30 Christian Marriage Books Reviewed
“Which book do you use for pre-marital counseling? Which for married couples with problems? What’s the best all around book on marriage? Questions like these prompted us to devise the Marriage Book Comparison Chart, which includes both a rating comparison chart and a brief review for thirty books on marriage.” Marriage Book Reviews Marriage Books Comparison Chart by 9Marks Ministries.
8 Children’s Bibles Reviewed
“Let me remind you of the four criteria I judged the Bibles on: 1) faithfulness to the biblical text; 2) applicability to toddlers; 3) illustrations; 4) ability to convey redemptive history.” Toddler Bibles Reviewed Part I and Part II by John Beeson at the Council on Christian Manhood and Womanhood.
Understand the Bible’s Story: Read the OT Books in the Jews’ Order
“…does the reorganization of the books of the OT make it harder for people to understand the over-arching message of the OT?…The order we use today seems to have arisen with the printing press. There is no ancient precedent for the order of the Old Testament books we find in our English translations…To summarize: We should accept the tripartite division of the OT into Law, Prophets, and Writings, and we should order English translations of the books of the OT accordingly because (1) the order in use by English translations now does not match the orders of the books in lists drawn up by early church fathers; (2) Protestants have agreed with Hebrew tradition rather than Septuagint tradition on which books should be included between the covers of the Bible, so Protestants should also agree with Hebrew tradition on how those books should be arranged; and (3) this is the order that Jesus endorsed and that Matthew and Luke apparently expected their audiences to recognize…everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled. This statement indicates that when Jesus thought of the Old Testament, he thought of three sections. Those three sections broadly match the order of the Old Testament books in Hebrew Bibles today” How Should the Books of the OT Be Ordered? by Jim Hamilton
Perhaps you’ll understand the Bible’s message more clearly if you try reading it in the order that the Jews arranged it here.
Does Denying the Covenant of Works Undermine Justification by Faith?
“…the early covenant theologians did not construe this Adamic administration as a covenant, far less as a covenant of works. Reformed creeds of the 16th century such as the French Confession (1559), the Scottish Confession (1560), the Belgic Confession (1561), the Thirty-Nine Articles (1562), the Heidelberg Catechism (1563), and the Second Helvetic (1566) do not exhibit any such construction of the Edenic institution…The most famous example of a Reformed theologian denying the covenant of works is that of John Murray…Neither Luther nor his followers ever connected the doctrine of justification by faith with the notion of a Covenant of Works.” The Covenant of Works: A Litmus Test for Reformed Theology? by Ralph Allan Smith
What % of Your Charitable Donation Really Goes to Ministry?
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Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral Cracking?
A family disagreement and the economy threaten to collapse Robert Schuller’s empire. Family Spat Divides Televangelism Empire