Anybody like mysteries? Hint: He did not go down to Hell and preach. But in the Gospels, there are some “missing” days, with obscure verses elsewhere in the Old and New Testaments giving other hints. [This is a somewhat lengthy read, as much of my study writing is. It is an expansion on something I … Continue reading A Mystery – Where might the Risen Savior have been during the first week following His resurrection?
Author: Marc Hiatt
Was There an Angel of Death or Not at Passover??!!
You often hear at Passover about the “angel of death,” the one sent by God by whom all the firstborn of Egypt were slain. The Passover story is found in Exodus 12. People post on social media about the angel of death at the Passover, others say there was no angel of death connected with … Continue reading Was There an Angel of Death or Not at Passover??!!
The Full Reality of Hebrews 10:19 Understood
Something “unexplainable” happened to the DOORS of the Temple in Jerusalem around 30 AD – making full the reality of Hebrews 10:19. There is debate among scholars as to the exact year AD that Yeshua/Jesus was crucified. The question arises on how those who created the Gregorian calendar (our common usage calendar today) decided to … Continue reading The Full Reality of Hebrews 10:19 Understood
Vanity of Vanities – Really?!
Is this life really meaningless?? Ecclesiastes 1:2 “Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” Most Bible versions say that, or something similar, for this verse. The Hebrew word translated into the English “vanity” is הֶבֶל he-vel. The actual phrase in the Hebrew is הֲבֵל הֲבָלִים ha-vel ha-vah-leem, which means the most … Continue reading Vanity of Vanities – Really?!
Peter – The Rock – Pt 2
1 Peter 1:13-25 I’ve been leading a local Bible study on 1 Peter, and am posting my notes here, a few verses at a time, in case anyone is interested in following along. Again, this is from my notes, so it may seem a little choppy here and there. Here is the second section. 1:13 … Continue reading Peter – The Rock – Pt 2
Peter – The Rock
1 Peter 1:1-12 I’ve been leading a local Bible study on 1 Peter. I thought maybe I would post my notes here, a few verses at a time, in case anyone is interested in following along. Again, this is from my notes, so it may seem a little choppy here and there. Here is the … Continue reading Peter – The Rock
Are you ever amazed at how life – always for some, every so often for others – can become so complicated? Things like mistakenly booking yourself into two separate locations at the same time; ending up with too much month at the end of the money; even simple things like deciding which restaurant to go … Continue reading True Peace
A Prospectus on Aging
(regardless of your age) Based on Ecclesiastes 12 Psalm 116:15 (Amp) says, “Precious (important and no light matter) in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints (His loving ones).” We’ve all lost loved ones, or will, whether expected or suddenly. Every death should cause us to pause and think about the … Continue reading A Prospectus on Aging
The Paradox of Free-will
[Paradox: A statement that seems to contradict itself but may nonetheless be true. A statement that is self-contradictory or logically untenable, though based on a valid deduction from acceptable premises.] Proverbs 28:4 NAS: Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive [contend, fight] with them. Message: If you … Continue reading The Paradox of Free-will
Can God’s Love Really Be “Reckless?”
There’s a popular Contemporary Christian Worship song that has been out for a few years now, called “Reckless Love,” written by Cory Asbury. The song was controversial to some at the time, and still is in some circles, as I understand. I did not care for this song when I first heard it, probably like … Continue reading Can God’s Love Really Be “Reckless?”