Category Archives: New Testament

Slaves were commanded to be good slaves in the Bible?

Slaves be obedient to your masters! Texts: 1 Corinthians 7:20-22; Ephesians 6:5-9; 1 Timothy 6:1-2; Titus 2:9-10; 2 Peter 2:18-19 I like to remind students that the Bible was written by actual people that lived in a certain time and … Continue reading

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Revelation 12 – The Woman Flees Into the Wilderness

This excerpt from Mike Wilcox’s book “Who shall be able to stand: Finding personal meaning in the Book of Revelation” is just pure gold. He is a brilliant writer, if you haven’t read anything by him, you need to go … Continue reading

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The Messiness of Scripture

On this page (see below) I will add content that illustrates how scripture is both human and divine. I am working on content to show that although scripture isn’t perfect, it has divinity throughout. I believe that the Spirit of … Continue reading

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John 5 – Superstition about the waters at Bethesda

This pool [was] evidently a mineral spring of some sort whose waters bubbled intermittently as escaping gases broke the surface…No doubt these waters had-as hot mineral springs do in our day-some curative and healing powers, which gave rise to a … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7 – Was Paul married?

Was Paul against marriage in general? It doesn’t seem so. This chapter seems to be answering a question about missionary service and marriage. Should missionaries be married? It seems as if Paul is counseling missionaries if they are unmarried, to … Continue reading

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John 20:22 He Breathed on Them

John 20:22 “He breathed on them” President Harold B. Lee said the following about this statement: “He ‘breathed on them and said unto them, receive ye the Holy Ghost,’ (John 20:22) which in all likelihood was the confirmation and the commission … Continue reading

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Luke 2:47 All that heard were astonished

Luke 2:47. “All that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers” The Prophet Joseph Smith taught the following about Jesus Christ’s youth: “When still a boy He had all the intelligence necessary to enable Him to rule and … Continue reading

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