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  1. Edwin has passed away

    Thank you all for your kind words. I'll pop back in once or twice more in the coming weeks so as not to miss any correspondence, but I won't be 'carrying on the legacy' at Worthy myself, although I know my dad greatly enjoyed communing with you all. I was part of the community here once, but those days are long passed and best left that way. God bless.
  2. Edwin has passed away

    Hello, My name is Jonathan. I am Edwin's youngest son. I have no idea how active he is on Worthy or if any of you know him, but knowing Dad, anyone here that knows him will know him well. I'm sad to bring you news that Dad passed away in his sleep on Saturday night. He went quickly and mercifully, thank the Lord. It may be that no-one here really knows him, I'm just aware that all too often when someone passes away, their online friends are left in the dark and I didn't want that to be the case with Dad. He was a zealot to the last, never letting the scriptures to rest and a great inspiration to myself and many others. He will be sorely missed. Thanks for reading and my apologies if this has been somewhat a shock for anyone. God bless, Jonathan
  3. Two new questions.

    Thank you 19Duggarfan for the scripture verses you quoted. Here are two more. Col 1:19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, Col 2:9 For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, Therefore, It was not only Jesus who suffered the excruciating agony of death by crucifixion, but all three persons of the Trinity. Bless you. Edwin.
  4. Two new questions.

    shiloh357, you say. "He did not empty Himself of His deity". "the name that is above every name", can only apply to God who is of course divine. Now, how is it possible to give someone what they already have? Every blessing. Edwin.
  5. When Jesus said. Jhn 14:13 “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. He did not intend that you should always end your public prayers with, "These things we ask in Jesus name" Because in Hebrew, the expression, "In my name", means "Who I am, and what I stand for". What Jesus was really saying is, "When you pray, you must always do so havening in mind, just who I am, and what I stand for. Bless you.
  6. Two new questions.

    Thank you all for your comments which are much appreciated. My reason for starting this topic in the first place was to see if anyone else had arrived at the same opinion that I had. I thought that question No 2 might indicate just what it was of which He "emptied himself empty". Do you think it does, and if so. Just do you suppose it was? Bless you all. Edwin.
  7. Two new questions.

    I would like If I may to ask two further questions. This time in respect of the following verses. Philippians 2:5-9, (Holman Christian Standard Bible) 5 Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, 6 who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage. a 7 Instead He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a slave, taking on the likeness of men. And when He had come as a man in His external form, 8 He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death—even to death on a cross. 9 For this reason God also highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name, Footnote: a verse 6 Or to be grasped, or to be held on to Firstly in verse 7, the expression, "emptied himself ", if translated literally from the Greek, would read, "emptied himself empty", this is emphatic, that is to say totally, not partially, in other words, whatever it was Jesus emptied Himself of, it was, all of, not some of . What in your opinion was it of which Jesus ""emptied himself empty"? Secondly, in respect of verse 9. Just what is your understanding of "the name that is above every name"? Thank you. Edwin.
  8. Another question.

    Adam was 130 years old when seth was born. Gen 5:3 When Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. We are not told just how old Adam and Eve were when Cain and Able were born, but if we speculate and say that Cain was an adult, say 30 years old. Then it would indicate that they must have been a 100 years old when they started to reproduce, and then only after the fall to fulfill what God commanded them to do immediately after He had created them. Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Gen 1:28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Why, I wonder did it take them a 100 years before they obeyed His first command to them. Edwin.
  9. A question.

    Thank you other one for your post, you mention that, "Adam was 130 years old when seth was born". We are not told just how old Adam and Eve were when Cain and Able were born, but if we speculate and say that Cain was adult, say 30 years old, then it would indicate that they must have been a 100 years old when they started to reproduce. And then only after the fall to fulfil what God commanded them to do immediately after He had created them. Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Gen 1:28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Edwin.
  10. A question.

    If Adam and Eve were the only humans God made, then where did Cain get his wife from? Gen 4:1 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, "I have gotten a man with the help of the LORD." Gen 4:2 And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground. Gen 4:16 Then Cain went away from the presence of the LORD and settled in the land of Nod, [fn] east of Eden. Gen 4:17 Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. When he built a city, he called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch. 4:16) Nod means wandering Thank you. Edwin.
  11. Good Friday (Lords Crucifixion) ... or not?

