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Posts from March 2021

Hebrews 11:35 – Heaven is Better than Bacon

How great is Heaven?  The author of Hebrews might give us a clue. In Hebrews 11, the anonymous writer recites dozens of examples of men and women of faith.  In verse 35, he writes, “Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life” (ESV). Though most (if not all) the examples given in Hebrews 11 point to people in the Old Testament, many Bible scholars believe that this verse possibly refers to…

Hebrews 11c – You Gotta See the Baby!

A classic Seinfeld episode has the famous quartet at a friend’s house, who continually insists, “Jerry, you gotta see the ba-by!”  The baby’s mother thinks the child is beautiful, but everyone else has a very different opinion. Hebrews 11:23 tells us that Moses’s parents hid him for three months after his birth, “because they saw that the child was beautiful” (all Scripture references in ESV).  This raises the question: what if Moses were ugly?  Would they have been less inclined…