Let’s continue to read that Moses wrote many of the first books of the bible.

Deuteronomy 31:9  Moses wrote down this law and gave it to the priests.

Deuteronomy 31:22  So Moses wrote down this song that day and taught it to the Israelites.

John 5:46  If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he (Moses) wrote about me.

Mark 12:19  “Teacher,”  they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man …

It is clear that Moses could write.  Most scholars believe that Moses wrote the first five books of the bible-
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.  Moses wrote some of the books as he experienced
them.  Genesis was given to Moses after the events occurred.  Most likely by the Holy Spirit.

Next week we will continue to read who wrote the books of the bible.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

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Bible Accuracy

Posted: August 17, 2017 in Bible Accuracy
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Have you ever heard the following question?  How can the bible be accurate when it was written years
after the events?

Let’s begin by examining the authors of the bible.

The second book of the bible is Exodus.  This book describes how Moses lead the Israelite slaves out of Egypt.  The
Egyptians were well educated.  They are also known to have the first scribes.  Although Moses was an Israelite, he
was raised by the Egyptians.  Moses was found by the Pharaoh’s daughter while he was floating in a basket
structure on the river nile.  Moses was raised by the Egyptian Pharaoh’s daughter and well educated.  He
could read and wright.

Let’s read some scriptures to confirm that Moses wrote much of the early bible.

Exodus 17:14  Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered and
make sure Joshua hears it, …

Exodus 24:4  Moses then wrote down everything the Lord had said.

Exodus 34:27  “Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write down these words, for in accordance with these words I
have made a covenant with you and with Israel.

Numbers 33:2  At the Lord’s command Moses recorded the stages of their journey.

Next week, we will continue to verify that Moses wrote much of the early scriptures.  Followed by a review of who
wrote each book of the bible.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

Let’s answer the following questions?  Why are we here?  What is the meaning of life?

Jesus answered this question when the Pharisees (religious leaders of the day) asked him, what is the greatest
commandment?

Jesus summed up the entire bible (Old Testament and New Testament) with his answer.  The greatest command-
ment is “To love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind and with all your soul.

This is why we are here!  This is the meaning of life!  This is why we were created!  To love the Lord
our God!

When we love the Lord and pray to the Lord and he answers with his wisdom, this is the relationship that God
wants from us (his creation) and has wanted from people since the beginning of time.

I think it’s important to remember that God is a Spirit that is omnipresent and this Spirit is invisible to the
human eye.

Remember John 4:24  God is Spirit and his worshipers must worship him in the Spirit and in truth.

Next week we will start “Bible Accuracy.”

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

Hell 6

Posted: August 3, 2017 in Hell
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In Hell 1-5 we read that the home of non-believing souls is called Hell.  The place on earth that most re-
sembles the horror of this dwelling was called the “Valley of Hinnom.”  In this valley, the people of Judah built a
fire pit that was used as a garbage dump.  It was also where they burned and sacrificed their children to pagan
gods.  They have done evil in my eyes, declares the Lord.  In Hebrew “Valley of Hinnom” is translated as
“Gehenna.”  In English “Gehenna” is translated as “Hell.”

Hell is a literal place of fiery punishment.  Hell is located below the earth’s crust where the temperature
can reach 6000 degrees Celsius.

After Jesus died, he descended into hell for three days before he was resurrected.  He descended into hell to
preach to the spirits of past non-believers.

A final note:  The millennium is a time frame of one thousand years where Satan and his fallen angels will be held
in the abyss.  After the one thousand years (millennium is never used in the bible), Satan and his fallen angels will
be released for a short period of time before they are thrown into a place called the Burning Lake of Sulfur or the
Lake of Fire.  Non-believers will be released from hell and judged before God.  They will also be thrown into the
Lake of Fire.

The devil (Satan), the fallen angels and the non-believers will be tormented day and night forever and ever in the
Lake of Fire.  This is also called the Second Death or Final Death.

Next week the “Meaning of Life” followed by “Bible Accuracy.”

