Category Archives: New Testament

Speak the truth in love – Ephesians 4:15

Our Clinical Material Your lives, your friendships, your marriages, your families, your neighbors and coworkers currently constitute the sample of humanity which God has given you. We are each other’s clinical material, and we make a mistake when we disregard … Continue reading

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Egyptian Stories Recontextualized In Scripture

Egyptian stories repackaged in scripture: Lazarus and the Rich Man Luke’s parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man is an excellent example of how a 1st century Jew wrote down the words of a parable of Jesus, a story which, … Continue reading

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Inspiration and Incarnation

Scripture is both human and divine First, that in the Bible the divine and human are blended. We must not regard the Bible as an absolutely perfect book in which God is Himself the author using human hands and brains … Continue reading

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How’d We Get the Bible? (The Short Version)

The production of the Old and New Testaments Time Period: 1500 BCE to 1611 CE How did we get the King James Version of the Bible? Old Testament Quick History Moses is credited in the Bible with authorship of the … Continue reading

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Moroni 10 – Evidentiary Equilibrium

Evidentiary Equilibrium I am amazed at how the Book of Mormon is set up for us. The modern issues that mankind is struggling with (see my happiness post from earlier), concerning pride, racism, and monetary inequality, are all addressed in … Continue reading

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Luke 17:35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left

Bruce R. McConkie “…’in the last days, two shall be in the field, the one shall be taken, and the other left; two shall be grinding at the mill, the one shall be taken, and the other left; and what … Continue reading

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Luke 17:21 the kingdom of God is within you

The Joseph Smith translation changes Luke 17:21 to read, “the kingdom of God has already come unto you…” Bruce R. McConkie “One of the heresies which prevails in a large part of modern Christendom is the concept that Jesus did … Continue reading

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