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Are you only after historical references of the exact phrasing? As you mentioned clearly from the scriptures implicitly proclaim the reality of a personal and relational God, though those exact words are not uttered. I'm keen to post just a few scriptures below in case anyone reading is considering that their faith is anything but a "personal relationship" ...


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The way it was explained to me once is that it was a literal interpretation of Christ's commission to take up the cross and follow him. "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me." (Matt 16:24; see also Mark 8:34; Luke 9:23; Matt 10:21;) The Encyclopedia ...


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Here are some of the most relevant Biblical accounts I have found: [Genesis 13:13 NKJV] 13 But the men of Sodom [were] exceedingly wicked and sinful against the LORD. [Genesis 18:20-26 NKJV] 20 And the LORD said, "Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave, 21 "I will go down now and see whether they ...


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In order for grape juice not to become either wine or vinegar, it has to be protected from the action of the airborne bacteria that cause these reactions. The ways to accomplish this are Sterilization and hermetically sealing the grape juice so that any present bacteria (yeast) is killed and no airborne bacteria can reach the juice). Freezing the juice so ...


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There are likely many drawings of similar content, but I suspect by far the most famous one is this drawing of Dirk Willems, which was published in the book Martyrs Mirror in 1685. It illustrates the true story of Dirk Willems who had escaped from prison (where he was being persecuted for his faith), but when his persuer broke through some thin ice, Dirk ...


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Catholic Perspective Polygamy is not allowed throughout the whole Bible. It was not allowed in the beginning, in the OT it was not yet explicitly rejected, and in his Gospel, Jesus restored the Creator's original plan in the beginning. CCC 1610 [...] In the Old Testament the polygamy of patriarchs and kings is not yet explicitly rejected. ...


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Joseph Smith was a freemason and many of the symbols on the temple are also used in freemasonry. As Mason noted, this doesn't give any meaning to the symbol (unless you have conspiracy theories regarding freemasonry,) but simply seems to be one possibility for the architectural influence. Some have also suggested that there are also some influences between ...


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Most modern scholars will point to some letters that were not written by Paul contributed to him and the other respondents above have pointed out there were letters that were not included. It is very possible there are Vatican controlled archives that contain letters attributed to Paul that were probably too late to have been of his authorship like Timothy ...


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The Dinosaurs where made the day before Man and he will say powers they will swarm the waters being living, and flyer he will much fly upon the land upon faces sheet the skys, 21 and he will fatten powers at the crocodiles the greats and at all being the living the treading which they did swarm the waters to kind them and at all flyer wing to kind him ...


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Read the article below about dinosaur-like creatures mentioned in Job http://www.christiananswers.net/bible/job40.html#15



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