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

Hell 5

Posted: July 27, 2017 in Hell
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This week, most Christians know that Christ died on the cross and rose from the dead after three days, but where
did Jesus go during those three days?

1 Peter 3:19  …He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit, through whom also he went and
preached to the spirits in prison who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah
while the ark was being built.

Jesus descended into hell for three days and preach to the unbelievers of the past.  He may have pro-
claimed the gospel or he may have made a declaration of victory or both.

Contrary to some Christians belief, Christ DID NOT descend into hell to bring early believers out of a place
called Abraham’s Bosom.  There is no such thing as Abraham’s Bosom- a so called good area of hell that
held believers until the time of Jesus.

The false idea of Abraham’s Bosom comes from Luke 16:19-26.  These scriptures are a story or parable to make a
point.  Jesus often spoke in parables.  The phrase Abraham’s Bosom is never mentioned.  The great chasm
between the rich man and Lazarus refers to the separation between hell and heaven (heaven is where Abraham re-
sides) and not the separation between hell and some holding place where Abraham supposedly resided.

Again, there is no such thing as a holding place.  Reading 2 Corinthians 5:8 Apostle Paul says “We are of good courage, I say, and prefer to be absent from the body and home with the Lord.”  Believers go immediately to
heaven and nonbelievers go immediately to hell.

Next week we will conclude our study of hell.

Thank you so much for reading. God bless.

Jeff

Hell 4

Posted: July 20, 2017 in Hell
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Last week we read that hell is inside the earth.  When Christ died he descended inside the earth to hell.  There he
proclaimed to the lost souls.

Another place inside the earth is the Abyss.  The Abyss is a subterranean home for demonic angels.
This is also where Satan will be thrown for a thousand years (what many Christians call the millennium).  We are
close but haven’t yet reached this time in history.

Revelations 9:11  Their king is the angel (Satan) from the bottomless pit;  his name in Hebrew is Abaddon,
and in Greek, the Destroyer.

Revelations 17:8  The beast you saw was once alive but isn’t now.  And yet he will soon come up out of the
bottomless pit and go to eternal destruction.

Revelations 20:3  The angel threw him (Satan) into the bottomless pit (Abyss), which he then shut and
locked so Satan could not deceive the nations anymore until the thousand years were finished.

I believe that hell and the Abyss are located inside the earth and are filled with extreme heat, tor-
meant and agony where the fire never goes out.

Hell is so bad that in Luke 16:27, the rich man wanted to warn his brothers of this place.  ‘Then I beg you, father,
send Lazarus to my father’s house, for I have five brothers.  Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to
this place of torment.’

Luke 16:31  He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if
someone rises from the dead.’

Next week, we will be reading more in-depth about Jesus descending into hell.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

Hell 3

Posted: July 13, 2017 in Hell
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In Hell 2 we read that hell is referred to as a place of eternal fire.  Now, let’s examine where hell is located.

In Heaven 2 and Heaven 3 we read that heaven stretches from the clouds to the stars.  God is in heaven and out-
side/above heaven.  The only other place for hell is down.  Is hell inside the earth?  Is the eternal fire 
inside the earth?  I think it is.

The earth’s crust is 20 to 30 miles thick.  Beneath the crust is a layer called the mantle.  The mantle is a layer
where hot magna, molten rock and hot gases exist.  This mixture often seeps to the earth’s crust as volcanoes.

Beneath the mantle layer is the outer core which has a temperature of 4400 degrees Celsius.  Beneath the outer
core is the inner core or center of the earth.  The earth’s inner core temperature is equal to that of the sun’s sur-
face at 6000 degrees Celsius.  Some where inside the earth is the eternal fire of hell.

How do we know hell isn’t in another fiery place like the sun or another burning star?

Ephesians 4:9  “He ascended,” what does it mean that he also descended into the lower regions, the earth?

1 Peter 3:19  In it he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey.

After Jesus died on the cross, he descended into hell and proclaim the good news to the nonbelieving souls.

Next week, more on the Abyss.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff