This “good news” – “the salvation of your souls” (1:9b-10a) – was the fulfillment of these Old Testament prophecies that the prophets had diligently “searched and inquired” about (1:11). It had not been completely revealed to them during Old Testament times. Even “angels long to look” into these matters (1:12c), the Greek rendering of this phrase indicating that the angels so passionately desired to know more about these matters that they would in a figurative sense bend or crouch down to see it. Yet God’s plan to save mankind was now completely revealed to Peter’s readers, and us today, within the New Testament (cf. Rom. 16:25-26; Eph. 3:3-5). We today can now see and know that of which they could only glimpse and ask. What a blessing that is!… Read More 1 Peter: We Have What Old Testament Prophets and Angels Longed To Have
Why did God make the son of man a little lower than the angels? How is man lower than the angels if we are made in the image of God?
Hebrews 2:7-8 seems contradictory. Does it mean that while Christ was on earth He was lower than the angels, but now there is coming a time when all will be under His feet? Or did that occur as soon as He died?… Read More Bible Q&A: Two-For-One About Angels
Did the rebellion of the angels occur before the creation of the earth? From the biblical data available, it seems that it occurred after the creation of the earth. Christ created everything (John 1:1-3), including angels (Col. 1:16). While it is possible that they had been created before Genesis 1:1, they had definitely been created… Read More Bible Q&A: Did The Rebellion of the Angels Occur Before the Creation of the Earth?
The Psalmist prophesied that God would make the Messiah “for a little while lower than the angels” before “crowning him with glory and honor.” This prophecy was fulfilled in Jesus, who became both fully God and fully human “for a little while” before ascending back into heaven and being “crowned with glory and honor.” John’s vision in Revelation agrees with the Hebrew writer’s expressed reason for Jesus’s crowning of glory and honor: “because of the suffering of death” (v. 9; cf. Revelation 5:6-14). Jesus “tast(ed) death for everyone.” He took what we deserve for our sins (1 John 2:2; Romans 5:6-10). This was done due to God’s grace and love for us all (cf. John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8).… Read More Hebrews: “Him Who For A Little While Was Made Lower Than The Angels”
Quoting the Psalmist, the Hebrew writer acknowledged that God had “made him for a little while lower than the angels” (Hebrews 2:7; cf. Psalm 8:4-6). Paul wrote of how this was accomplished when Christ left “the form of God” and “equality with God” and “made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men…found in human form” (Philippians 2:6-8). Yet when he ascended into heaven, Jesus became superior to the angels by sitting at God’s right hand.… Read More Hebrews: Jesus’ Superiority Over Angels
Here is the link to the mp3 recording of a Bible Question & Answer session I headed up at worship services last night. Below are listed each question turned into me in the previous weeks and the Bible answer my studies produced. I hope they help you in your own studies of the Bible. This… Read More Bible Questions & Answers – September 21, 2014
WARNING!! Everything you are about to read contains MAJOR spoilers about the movie Noah. In fact, if you go to see this movie after reading my review, it will be highly likely that you will know what’s about to happen right before it happens; that’s how detailed I plan to get in my synopsis of… Read More A Biblical Movie Review: Noah
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