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  • New Evidence Suggests Esau Actually Sold Birthright For Spicy Chicken Sandwich From Chick-Fil-A

    09/21/2020 5:54:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | September 17, 2019 | The Babylon Bee
    U.S.—Scholars working at top divinity schools across the country now believe that Esau traded his birthright for a spicy chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A, not a bowl of soup or lentils as originally thought. "It never really made sense to us that he traded his birthright for lentils," said one expert working at Southern Seminary. "Who likes lentils? Lentils are gross. But do you know what would have made sense? If he came back from hunting and smelled that delicious, patented Chick-fil-A scent." "Man, it's about lunchtime," he added. "I'd give my birthright for a 12-count nugget right about now."
  • The Handwashing that God seeks

    03/12/2020 2:29:46 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | B.C. | Isaiah
    Your hands are full of blood! 16 Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong. (Isaiah 1)
  • Why does God allow polygamy in the Old Testament?

    02/02/2020 2:51:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/02/2020 | Kenneth Reid
    Polygamy, which was common in the ancient world, has recently reemerged as a trending and hotly-debated topic. Popular TV shows such as Sister Wives and My Five Wives, along with our culture’s evolving definition of marriage, have reintroduced polygamy as a topic up for discussion. For Christians, this means an important question must be answered — why does God allow polygamy in the Old Testament, and what does that mean for us today?Bible teacher and speaker Allen Parr helps us answer this question in his video titled, Does God Support Polygamy? In the video, Parr breaks down both the unique...
  • Does the Case of David and Bathsheba Justify Adultery Today?

    01/18/2020 12:37:23 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    Christian Courier ^ | Wayne Jackson
    David was one of the remarkable men of the Old Testament. He was a capable musician and beloved poet. He excelled as a military leader and king. And as “a man after God’s own heart” he was an exceptional religious leader. Yet, in spite of his illustrious achievements, Israel’s greatest king was not without some grievous faults — not the least of which was his shameful conduct with Bathsheba (2 Sam. 11:1-27). As the Pharisees of Jesus’ day possessed a diabolical skill at twisting the Scriptures to justify their own evil desires, even so, some today are equally adept at...
  • “What is implied by the phrase ‘the elder shall serve the younger’?”

    01/12/2020 6:18:26 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    As Isaac and Rebekah struggled to become pregnant, God intervened. During the pregnancy there was a struggle in the womb, and “When she went to inquire about this from the Lord, she received a prediction from Him: Two nations, that is, twin progenitors of two nations, were struggling in her womb and the younger would triumph. Indeed the Israelites (Jacob’s descendants) and the Edomites (Esau’s descendants) fought continuously. God’s election of Jacob the younger over Esau the older was against the natural order. [1] Ancient Near Eastern customs for a family with multiple sons, would be once the father has...
  • Does God condone polygamy? Bible scholar says 'no,' Old Testament shows it only creates turmoil

    12/16/2019 8:08:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/16/2019 | Brandon Showalter
    The Bible talks about polygamy but that doesn't mean God endorsed it, said Peter Gentry, a professor of Old Testament interpretation who stressed the importance of understanding historical narratives in Scripture. In a video posted on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's YouTube channel on Monday, Gentry said readers must distinguish between what God commands versus how He treated His people and how His people, who were not faithful, treated Him."God is the one that designs marriage. God is the one who invents marriage. Marriage is not something invented by humans. God is the one who gives the first woman...
  • King Nebuchadnezzar And Why He Is The Focus Of Kanye West's Upcoming Opera

    11/18/2019 12:10:32 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/17/2019 | Chris Lambert
    On Sunday, Kanye West took to Twitter to announce an opera. It’s titled, “Nebuchadnezzar” and will be performed at the Hollywood Bowl on November 24th, at 4pm. The announcement notes, “Music with Sunday Service, Peter Collins & Infinities Song*” As of right now, we don’t know what this opera will entail. The most obvious question some may have, though, is: why Nebuchadnezzar? Overall, one macro takeaway from the story of Nebuchadnezzar is this: you may not think God had anything to do with your success until one day you realize God had everything to do with your success. After the...
  • Did Jephthah Actually Kill His Daughter?

