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For those of you who have Amazon Prime Francis Schaeffer’s famous Christian worldview series “How Should We Then Live?” is available on Amazon Prime!  It is a series of 10 videos surveying the history of Western civilization and the flow of worldviews that shaped each era.  On their website they sell the DVD series for 22 dollars so if you have Amazon Prime this is not only a deal but something edifying and worthwhile.

The description of the series on Amazon Prime gives these words:

This is Dr. Francis Schaeffer’s spectacular ten-part series on the rise and decline of Western culture from a Christian perspective.

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My dear brother Wally asked a very good question.  In a post titled Faith In Action-Who Do You Love? Wally gave an exposition of James 5:1-6.  Our brother asked what my thoughts were concerning whom James 5:1-6 was referring to.  Some take it to refer to believers who were rich and hurting their fellow believers who were poor.  Others understand this to refer to nonbelievers who were persecuting poorer believers.

Let me quote James 5:1-6:

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten. Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure! Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord of [a]Sabaoth. You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have [b]fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and [c]put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you.

Now I’m not going to be dogmatic here since I believe there is room for Christians to disagree in an agreeable fashion.  But the following is my take on James 5:1-6 on the fly.

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I’m thankful for DC Comics allowing me to review this new volume!

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Tom King.  Batman, Volume 1: I Am Gotham. Burbank, CA: DC Comics, January 11th, 2017. 192 pp.

4 out of 5

Over the last year and a half I have really become a fan of Batman.  So as a new fan I could not wait to get my hands on this new Batman work titled “I am Gotham.”  This particular work is volume one in the new Batman in DC Comics’ 2016 relaunch which they have called “Rebirth.”  With this graphic novel as my first exposure to DC Comic’s Rebirth universe I must say that I’m excited to read and explore what else DC is doing with their other titles.

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For other posts see our Collection of Posts Responding to Bible Contradictions.

Today’s post will tackle another question that the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: “Did Jesus say he would always be with his disciples?”

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:

Yes

teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)

No

For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have Me. (Matthew 26:11)

For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you do not always have Me. (Mark 14:7)

 For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me. (John 12:8)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between January 8th-14th, 2017.

1.) Review: Van Til & the Use of Evidence

 

2.) Westminster Bookstore Give Away: “A History of Western Philosophy and Theology

3.) Does every religion have its own Superman?

4.) Suck it up butterup

5.) Regular Reformed Guys: The Transcendental Argument

6.) “Ten arguments for God destroyed!”

7.) Regular Reformed Guys: The Transcendental Argument

8.) A Cornelius Van Til quote on Francis Schaeffer

 

Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend OR that of Another REBLOG HERE

A weekend light reading review.  Why?  Because sometimes Pastors also need a break from heavy reading.

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Frank J Barbiere.  The Precinct: A Steampunk Adventure.  Runnemede, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment, September 27th, 2016.  120 pp.

This graphic novel was a fun read that is “steampunk” in its style; by steampunk I mean that it has a Victorian era fashion but somewhat futuristic fantasy world with many things powered by steam.  The story line was entertaining and the imagination of another world in its illustration was rather cool.  I was left desiring to read more steampunk graphic novel like this one.

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Here’s another post that puts things into bite size memorable ditties.  Little rhymes to drive the point home.

How do you handle Bible contradictions?  Hopefully this is helpful:

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Remember the ditty:

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