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If readers have not noticed yet, Veritas Domain has interests in the area of Christian worldview, hermeneutics, Messianic prophecies and Presuppositional apologetics.

In light of that, I thought it was good to let people know about this book offer about a Messianic prophecy.

Chosen People Ministry, a ministry witnessing to the Jews are giving away a book that discuss the Messianic prophecy of Isaiah 53.

You can fill out this form and order a copy by clicking HERE.

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There are many Christians praying for Youcef Nadarkhani, an Iranian Christian pastor.

The latest news seems to suggest he might not be killed, but that do not mean his life will be easier.

According to ACLJ: http://aclj.org/iran/breaking-christian-pastor-death-sentence-overturned

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Christian apologist David Wood debates on the issue of whether Christianity promotes violence towards Non-Christian with a muslim.

Don’t forget the previous debate posted here on Veritas Domain on whether or not Islam promote violence towards Non-Muslims.

OPENING PRESENTATION

REBUTTALS/CROSSFIRE

Q&A/CONCLUSION

[HT]

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The LA Times reported this story:

UC Berkeley student leaders are condemning a campus Republican group’s satirical “diversity bake sale” offering pastry prices based on race and gender.

Student senators at the University of California campus said in a 19-0 vote on Sunday that the bake sale is discriminatory.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Berkeley College Republicans still plan to hold Tuesday’s bake sale on campus.

The event is designed to denounce a bill on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk that would allow California public universities to consider race, ethnicity and gender in student admissions.

The GOP group on Tuesday plans to sell baked goods accordingly: Items for white customers cost $2; for Asians, $1.50; for Latinos, $1; for black customers, 75 cents, and for Native Americans, a quarter.

Women get a 25-cent discount.

The satire seems to be loss by those who are more progressive.  I read this news article over at the San Francisco Gate:

Hundreds of students opposed the bake sale on Facebook, and many sent letters of complaint to campus administrators. Alfredo Mireles, Jr., a UCSF nursing student who sits on UC’s Board of Regents, issued a statement condemning “a common stunt performed by college Republican groups to protest affirmative action policies.”

A few dozen students attended Sunday’s special meeting, and several members of the Republican group defended their actions.

The bill that emerged from the student senators did not punish the group, or even name it, but referred to the power of a separate Judiciary Council to defund any campus group found to be discriminatory.

“The ASUC,” the bill reads, “condemns the use of discrimination whether it is in satire or in seriousness by any student group.”

I thought the last part of the excerpt above was ironic.  Talk about being blind to their own view of political legislation.

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The documentary by Ray Comfort is up!  Here it is:

Share with everybody!  And be sure to give the link to the website HERE.

The Great Debate: Does God Exist

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Purchase: Amazon

This work is by Allan A. MacRae. Though this is an older work (1977), I believe it is still a worthwhile read. The fact that this author has studied under some renown scholars (Princeton’s Robert Dick Wilson, R.A. Torrey of BIOLA and William Albright) and has spent years studying Isaiah would certainly lead the readers to discover something new about Isaiah from MacRae’s “The Gospel of Isaiah.” The book does not cover all of Isaiah, but on the section of Isaiah 40-56:8. The writer had no desire to write a detail commentary here, due to the author’s wish to engage the lay reading audience. For some this might leave things technical questions one might have unanswered. This impacts even the format of the book, as readers will notice that even the identification of Hebrew word or whatever grammatical-syntactical insight of the Hebrew are put in the endnotes. The value of this book is his discussion about the “Servant of God,” where the author takes into account contextually of how that at times refer to Israel, but other times it refers to individuals–specifically that of King Cyrus and the Messiah. MacRae successfully argues for the Messiah being predicated as the Suffering Servant. There are several Christian works on the Messianic prophecy found in Isaiah 53 which MacRae also discusses here too (with a thirty page chapter if I recall correctly), but what I appreciate of this book is the discussion of the “Servant” by looking at it’s use fully in the surrounding context. This way, readers will have a easier time seeing Isaiah 53 referring to the Messianic Suffering Servant, having seen that He is referred to earlier in the context. In the end of the book, MacRae also have some appendix notes that I found helpful for a general reading audience–issues on translations, Ancient translations and comment on the unity of Isaiah. Furthermore, he ends the work with a section “Resources for study,” that I found insightful in more ways than one: 1.) It gave readers a window into how MacRae approaches his study, without reliance on the commentary as much as grammatical historical work himself; 2.) It also made me appreciate the amount of development of scholarship, resources and tools since MacRae written this book, such as his discussion about the difficulty of accessing Brown, Driver and Briggs lexicon which since the date of the publication has been less difficult with Bruce Einspahr’s Index to BDB. This work is best read alongside of the passage that the author’s exposition–whether in the Hebrew and/or English translation. There were many times in reading Isaiah I was stunned how it provided later future antecedent theology for New Testament words, themes and imagery. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it reading it for devotional, even though for such a small book I thought I was going to finish it much more sooner!

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Ray Comfort’s Documentary, “180” is going to be released tommorow.

Here’s a trailer:

Listen to Kevin Swanson’s interview with Ray Comfort on Generations Radio here.

You can see the countdown for the release and watch the movie for free HERE.

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