Is it, Satan, Lucifer, The Devil, Daemons, The Adversary, The Accuser? Who or what is he, or it, or whatever it is? Satan is a Hebrew word found 27 times in the Hebrew text of the Bible (Tanach). 10 times with out the definite article “Ha” Hebrew for “the”, and 17 times with the definite … Continue reading Satan – Whats in a name?
Category: Questions to Ponder
How does the Bible define a “Soul”?
Soul seems to be one of those words that has a variety of meanings. Definitions range from feelings and emotions, to our inner being, while some describe a type of food as, “soul food”. Even the dictionary will give a variety of definitions, from an angelic being to an individual force or fervor. In many … Continue reading How does the Bible define a “Soul”?
“Whom they pierced” what does the Bible really say?
.........“whom they pierced”, found in Zechariah 12:10 In Christianity this Scripture is viewed as a “end time” prophecy referring to Jesus, as the one who was pierced. While Jesus was being hung on the cross he was pierced in the hands, feet, an then in his side. The verse used referring to Zechariah 12:10 is … Continue reading “Whom they pierced” what does the Bible really say?
Is G-d about “Faith”, “Signs & Wonders”, or something deeper?
An article written by, John Marks, posted here by permission. I understand the appeal of Christianity. It is very simple and easy. The ticket to Heaven is very low cost. Just agree or believe that Jesus died on your behalf and as a result all your “sins” are forgiven. The Christian has been indoctrinated in … Continue reading Is G-d about “Faith”, “Signs & Wonders”, or something deeper?
Is this food Kosher?
Food as defined by the Google web is: “any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink, or that plants absorb, in order to maintain life and growth”. I feel the key word in the definition is “nutritious “. What one person may feel is nutritious, to another may not be. It probably would … Continue reading Is this food Kosher?
“Seven years of Tribulation”, was it in the past, or is it in the future?
The teaching of "the seven years of tribulation" comes from Daniel chapter 9. The Christian belief is that this prophecy is yet to come, but the Jewish belief is that Daniel chapter 9 has been fulfilled. A typical answer I hear from time to time is that prophecy can be fulfilled in multiple periods. I … Continue reading “Seven years of Tribulation”, was it in the past, or is it in the future?
Does the Bible talk about Cremation vs Burial?
For the Christian this is an option to consider, looking at cost especially. Cremation can cost as low as around $800.00, where burial can run over $10,000.00. In most Christian circles this is a very viable option of deciding between burial or cremation for after death internment. With Judaism this is not the case. The … Continue reading Does the Bible talk about Cremation vs Burial?
Can a person atone for another persons sin?
The Christian view is yes, because Jesus died and atoned for everybody's sin on the cross. However the Jewish view is very contrary to this thought. I will present a very brief explanation of the Christian belief on the doctrine of substitutionary atonement. This doctrine probably is most substantiated in Hebrews chapters 8 & 9. … Continue reading Can a person atone for another persons sin?
The Covenant – New Old or what?
I recently read a post that a Christian friend of mine wrote on Facebook pertaining to how much they like the New Covenant versus the Old Covenant. The first paragraph of this persons post is as follows: Regarding God's covenants with man, the New Covenant is much different. It is not an invitation that asks … Continue reading The Covenant – New Old or what?