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  • Bible Prophecy for Everyone: An Interview with Todd Hampson

    12/09/2018 8:05:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | December 6, 2018 | Jonathan Petersen
    Do you tend to avoid studying books of the Bible like Revelation and Ezekiel? Does it feel like words such as rapture and apocalypse fly right over your head? It’s common to dismiss these and other topics related to Bible prophecy as irrelevant or too complicated.Bible Gateway interviewed Todd Hampson (@thampson) about his book, The Non-Prophet’s Guide™ to the End Times: Bible Prophecy for Everyone (Harvest House Publishers, 2018).Explain the title of the book and its format.Todd Hampson: The Non-Prophet’s Guide™ to the End Times features a comical character known as the Non-Prophet. He always gets prophecy wrong and doesn’t...
  • Looking for a large-print Bible with commentary (vanity)

    12/09/2018 7:38:47 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
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    I'm looking for a large-print Bible with a large-print commentary (preferably NKJV). I've seen many large-print Bibles that include a commentary. But the commentary is always in small print. And that kind of defeats the whole purpose. So if anyone knows of a large-print Bible with a good large-print commentary, please let me know.
  • Woe Unto Edom

    12/08/2018 5:34:38 PM PST · by pcottraux · 4 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | December 8, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Woe Unto Edom By Philip Cottraux When it comes to Bible prophecy, end-times study is the most popular subject among Christians. However, we miss out by not looking more at prophecy thats already been fulfilled. If you want to see Gods fingerprints in history, its worth examining predictions from the Old Testament that were fulfilled within ancient times, in some cases even before the New Testament age. Daniel is the best example. This prophet lived during the reign of king Nebuchadnezzar all the way through the occupation of Babylon by the Medo-Persians, in the time span of 620-538 BC. But...
  • How Could the Thief on the Cross Be Saved? - Ask Pastor Tim

    12/03/2018 3:45:53 PM PST · by OddLane · 142 replies
    I'll Be Honest ^ | 12/3/18 | Tim Conway
    Some ask, How was the thief on the cross saved if he didnt live a righteous life? Let us consider what this implies about how they believe a person is declared right before God. Original question: Please clarify this for me. Regarding the theif on the cross. How do you compare his salvation with ours? I mean, he did not live a good life at all. He did not show any fruit of repentance. He did not live right, yet Jesus saved him anyway. How was Jesus able to save him when we are clearly instructed to live right and...
  • 2015: 10 Reasons Why The Ten Commandments Is Truly Epic

    11/27/2018 4:03:00 PM PST · by vannrox · 78 replies
    Patheos ^ | 6 April 2015 | Kate O'Hare
    10 Reasons Why The Ten Commandments Is Truly Epic April 6, 2015 by Kate O'Hare 0 Comments {COUNT} 10 Reasons Why The Ten Commandments Is Truly Epic April 6, 2015 Kate O'Hare Patheos Explore the world's faith through different perspectives on religion and spirituality! Patheos has the views of the prevalent religions and spiritualities of the world. These days, when Hollywood attempts a Biblical epic for the big screen, the results are as likely to be embarrassing as edifying. Rather than rehashing the shortcomings of Noah (Galaxy Quest called, and they want their rock people back) or Exodus: Gods and...
  • Jewish leaders call for the Bible and the Koran to carry warnings of anti-Semitic passages

    11/23/2018 11:35:01 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 81 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/23/2018
    Jewish leaders are calling for new editions of the Bible and Koran to carry warning messages which highlight anti-Semitic passages in the holy texts. The recommendations have been made in a new document called An End to Antisemitism! A Catalogue of Policies to Combat Antisemitism. It was produced following an international conference organised by the European Jewish Congress, at which academics gathered to discuss how prejudice and discrimination can be tackled. Among the policies mentioned in the document was the idea of warning messages in holy texts, a topic discussed in a chapter entitled 'recommendations regarding Religious Groups and Institutions'....
  • Oldest recorded solar eclipse helps date the Egyptian pharaohs

