What did Jesus mean by “eat my flesh and drink my blood?”

Question: I would like to know in John 6:53-56 what does Jesus mean by “eat my flesh and drink my blood”? What do flesh and blood represent here? Answer: The statement is found in a discourse recorded in John 6. In the context, Jesus had feed over 5,000 people miraculously and this created a crowd…

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Is there any significance to being 40 years old in the Bible

Question: Do you happen to know if there is any significance to the age of 40 in New Testament times?  We noticed on at least two separate occasions that the remark “he is over 40” is used.  Once when Jesus healed the blind man and when the lame man was healed in Acts.  We (the…

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What is the significance of the number 40?

Question: What is the significance of the number forty in the Bible? In my reading, I have notice numbers to be very significant. For example, the twelve Israelites went to search out the promised land and it took them 40 days, but because of their bad report, they spent the next 40 years in the…

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Who are the two witnesses in Revelation?

Question: In the book of Revelation, whom do you say the two witnesses are? I feel that they are Elijah and Enoch since neither of them died a physical death before being taken to heaven. Some are saying it is Moses; but I was of the opinion that mortal man can die only one physical…

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Do you have pictures of the eight symbols of the Holy Spirit?

Question: Do you have pictures of the eight symbols of the Holy Spirit? Answer: The Bible does symbolically represent the Holy Spirit at times. For example, the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus like a dove at Jesus’ baptism. “When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to…

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Where does the Bible parallel the use of the laver to baptism?

Question: Hello, I am trying to finish up my paper, and I remember learning about the basin or laver bowl stand for the tabernacle in Exodus chapter 30, but I can’t remember where it says it relates back to baptism. It might be in Hebrews. I was wondering if you had any information on this,…

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What did the lampstand and table of showbread represent?

Question: Thank you again for your site and answers to questions about the Bible and Christian living. Now, I have another question concerning the ‘lampstand’ that was in the Temple where the Ark of the Covenant was kept. What was the lampstand used for and what was its significance? I have seen different verses that…

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Who is the rider on the white horse in Revelation 6?

Question: We have been studying the book of Revelation and it is a fascinating book. We are in chapter 6 and there were some interesting verses that I would like to get your opinion on. We had recently read chapter 6 and came across some of the verses that caused some confusion. The verse I…

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Why twelve apostles?

Question: Why were there only 12 apostles? Answer: Certain numbers appear frequently through the text of the Bible, much more frequently than you would expect from mere chance. Twelve is one such number and its repeated use indicates foreshadowing in the Bible and it is a reflection of the fact that the whole Bible is…

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What do you think about the use of crosses in a building?

Question: I visited at a church of Christ nearby and was thinking about attending there on a permanent basis but I noticed they had a cross painted on a sign in front of the building and a clock in the shape of a cross with a picture of Jesus in the center on the wall.…

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