Category Archives: Rightly Dividing

Dear Mormon, Why Isn’t Jesus’ Baptism Good Enough?

This came up in our Bible study tonight.  Mormons believe that baptism is required to enter the kingdom of God, and that you can be baptised for someone else by proxy.  So it raises the question, why wasn’t the baptism … Continue reading

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Isaiah’s Amazing Cyrus Prophecy — “Not for Price nor Reward”

I’ve saved this for the last in this series on the Cyrus prophecy because it has become my favourite part of the prophecy. Isaiah 45:13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he … Continue reading

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Isaiah’s Amazing Cyrus Prophecy — The One True God Against “the gods”

Sometime around the year 700 BC, the prophet Isaiah gave an amazing prophecy, in which he stated that God would use someone named Cyrus to deliver His people from captivity.  This was fulfilled in 536 BC, perhaps 150-160 years later, … Continue reading

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Genesis and the Seven-Day Week

The seven-day week is almost universal, across diverse cultures.  It has no basis in astronomy (or anything else) that anyone can identify. Different cultures vary on almost everything.  What people eat (and how), standards of dress, etiquette, hospitality, all of … Continue reading

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Isaiah’s Amazing Cyrus Prophecy — Not THOSE Gates!

The Bible in the British Museum Welcome to Room 6 of the British Museum!  This picture appears to be taken at a time when the Museum was not open, with the Black Obelisk moved to where it could be in … Continue reading

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A World Prepared

Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. When God created, the earth was formless, empty, and … Continue reading

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Boring Numbers? What About Those Offerings of the Princes?

II Timothy 3:16-17 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. … Continue reading

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