    10/31/2017 12:52:19 PM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    Science Daily ^ | October 29, 2017 | University of Cambridge
    Researchers have pinpointed the date of what could be the oldest solar eclipse yet recorded. The event, which occurred on 30 October 1207 BC, is mentioned in the Bible, and could have consequences for the chronology of the ancient world. Using a combination of the biblical text and an ancient Egyptian text, the researchers were then able to refine the dates of the Egyptian pharaohs, in particular the dates of the reign of Ramesses the Great. The results are published in the Royal Astronomical Society journal Astronomy & Geophysics. The biblical text in question comes from the Old Testament book...
  • What The Creation Of Male and Female Teaches Us...gender 3

    And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.(Genesis 2:7)And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man . And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and...
  • Pulling Back the Veil - An Overview of the Book of Revelation

    11/19/2018 7:43:58 AM PST · by Salvation · 209 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-18-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Pulling Back the Veil - An Overview of the Book of Revelation Msgr. Charles Pope • November 18, 2018 • In daily Mass we are currently reading selections from the Book of Revelation—not a bad choice as the end of the liturgical year swiftly approaches.While many suppose that the Book of Revelation is merely about the end of the world, it is about far more; it is also about what is happening right now. It was not written only for the end of the ages but for all ages. It is a book of glory that discloses the victory...
  • Women Called to Ministry: An Interview with Kristen Padilla

    11/18/2018 4:49:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Bible Gateway Blog ^ | November 13, 2018 | Jonathan Petersen
    What does it mean to be called to ministry? What does the Bible say about men and women in ministry? Who are the examples in the Bible of being called to ministry? What are the practical tools to help you pursue God’s call for your life? Bible Gateway interviewed Kristen Padilla (@kristenpadilla) about her book, Now That I’m Called: A Guide for Women Discerning a Call to Ministry (Zondervan, 2018).What does the Bible say about ministerial calling?Kristen Padilla: Scripture is not a ministerial calling textbook. However, we can extrapolate from Scripture a loose definition of a ministerial calling. Humans were...
  • Liberal Commentator Claims Bible Encourages Abortion: Thats a Fact

    11/13/2018 11:19:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    Faith Wire .com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Tr Goins-Phillips Editor
    Progressive pundit Cenk Uygur argued recently the Bible is pro-abortion. The founder of The Young Turks a far-left outlet employed a passage from the Old Testament to make his case. Uygur, taking Numbers 5 out of context, claimed its a fact Scripture endorses abortion. Youre wrong about your Bible, he said, speaking to Christians. Youve been misled; youve been lied to. Your religious and political leaders have kept you in ignorance. The Bible is actually pro-abortion thats a fact. Uygur went on to suggest abortion has never been a religious issue. It was never about the Bible,...
  • CW Show Calls Bible 'Fairy Tale' With 'Room for Improvement'

    10/29/2018 9:05:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | October 29, 2018
    Episode Three of the fourth season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, titled Im on My Own Path, included a sweet storyline about the wedding between Heather and Hector. Unfortunately, this is a show on the CW network and a Bible-bashing comment had to make its way into the dialogue. In the October 26 episode, Heather (Vella Lovell) and Hector (Erick Lopez) decide to speed up their wedding date to get Hector covered under Heather's health insurance faster for a medical issue. The happy couple has a civil wedding ceremony performed by a judge but Hector later confesses to Heather that hed really...
  • Suspicious package mailed to Joel Olsteen

    10/25/2018 4:01:39 PM PDT · by RedStateRocker · 20 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 10/24/2018 | Babylon Bee
    HOUSTON, TXA suspicious package mailed to Joel Osteen and intercepted by Lakewood Church security was found to contain a copy of the Christian Bible, sources confirmed Wednesday.
  • What Does the Bible Say About Getting Tattoos?

