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Bible Study Helps: Exodus

Jan 16, 2018

Christians should be reading their Bibles every single day. But they should be doing more than just reading – they should be doing careful study as well. Admittedly this can be a difficult task, so plenty of Bible study helps

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Bible Study Helps: Genesis

Jan 6, 2018

As you know, every year around this time I strongly urge Christians to (perhaps for the very first time) read through the entire Bible. As I keep saying, if you read a bit over three chapters a day, you can

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Basic Bible Study Tools

Jan 2, 2018

Some of you have taken up my challenge to use the New Year to begin serious reading of the Bible. Because many of you have never read the whole Bible through, I have urged you to give it a try,

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The Bible and Copyright Law

Jun 23, 2017

This may seem like an odd issue to write about, but some of you may have had a few questions about all this now and then. The main reason I have for writing this is the fact that just moments

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The 5 Solas Series

Jun 20, 2017

With this year being the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation (October 31, 1517 was when Martin Luther posted his 95 theses), plenty of new books have recently appeared to commemorate the event. One such work is a very helpful

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Scripture, Inspiration and Dual Authorship

May 5, 2017

Briefly stated, the biblical doctrine of inspiration states that God inspired the biblical writers in such a way that his true, infallible word is found in the original manuscripts of Scripture. This understanding is based on passages such as these:

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On the Sufficiency of Scripture

Feb 29, 2016

Just as we speak about the various attributes of God, so too we can speak about the various attributes of Scripture. Thus we can speak about the authority of Scripture, or the perspicuity (clarity) of Scripture. As to the latter,

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Bible Illiterates

Jan 22, 2016

Tragically there are so many believers today who say or think the following: “If only God would just speak to me”. Of course the simple truth is this: he already has. He has spoken to us clearly and sufficiently in

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Josiah, Revival and the Word of God

Dec 27, 2015

The need of the hour is revival. All believers should be praying for heaven-sent, life-changing revival. Without it the West looks to be all but finished. While whole libraries have been filled with books on revival, let me look at

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God and Gender

Oct 29, 2015

Is God male or female? This question is often asked in recent times, and it is especially raised by feminists – both religious and secular. However the question had actually been discussed early on in Christian history. But it

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On Textual Criticism

Jun 15, 2015

Since we do not have the original manuscripts of the New Testament (the autographs), we must rely on copies of it, and we must determine which copies are closest to the original and most accurate and reliable. This is the

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On Personalising Scripture

May 20, 2015

It is all too common for all of us – Christians included – to find fault in others, but to see only sweetness and light in ourselves. Happens all the time of course. It is a regular feature of living

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The Traditions of Men, and Being Anesthetised

Oct 20, 2014

Pardon the somewhat odd title – let me explain: While evangelical Christians can look down on other Christian groups for adding to Scripture, or twisting Scripture, or misreading Scripture, or allowing man-made traditions to trump Scripture, the sad truth is,

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