Monday, June 30, 2014

The Bible: Genuine Article or Cunning Fraud?

The Bible has been seriously tampered with by person or persons with various agendas. Much of what was originally in it has been removed; conversely much that was not in it to begin with has been added long after the fact. This is the contention of modern skepticism and liberal academia. I find it difficult to believe that anyone still thinks there is any legitimacy to this opinion. And that is simply what the beginning assertion is: opinion. Worse than that: it is slanderous opinion in spite of, not because of, voluminous evidence to the contrary.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Fifth Year in Review

Has it been five years?
Five years and hundreds of posts later, much has changed. This year is no different.

I am busier. That is something of an understatement. Between a loving wife, three growing children, a series of novels, my Bible studies, this blog, and a full time job managing a new store, I have been busy. God has been gracious on so many levels that I hardly know how to even recount them.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Holy Spirit, Part 14

In Isaiah 32:15 we read “Until the Spirit is poured out upon us from on high, and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, and the fruitful field is counted as a forest.” To focus on the verse in particular we must pan back and view the context of the passage. Reading Isaiah chapter 31 we find the prophet rebuking Israel for trusting in idols such as Egypt for aid. He tells revolting Israel that He will personally come and fight for them; the result is that as God defends it, it shall be delivered, and when He passes over it, it shall be preserved, Isaiah 31:5.
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