    10/22/2018 12:51:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 161 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/22/2018 | Brandon Showalter
    Among the contested issues within churches today is what the Bible says and means as it pertains to tattoos, a topic that proves challenging given that they have become normalized in culture. The most explicit scriptural condemnation of tattoos appears in Leviticus 19:28 which reads: "Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD." Some read that passage as God expressed a desire for His people to be set apart for Himself, as tattoos were tied to occult practices like sorcery and other pagan religious practices. The surrounding verses reveal that...
  • Putin About Nuclear War: We'll Go Straight to Paradise, While They Will Simply Pop Off

    10/19/2018 3:58:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 34 replies
    Interfax ^ | 10/19/18
    Sochi, October 19, Interfax - Russia would use nuclear weapons only after it is certain that a potential aggressor has launched a strike on it, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. "Our strategy of nuclear weapons use doesn't envision a preemptive strike. Our concept is a launch under attack," Putin said at the plenary session of the Valdai Club in Sochi. This means that Russia is ready to use and would use nuclear weapons "only when we are certain that someone, a potential aggressor, is delivering a strike on Russia." The essence of Russia's launch-under-attack nuclear strategy is that...
  • The Three Supernovas

    10/20/2018 4:11:44 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 15 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | October 20, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Three Supernovas By Philip Cottraux Atheists used to believe the universe was eternally pre-existing and static. By rejecting the biblical creation account, they couldnt accept the idea of a universe that had a beginning. Bertrand Russell, Charles Darwin, and at one time even Einstein labored under this philosophy. The idea of the whole universe condensed to a small state whose expansion was triggered by a colossal explosion was first proposed by a Catholic priest, Georges LeMaitres. The idea seemed so preposterous that astronomer Fred Hoyle first coined the phrase big bang as a term of ridicule. But two years...
  • Who Is the Queen of Sheba in the Bible? Investigating the Queen of Sheba and her kingdom

    10/19/2018 11:33:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 60 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | Saturday, October 13, 2018 | Megan Sauter
    Who is the Queen of Sheba? In the Bible we are introduced to an unnamed queen from the land of Sheba who travels to Jerusalem to meet King Solomon (see 1 Kings 10; 2 Chronicles 9). Accompanied by many attendants and camels, the Queen of Sheba brings a large quantity of spices, gold and precious stones with her. She is drawn to Jerusalem because of Solomon's fame, and she tests the king with hard questions. Solomon is able to answer them all. Impressed by Solomon's wisdom -- and by the riches of his kingdom -- she proclaims, "Your wisdom and...
  • A Message to the Bigots in Scotland

    10/16/2018 1:31:47 PM PDT · by lasereye · 21 replies
    The Stream ^ | Oct. 11, 2018 | Michael Brown
    A new billboard campaign in Scotland is calling out homophobes and transphobes, focusing in particular on religious bigots. In reality, it is the billboard campaign that is fear-based and bigoted. One billboard reads: Dear bigots, division seems to be what you believe in. We dont want your religious hate on our buses, on our streets and in our communities. We dont want you spreading your intolerance. Or making peoples lives a misery because of their religious dress. You may not have faith in respect and love, but we do. Thats why if we see or hear your hate, were reporting...
  • Bible spared by Hurricane Michael

    10/15/2018 1:39:13 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    ABC 3 WearTV ^ | Oct 15, 2018 | Mike Magnoli
    MEXICO BEACH, Fla. One family returning to their home following Michael found whole walls missing and part of their roof blown off. Marla Wood is an accountant from Atlanta. Her vacation home, close to loved ones, is nestled just across from the ocean on Highway 98 in Mexico Beach. Her husbands family owns the Driftwood Inn, which was wiped out, but Marlas mother-in-laws bible was unscathed! It was one of the few things Hurricane Michael didnt destroy. Marla was on the internet back in Geogia before getting the car to drive to Florida. She had a five-hour drive to brace...
  • How Many Moseses Wrote the Torah?

    10/13/2018 2:55:45 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 16 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | October 13, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    How Many Moseses Wrote the Torah? By Philip Cottraux I wrote two previous blogs discussing mid-19th century German theologian J.G. Eichhorn, originator of many modern criticisms of the Bible. In The Daniel Lynchpin, (click here to read) I addressed his proposal that the book of Daniel was a product of the Maccabean period. In How Many Isaiahs Wrote Isaiah? (click here to read), I addressed his theory that Isaiah has more than one author. This is a follow-up of sorts, as there is a similar claim that the Torah has multiple authors (at least in the Isaiah theory, the prophet...