The Question of Divine Healing

Posted in: 2008

“Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God” (2 Cor. 2:17) NIV

These were the words of the Apostle Paul and could very well be appropriate today as we consider those who preach dishonestly for profit.

Christian radio and television air-ways are teeming with the gospel of “Divine Healing” of the sick in body, mind, or spirit. Many of the air-wave “faith healers,” by implication, impart the idea that they can perform the miracle of healing. Yes, they assert that the “healing”which they preach about is a miraculous healing by God, and “They are simply the instruments through which God works His miracles.”

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Jonah Dead or Alive?

Posted in: 2008
The fictional sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, is to have, famously, answered a question by       Dr. John Watson by saying, “It’s elementary, my dear Watson.” In answering the question concerning the Prophet Jonah’s mortality in the belly of the whale, we can say, along with Sherlock Holmes; “It’s elementary, my dear Watson.”

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Appointed Unto Men Once To Die

Posted in: 2008
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” (Heb. 9:27).

“And as it is …” indicates that it must be connected to a following phrase, such as, “so also is …” The phrase that follows is, “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many …” (Heb. 9:28). Many Christians falsely teach that all men are “appointed to die, once, before the judgment.” This is not the truth. We should “not interpret one passage in a sense that is repugnant to others” (“How To Enjoy The Bible” by E. W Bullinger,    Page 327). “It is appointed unto men once to die” is not a universal truth. This passage is contradicted by many instances in the Bible where dead people were brought back to life, only, to die again. They died and lived, again, BEFORE THE JUDGMENT. A number of people died more than ONCE! We will explore this fact in our present study.

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A Fresh Look at Daniel - Part 11

Posted in: 2008
We come, now, to Daniel 12. This is not the epilogue to the book of Daniel. It is the conclusion of the prophecy given by Gabriel who began his prophecy at Daniel 10:20.
 “And at that time shall Michael stand up[ i ], the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book” (Dan. 12:1).

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A Fresh Look at Daniel - Part 10

Posted in: 2008
The Eleventh Chapter of Daniel is a continuation of Chapter Ten. Gabriel is still speaking to Daniel and says, “Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to confirm and to strengthen him.” (Dan. 11:1).
This verse is parenthetical, telling Daniel what he, Gabriel, had been doing during the two previous years. This verse is historical. Gabriel is telling, in plainer words, that for two years, he had been at his station “in the spirit realm,” defending and protecting Darius (i.e Cyrus) from the onslaughts of the prince of Persia (angelic being). He tried to disengage himself from the forces of darkness for twenty-one days (Dan. 10:13) in order to come to Daniel and give him understanding about what will happen in the “latter days” to the children of Israel (Dan.10:14).

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