Friday, May 4, 2018
What image comes to mind when you hear the biblical phrase “kick against the pricks”? There is no doubt in my mind that the images that pop into 21st century American minds aren’t the same as that of readers of the Greek text of Acts 1800 years ago. It is a very important phrase that gives us a glimpse into the minds of the scribes that copied the Greek text and their Gentile readers. Please share this blog with others, too! Read the complete blog at --
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Wisdom and knowledge are related but not synonymous. The dictionary defines wisdom as “the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting.” Knowledge, on the other hand, is defined as “information gained through experience, reasoning, or acquaintance.” Knowledge can exist without wisdom, but wisdom cannot exist without knowledge. One can be knowledgeable without being wise. Knowledge is knowing how to use a gun; wisdom is knowing when to use it and when to keep it holstered.
We are living in the Information Age, drowning in tsunamis of knowledge-claims. What’s missing is wisdom! The Wisdom of the Beginnings is recorded in the opening chapters of Genesis. It is packed with Time-Tested Values, Principles & Insights that give those who understand them distinct advantages in making successful decisions for living today – and it’s free! Got to -- http://www.tovcenter.org/wisdom.html
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Friday, December 2, 2016
Think about the Ten Commandments. How many sermons have been preached, books have been written, movies have been made, monuments have been constructed and court cases tried in which the focus was on the Ten Commandments. Now what would you say if I told you they weren’t about the actual Ten Commandments. Are you ready for a surprise?
What they called the Ten Commandments in the examples above were not the commandments written on the two stone tablets Moses received at the top of Mount Sinai and brought down to the Israelites! If you are willing to follow Moses up and down Mt Sinai, you will discover when he received the stone tablets and what was written on them. The journey begins by going to – http://www.biblicalheritage.org/ten_commandments_p1.html
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
A common assumption among people is that Christ was the last name of Jesus. There are two good reasons for this assumption.
(1) In our culture people are normally identified by two names, i.e., John Smith.
(2) In the English New Testaments most people read, he was called Jesus Christ.
Now let’s turn to the word “Christ” which we read in our Bibles. The first thing we must understand is that every English Bible is called a translation. The translators worked from ancient Greek manuscripts to make their translations. In those ancient manuscripts, when they saw the Greek word below they wrote “Christ” in their translation. Read the complete article at -- http://therealyesua.blogspot.com/2016/02/who-was-first-christ-of-bible-and-what.html
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
In the last Wisdom of the Beginnings Blog we found that three things existed before the creation process began:
(2) a deep body of water with a surface
(3) RUACH ELOHIYM
Is there a difference between the ELOHIYM that appeared in the Genesis 1:1 and RUACH ELOHIYM that appears here in the second verse? What does RUACH mean? Read the complete blog at -- http://wisdomofthebeginnings.blogspot.com/2016/02/what-if-you-had-been-there-before.html
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Working with ancient Hebrew and Greek manuscripts is a very different experience from reading an English translation of the Bible, not only because of the languages involved, but because of the punctuation marks and chapter breaks. Our minds view punctuation marks and chapter breaks in the same ways it views traffic signs. This affects how translators view and understand the words of they write in their translations of the Bibles billions of people depend on. Read the complete blog at -- http://wisdomofthebeginnings.blogspot.com/2016/01/traffic-signs-in-biblical-text.html