Do you have a family Bible?

Do you have a family Bible?

I read an interesting story yesterday about the creation of a family Bible database by the Tennessee Public Library for the general public. According to the story, among the family Bibles there is one in the database that dates back to 1538. Neat stuff!

I have one family Bible that belonged to my great-grandfather, from my father’s side of the family, that traces the family genealogy back to my…

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The wanted-for-murder poster and Acts 2:38

The wanted-for-murder poster and Acts 2:38

What does a wanted poster have to do with Acts 2:38?  Some will say everything. To prove it, eventually their finger will point to Matthew 12:41.

As for the poster, we all know that when a person is wanted for murder he is being sought because of murder. He is not wanted in order for him to commit murder.

The argument proceeds that if the preposition “for” can mean “because of” as in the poster,…

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"The Only True God"

“The Only True God”

“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” (John 17:3).

When Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemane, it was his desire that all men come to know “the only true God.” That can’t be done through drawings or carvings or other images.

J.I. Packer quoted Calvin, who wrote:

A true image of God is not to be found in all the world; and…

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Forever Bible

Interesting project for KJV, NIV, and ESV versions, though I’d like to know more about who’s behind it. They’re apparently attempting to fund it through kickstarter.

http://www.theforeverbible.com/

Maybe I can put a bug in the ear of the NET Bible people to do an edition in this Forever Bible.

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On a wall at the front entrance of…

On a wall at the front entrance of…

On a wall at the front entrance of Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia there is a carving of a Stegosaurus dinosaur along with other modern animals. The was built in 1191 A.D. However, the first Stegosaurus fossils weren’t discovered until 1877. If dinosaurs became extinct 60 million years ago, how did the Cambodian craftsman sculpt an image of a Stegosaurus on the temple wall? There is no question that it…

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(#199) The Proverbs of Solomon 29:27-Sticks and Stones and Intimidation

(#199) The Proverbs of Solomon 29:27-Sticks and Stones and Intimidation

Since God Created humans, only God can provide specific understanding of human behavior. God gave Solomon Divine Wisdom (1 Kings Chapters 3 and 10) to explain what and why behavior is as it is, and Proverbs 10:1-24:34 are randomly written, as if they were Solomon’s judgments about individual cases brought to him, or simply God-given explanations about life. New Testament passages may help see the…

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Good article on the role of a preacher’s wife

Good article on the role of a preacher’s wife

Too bad you can’t say this for every article out there but I found this one to be interesting and truthful: http://focusmagazine.org/the-biblical-expectations-of-a-preachers-wife.php

Thought some of you preachers around here who happen to be married might find it to be the same.

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Hugh’s News & Views (Things I’ve Lived To See—Pt. 2)

Hugh’s News & Views (Things I’ve Lived To See–Pt. 2)

HUGH’S NEWS & VIEWS

SOME THINGS I HAVE LIVED TO SEE IN THE CHURCH

(Part 2)

Following are some of the things I have lived to see in the church of our Lord:

* For many (including preachers) to view the church as just another denomination and to speak of it in denominational terms.

* For people (including preachers) to leave the church for a denomination, believing that in so doing they had not…

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A desperate need for reverence

A desperate need for reverence

In these days of irreverence, nothing is sacred. The profane is holy and the holy is profane (Isaiah 5:20). Opinions that violate the party line are savaged. Obscenity and filth are elevated while godliness is ridiculed.

Christians stand in the midst of this squalor faced with the challenge of rejecting or embracing these attitudes. Most often, we stand several paces away and act better than the…

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A terrorist could not more efficiently slit…

A terrorist could not more efficiently slit…

“A terrorist could not more efficiently slit the throat of an innocent victim, than the issue of human sexuality has cut the throat of evolutionary theory. And, the innocent victims are members of the human family upon whom this false theory is continuously promulgated.”

Dick Sztanyo in “Graceful Reason, Studies in Christian Apologetics,” p. 183

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