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What about the souls under the altar? (Revelation 6:9)

Revelation 6:9 “And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held.”   This passage is sometimes read super-literally to support the teaching of the immortality of the soul, that souls of the […]

When Jesus went back to heaven after his resurrection, did he sprinkle blood on the altar or mercy seat?

Most sacrifices were completed by sprinkling some blood from the sacrifice on the altar. And in one specific case (Lev 16) on the mercy seat (or atonement cover). Since Jesus’ death was a sacrifice, it might make sense that his blood should be sprinkled on the altar. But there’s no evidence that this happened, nor […]

Why would God let sparrows build a house in his altar?

The question is about Psalm 84:3: Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. First, “at” is not “in”, and even if the verse said “in”, this does not mean “located inside […]