Sunday, October 27, 2013

Hebrews Chapter Three Part 3

3:7-11 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)

This passage is quoted from Psalm 95:7-11, and was written in reference to the rebellion of Israel in the desert. Led by Moses, the infant nation became afraid of the denizens of Canaan when they spied out the land. Despite God assuring them that He would give them victory over the people of Canaan the Israelites rebelled and tried to appoint a new leader to bring them back to Egypt. The men of war who rebelled would all die over the next forty years since they did not trust in God or His word that He would do what He said He would for them. Their hearts became hard through the deceitfulness of sin, Hebrews 3:13.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Updates on the Fight for Academic Freedom

This is an excerpt from  the Discovery Institute, which I receive via email periodically. My desire is to keep people apprised and aware of what is going on, and hopefully stimulate a little effort on the part of academic freedom to speak about the issues here involved without fear. It seems Darwinism does not like being challenged; but that only begs the question, why? Are the advocates of Darwinism unwilling to consider plausible alternatives, or is there something else at work here? A fair count of evolutionary scientists are beginning to come forward and admit that their theory (Darwinian Evolution) is filled with holes. I know that it's difficult to change one's mind, especially when it is something  that boasts such amazing implications, but isn't the alternative intellectual suicide? I leave the reader to decide.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hebrews Chapter Three part 2

3:5-6 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

Again we are reminded of Moses’ fidelity toward God. He performed his duties as a servant, for the sake of giving testimony about things to come. Moses did indeed receive glory from God. We can recall that when Moses descended the mountain in God’s presence that his face shone with God’s glory, and Moses was a well polished mirror that could, in his humility and servitude, reflect that glory in such a way that it actually frightened people. His exposure to God on the mountain, the closeness of God’s presence, had given Moses a radiance of beauty that was not his own. Apparently this radiance was so unearthly that none of Israel would approach him unless he hid his face from them, Exodus 34:29-35.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hebrews Chapter Three Part 1

3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus

This verse is a succinct appeal for the believer (the writer’s brethren) to consider Jesus Christ. The Greek word for “consider” is “kataneuo” and means “the action of the mind in apprehending certain facts about a thing.” This same verb is used once more in Hebrews in regards to our fellow Christians when we read: “Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,” Hebrews 10:24.
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