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Acts 8:39
... when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way...
Why We Want to Go Home - Article
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - ... is a special place that attracts us, one way or another. Is the Genesis creation account part of the explanation for why home is so important? The universal habit of using a personal shelter, a home that belongs to us, is nothing new....
Acts 8:39: out of the water - Study Note
and Philip first “went down both” into the water (Acts 8:38), and then came “up out of the water.” Any other interpretation than immersion would seem forced and unnatural. There would be no need to go down into a pool for...
Grace From Above - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... while comprising the whole, yet inseparable from each other, acts in concert with the others in character and purpose, especially in this matter of our salvation. “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of...
God's Timing Makes Sense of Adversity - Article
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - ... Isn’t the “Best of All Possible Worlds.” Acts & Facts. 40 (11): 8-10. Job 1:6–2:10; 42:10. See also Johnson, J. 2014. The Truth Test. Acts & Facts. 43 (1): 22. Job 38:39-40 (lions); 38:41 (ravens);...
Hearing Revival - Article
Mac Brunson, D. Min. - Joy The Ethiopian eunuch went on his way rejoicing in Acts 8:39. Believers were taking their meals together with gladness in Acts 2:46. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will...
Biblical Truth in High Definition - Article
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - ... and passive combined—i.e., your action directly impacts yourself, like combing your own hair).8 Genesis 1:1 uses a singular masculine qal verb, bara’ (“He created”). So what does that tell us about God’s...
Acts 8:39: caught away Philip - Study Note
... caught away Philip. This was evidently a unique miracle, God somehow translating Philip rapidly from Gaza to Azotus (same as the ancient Ashdod), twenty miles to the north along the Mediterranean coast. For reference to similar miraculous...
Ezekiel 3:14: the spirit lifted me up - Study Note
... the prophet, in similar fashion to the experience of Philip (Acts 8:39-40). Also compare Ezekiel 8:3. Perhaps, as a vision (see Ezekiel 1:1), his spirit was translated, somewhat as in Paul’s experience (II Corinthians 12:2-4) while his...
1 Thessalonians 4:17: caught up - Study Note
harpazo; the same word is used in II Corinthians 12:2,4; Acts 8:39 and Revelation 12:5). The English word “rapture” comes from the Latin raptus, meaning “seized” or “carried away.” This verse, of course, is...
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