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  1. Dant01

    Hell's Daily Body Count

    . Rev 16:17-18 predicts a global earthquake so powerful on the Richter scale that cities all over the world will collapse at once. Something like 2,829 lost their lives when the World Trade Center was demolished by a terrorist attack in 2001. Well that was only a few acres of New York City...
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    Cannot defend the Trinity

    . According to John 1:1-3; the Word is God. Well; God is an eternal being, i.e. He always was, He always is, and He always shall be. In other words: there was never a moment of time in the distant past when the Word didn't exist, nor is there ever a moment of time in the present when the Word...
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    Why Sundown to Sundown?

    . According to Gen 1:4-5 and Gen 1:14-18, God keeps the timing of Days and Nights distinctly separate, viz: Days begin at sunrise; and Nights begin at sunset; in other words: Day is when it's light outside, and Night is when it's dark outside. It's important to take those distinctions into...
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    Hell's Daily Body Count

    . I once heard an interviewed US Navy SEAL explain how that if SEALs were to play hop scotch, it would turn violent because they don't like to lose. There's a humorous incident depicted in Dante's Inferno where these two guys, who were bitter rivals in life, are quarreling over who deserves to...
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    Why Sundown to Sundown?

    . It gets even more confusing. Genesis 1:4-5 defines Day as when its light, and Night is defined as when its dark. Genesis 1:14-18 defines Day as when the sun is up, and Night is defined as when the sun is down. Genesis 2:4 defines Day as the entire creation endeavor. _
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    Hell's Daily Body Count

    . Christ is often thought of as a pacifist. But the fact of the matter is, Christ and the Old Testament's fearsome God are in total agreement. • John 10:30 . . I and my Father are unified. In other words; Christ would never disapprove of the Flood, nor of the incineration of Sodom and...
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    Why will I be going to hell?

    . I once heard a minister tell the story of a busload of hell's people who were given a 30-day furlough for some R&R in Heaven. They all came back the first night because God's world was such a bore. There were no wild parties, no clothing-optional beaches, no bars, no night clubs, no porn, no...
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    Genesis 1

    . • Gen 1:31 . . And God saw all that He had made, and found it very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. Some feel that the cosmos-- all of its forms of life, matter, and energy --was created incomplete, not quite up to snuff: that it was to Man that God entrusted...
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    Genesis 1

    . • Gen 1:28a . . God blessed them and God said to them: Be fruitful and increase, Some interpret that verse to be an edict requiring married people to have children; and that they have no business getting married for any other reason. But the wording is so obviously a blessing rather than a...
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    Genesis 1

    . • Gen 1:27 . . So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. We live in a time of dysphoria wherein folks are defying their chromosomes and preferring to identify themselves as something other than their natural gender. There's a...
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    Genesis 1

    . • Gen 1:26a . . And God said: Let us make Man in our image, after our likeness. The introduction of the plural personal pronouns "us" and "our" into the narrative at this point has given rise to some interesting speculation regarding the identities of the antecedents. The Hebrew word...
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    Genesis 1

    . • Gen 1:24-25 . .Then God said: Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind-- cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind, And it was so. And God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps...
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    Genesis 1

    . • Gen 1:21b . . And God saw that this was good. In other words: He was satisfied. The Hebrew word for "good" in this instance is towb (tobe) which is horribly ambiguous. It's meanings range from morally good, to good looking, to a job well done, to something that's good to the taste; and...
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    Genesis 1

    . • Gen 1:20b-21a . . and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky. So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. The Hebrew word for "birds"...
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    Genesis 1

    . • Gen 1:20-21a . . And God said: Let the water teem with living creatures, One of the essential elements for the construction of organic life is carbon. Well; seawater contains that element, along with several others too; and there's plenty enough seawater that's for sure. The word for...
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    Genesis 1

    . • Gen 1:15-18a . . and they shall serve as lights in the expanse of the sky to shine upon the Earth. And it was so. God made the two great lights, the greater light to dominate the day and the lesser light to dominate the night, and the stars. And God set them in the expanse of the sky to...
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    Genesis 1

    . • Gen 1:11a . . Then God said: Let the land produce vegetation The Hebrew word for "produce" appears in only two places in the entire Old Testament; here and Joel 2:22. It basically means to sprout. Here and in Joel, it refers to species of plants where none of their kind previously existed...
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    Genesis 1

    . • Gen 1:9 . . And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. At this point, dry land as yet had no soil because at first it would've been bare rock; and there's not only a lot of it, but quite a bit of it is very...
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    Genesis 1

    . • Gen 1:6-8a . . And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the...
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    Genesis 1

    . • Gen 1:4b-5a . . and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. Defining the properties of day and night may seem like a superfluous detail, but comes in very handy for organizing the three days and nights related to Christ's...
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