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Nearly five years ago I refuted a frequent Muslim argument that the Bible in Deuteronomy 18 is a prediction about Muhammad. I looked specifically at the argument as it was presented in A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam.

Among other things the booklet asserted concerning Deuteronomy 18 that:

So, this prophecy refers to Muhammad and not to Jesus, because Muhammad is more like Moses than Jesus.” (Page 34)

I followed up with a second post in which I further established the Christian claim that Deuteronomy 18 is not a prediction about Muhammad since it is instead a predication about Jesus Christ. I did this by noting the parallel between the account of Moses in Exodus with the account of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew.  In our current post I want to further reinforce my point that the Bible in the New Testament presents Jesus as the parallel “New Moses” by looking at further parallels from the first few chapters of the book of Mark.  Readers might want to start with the first two posts I have linked before proceeding onward in order to get the maximum force of the argument.

After reading this ask yourself this question: Doesn’t biblical Messianic prophecies and Messianic typology make you more certain in your faith with the truth of Christianity and also increase your awe with the glory of God manifested through Jesus Christ?

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As a Pastor I’m always ministering to people in trials.  Sometimes it seems like the Lord is not answering prayers the way we want it to be resolved which leaves one wondering if God is working.

A recent thought came to mind that I wanted to write and spell out.

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between February 8th-14th, 2018.

1.) New Presuppositional Apologetics Books

2.) Apologetics Sermon Illustration #46: Refuting Presuppositions and Handling ISIS Drones

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4.) Genetic Tampering, Ethics, and Evolution

5.) Even Doubt Requires God’s Existence

6.) Discussion Guide: The Ultimate Proof of Creation Chapter 6

7.) Cornelius Van Til Sale

8.) Here I opened wide the door, darkness there and nothing more

9.) Book Review: Christian Theistic Evidences by Cornelius Van Til

 

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

This is a Christian Home School Lesson Series for 4-5 year olds on God’s sea creatures!

Lesson 2 is on Jellyfish.

 

Purpose: To explore and know more about God’s creature called jellyfish.

Book(s) read:

Martha Rustad Jellyfish.

 

Other tools:

Laptop (to show Youtube videos)

Measuring Tape (to show size)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn general knowledge about jellyfish
  2. Learn the vocabulary concerning jellyfish
  3. Illustrate the jellyfish.
  4. Reinforce the truth that God is Creator

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Will there be many Jews?

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

Yes

“indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies. 18 In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.””” (Genesis 22:17-18)

“I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven, and will give your descendants all these lands; and by your descendants all the nations of the earth shall be blessed;” (Genesis 26:4)

No

“The Lord will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where the Lord drives you.” (Deuteronomy 4:27)

(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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Robert Jones. Prodigal Children: Hope and Help for Parents.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, January 31, 2018. 40 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is a booklet written to address parents whose adult children might have either left the faith or embraced an ungodly lifestyle.  As a pastor I think there is a huge need for good Christian writing to address parents undergoing such trials and I’m glad that both the author Robert Jones and the publisher have saw fit to have this book fill this important niche.  As a booklet it is part of a wonderful biblical counseling series called “Resources for Changing Lives” printed by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing.  In the past there were many works in this series which I have read, reviewed and recommended and this booklet now also would be included among them.

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Note: This is the fourth installment of a seven part series we will feature on Sunday on the important topic of a Christian Theology of Health by Dr. Joshua Trock.  His Twitter account can be found here.

Idolatry and Our Bodies 

“You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” 1 Cor 6:19-20 

Gym rats. Cardio queens. Muscles Heads. CrossFit fanatics. In my previous articles I began each premise with the assumption that most of us are not eating healthy or exercising on a regular basis. I put focus on showing why there is a theological “ought” behind glorifying God with our health that included eating right and exercising. In this article I want to shift focus to the other extreme where a Christian may be taking healthy eating, sports and fitness to the point of idolatry. My hope is that we can use the same biblical grounding I put forth in my previous articles to create a robust guide to curb either extreme and to help align our thinking and planning to best glorify God with the freedom that we have regarding our health.  

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