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This was a bit emotional for me.

Do you remember a few years ago seeing some brave Christians who were American former military volunteers saving a kid in the middle of a combat zone?  Here’s the news story from back then:

It turns out the guy and the guy’s family also have been continuously involved with their ministry in war torn Iraq and Syria, where ISIS has affected the area terribly.  This include reaching out to the families and children of ISIS fighters.  You see a bit of what they are doing through this video:

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Ten days ago I got a comment on my post Who Is God? Trinity Debate: Dr. James White vs Bro. Joe Ventilacion that I want to respond to in this post.  For context the original post was a debate between Christian apologist James White and a defender of the cult Iglesia ni Cristo.

Iglesia ni Cristo denies the deity of Christ.  In the comment section of my post an individual name “TaTaton90” argued against the divinity of Christ. In this post I want address this specific argument:

Jesus Christ cannot be God and be praying to himself. 

Does the fact that Jesus prays to God mean that Jesus is not Divine?  I don’t think so.  Let me explain.

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I imagine many Christians can increase their knowledge of the Minor Prophets.  Here’s a survey of the twelfth book of the Minor Prophets: Malachi.

Purpose: We will look at the authorship, purpose, structure and other aspects of the book of Malachi so we would be more familiar with this part of the Bible and yearn to study it for ourselves.

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few weeks ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of Matthew 3:2.  Here is my translation:

“[καὶ] λέγων· Μετανοεῖτε· ἤγγικεν γὰρ ἡ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν. ”
And saying Repent for the Kingdom of heaven is near

Here are some observations:

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In continuing with our blog’s “wee-kids Wednesdays” here’s a review of Children’s books.  While this week’s review of children’s books aren’t Christian works they are still something homeschool kids and parents would appreciate!

Geronimo Stilton.  Play It Again, Mozart! New York, NY: Papercutz, September 13th 2011. 56 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

How much do you know about Mozart the famous composer?  This is a fun kids book about some mouse going back in time through a time machine and along the way readers will learn about Wolfgang Mozart when he was a young child prodigy.  This is the eighth volume of the Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel series, a series my kids and I have grown to love and appreciate.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Were Naaman and Ard the sons or the grandsons of Benjamin?

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

They were the sons of Benjamin.

The sons of Benjamin: Bela and Becher and Ashbel, Gera and Naaman, Ehi and Rosh, Muppim and Huppim and Ard.” (Genesis 46:21)

They were the grandsons of Benjamin.

The sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman: of Ard, the family of the Ardites; of Naaman, the family of the Naamites.” (Numbers 26:40)

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

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Timothy Keller.  God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life. New York, NY: Viking, November 7th 2017. 400 pp.

3 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

Want to find a year-long devotional on the book of Proverbs?  Preacher and author Timothy Keller has written this 365 days devotionals on the book of Proverbs.  This review is my overall thoughts on this devotional.

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