When I was a kid, there was an awesome game for the computer called Age of Empires. As awesome as it was though, something wasn’t quite enough, something was missing. 2,124 more words
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I’ve heard quite a few times the story of a young woman coming to Christ and then trying to join a church. Immediately she is bombarded by older women who seem to be judging every aspect of how she lives and almost seem to be rejecting her just out of how she looks rather than where her heart is. 2,382 more words
Things were pretty bad in the kingdom of Israel in Judah. To catch us up, we can read about the situation in Jeremiah 32:1-2,
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This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord in the tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar.
Between the Law, prophecies, and parables in the Bible; not to mention stories like Esther or Nehemiah where God isn’t really the main character; or kings like Manasseh, who is labeled evil in one book, but repents in another; or Song of Songs- it makes sense when people say the Bible is confusing. 1,897 more words
As noted on here before, I once heard a Messianic Jewish pastor say that when it comes to the books of prophecy in the Old Testament that Gentile (non-Jewish) believers are welcomed to borrow them, but “make sure you put them back when you’re done.” What he meant by this was that as Christians, we need to understand that the prophecies of the Old Testament were initially written to the Jews- however, their lessons can be applied more broadly within the church. 1,998 more words