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You Will Surely Die (3)

By Dan Lazich / June 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

Did Adam, the humankind, surely die as a penalty for the decision and choice he made in the orchard in Eden?  “The serpent said to the woman, ‘you will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing…

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You Will Surely Die (2)

By Dan Lazich / June 11, 2016 / 0 Comments

“Now the serpent was more shrewd than any of the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God really say “You must not eat from any tree of the orchard”? (Genesis 3:1, NET) Satan here uses a different order of words to entice the woman to engage in…

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You Will Surely Die (4)

By Dan Lazich / June 4, 2016 / 0 Comments

Did the first Adam, the representative of the old humankind, surely die in the garden in Eden? When the “Woman,” repeated God’s command, she omitted the word “surely” while Satan used it but in a negative way. Satan said: ‘you will not surely die’ or, literally, ‘surely, you will not die.’ The law that condemned…

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You Will Surely Die (1

By Dan Lazich / June 4, 2016 / 0 Comments

 “The Lord God took the man and placed him in the orchard in Eden to care for it and to maintain it. Then the Lord God commanded the man, ‘You may freely eat (fruit) from every tree of the orchard, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,…

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Why the Incarnation (3)

By Dan Lazich / May 14, 2016 / 0 Comments

How did God fulfill His promise? God did it by uniting Himself with humankind in Jesus Christ. Jesus came into this world with the same spirit, or life, first Adam had before the sin in the Garden of Eden. The body of Jesus Christ was the same body the humankind had at the time of…

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Why the Incarnation (2)

By Dan Lazich / May 7, 2016 / 0 Comments

What went wrong with the humankind God created? Because an evil force opposed to God existed, the first human beings had to choose whom they would follow. Will the representative of humankind, the first Adam, choose to follow God’s instructions or follow the ways of God’s enemy? The eternal life of the humankind was at…

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Why the Incarnation (1)

By Dan Lazich / April 30, 2016 / 0 Comments

Why was it necessary for the Messiah to come to Earth and suffer the cross on behalf of humankind? Was there an alternative to the Cross of Christ? Did Jesus Christ accomplish everything needed for the salvation of fallen humankind? The mission of Jesus Christ here on Earth was to defeat the God’s enemy and…

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What Kind of God? (8)

By Dan Lazich / April 23, 2016 / 0 Comments

Jesus revealed to us a God who loves us with such intensity that He went beyond what is conceivable, to reconcile us to Him and save us from eternal death. However, the God of immeasurable selfless love is infinitely more in His absolute nature. “To whom can you compare me? Whom do I resemble? Says…

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What Kind of God? (7)

By Dan Lazich / April 16, 2016 / 0 Comments

“God said, “Take your son – your only son, whom you love, Isaac – and go to the region of Moriah! Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will indicate to you.” (Genesis 21:2, NET) This request may have sounded strange to Abraham; nevertheless, he obeyed because he…

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What Kind of God? (6)

By Dan Lazich / April 9, 2016 / 0 Comments

God chose to through Abraham’s descendants fulfill the promise He made to rebellious humankind in the garden of Eden. However, Abraham wanted to have an assurance that the Lord will fulfill what He promised. “The Lord said to him, “Take for me a heifer, a goat, and a ram, each three years old, along with…

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