Category Archives: God

Numbers and their significance in the Bible

(This is an excerpt from my book Marginalia, a Concise Guide to the Bible- amended) Numbers: In Bible numbers have many uses. We see it used for rhetorical purposes. ’For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not … Continue reading

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Parable of the Prodigal Son (Lk.15:11-32)

The Parable of the Prodigal Son is an illustration of God’s long-suffering nature. He gives sinners a long rope upon which some hang themselves while some, like the younger son in the parable came to realize, just the right time … Continue reading

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Representational Typology

“For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised (1 Co.15:16).”   Principle of Similitude is the tool of the Spirit to translate the deep things of God in a language we can understand. Thus the body God … Continue reading

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Glory of the Word

  The glory of the revealed Word is in the manner every child of God can muster and build up his life about the indwelling presence of the Spirit. His body is the temple and when he dies the corporeal … Continue reading

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Will of God and Free Will

“…None can stay his hand, or say unto him, what does thou? (Dan.4:35)” The key verse is taken from an event in the life of Nebuchadnezzar . He was a gentile king, a historical figure. He would have strutted like … Continue reading

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Faith- reflexive functionalism

There is only one faith. Whenever God chooses man  as in the case of Moses, He is making what is already there to make fit for his Purpose. In refusing to be called the son of the Pharaoh’s daughter (He.11:24) … Continue reading

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Less Is More-kenosis

“…But made himself of no reputation, and took upon the form of …in the likeness of men…wherefore God also hath highly exalted him….(Phil.2:7-11)” In Christian theology ‘kenosis’ describes the role Jesus took on in order to do the complete will … Continue reading

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