Posts in Category: bible studies

Can we haste the coming of the Lord? Meaning of 2 Peter 3: 12

Reading 2 Peter 3: 12 in some modern English Bibles and commentaries may suggest that human effort can hasten the coming of Jesus. For example, the NIV Bibles (1973, 1978, 1984, 2011) reads, “as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.” Also in the New Living Translation, “looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along.” Can we hasten the coming of

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… And lead us not into temptation

The pontiff of Rome, Francis, is contesting that Matt. 6: 13, which traditionally reads, “And lead us not into temptation”, should rather be read, “And do not allow us to fall into temptation”. The reasons given suggest that we’re responsible for entering into temptation and not God. This seems to agree with James 1: 13-14. When commenting on this, Doug Batchelor, an Adventist preacher on Amazing Facts television broadcast

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