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Righteous Judgment

“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” – John 7:24[1] Cain was a farmer, Abel a shepherd (Genesis 4:2). Esau was a “skillful hunter” (25:27). Jacob, a “mild” man, preferred to live in tents (25:27). King Saul was “handsome” and “taller” than the rest of the men of Israel (1 Samuel…

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A Great Deliverance

“God sent me before you … to save your lives by a great deliverance.” – Genesis 45:7[1] Joseph spoke these words to his brothers after he revealed his identity to them. Having lived twenty-two years in Egypt, with five years of famine remaining, Joseph knew that “it was not you who sent me here but…

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Breastfeeding: Public Indecency

Do you practice breastfeeding in public? If so, then you advocate public indecency. May God have mercy on your soul. A mall store in my home state recently apologized to a customer after an employee told her to stop breastfeeding in public and go to a restroom. The child in question was eighteen months old,…

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Rebuild the Walls

“The remnant that are left of the captivity … are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.” – Nehemiah 1:3[1] I published an editorial a few years ago called “Oil and Water.” I didn’t understand why apostate churches try to combine spiritual light…

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Nephilim: A Grammar Lesson

It became clear to me this past weekend how little I know about biblical (classical) Hebrew. I prefer modern languages, especially those with alphabets that resemble English. If this issue weren’t enough, I keep seeing spelling changes in biblical manuscripts. Why does this matter? I said in part two that “Nephilim,” which I transliterated as nĕphiyliym,…

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The Nephilim Hoax (Part 2)

“The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them: the same were the mighty men which were of old, the men of renown.” – Genesis 6:4 (RV) Nĕphiyliym (פיִליםְִנְ) is the plural form…

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The Nephilim Hoax (Part 1)

The Hebrew word nĕphiyl (נָפִיל H5303), often rendered “Nephilim” in modern Bibles, is at the center of a great controversy in Christian theological circles today. This word appears just three times in the King James Bible, as “giants.” Genesis 6:4: “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons…