The Church Fulfills and Replaces Old Testament Temple

Let’s allow the clarity of Scripture to overturn needlessly complicated and convoluted eschatological (end-times) interpretations that have dominated American Christianity for many decades. Further, is this replacement the same as the church replacing Israel? Read the post to find out. And look at the photos, too!

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Women Really Did Work as–and Were–Overseers, Elders, Pastors: A Close Look at 1 Timothy 5:9-10

This post has been thoroughly revised and updated. The verses we will look at describe male elders and overseers and pastors and elderly widows. Both men and women took care of the churches. Just like the men, the elderly women functioned as pastors, elders, and overseers throughout their redeemed lives, because they were those things. Scriptures: 1 Timothy 5:2, 9-10, 3:1-7, 11-13, 5:17; Titus 1:5-9; 2:3-5; 1 Peter 2:25, 5:1-5.

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Matthew 5:28 and Adultery in the Heart

Matthew 5:28 has been misused over and over again. What does it mean in its textual and OT contexts? Update: radio host Dennis Prager says that in Judaism a man can watch a little porn because the Torah does not forbid it. Judaism is about behavior, not inner thoughts. (The debaters do not understand Greek.)

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Were Jesus, James and John First Cousins? Was Clopas Jesus’ Uncle?

It’s frustrating to look at old family photos, say a hundred years old, and not know who the people were. They were important enough to be included in the old shoe box filled with known photos, but their names and relationships have been lost to us.

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Jesus Rebukes Fever Attacking Peter’s Mother-in-Law

Passages: Matthew 8:14-15; Mark 1:30-31; Luke 4:38-39. We also look at Matthew 816-17, which says that the Messiah fulfills Isaiah 53:4, which further clarifies that he took our diseases and carried our sicknesses.

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Sanctification: Past, Present, Future

The moment you are saved, Christ becomes your sanctification. Now he works it out in you in slow, steady progress until the day you die and live again in heaven and then the new earth with your new body, when your sanctification will be completed.

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Why Doesn’t Divine Healing Happen One Hundred Percent of the Time in This Age?

Yes, healing is “in” the atonement, like every biblical benefit. So why not 100% healing right now? The goal here is not to put doubt in the reader, but to explain to people why their prayers were not answered and their beloved family member died. (I updated this post yet again, revealing that God has improved one of my conditions.)

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