“He found him in a desert land,
And in the howling waste of a wilderness;
He encircled him, He cared for him,
He guarded him as the pupil of His eye.
“Like an eagle that stirs up its nest,
That hovers over its young,
He spread His wings and caught them,
He carried them on His pinions.
“The LORD alone guided him,
And there was no foreign god with him.
Deuteronomy 32:10–12 (NASB95)
Can Old Testament people miss out on heaven because they don't know Jesus? Christians understand there is only one way for salvation and entrance into heaven and that is through Jesus Christ. Acts 4:12, clearly states
“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
We all have sinned. We, everyone, since early in life has had a sinful past and need the grace of God. Many of us come from good homes and quickly became fairly decent people. Others of us came from rather crazy homes and grew up with a street like mentality and were not decent people at all. Yet some how God has reached out to us and we have found our way into His loving arms as everyone needs to do sometime while living on earth, but with a past.
There are two basket cases in the Bible. A person might be thinking of King Nebuchadnezzar who ate grass like an animal for a time (Daniel 4:33-34) or of the demon possessed in the New Testament but this article looks at two literal cases where baskets were used to save lives.
The context goes back to John 1 and even to Genesis 3. The general context that requires most of our attention is John 3:1-21. If you want to shorten it a bit the immediate context for understanding John 3:16 is John 3:11-21 but that leaves out the important John 3:31-36, Yet the true context of these verse must include the fallen nature of Humanity from Genesis 3 because that is the cause of our need of salvation in the first place.
The pitcher throws the ball and the batter swings. The ball pops into the air and flies into the stands behind third base. The cameras follow the foul ball as a hard-core fan leaps up and catches his prize. While in the corner of the camera frame someone holds up a sign, “John 3:16.”
What does that mean to the masses watching the game? For the Christian who knows their Bible, it brings to mind the very core of the faith they hold dear.
What happens to our sins when they are forgiven? The Bible uses several ways to explain the separation of our sins from ourselves to relieve us of their burden.
The work Christ accomplished on the cross was prefigured in the Old Testament law through ritual cleansings. Lev 14:31, Lev 16:30 and Num 8:21 talks of cleansing a person of their sins through atonement. Psalm 51:2 says, “Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin.” Here the cleansing is accomplished by a thorough washing.
1. T F David’s friend Jonathan died the same day Saul died.
2. T F David rejoiced when his enemy Saul was slain.
3. T F David avenged Saul’s death.
The Life of King David Bible Quiz (Part 3) covers King David as he flees for King Saul. He would not harm God's anointed so he spared Saul's life.
True of False
1. T F Ahimelech, the priest gave Dave some meat to eat from the altar.
True of False
1. T F David was King over all of Israel for forty years.
2. T F David’s father sent him to play the harp and sooth King Saul.
3. T F Saul loved David greatly and made him his armor bearer.