Entries by Matt

Who is really made in the image of God?

In Focus on the Family’s article How Can Woman Be Made in the Image of a Male God? the following question is posed: How is it possible for both men and women to be made in the Divine Image when the Bible speaks of God primarily in masculine terms? I’m wondering if all the talk I’ve been […]

Queen Esther vs. Queen Vashti

Is this story a macro end-time parable? Esther the Chosen Lady and Vashti is the one she replaces? The story has been viewed as though the King and his guests were a bunch of drunken partyers and that he was some sort of misogynist. The irony is, the very attacking of his character and actions […]

Garments of Menstruation

כַטָּמֵא֙ כֻּלָּ֔נוּ וּכְבֶ֥גֶד עִדִּ֖ים כָּל־ צִדְקֹתֵ֑ינוּ the whole of us are like the unclean, like garments of menstruation is the whole of our justice… Isaiah 64:6 TNCLT (truthful, non-contrived, literal translation) Since our righteousness [justice] has to do with faith, this is a call to repentance from our unbelieving hearts….and our faithless high-school crap-happy translations. […]

2 Peter 3:12 Prophecy on the Heavens

waiting for and hasting to the presence of the day of God, by which the heavens, being on fire, shall be dissolved, and the elements with burning heat shall melt; 2 Peter 3:12 YLT Many translations render this interpretively under the bizarre thought that the Heavens could be destroyed. Really? I’ve thought many a time, […]

The End of the Tongues Mystery

The working theory is that “tongues” involves a group effort to enclose secrets within the common man’s language (both Hebrew and Greek). This means if you didn’t know one (like Jesus) was “speaking in a tongue” you would mistake his sayings for something that seemed to apply to normal colloquialism, culture, or social constructs. When […]

The Kingdom is inside “her”?

nor shall they say, Lo, here; or lo, there; for lo, the reign of God is inside you.’ Luke 17:21 YLT Translators and scholars don’t want to hear what it really says. A better word could not be chosen to express inside. The Greek word is entos. And is also used by Jesus here, and […]

Paul, the hardest code to crack

for myself indeed, him-who-is-away-from the body, yet him-who-is-near the spirit, even now, as him-who-is-near, have judged the-one, thus working out this-one in the name of the Master of ourselves Jesus Christ — those-who-have-been-gathered of yourselves, and of myself of spirit — with the power of the Master of ourselves, Jesus, to hand over such a […]

עֶ֫צֶם, Bone

Hebrew has a lot of figurative usage for different words. “Bone” happens to be one of those. It is pronounced, etsem. Look at these Proverbs: Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Prov. 16:24 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the bones. […]