Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘God’ Category

For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Which tribe was Hyram from?

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

The tribe of Naphtali

Now King Solomon sent and brought Hiram from Tyre. 14 He was a widow’s son from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze; and he was filled with wisdom and understanding and skill for doing any work in bronze. So he came to King Solomon and performed all his work.” (1 Kings 7:13-14)

 

The tribe of Dan

Now I am sending Huram-abi, a skilled man, endowed with understanding, 14 the son of a Danite woman and a Tyrian father, who knows how to work in gold, silver, bronze, iron, stone and wood, and in purple, violet, linen and crimson fabrics, and who knows how to make all kinds of engravings and to execute any design which may be assigned to him, to work with your skilled men and with [e]those of my lord David your father..” (2 Chronicles 2:13-14)

 

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

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

(more…)

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

While looking back of my old post on this day from previous years I found this one that I wrote five years ago on this day:   It flooded back of a lot of memory of my hardest week of ministry where I actually thought about quitting my church.

I could talk about it a little more now though I’m not revealing everything.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Did Jesus drink on the cross?

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

Yes

A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth. 30 Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.” (John 19:29-30)

 

No

They tried to give Him wine mixed with myrrh; but He did not take it.” (Mark 15:23)

they gave Him wine to drink mixed with gall; and after tasting it, He was unwilling to drink.” (Matthew 27:34)

 

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

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

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Kenneth N. Taylor. Everything a Child Should Know about God.  Leyland, UK: 10Publishing, May 2014.  196 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

Want to find a book that’s helpful for young kids under seven to understand more about God and Christ?  In this book Kenneth Taylor who is a recognized children’s writer and founder of Tyndale House Publishers explains in kids-friendly language the essential Bible truths for children to know and understand.  Overall I think I would commend him for doing a good job!  I enjoyed reading this book to my daughters at night before they went to sleep.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

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 5:3  Here is my translation:

“Μακάριοι οἱ πτωχοὶ τῷ πνεύματι,
Blessed are those poor in spirit

ὅτι αὐτῶν ἐστιν ἡ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν. ”
because theirs is the kingdom of heaven

Here are some observations:

(more…)

Read Full Post »

For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: What did the soldiers give Jesus to drink?

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

Vinegar and gall

they gave Him wine to drink mixed with gall; and after tasting it, He was unwilling to drink.” (Matthew 27:34)

Wine and myrrh

They tried to give Him wine mixed with myrrh; but He did not take it.” (Mark 15:23)

Vinegar

Someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink, saying, “Let us see whether Elijah will come to take Him down.”” (Mark 15:36)

The soldiers also mocked Him, coming up to Him, offering Him sour wine,” (Luke 23:36)

Vinegar and hyssop

A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth.” (John 19:29)

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

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

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Philip De Courcy. Help! I’m Anxious. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherd Press, December 3rd 2018. 64 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Are you struggling with anxiety?  This booklet is a helpful biblical counseling booklet addressing the topic of being anxious.  It is a part of Shepherd Press’ “Lifeline Mini-books” series.  Having this as an evening devotional with my wife I found this particular title edifying and helpful and in the near future I want to explore other titles in this series.  Author and preacher Philip De Courcy did a good job with this one!  I also plan to use this as a recommended resource for my pastoral counseling ministry.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »