Category Archives: Riddles

Christ Was Prophesied in Mystery but Revealed in Glory

In the closing to his letter to the believers in Rome (Romans 16:25-27), the apostle Paul wrote that God’s Messiah had been prophesied in mysterious fashion only to be finally revealed in Jesus of Nazareth.  That is, the promises about … Continue reading

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How Jesus and the Scriptures Prophesied the Resurrection

Here’s an instance where Jesus prophesied His resurrection: John 2:18 The Jews then said to Him, “What sign do You show us as your authority for doing these things?” John 2:19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three … Continue reading

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That Messiah Was a Prophet Meant He Had to Die; That He Was a King Meant He Had to Live

That the Messiah was to be a prophet meant that he had to die, because, as Jesus said, it seemed impossible that a prophet should perish outside of Jerusalem (Luke 13:33).  It was the typical fate of the prophets to … Continue reading

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Creation – God = the World

The world equals creation minus God. This is how the Bible uses the term “world” in verses such as James 4:4 and 1 John 2:15-17.  That is, worldly thinking is to look around and perceive life as if God is … Continue reading

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An Apparent Contradiction in Scripture Is Never an Actual Contradiction

Some apparent contradictions in Scripture are a result of the vagaries of assembling scores of texts written by dozens of authors, few of whom had contact with each other, and whose original manuscripts were copied and transmitted by many hands … Continue reading

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Index to Posts on Riddles

This index is not complete.  To find more posts on this subject, do a search on the site for “riddle” (without, of course, the quotation marks).  Recognize, however, that some of the posts found in this way may only mention … Continue reading

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2 Samuel 7:12-14

2 Samuel 7:12-14 says that David’s son will be God’s son.  How can he be both? He was David’s son according to the flesh, and God’s Son according to His resurrection from the dead.  So says Paul in Romans 1:3-4, … Continue reading

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The Son of David and the Son of God

Jesus is both the son of David and the Son of God. In the flesh, Jesus is the son of David.  David was a man of flesh.  David’s descendants would therefore be flesh. In the spirit, Jesus is the Son … Continue reading

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What Jesus Taught Peter About the Bible

When Jesus was crucified and buried, His disciples became distressed, downcast, and scattered.  Even those closest to Him – His apostles – had lost all hope. Jesus’ resurrection changed all that.  Not only was hope profoundly renewed, but Jesus explained … Continue reading

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The New Testament Is a Riddle to Which the Old Testament Is the Answer

Just as the Old Testament is a riddle to which the New Testament is the answer (this was the subject of yesterday’s post), so the New Testament is a riddle…to which the Old Testament is the answer. Why do I … Continue reading

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