MDR 3 – Has God Said?

Adams ribsHave you heard the one about Adam and his rib? Well, as you probably know, in the beginning God created Adam and put him in Paradise. Adam was allowed to take part in all the joys and wonders that were in the Garden of Eden, and he was given a job to naming all the animals. But after he had named the animals – ever so long and big task – he went tired and wanted some company. Someone who he could talk with and impress. God understood his situation very well and said: “I can see you’re lonely. Let me create a woman for you.”

“What is a woman?” Adam asked hopeful.  Continue reading

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Eschatology in the Bible 7: The Trumpet and the Gathering in Mat. 24

I refer to King James version of the Bible. Please use your own bible if you find KJV difficult to understand, for your own convenience. 

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It has been several days since I last blogged, but this is probably the way in a active Christian life, even if it does not mean to run down venue doors. Christian life is so much more than that.

I had plans to write about the parable of the fig tree in this post, but I saw that verse 31 of Matthew 24 was slightly a bigger topic than I expected, so I will take verse 31 alone here in this post.

In my previous blog posts, you can read how Jesus presented the events that happen before and which led to the destruction of Jerusalem, in Matthew 24. You’ve also been reading historical writings that this events actually happened in the days immediately before the year  AD 70.

We will now turn to verse 31 in Matthew 24, which speaks of the event’s actual coming and its immediate consequence: the beginning of the universal salvation.

And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: (Matt.24:31) 

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