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Time Travel vs Gospel

By Dan Lazich / February 27, 2016 / 0 Comments

As stated in the previous blog, the general theory of relativity, a very successful theory, does allow for a possibility of time travel. Does the time travel have implications related to the gospel and the Christian worldview? Both families of logical paradoxes described in the previous blog contain theological implications. The “bootstrap paradoxes” are more…

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To Fight or Not (15)

By Dan Lazich / February 27, 2016 / 0 Comments

“Be ready,” or “get ready”? The misunderstanding of the kingdom of God and the new birth results in confusion between “be ready” and “get ready.” However, what did Jesus Christ, the Bridegroom, say? “‘Therefore you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.’”…

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To Fight or Not (14)

By Dan Lazich / February 20, 2016 / 0 Comments

The critical difference between the two groups of virgins  We already concluded there was no visible difference between the five wise and the five foolish virgins. The ten virgins did what was expected of them. The critical difference, therefore, must concern their attitude and how they think. Misunderstanding of which attitude we are to have,…

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To Fight or Not (13)

By Dan Lazich / February 13, 2016 / 0 Comments

The five wise virgins. “But while they have gone to buy it, the bridegroom arrived, and those who were ready went inside with him to the wedding banquet.” Mathew 25:10, NET. The five wise virgins were not wise because they had extra oil with them; they were wise because they followed the bridegroom to the…

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To Fight or Not (12)

By Dan Lazich / February 6, 2016 / 0 Comments

The five foolish virgins “The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, our lamps are going out.’” Mathew 25:8, NET. What was the problem? First, the five foolish virgins forgot why they were out on the street or a road. They were concerned about their readiness and their qualification for…

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To Fight or Not (11)

By Dan Lazich / January 30, 2016 / 0 Comments

Weddings in Jesus’ time The weddings in Jesus’ time were conducted in the evening because people worked during the daylight. There was no street lighting in those days. The primary duty of virgins at weddings was to light the way for the bridegroom. The virgins were not there so that the bridegroom will have guests…

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To Fight or Not (10)

By Dan Lazich / January 23, 2016 / 0 Comments

The kingdom of heaven “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.” Mathew 25:1, NET. Jesus told the story about ten virgins in conjunction with the description of the events that will take place just before He returns to take…

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To Fight or Not (9)

By Dan Lazich / January 16, 2016 / 0 Comments

Jesus Our Mediator. “For there is one God and one intermediary between God and humanity, Christ Jesus, himself human, who gave himself as a ransom for all, revealing God’s purpose at his appointed time.” 1 Timothy 2:5, 6, NET. What is the meaning of the “intermediary” or “mediator”? The Greek word employed here is “mesites”…

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To Fight or Not (8)

By Dan Lazich / January 9, 2016 / 0 Comments

The promised Land Denied. “Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Arron, ‘Because you did not trust me enough to show me as holy before the Israelite, therefore you will not bring this community into the land I have given them’” (Numbers 20:12, NET). What did Moses do; and why was it wrong? God’s chosen…

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To Fight or Not? (7)

By Dan Lazich / January 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

What should the yielded believers do? The answer is simple, do not fight Satan. Stand still, watch, and consider. “Moses said to the people, ‘Do not fear! Stand firm and see the salvation of the Lord that he will provide for you today; for the Egyptians that you see today; you will never, ever see…

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