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Over at Twitter there was a debate that spread out for over a week.  Sometimes I think nonbelievers are like pigs running off the cliff with the irrationality, logical fallacies and self-defeating arguments.

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Note: Since this work contain the writing of my favorite preacher, if you are a fans of Spurgeon have you checked out my Review: Charles Spurgeon Framed Art Print?

Christ in the Old Testament Free Grace Broadcaster

Various Authors. Christ in the Old Testament.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, March 15, 2022. 48 pp.

5 out of 5

Free: Chapel Library

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I was always curious about the church’s interpretation of various Old Testament prophecies of Christ, especially among sound Gospel preachers, do you have the same curiosity too?  If so this work might be for you!  This is actually an issue from the Free Grace Broadcaster for Spring 2022.  I have been receiving different issues from them since I order booklets of famous old preachers and teachers such as Charles Spurgeon but this is the first time I read one of the Free Grace Broadcaster since the topic of Messianic Prophecies fascinated me.  My soul was fed reading this, like how my soul delights with reading sound Christians preachers from previous centuries with the combination of my fascination with Messianic prophecies which made this read a savoring spiritual delight!

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Here’s a doctoral dissertation that Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity has made available titled “Philosophy of History, Historical Jesus Studies, and Miracles: Three Roadblocks to Resurrection Research.”   I imagine this would be a treat and food for thought for those into apologetics, history and historical methodology.  I myself am fascinated with these areas.

The dissertation was written by Benjamin C. F. Shaw and was completed on May 2020 as part of his completion of his Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Apologetics (PhD).  I am thankful Liberty University has made this thesis available online for free.

Here’s an abstract:

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For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Praying more people would come to a Biblical view of the Preborn.

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For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Minister to those without a father in their life.

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Samuel Renihan. God without Passions: A Primer.  Palmdale, CA: Reformed Baptist Academic Press, July 21, 2015. 107 pp.

5 out of 5

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What does it mean when Christians say that God is immutable and that God is without Passions?  This book answers this question concerning this attribute of God in a way that is biblical and historically rooted in the sound teaching of historical theology.  I got this book and read it since I was impressed reading the author’s other book Deity and Decree.  This particular book also impressed me with Samuel Renihan’s ability to be biblical, clear, simple and yet deeply profound with regards to who God is.  This book is meant for the layperson and was originally from his Sunday School series on this topic.  Overall the book was worshipful and edifying and it lifted my soul reading this on vacation.

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Note: For fans of Spurgeon have you checked out my Review: Charles Spurgeon Framed Art Print?

Holy Spirit Intercession

Charles Spurgeon. The Holy Spirit’s Intercession.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, May 27, 2020. 24 pp.

4 out of 5

Free: Chapel Library

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When you struggle to pray, does it blow you away that the Spirit prays for you?  Yes this is true, Romans 8:26-27 teaches this.  This booklet is a look at Romans 8:26-27 by my favorite long-ago preacher, Charles Spurgeon, who provide some spiritual thoughts and reflection and encouragement with this truth of the Spirit’s ministry.  This book is from an April 11th, 1880 sermon that Spurgeon preached at his church the Metropolitan Tabernacle.  Whether you struggle to pray or need some spiritual encouragement I recommend this.  I read this while I was on vacation and wondered if Spurgeon ever thought that what he has to say would minister to someone 142 years later.

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For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Encourage a father going through a hard time with his kids.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: How many of Lod, Hadid, and Ono’s offspring returned from Babylon?

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

725

the sons of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, 725;” (Ezra 2:33)

721

the sons of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, 721;” (Nehemiah 7:26)

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

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Point: If God does not exist then our thoughts cannot have information.  How do we convey the idea to someone we are talking to?

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Big mac

 

I saw this news story “Wisconsin man marks 50 years of daily Big Mac meals.”

All kinds of thoughts went through my head.
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For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Praying with those joining the military.

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Note: For fans of Spurgeon have you checked out my Review: Charles Spurgeon Framed Art Print?

True Prayer True Power

Charles Spurgeon. The Holy Spirit Glorifying Christ.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, May 26, 2020. 24 pp.

4 out of 5

Free: Chapel Library

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Want to read a short devotional to encourage praying to God? This booklet by my favorite Victorian era English preacher Charles Spurgeon provide some spiritual thoughts and reflection and practical pointers about praying to God.  This is based upon a sermon on Jesus’ words in Mark 11:24 that Spurgeon preached on August 12th, 1860 in England.  Though it is over 160 years since he preached it and when I read this nevertheless I think what Spurgeon has to say is timeless and spiritually edifying.

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For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Praying with those who are graduating and anxious with the future.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Is it OK to make images?

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

Yes, at least when they are designed and commissioned by God.

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying…You shall make two cherubim of gold; make them of hammered work at the two ends of the atoning cover. 19 Make one cherub at one end and one cherub at the other end; you shall make the cherubim of one piece with the atoning cover at its two ends. 20 And the cherubim shall have their wings spread upward, covering the atoning cover with their wings and facing one another; the faces of the cherubim are to be turned toward the atoning cover.” (Exodus 25:1; Exodus 25:18-20)

Moreover, you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twisted linen and violet, purple, and scarlet material; you shall make them with cherubim, the work of a skilled embroiderer.” (Exodus 26:1)

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and put it on a flag pole; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, and looks at it, will live.”” (Numbers 21:8)

No, graven images are abominations to God.

You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth.” (Exodus 20:4)

You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.” (Deuteronomy 5:8)

so that you do not act corruptly and make a carved image for yourselves in the form of any figure, a representation of male or female, 17 a representation of any animal that is on the earth, a representation of any winged bird that flies in the sky, 18 a representation of anything that crawls on the ground, or a representation of any fish that is in the water below the earth.” (Deuteronomy 4:16-18)

So be careful yourselves, that you do not forget the covenant of the Lord your God which He made with you, and make for yourselves a carved image in the form of anything against which the Lord your God has commanded you.” (Deuteronomy 4:23)

‘Cursed is the person who makes a carved image or cast metal image, an abomination to the Lord, the work of the hands of a craftsman, and sets it up in secret.’ And all the people shall reply and say, ‘Amen.’” (Deuteronomy 27:15)

He did what was right in the sight of the Lord, in accordance with everything that his father David had done. 4 He removed the high places and smashed the memorial stones to pieces, and cut down the Asherah. He also crushed to pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel had been burning incense to it; and it was called Nehushtan.” (2 Kings 18:3-4)

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

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