak to myself too, but some openly mock God to His face, so to […]

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