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QUESTION: Where Does the Bible Speak of God Being Married to a Backslider?

Note: This question came to me via our church webpage, http://www.plymouth-church.com. I answered it there recently.

Where in the bible does it say God is married to the backslider?

In several passages in the Old Testament, the nations of Israel and Judah (originally the single kingdom of Israel, ruled by Saul, David, and Solomon – but divided after the end of Solomon’s rule) are spoken of as being married to the LORD.

For example, in Isaiah 54:5, the prophet wrote: Continue reading

QUESTION: From Which Kingdom Does Jesus’ Kingdom Derive?

The following question came to me via our congregation’s website, http://www.Plymouth-church.com where I answer questions from The Question Box. I hope it will be helpful to you as well.

From which kingdom does Jesus’ Kingdom derive?

After the death of Solomon, there was a general revolt against Rehoboam, Solomon’s son and ten tribes split off to form the Northern Kingdom of Israel under Jeroboam the Son of Nebat. Jeroboam soon introduced the worship of the golden calves he built at Bethel and Dan, a sin followed by every one of the later kings of Israel. Because of this blatant rejection of God, the LORD brought on them the Assyrian Captivity, from which the ten tribes never returned.

The Southern Kingdom of Judah fared only a little better. Though each king of Judah in Jerusalem was from the house of David, many of them were men who Continue reading

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