    Thank you Donibm for your question. Here for what it is worth is my understanding. --------------------------------------------------------------- A problem with time. Mat 12:40 For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. I believe that Jesus was crucified on Thursday, for the reasons given below. Our Lord Jesus said that he would be in the grave for 3 days & 3 nights ie 72 hours, however, the Gospel accounts indicate a period of only 37 hours at most. For 3 days and 3 nights, please read Matt Ch 12 v 40. The 37 hours or thereabouts is arrived at as follows. Read the four Resurrection accounts and you will find that our Lord rose from the dead at around dawn on the first day of the week i.e. 12 hours from the end of the Sabbath, then there are 24 hours during the Sabbath, and may be up to an hour on Friday. In that part of the world, and at that time of the year sunset, and sunrise were close to 6 pm and 6 am. Jesus was on the cross from 9 am to 3 pm. Now read John Ch 19 v 31. There was about 3 hours to take down his body, prepare it for burial, transport same to the tomb, replace the stone, and seal it. I hope this helps you to understand my reasoning. Allow me to suggest a possible solution.. First of all look at Exodus Ch 12 vs 1-20. and also Leviticus Ch 23 vs 4-8. Now what are the salient points. The Lamb is to be selected on the 10 th day, but not killed until the 14 th day, why 4 days?, answer later on. The Passover continues on into the Feast of unleavened bread which is a feast of 7 days duration, with a Sabbath at each end. Now what does this teach me about the week in which our Lord allowed himself to be killed. That there are 2 Sabbaths in this week, the Sabbaths are at the start, and finish ie the first, and last, the alpha, and omega. Speaking of the Lord God himself. What is leaven but a picture of sin, therefore no leaven indicates no sin, what is the duration of this feast, 7 days, what does 7 indicate, Divine perfection ie no sin.. So the lamb points forward to the time when the Lord God himself, who is sinless will lay down his life during a week which has 2 Sabbaths in it. Now let us see if the Gospel accounts indicate a 2nd Sabbath that week. Look first at John Ch 19 v 31. "For that Sabbath was a special Sabbath" why special?, could this suggest an additional Sabbath that week, well now look at Matt Ch 28 v 1. Here is a problem as most English translations read Sabbath, but have a look at the Greek text, and you will find that it is a plural noun ie Sabbaths, as is made clear with, Young's Literal Translation (YNG) Mat 28:1 And on the eve of the sabbaths, at the dawn, toward the first of the sabbaths, came Mary the Magdalene, and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre, | Now if we assume that Friday was the other Sabbath, and move the crucifixion back to Thursday, then we have 3 nights, but only some 61 hours, and still not 72 hours, however if you use Divine time measurement, and not human time measurement, ie "There was evening,and there was morning one day" and I can find 3 evenings, and 3 mornings then I will have 3 days. There is Thursday evening, Friday evening, and Saturday evening, Friday morning, Saturday morning, and Sunday morning 3 days. Now what about that 4 days I mentioned earlier, if our Lord was killed on Thursday, then what day is 4 days earlier?, Palm Sunday of course. The Triumphal Entry and what else was also happening on that same day, every family in the land was choosing the lamb to be killed, and now that Jesus had presented himself to the Leaders of the Nation they had four days in which to examine him to see if there was any blemish, or spot, and when they could find none, kill him. May the Lord bless you all ,and keep you safe. Edwin.
  12. Why the difference.

    Thank you to all three of you for your comments. Here for what it is worth is my understanding. Jesus in both cases is dealing with gentiles, and is showing us that they are capable of having more faith than Jews. But then how are we to know this? Well only as a result of how they react, to what He says to them, and although He deals with each in a totally different way, their response is the same, In fact His comments were. Matthew 8:10, "Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!". Mark 7:29, "For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter ". The centurion had great insight as can be seen when he said, The Mat 8:9 "For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to another, 'Come,' and he comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it." His words, "I also am a man under authority", clearly indicates that he knew that Jesus also had to do as He was instructed to do. This in fact is confirmed by Jesus at, Jhn 12:49 For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment--what to say and what to speak. Jhn 12:50 And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me." And also by His Father, who said, Deu 18:18 I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. Deu 18:19 And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him. Every blessing. Edwin.
  13. Why the difference.

    When our Lord Jesus was asked for help by a centurion, He said, Mat 8:7 And Jesus said to him, "I will come and heal him." But when a Woman asked for help, He said, Mat 15:26 But He answered and said, "It is not good to take the children's bread and throw [it] to the little dogs." Could someone please explain why? Thank you. Edwin.
  14. Is this a contradiction?

    Thank you Both for your helpful answers. Edwin.
  15. Is this a contradiction?

    Could you please reconcile the following. Exo 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you. Mat 10:37 Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Thank you. Edwin.
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