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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    . • 2Tim 2:3-7 . . No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs-- he wants to please his commanding officer. A soldier's primary responsibility is to accomplish the mission assigned by their commanders. They don't give themselves leave to abandon their posts to go off on their...
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    Trekking Genesis

    . • Gen 21:13 . . As for the son of the slave-woman, I will make a nation of him, too, for he is your seed. Abraham certainly must have been worried what would become of Ishmael; so God reassured him his biological boy would be just fine. I think it's significant that God didn't refer to...
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    Trekking Genesis

    . • Gen 21:10-11 . . Sarah said to Abraham: Cast out that slave-woman and her son, for the son of that slave shall not share in the inheritance with my son Isaac. The matter distressed Abraham greatly, for it concerned a son of his own. NOTE: By the customs of that day, Ishmael was Sarah's son...
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    Trekking Genesis

    . • Gen 21:8 …The child grew up and was weaned, and Abraham held a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. The age of weaning varied in ancient times; usually in the neighborhood of 2 to 5 years. Bible weaning implies a whole lot more than just putting a child on a bottle. It means they...
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    Trekking Genesis

    . • Gen 21:1 . . God took note of Sarah as He had promised, and God did for Sarah as He had spoken. Because God's word is sometimes slow and long in coming to pass, people are often inclined to scoff at what it says and lose confidence in His testimony. The Word told Noah that a flood was...
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    Christ's Furthest Ancestor

    . The genealogy given in the gospel of Luke is sometimes appropriated to establish Mary's biological connection with David, and subsequently Adam, but I don't recommend that route because the language and grammar of Luke 3:23 is much too controversial. Along with the language and grammar...
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    Trekking Genesis

    . • Gen 20:9a . .Then Abimelech summoned Abraham and said to him: What have you done to us? What wrong have I done that you should bring so great a guilt upon me and my kingdom? The very first God-given prohibition against adultery was given at Gen 3:16. Whether Abimelech was aware of it is...
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    Trekking Genesis

    . • Gen 20:4a . . Now Abimelech had not approached her. It wasn't unusual in the ancient world for new additions to a harem to undergo a period of beautification; like Esther did. But I think something else happened. God may have tampered with Abimelech's ability to breed. In verse 17 it's...
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    Christ's Furthest Ancestor

    . Most Christians readily attest that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully Man, when in reality they believe he's mostly God and only partially Man. • 1Cor 15:22 . . In Adam all die Had not Christ been executed, he would've eventually died of old age just like everybody else because Rom 5:12-14...
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    Trekking Genesis

    . • Gen 20:1a . . Abraham journeyed from there to the region of the Negeb and settled between Kadesh and Shur. In Moses' day, Kadesh was a jumping off point just prior to crossing over Wadi Araba into the region of Moab. (Num 20:14-16) According to freytag & berndt's map of Israel/Sinai...
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    Trekking Genesis

    . • Gen 19:31 . . And the older one said to the younger: Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to consort with us in the way of all the world. It's doubtful the girls meant the whole planet was void of men; probably just the region where their cave was. It was isolated and lonely...
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    Christ's Furthest Ancestor

    . • 1Cor 15:45 . . The first man Adam became a living being; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. On numerous occasions, Jesus identified himself as "son of man" which is an identity that the original Adam could never pin on himself because he wasn't a previous man's progeny. In the same...
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    Peace, Love, & Understanding

    . • Jude 1:22-23 . . On some have compassion, making a distinction; but others rescue with fright, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh. Some Christians are offended by fright because it violates their concept of love. But fright can be a good thing if...
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    Trekking Genesis

    . • Gen 19:27-28 . . Next morning, Abraham hurried to the place where he had stood before the Lord, and, looking down toward Sodom and Gomorrah and all the land of the Plain, he saw the smoke of the land rising like the smoke of a kiln. Poor guy. Now he began the very same vigil that so many...
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    Christ's Furthest Ancestor

    . FAQ: Can it be known for certain whether Jesus' mom was biologically related to David? A: Yes; very easily. First off: David is said to be Jesus' ancestor. • Luke 1:32 . . He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his...
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