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Missing Books? Part 2: Pseudepigrapha and Other Writings

Last time we considered the Old Testament Apocrypha, books written between the time of Malachi and the beginning of the New Testament. I want to discuss works written after the New Testament, after about 95-96 AD. These range from the … Continue reading

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Missing Books? Part 1: Old Testament Apocrypha

We’ve been discussing how the Canon of the Bible was made, its inspiration, and authority. This raises several questions about which books belong in the Bible and which books don’t. From time to time in the media and scholarship, someone … Continue reading

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No Other Book Part 2: Authority of Scripture

Why should we do with the Bible tells us to do? Most people don’t even consider what God thinks about their actions. They just do whatever they want. But Christians are called by the Bible to live a certain way. … Continue reading

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No Other Book Part 1: Inspiration of Scripture

People question the Bible’s composition, transmission, and whether there are books missing. This series adds reason to faith concerning the Scriptures for every believer. It is also designed to give you loads of information that you can give to those … Continue reading

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How It Was Made Part 2: The New Testament

As we continue to look at how the Bible was made, today I am focusing on how the New Testament was made. Even more than the Old Testament, people argue over whether or not the New Testament has the right … Continue reading

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How It Was Made Part 1: The Old Testament

For the next six weeks or so, I want to discuss three essential issues to understanding the Scriptures, how we got them, why they are authoritative, and if anything is missing. Regularly Christians deal with these issues in the world. … Continue reading

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Control Freak

Kings, shires, knights, even the Crusades! What do you think of when you hear “sovereign” or “kingdom”? For me, it’s the medieval ages with castles, peasants, and kings jockeying for power. What does a kingdom look like now? Countries and … Continue reading

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Divine Word Smorgasbord

All around you brothers and sisters in the midst of the morning sunrise gently whisper to one another, “He is risen!” while their counterparts respond, “He is risen indeed!” The common Church greeting part of a beautifully woven orchestra of … Continue reading

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A Vast Kingdom

Deep in the sand and muddy waters half a man reflects off the surface of the Jordan River. With fists in the air and a loud voice announcing repentance for all, this prophet reminding everyone of Elijah and his friends … Continue reading

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Sin, An Alien Among Us

Have you ever noticed all the personification in the Bible? Personification is a literary device authors use to give human traits to inhuman things. Sin is an interesting example. It’s viewed in several passages almost like a force or a … Continue reading

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