Christian, how were you saved? God Made You Alive
Christians, before our conversion there was nothing in us to commend us to God, we were spiritually dead in trespasses and sins. 1,490 more words
Wile E. Coyote is one of my favorite characters from Looney Tunes. Why? Because I can identify with him. When I parent, I am Wile E. 922 more words
I am not a parent (except to a very loved, very plump male tabby cat) but love the message behind this article. If more parents brought up kids in the "nurture and admonition of the Lord" - with love and discipline - we'd have a more peaceful society.
What Has Led to So Many False Professed Christians? What is a False Christian? This is a long read, but worth it.
What does the bible say the church is? 1,979 more words
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The shorter reading, if not wholly lacking the support of old and weighty witnesses, is to be preferred over the more verbose. For scribes were much more prone to add than to omit.
A helpful summation of yet another thought-provoking article on the problems with textual criticism of the Bible:
"...If we believe the Bible, we understand that God says the gates of Hell will not prevail against the churches of Jesus Christ, and that heaven and Earth will pass away, but His words will not, that the Bible will be preserved from that generation forever (from the time of its writing). We understand that not one jot or tittle will pass from the Bible. We understand that God glorifies Scripture above His name. All this is contained in the Bible. It’s right there. If you’re saved, you understand all this. So this means the Bible promises that the bible will not be lost, and that the churches will use it. The Textual Critic does not believe these things. He cannot, as the principles of textual criticism say something else. Men say the bible is lost; God says the Bible will not pass away, that it is preserved, inerrant, inspired. God is right, men are wrong. To agree with Griesbach is to stand against God. Not a good position."
The history of Textual Criticism dates back to German rationalists. The first to come up with rules was Johann Albrecht Bengel and his 17 rules of textual criticism. 1,015 more words
More food for thought spiritually concerning textual criticism of the Bible. A great read. More to follow from this series as I digest things spiritually.