The Heart & Mind in Ancient Near Eastern (and Biblical) Thought

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In the ancient Near East it was believed that the heart was the seat of emotion, will, where decisions are made. One of the intriguing things that follow this mindset is what the Egyptians believed happened once one died and also what they did during the mummification process. Once an individual died it was believed that they would stand before …

The Apostle Paul – Who Was He?

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Let’s be real for a moment.  Whether you realize it or not, Paul is arguably the most misunderstood person in all of the Scriptures. However, you may find that assessment quite odd.  The reason for this is, generally, we as believers read our views, our culture, how we think and act, into the Scriptures when we read them.  In addition …