by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Daniel 4:28-37   I.         A difficulty those raised in Calvinist beliefs is resolving the idea of God’s sovereign will with the actions of men.             A.        To many Calvinists, God’s will is immutable (unable to be changed). The idea that men might do something to alter God’s decisions is inconceivable.             B.        This is why…

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Question: Jonah 1:6 in NKJV & ASV show referring to God as “God.” The captain told Jonah to pray to his God. But in the NASB it refers to the Lord God Jehovah as “god.” Is this a typo with the printer? Why would the NASB show this?  Could it be that the captain was…

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Question: What would Jonah have answered God at the end of the Book? Did Jonah learn the lessons? Answer: Since we are not told, to speculate would be useless. We can see the lessons God taught Jonah and it is those lessons which we, in turn, also need to learn. As Paul warned, “that you…

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I.         The book of Jonah is unique among the prophets             A.        The emphasis of the story is upon the messenger instead of the message.             B.        We learn lessons from the actions of the prophet, instead of the message he delivered.             C.        The tale of a man being swallowed and living three days in a great fish have caused some…

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Question: Why is suicide a sin? Answer: At first, it seems to be a strange question because the answer is so obvious. But the young man who asked this is struggling with how to explain it to someone he knows. The difficulty is that you can’t turn in your Bibles to a passage that says…

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