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Matthew’s Son of Man

By Skip Moen, Ph.D. | Jul 12, 2021

And the Elect One shall in those days sit on My throne, and his mouth shall pour forth all the secrets of wisdom and counsel: For the Lord of Spirits hath given (them) to him and hath glorified him.  1 Enoch 51:3 My throne – Academicians recognize that the “son of Man” in the gospel…

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(Not So) Pleasant Fictions (Again)

By Skip Moen, Ph.D. | Jul 11, 2021

that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,   Ephesians 4:22  NASB Lusts of deceit – The odd translation of the NASB is revised by the ESV to read “deceitful desires.”  The NASB simply tries to more literally…

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The Grind (Revised Rewind)

By Skip Moen, Ph.D. | Jul 9, 2021

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.  Romans 8:28  NASB Know – Well, we might know that God causes all things to work together for good, but it surely doesn’t feel that way, does it?  Paul uses the Greek verb…

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But What Does It Mean?

By Skip Moen, Ph.D. | Jul 8, 2021

And the disciples came up and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” Matthew 13:10 NASB Parables – Read the rest of the passage (Matthew 13:10-16).  Yeshua’s remarks are particularly discouraging!  What he essentially says is this: If you haven’t been granted the ability to understand, you simply won’t.  Furthermore, only some…

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Citation Responsibility

By Skip Moen, Ph.D. | Jul 7, 2021

But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him an abusive judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”  Jude 1:9  NASB About the body of Moses – The basis of this story is in Deuteronomy 34:1-12, but the story Jude uses is not in…

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What Have You Done to Us?

By Skip Moen, Ph.D. | Jul 6, 2021

Then they said to Moses, “Is it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you dealt with us in this way, bringing us out of Egypt?”  Exodus 14:11  NASB To die in the wilderness – I wish I’d never started.  It was so…

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Heretics, One and All (2)

By Skip Moen, Ph.D. | Jul 5, 2021

For certain people have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into indecent behavior and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.  Jude 1:4  NASB Our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ – Jude worries about the influence false teachers have on the…

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Heretics, One and All (1)

By Skip Moen, Ph.D. | Jul 4, 2021

For certain people have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into indecent behavior and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.  Jude 1:4  NASB Crept in unnoticed – Who are these terrible people?  Who are the ones who crept in to the…

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Soul Time

By Skip Moen, Ph.D. | Jul 2, 2021

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living [g]person. Genesis 2:7  NASB Living person – You’ll notice the little footnote in the NASB text.  The footnote reads “Or soul,” but that is about as misleading as you could get.  God does not…

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Aren’t You Lucky?

By Skip Moen, Ph.D. | Jul 1, 2021

He also chose His servant David and took him from the sheepfolds; from the care of the ewes with nursing lambs He brought him to shepherd Jacob His people, and Israel His inheritance.  So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, and guided them with his skillful hands.   Psalm 78:70-72  NASB Ewes with nursing lambs – “The…

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