Daily Archives: November 17, 2007

The Encouragement of the Scriptures

In both the Torah and the Book of Joshua, there’s a story about Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh. These two-and-a-half tribes really liked the Transjordan, and they wanted their inheritance to be in that area rather than … Continue reading

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Origen: My Bad Experience

Most of my readers probably know that I do a weekly quiet time. Every Friday evening, I read a chapter of the Bible and several commentaries–Jewish, Christian, and historical-critical. Unfortunately, one group of writers that I have neglected has been … Continue reading

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What Is the "Rest" of Hebrews 3-4?

When I was living in Massachusetts, the pastor of my church was doing a series entitled “Crossing the Jordan.” He said that a lot of hymns and spirituals treat the Promised Land as a symbol for heaven. For him, that … Continue reading

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