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Apr 08 2013

Excruciating, word origin

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The word excruciating has an interesting origin and background.  In English, excruciating is an adjective that means, “causing intense physical agony or anguish”.  What does not seem to be commonly known about the word are the details of its Latin origin and how it came into existence. Origin: 1560–70; < Latin excruciātus, past participle of …

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Sep 11 2012

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

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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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Apr 03 2010

Resurrection Day – He Has Risen

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  Shortly after I came to came to faith, maybe a couple of months later, I asked what can probably be regarded as the epitome of  dumb questions of all time.  As a new Christian who did not grow up in a Christian home or environment, I really was like a little child learning something …

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Oct 06 2009

Baptize – to immerse or to sprinkle?

The photo on the right is an old archeological find of a Jewish “mikvah.”  In Christianity, we would refer to it as a “baptismal.”   If they were close to the river, such as Jesus’ baptism, they would be mikvah’d in the river.  A mikvah was always by full immersion. It depends on the Christian denomination …

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