Articles in the Bible Study category

Why Didn't God Write the Whole Bible with His Finger?

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One of my friends recently became interested in studying the Bible. She is as smart as a whip, and frequently approaches me with lists of questions. Deep questions.

Many of the questions that she asks are questions that I've wrestled with in the past. In my studies, I've only found …

The Church Retirement Plan

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For a long time, I struggled with this notion of sacrificial giving for the Church. It didn't seem like a responsible thing for people to give everything that they had to advance the mission of an organization. Back in the days of Acts, people would cash out their houses and …

Thief on the Cross – My Kingdom is Not of This World

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So what did Jesus mean when He said "You will be with me in paradise?" When you Google the phrase "Paradise" in the Bible, theologians almost unanimously say that Paradise is the place where the righteous go when they die.

There's some disagreement between exactly what this looks like. Here …

Thief on the Cross – The Scarlet Cord

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Jesus was always dutiful to ensure that His ministry as the Messiah was in accordance with Old Testament Prophecy (John 10:35, Matthew 5:17-18, John 19:28). Jesus frequently did things, "so that it would be fulfilled." Matthew particularly includes these markers in his account (Matthew 8:17, Matthew …

Thief on the Cross – I Say Unto You "Today"

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One day, while having lunch with some of my Christian friends, the topic of the thief on the cross was brought up. I shared that Adventists traditionally argue that the comma should be placed after "today," so that the statement reads, "Verily I say unto thee today, thou shalt be …

Thief on the Cross – Adventist Perspective

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As we dive into a series of posts about the Thief on the Cross, I want to lay out the conventional treatments on Luke 23:42-43.

Many Christians interpret this passage to mean one of two things:

  1. Jesus promised the Thief on the Cross that the thief would be with …

Rich Man and Lazarus – Talmudic Background

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Much of the Jewish knowledge was passed from generation to generation orally. After the temple was destroyed in AD 70, the Jews wrote down the Mishnah, to codify Jewish perspectives of the Old Testament. The Mishnah was studied extensively by the Jews in Jerusalem and in Babylon. Each community later …

Rich Man and Lazarus – John the Baptist v Pharisees

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Between the parable of the unjust steward, and the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, there lies a brief passage of a few verses that seem unrelated to either of these parables.

And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. And he …

Rich Man and Lazarus – Parables of Luke 16

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Some scholars say that the parable of the Unjust Steward, told in Luke 16:1-13, is one of the most difficult passages in all of Scripture to interpret. In this parable, Jesus tells a scandalous story where a steward lowers the debts of his master's creditors for the selfish reason …

Rich Man and Lazarus – Parables of Luke 15

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In Luke 15 and 16, Jesus tells a set of five parables. Too often, when we read the gospels, much of the significance of what Jesus taught is lost because we pull his words out of context. The story of the Rich Man and Lazarus is the final parable in …

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