Bible Answers That Make Sense

Bible Answers That Make Sense

What Does the Veil Represent? – Satan or Jesus?
October 20, 2013 Bible Answers That Make Sense, Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

Thanks for your SS lessons which I watch without fail as they become available. Loved lesson 4’s typology. However, there is so much symbolism in Jesus being the 2nd veil, which I have summarized below:

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Jesus Paying Our Debt To God
October 14, 2013 Bible Answers That Make Sense, Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

I just saw this quote and wanted what your understanding of it is:

The servant who had defrauded his master had nothing with which to make restitution. The sinner who has robbed God of years of service has no means of canceling the debt. Jesus interposes between the sinner and God, saying, I will pay the debt. Let the sinner be spared; I will suffer in his stead.  {Review & Herald, December 14, 1911 par. 16}

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Forgiveness in the Non-Penal View
September 24, 2013 Bible Answers That Make Sense, Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

In this non-penal picture of God, when I ask Him to forgive me, what am I asking Him to do? And then, following that vein, when I ask a person to forgive me, what am I asking them to do?

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Biblical Keywords: Comparing Definitions
May 12, 2013 Bible Answers That Make Sense, Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

Many times, on theological topics like justice, judgment, atonement, satisfaction, etc., we encounter conflicts with those who oppose or do not appreciate what we are saying. Comparing how these and other key words are defined under the two opposing law constructs, Imposed Law vs Design Law, will help clear up the apparent conflict.

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Psalms 23 – The Path to Eternal Life
February 11, 2013 Bible Answers That Make Sense, Blogs, Character Development Tim Jennings, M.D.

Several months back, in one of my Bible Studies I shared my understanding of the meaning of the 23rd Psalm – that is is a Psalm of the experience of salvation from sinner to eternal life. Several have emailed me and asked for my take on this psalm, so I have summarized it here. 

“The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want”

God is watching out for me and I don’t need to worry about where my support will come from. He will provide all my soul needs.

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What Angels Saw at the Cross
November 12, 2012 Bible Answers That Make Sense, Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

Revelation 12:10-12 says, “Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: ‘Now have come the salvation and the power
and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They triumphed over him
by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.

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Women’s Ordination
September 17, 2012 Bible Answers That Make Sense, Blogs, Life's Tough Questions Tim Jennings, M.D.

Recently I was asked to read an article that addressed the issue of ordination of women. The article, while advocating for female pastors, opposed ordination for women as ordination included “church authority” to baptize and establish churches. The author appealed to the example of Lucifer in heaven being jealous of Christ and Korah being jealous of Aaron and neither being content with their position as evidence that God has selected men to be ordained and women should not be jealous of ordination but content with their position.

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Salvation & Sanctification
July 29, 2012 Bible Answers That Make Sense, Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

The following is a short exchange with one of our online listeners:

Nelson: I just listened to 2012 Q3 Lesson 4 and I’m a little confused about your last statement before the prayer. You mentioned that Peter wasn’t saved until he died to self (I’m paraphrasing). I’ve always thought that salvation comes from accepting (believing) Christ as your Savior (John 3:16) and that sanctification is the process of dying to self and becoming more like Christ. Can you explain to me a little more what salvation is?

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Biblical Justice: What Is It?
March 12, 2012 Bible Answers That Make Sense, Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

On September 20, 2001, just nine days after terrorists attacked the United States in four hijacked passenger jets, President George W. Bush addressed a joint session of congress. In that speech President Bush stated, “Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done.”

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The Gospel for Today
February 16, 2012 Bible Answers That Make Sense, Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

God is love. When God built His universe, He constructed it to operate in harmony with His nature and character. The construction protocol upon which the universe is built is commonly known as God’s law. The Bible tells us that this law is the “law of love,” which is not a feeling, but the principle of other-centeredness, giving or beneficence that life is designed by God to operate upon. (Rom 13:10, James 2:8, 1 Cor 13:5)

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Righteousness: A Real Change of Heart
January 31, 2012 Bible Answers That Make Sense, Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

This week in my devotional I came across the following quotation from one of the founders of my church:

Christ came to manifest the love of God to the world, to draw the hearts of all men to Himself. He said, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me” (John 12:32).

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Revelation 12:7 What Happened Before Earth Was Created?
November 24, 2011 Bible Answers That Make Sense, Blogs Tim Jennings, M.D.

Dr. Jennings,

My question is in regards to Revelation 12:7. Would you please tell me how the event happened before earth was created? I do believe that angels were here before we were created as it says in Job 38:6, 7.

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