Not the Pit!

“Jesus asked him, saying, What is your name? And he said, Legion, because many demons had entered him.   And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss.”  Luke 8:30-31   Let’s turn our attention to realities, realities that are amongst us, the fullness of which is not known, but where the Bible has shed enough light to give us understanding and knowledge that we might turn our ways unto God through His Son, Jesus Christ.   Just –what- word to use here?  I had thought to use pit and when I went to look up the verse that was on my mind I see that in the VW-edition it is ‘abyss’ and in the KJV it is ‘deep’.  So I got out my old Webster’s University dictionary and looked it up, finally determining I would just leave the word ‘pit’ in the title of this article, as it seems appropriate enough.   Abyss, n.   1.) A bottomless gulf; also a deep mass of waters, once supposed to have encompassed the earth in the beginning; as, the face of the abyss, in the Septuangint 2.) That which is immeasurable; that in which anything is lost. Thy throne is darkness, in the abyss of night. – Milton 3.) The bottomless pit; hell; Erebus. 4.) An immensity of time, space, depth, or scope, usually with the idea of intellectual or moral depravity; as, an abyss of ignorance, as abyss of crime. 5.) In heraldry, the center of an escutcheon; as, he bears azure, a fleur-de-lis, in abyss.   Syn. – Chasm, cleft, crevasse, gorge,...

Couple Early Podcasts

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Under the Sun

“Why should I fear in the days of evil, when the depravity of my supplanters surrounds me?  Those who trust in their wealth and boast in the abundance of their riches: None of them can at all redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him (for the redemption of their soul is precious, and it comes to an end forever), that he might yet live forever and never see the pit.  For he sees wise men die; likewise the fool and the brutish ones perish, and leave their wealth to others.   Their inner thought is that their houses will last forever, and their dwelling places from generation to generation; they call their lands after their own names.  Nevertheless man, though precious, does not remain; he is like the animals that perish.  This way of theirs is their folly; yet those who follow delight in their sayings. Selah.  Like sheep they are appointed to the grave; death shall shepherd them, and the upright shall have the rule over them in the morning; their form is consumed; Sheol is their home.  But God will redeem my soul from the hand of Sheol; for He will carry me away. Selah.  Be not afraid when one becomes rich, when the glory of his house increases; for when he dies he shall carry nothing away; his glory shall not descend after him.   For in his life he blessed his own soul (indeed, they praise you when you do well for yourself).  But he shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.  A man with honor, but...

June Podcasts Shows

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