Jim Swanson, (M.Th, MSM.), EPM volunteer
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article July 25, 2012
The step between conception and implantation is not in language of the Scripture. In this sense the language of the Bible is describing what it observes about the gestation process.
Are the Gates of the Holy City in Revelation 21 and 22 the Demarcation Line Between Two Different Groups of People?
article February 1, 2012
You are correct to observe that often the imagery of being in or outside of a city wall means the difference between being in relationship or not. In the Gospels, study out "cast into outer darkness" and what that means, in regard to the walls and gates of a walled city. And look just how big the walls of this city are! The city is secure from the evil ones.
Philippians 2:9-10 Says That Every Knee Will Bow to Christ. When Will That Happen?
article January 31, 2012
In verse 9 it says God "exalted and gave" a name. The Greek tense is what is called an aorist, in the indicative mood, "past time, in a point of time". So this verse says God has already given and exalted with the name.
In Revelation 21 and 22 it Refers to Healing of the Saints. Will We Need Healing in Heaven?
article January 30, 2012
When I read Revelation 21-22, I am reading the "rest of the story". The beginning of the story is found in Genesis chpts. 1-3. Finally, all the wrongs in the first garden are being made right in the final garden.
What Makes a Person Married? Is it the Legal Paper You Sign, or the "Two Becoming One Flesh" (Sex)?
article December 7, 2011
The first marriage had no paper license and no human community witness. God was the witness to the union of two souls.
You State That Never Once Has God Renounced His Claim on What He Had Made, However, Genesis 6:5-7 States That God Was Sorry for Having Made Man.
article September 6, 2010
Perhaps Randy carefully chose the word “renounce,” in that typically it has a meaning of “verbally proclaiming a completely severed relationship with another entity” (person, people, “the creation,” etc.).
Was Eden Really Near the Tigris and Euphrates as Genesis Describes and the Whole Place Was “Moved” After the Fall?
article September 6, 2010
“Paradise” in the original language means something like, “a beautiful, manicured, park-like ‘garden.’”
Is the King James Version the Only Good Translation?
article March 29, 2010
To make one English version THE version by which to compare all other versions is an error in thinking.
If We Are Covered in the Blood of Jesus, Cleansed from Unrighteousness by Faith, How Does Revelation 21:8 Fit with the Overall Gospel?
article March 26, 2010
This verse must be understood by taking into account the verses around it, and the book as a whole.
How Do I Know Which Translation(s) of the Bible Would Be Good to Use, Especially for a “Word for Word” Study?
article March 19, 2010
And among those that translate word for word, the ESV is more literary and readable; the NASB is not quite as good English, but still accurate as a word for word translation. A person reading a passage looking for key terms that repeat, then a NASB would be better. If you are trying to understand the passage as a whole, then the ESV is better.