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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Did Saul inquire of the Lord?

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

Saul inquired of the Lord.

When Saul inquired of the Lord, the Lord did not answer him, either by dreams or by Urim or by prophets.” (1 Samuel 28:6)

Saul did not inquire of the Lord.

So Saul died for his trespass which he committed against the Lord, because of the word of the Lord which he did not keep; and also because he asked counsel of a medium, making inquiry of it, 14 and did not inquire of the Lord. Therefore He killed him and turned the kingdom to David the son of Jesse.” (1 Chronicles 10:13-14)

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

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Purpose: In this session we will look at three more Old Testament words used to describe sin so that we understand more biblically what sin is and see sin the way God sees it.

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For this week’s “Wee-kids” Wednesdays here’s a review of a children’s book that I got from the publisher but I don’t see it on sale yet; so I linked to the author’s other similar work here and here.

Elizabeth Raum.  Crossroads in Jerusalem. Greenville, SC: BJU Press, November 14th 2019. 150? pp.

5 out of 5

Do you like the old “Choose Your own adventure?”  And do you want to read a Christian and biblical one?  If so this title is one that you should conside!  In this work the author takes us to the time of Jesus’ visit to Jerusalem.  The author is able to blend in biblical events and teachings with respectful and reverential imagination involving you as a character among the people.  She is able to write in such a way as to let you the reader choose your journey. Every choice you make changes the story. After a journey end you can go back to the crossroads and pick a different unread path.

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Purpose: In this session we will look at three Old Testament words used to describe sin so that we understand more biblically what sin is and see sin the way God sees it.

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I want to make a bite size witty ditty to make a point memorable.

For Christians the Bible should be important since it is God’s Word.

Christians should have two proper relationship to the Bible.  What are they?

Here’s a little rhyme to drive the point home:

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Should we believe everything?

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

Yes

bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” (1 Corinthians 13:7)

No

The naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps.” (Proverbs 14:15)

When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart.” (Proverbs 26:25)

But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21)

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1)

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

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First Christian book finished for 2020!  And finished it yesterday while waiting at the Courthouse pending for Jury Duty.

Daniel Block.  Ruth.  Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, December 15th 2015. 308 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is the best technical commentary on the book of Ruth I would recommend.  If you read the book of Ruth in the Bible it is only four chapters and yet this commentary is 271 pages long (308 pages if you go by what the publishers say), filled with insights properly extrapolated from God’s Word that is exegetical in nature; that is, it is filled with grammatical and syntactical observation from the Hebrew text along with word study and exploration of a passage’s intertextuality.  An aspect of this commentary that makes it unique is the author’s use of discourse analysis.  There are many things readers will learn from God’s Word here and I was blown away with what I discover in this book that led me to worship God and Christ more!  While I have in the past enjoyed other titles in the Zondervan Old Testament Exegetical Commentary Series this one would be one that I would highly recommend.

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