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John 13:1-17 -- The ultimate servant

The Bible is full of pictures concerning Jesus and his work on the cross, starting from God’s promise of someone to come stomp on the serpent’s head even while getting his heel struck in the process, to Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac, to the tabernacle sacrifices.   564 more words

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John 10 – “I am the good shepherd”

Several times in Scripture people are represented by sheep, and John 10 is one of those times.  Jesus presented Himself as “the door of the sheep. 166 more words

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The Words of Jesus and Skepticism

One of the commonly cited reasons for suspending judgment on the words of Jesus is that studies seeking to authenticate the words of Jesus tend to be concerned only with methods for authenticating the words and less interested in what is actually said in the Gospels. 390 more words

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False Gods, Divine Charlatans and Pagan Rapscallions

In my first article, I explored how the Church Father theologians like Justin Martyr and Irenaeus, evaluated pagan gods like Aesculapius and Dionysus as well as Gnostic heretics like Simon Magus, Carpocrates, Mani and of course, the Gnostics themselves and their associations with healing, charlatanism, demonic fabrications and sorcery. 7,163 more words

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Who needs religion?

Only in chapter 6 does Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount get round to religion. Almsgiving, prayer, fasting: apparently we should do these things secretly – 412 more words

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SURAH 10:94 – WHY THE BIBLE IS NOT A CORRUPTED BOOK

SURAH 10:94 – WHY THE BIBLE IS NOT A CORRUPTED BOOK

One of the most troubling verses in the Qur’an for Muslims is Surah 10:94. This Qur’anic verse reveals that Muhammad had serious doubts as to whether he was indeed receiving genuine revelations from God. 1,508 more words

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Luke 22:24-30; John 13:1-17 -- True leadership

Trying to harmonize the gospel accounts at this point is a little sticky.  I get the impression that things were not always told in chronological order and that there were little asides thrown in.   742 more words

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