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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Greetings Bible Enthusiast!

Anyone who has ever experienced ridicule, slander, bullying, or shunning at some time or another in their lives knows the pain that words can inflict.

The old saying, "sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me" just isn't true. Words and bad names do hurt with pain that can last even a lifetime.

Remember that words can be used for harm or for good; we must weigh them carefully.

God Bless You!

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Q. How many times does the word Easter appear in the New Testament?

Answer below.



Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church. Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword.

And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to seize Peter also. Now it was during the Days of Unleavened Bread. So when he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to keep him, intending to bring him before the people after Passover.

Acts 12:1-4

The Jews, including Jesus, kept the Feast of the Unleavened Bread and the Passover as was their custom. For a period of time after Jesus' Resurrection, the Jewish believers were in transition regarding keeping the letter of the law; should non-Jewish believers be required to keep the Jewish law?

Thus occurred the council, recorded in Acts 15 where the apostles and disciples were trying to deal with these issues.



"God has given man a short time upon earth, and yet upon this short time eternity depends."

- Jeremy Taylor



One husband to another: "My wife treats me like an idol."

"Oh yeah, why do you say that?"

"She serves me burnt offerings at mealtime!"



Q. How many times does the word Easter appear in the New Testament?

A. once (in the King James Version)

The King James Version uses the word Easter once in Acts 12:4 but this translation is jarring and inconsistent since all other occurrences of the Greek word "pascha" are translated as "Passover."

Even the KJV translates the same word as "Passover" in the twenty-eight other verses in which it occurs. Other translations, including the New King James Version always translate "pascha" as "Passover."

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