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Day 188 - Hebrews 5

Thursday, September 19, 2013

5 minutes a day
5 days a week
1 New Testament in a year

There are 261 weekdays in a year, and there are 260 chapters in the New Testament. By reading one chapter, Monday through Friday, you will read the whole New Testament by the end of the year. The Daily Cup series is to help with that goal.

Happy Studying!

"The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup." -- Psalm 16:5

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Shrouded In Mystery

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Do you think it's possible for the Shroud of Turin to be real?  I know there isn't really any biblical evidence to prove it or not, but in your opinion, do you think it's possible?

Sincerely,
Cloth Collector

Dear Cloth Collector,

No, we don’t think it is real.  The reason we don’t is because – as you said – there is no evidence.  The Shroud of Turin is supposed to be the cloth that was placed over Jesus’ face at burial, but the only group who has been saying this is the Catholic church.  The Shroud has been dated to the Middle Ages… not the first century.  The Shroud supposedly has Jesus’ face etched into the cloth – the Bible never mentions such a supernatural feat occurring at Christ’s burial.  In short, there isn’t any historical evidence that points toward its validity, and there isn’t any Biblical evidence.  No evidence, no truth.

Day 187 - Hebrews 4

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

5 minutes a day
5 days a week
1 New Testament in a year

There are 261 weekdays in a year, and there are 260 chapters in the New Testament. By reading one chapter, Monday through Friday, you will read the whole New Testament by the end of the year. The Daily Cup series is to help with that goal.

Happy Studying!

"The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup." -- Psalm 16:5

Click here for a pdf of the study schedule - CLICK HERE

Overly Enchanted

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I have a question regarding Isaiah 3:1-3 (NIV).  Someone told me that for first-time Bible readers, if they were to look at this Scripture first, they would think that enchanters and soothsayers were ranked among heroes, warriors, prophets, judges, elders, counselors, etc.  Why then were "enchanters and soothsayers" included in this "positive passage" when other verses condemn them?

Sincerely,
Not A Mind-Reader

Dear Not A Mind-Reader,

Isaiah 3:1-3 is simply telling the people that they will be deprived of all that they value.  All of the classes that are considered superior by the people would be wiped out.  The soothsayer was honored by the people in Jerusalem, but that doesn’t mean that God was pleased with enchanters and soothsayers.  As you said, God makes it clear in other verses that He detests such occult behavior (1 Sam. 15:23).

Clubbed To Death

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
I am a Christian, and my question is about employment.  As a Christian, would it be wrong of me to work in a nightclub?

Sincerely,
Bouncer Bound?

Dear Bouncer Bound,

The Scripture never specifically condemns working at a nightclub, but there are a plethora of reasons for a Christian to avoid nightclubs.  Alcohol flows freely in nightclubs (drinking parties are wrong – 1 Pet 4:3).  Nightclubs are designed to bring men and women together and encourage inappropriate behavior.  The music is often vulgar and crass, and immodesty abounds.  Nightclubs are meant to promote ungodly behavior.  Bad company corrupts good morals (1 Cor 15:33).  Hanging out in a nightclub night after night is definitely bad company.

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