    11/08/2019 9:53:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Torah ^ | Prof. Rabbi Jonathan Magonet
    The Daughter of Jephthah. Alexandre Cabanel. Date 1879  The Case against Jephthah If Jephthah were to be arrested for the killing of his daughter, the prosecutor would have some evidence, though largely circumstantial. First there is his infamous and rash vow to God, that if God granted him victory over the Ammonites then the one who came out from the door of his house to greet him on his return would belong to the Lord and he would offer that person, or possibly animal, up as a burnt offering (Judges 11:30-31). Indeed Jephthah wins the victory, but the first to greet him...
  • Christian Apologist Responds to Atheist Richard Dawkins Old Testament 'Genocide' Claim

    10/31/2019 7:38:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/31/2019 | By Justin L. Ayoub
    Christian apologist William Craig has offered a response to atheist intellectual Richard Dawkins who called him "a deplorable apologist for genocide" in his column last week.In a speech at the Sheldonian Theater at Oxford University on Tuesday, Craig responded to Dawkins' allegations during the question and answer session.“There was no racial war here, no command to kill them all,” he said, alluding to extermination of the Canaanites in the Old Testament, “the command was to drive them out.”He then said: “I would say that God has the right to give and take life as He sees fit. Children die all...
  • NIV Quest Study Bible: Is There Any “Secular” Evidence to Support the Bible’s Claims?

    09/08/2019 11:10:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Bible Gateway Blog ^ | September 2, 2019 | Jonathan Petersen
    Although the Bible is not an ancient history textbook, it does report events that have been confirmed by other historical works. Consider the following examples: Archeological digs and ancient Assyrian records confirm the Bible’s portrayal of King Sennacherib’s invasion of Judah (2 Kings 18:13–19:37). Until recent excavations at Tell Mardikh uncovered tablets mentioning Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:1–29), scholars dismissed the existence of both cities as a biblical legend. The Hittites were also considered a biblical legend until their capital and records were discovered in modern-day Turkey. The palace of King Sargon, an Assyrian ruler mentioned in Isaiah, was uncovered...
  • NIV Quest Study Bible: How Do We Know the Bible Is True?

    09/01/2019 3:49:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 92 replies
    Bible Gateway Blog ^ | August 26, 2019 | Jonathan Petersen
    Question One: How do we know the Bible is true? (Hebrews 4:12) According to the Bible, all Scripture is God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16). Peter confirmed this when he said that those who wrote the Bible were not speaking on their own but spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21). Many parts of Scripture are directly attributed to God through use of phrases like This is what the Lord says (e.g., Exodus 4:22). Finally, Jesus often quoted from the Old Testament and affirmed it as being God’s Word. Prophecies that were later fulfilled...
  • The Canaanites: Genocide or Judgment? Is God’s perfect character compromised by their slaughter?

    07/27/2019 8:07:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Stand To Reason ^ | 07/27/2019 | Greg Koukl
    Is God’s perfect character compromised by the genocide of the Canaanites in the Old Testament? Is God good? The assault on theism by the so-called “New Atheists” has principally focused on three areas. People like Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett have argued, broadly, that reason is on their side, science is on their side, and morality is on their side.[1] One justification for the atheists’ claim to high moral ground is what seems to them to be the patently immoral conduct of the God of the Old Testament. According to Richard Dawkins, for example, God is not...
  • The Darkness and Light are both Alike to Thee (Psalm 139)

    07/13/2019 4:45:27 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 4 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | July 13, 2019 | Philip Cottraux
    The Darkness and Light are both Alike to Thee By Philip Cottraux Psalm 139:1: O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. You can’t hide anything from God. This can be both terrifying and comforting. For the last blog, I examined the 34th Psalm, which David wrote while on the run for his life from Saul. He and his men lived as fugitives in the wilderness every day for ten years. Think of how many nights he cried out to God for it to end, to no response. Yet he still had the faith to say they that seek...
  • Many are the Afflictions of the Righteous (Psalm 34)

    06/29/2019 6:15:56 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 3 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | June 29, 2019 | Philip Cottraux
    Many are the Afflictions of the Righteous By Philip Cottraux After being anointed king, David would spend the next ten years on the run from Saul. He and his band of loyal soldiers lived in the wilderness like fugitives, sleeping in caves, never knowing where their next meal was coming from, and on constant watch for Saul’s pursuing army. In a previous blog I wrote about David arriving at the tabernacle hungry and asking the high priest, Ahimelech, for food. A table with bread was located in front of the veil that concealed the holiest of holies. But this show...
  • Sin Lieth at the Door

    05/25/2019 5:41:15 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 8 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | May 25, 2019 | Philip Cottraux
    Sin Lieth at the Door By Philip Cottraux Eden was paradise on Earth, a place where the Lord came down to personally walk and talk with man. How much closer to God can you be this side of heaven? Yet because of sin, only one generation later, Adam and Eve’s children were killing one another. What a fall from grace! You could be a great witness for God your whole life, preaching the gospel, laying hands on the sick, and seeing miracles and healings. It could take decades of fasting and praying to reach such a high spiritual level. But...
  • A God of War

    02/02/2019 3:39:13 PM PST · by pcottraux · 6 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | February 2, 2019 | Philip Cottraux
    A God of War By Philip Cottraux When the Israelites were thirsty in the wilderness, Moses was to speak to a rock to draw out water. But he struck it in a fit of anger. As punishment, he was forbidden to enter the Promised Land. Deuteronomy 32:51-52: Because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-kadesh…yet thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel. He’d led the Israelites through the wilderness for the last 40 years. Now the time...
  • Woe Unto Edom

    12/08/2018 5:34:38 PM PST · by pcottraux · 4 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | December 8, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Woe Unto Edom By Philip Cottraux When it comes to Bible prophecy, end-times study is the most popular subject among Christians. However, we miss out by not looking more at prophecy that’s already been fulfilled. If you want to see God’s fingerprints in history, it’s worth examining predictions from the Old Testament that were fulfilled within ancient times, in some cases even before the New Testament age. Daniel is the best example. This prophet lived during the reign of king Nebuchadnezzar all the way through the occupation of Babylon by the Medo-Persians, in the time span of 620-538 BC. But...
  • Fewer Sex Partners Means a Happier Marriage

    10/22/2018 9:54:09 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 244 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10-22-18 | OLGA KHAZAN
    Over at the Institute for Family Studies, Nicholas Wolfinger, a sociologist at the University of Utah, has found that Americans who have only ever slept with their spouses are most likely to report being in a “very happy” marriage. Meanwhile, the lowest odds of marital happiness—about 13 percentage points lower than the one-partner women—belong to women who have had six to 10 sexual partners in their lives. For men, there’s still a dip in marital satisfaction after one partner, but it’s never as low as it gets for women,... (Skip) In an earlier analysis, Wolfinger found that women with zero...
  • The Consequences of Child Favoritism (Jacob and Esau)

    10/06/2018 4:01:31 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 15 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | October 6, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Consequences of Child Favoritism By Philip Cottraux The Bible is timeless. Despite being thousands of years old, it still can teach us profound lessons about ourselves. Setting aside just their historical truth, its stories contain universal metatruth on the nature of man. Specifically, the story of Jacob and Esau is perhaps its most cautionary tale on the danger of dysfunctional family dynamics. Like his father Abraham, Isaac and Rebekah had trouble conceiving. And Isaac intreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was inteated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived (Genesis 25:21). After...
  • The Price Lot Paid

    09/15/2018 2:48:31 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 14 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | September 15, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Price Lot Paid By Philip Cottraux Because of a conflict between their herdsmen, Abraham and his nephew Lot decided to part ways. The grazing land just wasn’t big enough for both tribes. Lot could choose where to go; in Genesis 13:9, Abraham said is not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left. Then lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that...