Spiritual Lives is a continuing narrative of individual biographies from "before the world began" to the present day. Beginning with the Lord Jesus Christ and moving on to Satan, the saga continues with Adam. Each life begins within the lifetime of the previous one. Each of the 180 people covered in 700 words or so occupies a spiritual position of good or evil and provides a valuable lesson. The consecutive stream moves through the Old Testament and ancient times, the New Testament and apostolic eras, classical civilization, medieval times, the Reformation / Renaissance, and the modern age up to the present day. It concludes with 4 glimpses into the future, the new heaven, and earth!
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- Publisher: BookMark Press March 6, 2019
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1798959143
- ISBN-13: 978-1798959145
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by Steve Christie (Author)
by Steve Christie (Author)
With over 600 references, "Why Protestant Bibles are smaller" defends the Protestant Old Testament canon using mostly Catholic resources including the Vatican, EWTN, Catholic Answers, and quotations from contemporary Catholic authors like Gary Michuta ("Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger"), Jimmy Akin ("The Fathers Know Best"), and Trent Horn ("Why We're Catholic"). It utilizes the New Testament to demonstrate Jesus, His disciples, and the New Testament writers espoused to the books of the Protestant Old Testament. Using Christian and Jewish sources from antiquity, such as Eusebius' The Church History, it explains why the canonical lists from early church fathers, early church councils, and the books in the Septuagint, Vulgate, Douay-Rheims, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and even Popes and Cardinals were not identical, and what Jesus, His disciples, and the first century church actually believed about the canon. It includes comments from former Catholics and Eastern Orthodox on the authority of the Protestant Old Testament. It lists nearly 300 specific phrases used in the New Testament to describe Old Testament books, which are only found in the Protestant Old Testament. It concludes with examples of errors and contradictions in the books from the Catholic Old Testament to demonstrate those "extra books" are not "God-breathed" Scripture. This book assures the reader the Protestant Bible contains the complete Inspired Christian canon, which is why Protestant Bibles are smaller.
A comprehensive book on HOW TO STUDY YOUR BIBLE by observing, interpreting, and applying, which will focus on the most basic Bible study tools, principles, and processes for moving from an in-depth reading of the Scriptures to application. What, though, if you have long felt that you are not studiously inclined? Realize that the primary difference between a serious Bible student and a less serious Bible student is usually diligence and effort, not being a gifted student. Being a gifted Bible student alone is not enough.
Efficient methods of Bible study are worth learning, for those seeking to become serious Bible students. The joy missing from many Bible students is because they do not know how to study their Bible, which means they do not do it well. Perhaps you dislike Bible study because you have not developed your study skills sufficiently to make your Bible study enjoyable. Maybe you have neglected your Bible study simply because you would rather be doing something else you enjoy.
HOW TO STUDY YOUR BIBLE will give the reader motivational reasons for deeper Bible study, the process of Bible study, an introduction to the most popular English translations, how the Bible came down to us, why we have so many different translations and understand the Bible translation differences. Andrews also give the reader why people do not study their Bibles, why you should study the Bible deeper than you do, the process of doing Bible research, the correct method of Bible study, and the tools needed for deeper Bible study. Andrews also covers Bible background, identifying the literary context, how to be observant as you study, how to interpret individual words, how to apply God's Word correctly, what role the Holy Spirit plays in your Bible study, and far more.
Correctly interpreting the Bible is paramount to understanding the Word of God. As Christians, we do not want to read our 21st-century worldview INTO the Scriptures, but rather to take OUT OF the Scriptures what the author meant by the words that he used. The guaranteed way of arriving a correct understanding of God’s Words is to have an accurate knowledge of the historical setting, cultural background, and of the people, governments, and religious leaders, as well as the place and time of the New Testament writings. Only with the background, setting, and context can you grasp the author's intended meaning to his original readers and how that meaning can then apply to us. Marshall gives you what you need for deeper and richer Bible study. Dr. Lee M. Fields writes, “’Deep’ study is no guarantee that mature faith will result, but shallow study guarantees that immaturity continues.” Marshall has just made a deeper subject matter in his THE NEW TESTAMENT: Its Background, Setting & Content, far easier to understand.
Anybody who wants to study the Bible, either at a personal level or a more scholarly level needs to understand that there are certain principles that guide and govern the process. The technical word used to refer to the principles of biblical interpretation is hermeneutics , which is of immense importance in Biblical Studies and Theology. How to Interpret the Bible takes into consideration the cultural context, historical background and geographical location in which the text was originally set. This enables us to obtain clarity about the original author’s intended meaning. Linguistic and literary factors are analyzed so that the various genres of Scripture are examined for their true meaning. The importance of having sound principles of interpretation cannot be overstated as to ignore them will result in all manner of erroneous assumptions. Beville presents the Historical-Grammatical approach as a sound and objective method of interpretation. This, in turn, provides a foundation not only for understanding but also for teaching Scripture. The approach outlined by the author helps avoid contradiction, inconsistency, arbitrariness, and subjectivity. This work is intended for those who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the Bible. It will be particularly useful for those who want to prepare teaching material grounded in safe hermeneutics.
CALVINISM VS. ARMINIANISM goes back to the early seventeenth century with a Christian theological debate between the followers of John Calvin and Jacobus Arminius, and continues today among some Protestants, particularly evangelicals. The debate is centered around soteriology, that is, the study of salvation, and includes disputes about total depravity, predestination, and atonement. While the debate has developed its Calvinist–Arminian form in the 17th century, the issues that are fundamental to the debate have been discussed in Christianity in some fashion since the days of Augustine of Hippo's disputes with the Pelagians in the fifth century. CALVINISM VS. ARMINIANISM is taking a different approach in that the issues will be discussed as The Bible Answers being that it is the centerpiece.
by Edward D. Andrews (Author)
by Edward D. Andrews (Author)
Historical Criticism of the Bible got started in earnest, known then as Higher Criticism, during the 18th and 19th centuries, it is also known as the Historical-Critical Method of biblical interpretation. Are there any weakness to the Historical-Critical Method of biblical interpretation (Historical Criticism), and why is historical criticism so popular among Bible scholars today?
Its popularity is because biblical criticism is subjective, that is, based on or influenced by personal feelings or opinions and is dependent on the Bible scholar's perception. In other words, biblical criticism allows the Bible scholar, teacher, or pastor the freedom to interpret the Scriptures, so that God's Word it tells them things that they want to hear. Why is this book so critical for all Christians? Farnell and Andrews will inform the reader about Biblical criticism (historical criticism) and its weaknesses, helping you to defend God's Word far better.
WORDS OF WISDOM AND INSTRUCTION FROM GOD'S WORD Vol. I. In this book, volume one of a series of writings Pastor Butch seeks to explore and look deeper into the Biblical truths on many issues, topics and questions that are mostly overlooked by today's churches, or at best, scarcely touched. Laying aside pre-conceived ideas and denominational doctrines he endeavors to get to the core of many very relevant and pertinent questions that people, especially Christians, are seeking answers for in very confusing times. In the articles found in this book by Pastor Butch, you will find straightforward and easily understood teachings written in a concise and precise manner that lay a foundation from God's word on many topics and issues. articles such as truth, sin, duty, war, and liberty to mention just a few.
Paperback: 140 pages
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Publisher: Christian Publishing House April 09, 2019
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