God can’t be around sin. Think of it like an unblemished white crystal. Can’t have black. Same goes for the sacrifice. Unblemished. No sin. Christ. Now, the sacrifice. Without getting too granular on which kind of animal was used and why, nevertheless, the writer of Hebrew (9:12-18) sums up what Leviticus 17:11 states: “For the … Continue reading Can God be around sin?
Billions of people throughout the world believe in something outside of space and time. What I mean by this is that the belief in a God/gods of some sort is fairly consistent among human beings. Whether it is a single, all-supreme God like Yahweh or Allah, which is called monotheism, or perhaps it’s polytheistic like … Continue reading Aren’t Atheists Just Agnostic?
The contention for the location of Sodom and Gomorrah continue to this day, and while some biblical archeologists claim they have been found, many others believe they never will be. Often times these conclusions are influenced by the polarized paradigms concerning biblical history. However, the biblical data is clear as to the whereabouts of both cities are, … Continue reading Where is Sodom and Gomorrah?
What exactly is God telling Eve here? Is it a curse? Is it grace under pressure? Is it both, or does it have a deeper meaning that can be found elsewhere in Scripture? Shortly after Adam and Eve’s sin against God when they ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, God increased … Continue reading What is the “Desire” in Genesis 3:16?
The Biblical data suggests that God’s formal decree to Rebekah regarding ‘The elder shall serve the younger’ is worth considering. (Exodus 22:29; Numbers 8:14-17; Deuteronomy 21:17; cf. Genesis 25:23). “This was contrary to ancient Near Eastern custom, but the elective purposes of God transcend custom,” and eventually, Esau would become “a servant forever in bondage … Continue reading The Elder Shall Serve the Younger