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Category Archive: Hermeneutics

The science of interpretation, esp. of the Scriptures; the branch of theology that deals with the principles of Biblical exegesis.

Jul 18 2012

What does "The LORD says to my Lord" mean?

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A Psalm of David. The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool." (Psalms 110:1) This verse is seen five times in scripture (Psalms 110:1, Matthew 22:44, Mark 12:36, Luke 20:42, Acts 2:34). The first occurrence is in Psalms 110:1. To understand the meaning or context …

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Jun 25 2012

Is Our Salvation Secure?

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In order to answer this question, we need to understand the issue of who does the saving and why.  If man is even partly responsible for the work in obtaining his own salvation, then salvation can be lost.  However, if God is wholly responsible for the work in securing our salvation, it cannot be lost. …

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May 22 2012

If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off

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A number of years ago, I was reading an article about a Christian who was having trouble overcoming a sexual sin.  He was found profusely bleeding as he tried to hack off his sexual organ. Fortunately, he was found in time to be saved from bleeding to death. He apparently took  Matthew 5:29-30 literally which …

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Apr 28 2012

Faith in our Church Leaders?

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How much faith or trust should we have in our pastors or teachers?  That was the question that came to mind as I was watching a Dateline episode. The show was about daycare centers.  The show was featuring problems with some of these centers.  For instance, one daycare owner had been arrested for leaving young …

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Sep 29 2010

Was Adam a Hermaphrodite?

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I was surfing the net the other day and was reading a discussion group that I visit from time to time.  I like to visit different discussion groups so that I see Christians interact with each other and what and how they believe.  Since I don’t participate in discussion groups anymore, I either discuss what …

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