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Are the “two witnesses” two literal individuals, and if so why? Or do the “two witnesses” represent something else? If so what, and why?

Dec 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Questions You Ask (click for the full answer), Revelation, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

The “two witnesses” are symbolic of the Old and New Testaments, the Word of God. The Word of God was chained up, or kept in the dead languages so that the public could not have access or read the Truth.

The next verse says that the “two witnesses” are the “two olive trees” and the “two candlesticks.” The Lord has given us an equation: A=B=C. So if we can determine what one of them is, then we can determine the others and then the job is to see that we can have proof of the three equaling each other once we have come up with a definition.

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Exodus Chapter 32, The Golden Calf, Moses Breaks Tablets, People drink the Calf

Jul 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Exodus, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

Verses 1–6 are a historical commentary on what took place at the foot of Mount Sinai in Moses’ absence. In verses 7–14 God informed Moses, who was still up on the mount, about the events just described by the commentator. We will consider these verses in more detail. When Moses delayed to come down from the mount, the people demanded that Aaron make gods to go before them in returning to Egypt (Acts 7:37–40). Moses was on Mount Sinai for 40 days and nights. We do not know how much time elapsed before the molten calf was built, but probably about 10 days remained from the time the people went to Aaron; that is, they may have waited a month before going to him.

What seemingly justified the people in taking up this matter with Aaron? What were they thinking? They reasoned that Moses was dead and that thus he was not coming back. They showed disrespect for Moses in saying, “This Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt …” They lacked faith and felt they were abandoned in the desert. Hence they were thinking about going back to Egypt.

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