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Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 06

Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 06 Daniel Salomon made the following comments: “Psalm 50 is another example of atonement without sacrifice. In fact, Psalm 50 challenges the excesses of “animal sacrifice”—asking ‘If I were hungry, would I not let you know?’ Making the case that God is not a hungry pagan god who needs to […]

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Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 05

Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 05 We saw in the Isaiah passage we discussed in the previous part, that God does not desire sacrifices, which is a strong indication that sacrifice and the shedding of blood does not bring about forgiveness, and this same kind of message has been spoken since the time of Samuel. […]

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Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 03

Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 03 As a follow-up to our discussion on Numbers 16:41-50, we looked at Norman K. Gottwald’s book, “The Hebrew Bible: A Socio-Literary Introduction.” His contention is that from the way a Biblical passage is written it can be dated and placed in a reference source. He also believes that the […]

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Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 01

Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 01 This Bible study series looks at several instances where a person’s faith was all that was needed to forgive their sins. There was no need to sacrifice an animal. Forgiveness was given by God as a gift of grace. The first instance occurs in Genesis 15. This was more […]

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How Do We Show the Love of Christmas to God?

How Do We Show the Love of Christmas to God? A Sermon Delivered to The Compassion Internet Church 27 January 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Isaiah 1:13 Ephesians 2:8-10 James 2:14-17 1 John 4:11 Preparation Verse: (1 John 4:11) Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. Over […]

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Child Abuse: Teach Children to Kill

Child Abuse: Teach Children to Kill For years we have been observing and studying the ungodly practice of teaching our children to kill through the supposed pleasure of hunting and fishing (fish killing), and how such practices harden the hearts of these children so that they no longer have any empathy for the feelings of […]

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Walked With God

Walked With God There were only two people in the Bible who were said to have walked with God: Enoch (Genesis 5:22) and Noah (Genesis 6:9). Genesis 5:22 Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters. NASB Genesis 6:9 These are […]

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Child Abuse and Fishing

Child Abuse and Fishing A few days ago when we were logging in and out of Facebook, we were greeted by an image of a little boy with a big smile on his face holding a fishing line with two fish hanging from it. The image really bothered us, and all we could think of […]

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Is Godly Love the True Spirit of Christmas?

Is Godly Love the True Spirit of Christmas? A Sermon Delivered to The Compassion Internet Church 20 January 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Genesis 22:1-19 Deuteronomy 6:5 7:6-11 John 3:16 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Preparation Verse: (Deuteronomy 6:5) “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your […]

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Love and the Golden Rule

Love and the Golden Rule For the past couple of days, we’ve been talking about unconditional love being the major ingredient to fulfill the whole Law and the Prophets, as the Hebrew expresses it, or the whole of the Bible, as we would refer to it today. This is what Jesus was talking about in […]

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