Author Archives: xulonjam

Unions

I had an interesting discussion on another board concerning Unions. I tried to piece it together into a cohesive article. I have a couple of observations before getting into it.

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He Left the Linen Cloth And Ran Away Naked – Mark 14:51-52

This is based on an article I read recently called The Naked Runaway and the Enrobed Reporter of Mark 14 and 16, in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (vol 54 no 3 pp 527-545) by Abraham Kuruvilla, an … Continue reading

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Abraham Married His Sister? Ewww!

The following blog was motivated in part by an exchange I had on an online board. It got me thinking about the Doctrines of Revelation and The Scriptures. Ewww! Eww! These statements got me thinking. I think they are proof … Continue reading

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Flesh vs Faith: God Tested Abraham

[Abraham] considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead(Hebrews 11:19) We have come to the BIG event in Abraham’s life. It is the high point to which his life of faith carried him. Of course, it’s … Continue reading

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Flesh vs Faith: Shall Not The Judge Do Right? Genesis 18:16-33

I have been looking at the life of Abraham in a series I titled Flesh Vs Faith. In the NT, Abraham is called the friend of God (James 2:23) and the man of faith (Galatians 3:9) and is presented as … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount: The Obedience of the Righteous Part 2 Matthew 5:27-32

We are in the section of the Sermon which I titled Righteousness Affects Your Obedience. It comes between two statements by Jesus which act together to show the unity of this section. The first is, For I tell you, unless … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount: The Obedience of the Righteous Matthew 5:21-26

We are in the section of the Sermon which I titled Righteousness Affects Your Obedience. One reason that I like that title is many think that obedience precedes, or causes, righteousness while the biblical approach has righteousness first and this … Continue reading

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Lest, Perhaps, Paul had Run in Vain

And I went up by revelation; and I laid before them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately before them who were of repute, lest by any means I should be running, or had run, in vain. … Continue reading

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The Potter and the Clay

The one who stiffens his neck after numerous rebukes will suddenly be destroyed without remedy. (Proverbs 29:1) This proverb came to my thinking recently, maybe in the context of me not “stiffening my neck” so much, but I don’t know. … Continue reading

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Reverse

I had a discovery tonight. There is a very popular line within Christendom which I don’t like and I believe is wrong-headed and faithless. My own pastor uses it fairly frequently. It is: Pray as if everything depends on God … Continue reading

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