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The Serpent Seed Doctrine

May 7th, 2009 12 comments

The base of the Serpent Seed Doctrine is Satan had sex with Eve and they produced a child Cain.

It’s worth noting that during this post, and as I always do, this will be one sided (for the most part.) This doesn’t mean that I agree or disagree, it just means that I present the debate from one side. Maybe I’ll present good counter arguments in future blog posts.

Let’s dive in.

Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

Who is the serpent? In Revelation 12:9 the names of Satan are listed.

Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Satan has many names, including serpent.

Gen 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which [is] in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

Here we have one of those verses that requires interpretation. Is it talking of a literal tree and literal fruit? As bible students we know many Read more…

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Adam an 8th day creation

March 25th, 2009 9 comments

Some don’t believe that Adam and Eve were the first 2 humans. The idea is that on the 6th day God created humans, then on the 8th day God created Adam and Eve.

I’ll explain the reasons for Adam and Eve being an 8th day creation then you can decide. Read more…

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My explanation of the Trinity

March 8th, 2009 1 comment

Here is how I like to think of the Trinity. This is only partly thought out so there might be a gotcha in my logic. With that warning, here it is.

Think of Jesus as God in this dimension. I use the word dimension not as an expert in string theory but because it’s familiar. You see, we have these 4 dimensions (the fourth being time,) that we live in, with the possibility of more. The other dimensions are where things live that we can’t see, like demons and God.

God lives in another dimension which is Heaven. Jesus the Son is God in this dimension, God the Father is in Read more…

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Evidence for Christianity

February 26th, 2009 No comments

There are many who believe being a Christian requires blind faith. Others claim that believing in God is like believing in the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

If you reject Christianity for purely intellectual reasons then you demonstrate a lack of understanding and/or prejudice. There is intellectual material available for both sides.

Dr. Simon Greenleaf, the Royal Professor of Law at Harvard University was one of the greatest legal minds that ever lived. He was determined once and for all to prove that the resurrection of Jesus was a hoax using the jurisdiction of legal evidence. When we was finished he came to the opposite conclusion and Read more…

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How many came out of the exodus of Egypt

February 14th, 2009 1 comment

This has turned into a complicated study, and is definitely a work in progress. However I thought there is value in posting what I have so far, so here we go.

Exodus 12:37 And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot [that were] men, beside children.

600,000 men? If there were 600,000 men this would imply that each man had a wife and some children, thus the number can be closer to 3 million total people. There are a few arguments against this number, both from the secular community and the biblical.

Exodus: Saved for God’s Glory (Preaching the Word) explains Read more…

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Light without the sun in Genesis?

February 14th, 2009 2 comments

Here in Genesis 1:3 we have light, but the sun and moon were created in Gen 1:16

Gen 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Gen 1:4 And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

Gen 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [he made] the stars also.

I believe the reason for this is because light and darkness had different meanings during ancient times. Later these words transformed into the definitions we came to know.

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The Gap Theory

February 14th, 2009 No comments

The gap theory is a theory that there is a gap between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. Simply said, in 1:1 God created the heavens and the earth, then destroyed it in 1:2.

This isn’t a wacko theory, some well known competent scholars also shared this view.

G.H. Pember touches on this on pages 26-27 of his book Earth’s Earliest Ages. Also G. Campbell Morgan shared this view, see This Was His Faith: The Expository Letters of G. Campbell Morgan page 39.

Here I’ll explain the main arguments for the Gap Theory. Read more…

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