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Vol. 10 No. 6 June 2008
Since You Asked By Louis Rushmore
Secrecy of the Transfiguration
Why did Jesus tell the disciples not to tell anyone of the experience they had on the mountain at His transfiguration? Nancy Trimble
Jesus Christ told his apostles to refrain from disclosing
to others about the Transfiguration before his death, burial and
“And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them,
saying, Tell the
vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the
This vision was designed particularly to confirm them in the
truth that he was the
Thought provoking and probably accurate, Wycliffe noted: “Apparently not even the other apostles were to be informed at this time.” Another commentator provides another reason that Jesus may have delayed the announcement to others by the witnesses of His Transfiguration. “Even they themselves did not yet understand what they had seen. Still less could they, in present circumstances, make others understand. All was plainer after Christ had died, risen, and had ascended to glory. The time had not come to proclaim the mystery of the Sonship to the world” (Johnson).
Barnes, Albert. Barnes’
Johnson, B.W. People’s
Will the Second Coming going to be in 2 phases? ~ Femi Temilola
No, the second coming of Jesus Christ will not occur in two phases as the false, denominational doctrine of premillennialism teaches. One passage of Scripture by itself dispels the notion of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ occurring in two phases. “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation” (John 5:28-29). At the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, all will come forth from the graves at the same time, including both the righteous and the unrighteous, destined for two different eternities. There is no second phase to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Hello, Why did God command Joshua three times in chapter one “be
strong and courageous,” in fact one of the times He said, “be strong and very
courageous.” What was God trying to tell Joshua, and now to us as we read this
passage? Thank you,
Except for the “very,” the same original language words
appear in each of verses
Perhaps antidotal evidence along these lines, I remember reading of instruction sometimes given to police and security guards. When confronting someone to whom it is necessary to give verbal commands, to which the subject does not immediately comply, repeat the command two more times, for a total of three times. Usually, the subject will comply upon the third pronouncement of the command (provided he or she is not conditioned against authority or part of group or mob thinking). Evidently, something about three pronouncements of a command often favorably works on the human psyche.