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Fun with Bible Words 3: Christ

Jesus Christ. I used to think that was His name. Jesus, first name, Christ, middle name. Not sure about the last name…I guess if you’re Jesus and all your mail gets to you in a timely manner, you don’t need one. But as it turns out, Christ is actually a descriptive Greek word that is only left untranslated when used with Jesus for some unknown reason. Find out what it is…

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Fun with Words-1: Church

When I was a little kid—okay, maybe a few years before I was born—the word “gay” meant happy. Many words since then have undergone metamorphosis, some even taking opposite meanings from what they once were:

* Bad. Bad used to mean bad, then it meant good, now it can go either way depending on context.
* Artificial. This originally meant ‘full of artistic or technical skill.’
* Awful. At one time, this meant “full of awe” in a wonderful, delightful way.
* Manufacture. From the Latin word meaning “to make by hand,” this originally signified things that were created by craftsmen.

Is it any wonder that many words in our Bibles are used in a way that does not convey the original meaning? For the next few entries, we’ll explore a few of these. Today’s word is “church.” Read more…

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Cracking The Codes

One thing I find super exciting is when I discover passages in the Bible that reveal the hidden meaning of certain symbols. In fact, good students of the Bible will tell you, “Let Scripture define Scripture.” Check out a few of the many codes I’ve cracked in my personal study—they unlock amazing perspectives in many mysterious passages…

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Stumper 5: When Will We Judge Angels?

Today's stumper…The Bible says the godly will rule and reign with Christ in the coming Kingdom. Who are the godly ruling and reigning over? When do the saints judge men and angels?

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Stumper 4: Luke 18:8

So we've moved through the easy questions. They're only going to get harder! Today's question–did Jesus suggest that there would be few, if any, people of faith when He returns? What could this possibly mean?

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Stumper 3: Can You Lose Your Salvation?

Seriously, can you lose you salvation or not? Somebody must know the answer to this…

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