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Feb 21 2013

How were people saved before Christ?


Prior to the fall (Genesis 3:7), salvation was by perfect obedience to the law. However, this was not really salvation as there was no sin until the fall. In other words, Adam and Eve did not need to be saved from the penalty of sin. After the fall, salvation by God became necessary. The same …

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Jan 27 2013

Be a Blessing


J.R. Miller, published 1913 God gives us nothing to keep altogether as our very own. What he gives us, is still his, and we have only the use of it. It is merely lent to us. This means that it is to be returned again to God, when we have ended our use of it. …

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Sep 19 2012

Is Satan able to create life?


  If Pharaoh’s magicians changed their rods into snakes through being empowered by Satan, does that mean that Satan has the power to create life? While the Bible does not specifically tell us how the magicians were able to copy the miracles performed by Moses through God’s power, the two possibilities are that they either …

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Sep 16 2012

No True Work Is Vain


J.R. Miller, published 1913 No true work for God ever fails. Was there ever in this world such other apparent failure as there was in the life of Jesus, at the close of the day he died? Nothing seemed to be left. The Cross had buried in black floods of shame all that was beautiful …

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Sep 11 2012

Matthew 27:52, where did the risen saints go?


In Matthew 27:52-53, where did the risen saints go after they appeared to many? I read several commentaries researching this question, and even in popular and well-respected commentaries, there are large differences of opinion. Who the saints were, whether the exposed bodies came to life or remained lifeless, to whom they appeared, how they appeared, …

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