Through the revelations recorded in the Bible, God has helped us to become better acquainted with him as well as his will and purposes. What a great aid Christian Publishing House Blog with its thousands of free online articles has been in helping many Christians in over 40 different countries to have a better understanding of God’s Word. The CPH blog has taught many tens of thousands over the past few years freely in such areas as apologetics, biblical studies, biblical interpretation, how to study the Bible, Christian living, Christian counseling, Bible difficulties, Bible translation philosophies, daily devotional, evangelism, family articles, faith articles, spiritual growth, history of Christianity, intelligent design, prayer life, old and new testament commentary verse by verse, textual criticism, and so much more.
In view of what we have learned over the years from the CPH blog, we do not have to be anxious about life and what the future holds for us as Christians. Rather, we can be confident, we can look forward to the future and thousands of other free articles that will be provided on the CPH blog, which will help us to worship God in spirit and in truth. With a broken heart, we inform you that numerous studies show that well over 90% of the 2 billion Christians around the world lack basic knowledge of the Bible. Certainly, we want to help others also become acquainted with the Word of God. There are several ways that we can do this:
- We can actually share some of our favorite articles on the CPH blog on our social media Facebook profile or pages, Twitter and so on.
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The 20 Ways to Show Your Appreciation for the Word of God is found at the end of this informative article.
Christian Apologetics and Christian Evangelism
Think about this, there are literally hundreds of articles on Christian apologetics and evangelism on the CPH blog, which train Christians to be more effective in sharing their faith online, or in their community. These articles will train the Christian to be able to better imitate Jesus Christ and the Apostle Paul and how they carried out there sharing of the good news and teaching others. Have you read any of these articles yet? Take an opportunity to read a couple of these articles, so that you can see the benefit of how they can help you to be more effective in evangelizing on the Internet as well as in your community.
APOLOGETICS: Reaching Hearts with the Art of Persuasion by Christian Publishing House Blog, covers information that proves that the Bible is accurate, trustworthy, fully inerrant, and inspired by God for the benefit of humankind. The reader will be introduced to Christian apologetics and evangelism. They will learn what Christian apologetics is. They will be given a biblical answer to the most demanding Bible question: Problem of Evil. The reader will learn how to reach hearts with are the art of persuasion. They will use persuasion to help others accept Christ. They will learn to teach with insight and persuasiveness. They will learn to use persuasion to reach the heart of those who listen to them.
Use of our CPH Apologetic and Evangelism articles should help you to cultivate the ability to reason from the Scriptures and to use them effectively in assisting others to learn about “the mighty works of God.” – Acts 2:11.
If Christians are going to be capable, powerful, efficient teachers of God’s Word, we must not only pay attention to what we tell those who are interested but also how we tell them. Yes, we must focus our attention on the message of God’s Word that we share but also the method in which we do so. Our message, the Gospel (i.e., the good news of the Kingdom), this does not change, but we do adjust our methods. Why? We are seeking to reach as many receptive people as possible. “You will be my witnesses … to the End of the Earth.” – ACTS 1:8.
God’s will is that “all sorts of men should be saved and come to an accurate knowledge of truth.” (1 Tim. 2:4) God has assigned all Christians the task of proclaiming the Word of God, teaching, to make disciples. (Matt. 24:15; 28:19-20: Ac 1;8 That includes men and women who profess a non-Christian religion, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam to mention just a few. If there are Hindus, Buddhist or Muslims are in your community, why not initiate a conversation with them? Christians who take the Great Commission seriously cannot afford to ignore these religions.
Evangelism is the work of a Christian evangelist, of which all true Christians are obligated to partake to some extent, which seeks to persuade other people to become Christian, especially by sharing the basics of the Gospel, but also the deeper message of biblical truths. Today the Gospel is almost an unknown, so what does the Christian evangelist do? Pre-evangelism is laying a foundation for those who do not know the Gospel, giving them background information, so that they can grasp what they are hearing. The Christian evangelist is preparing their mind and heart so that they will be receptive to the biblical truths. In many ways, this is known as apologetics.
Basically, Bible Difficulties are difficulties that arise because the Bible was written in Hebrew, some Aramaic, and Greek over 1,600 years by some forty+ authors, in dozens of different historical settings that require much Bible background knowledge. The Bible translation used can create a difficulty if it is dated or the translation is inaccurate. A difficulty can arise if the interpretation is wrong, there is a wrong conception of the Bible, our imperfect knowledge of history, geography, and understanding of Bible times. A difficulty can arise if we miss the intended meaning of the author and read our interpretation into the text. We have to realize unexplained does not mean unexplainable. Difficulties can arise if we ignore literary styles and if there are two accounts of the same event being told from different vantage points and if we ignore the context. Many other points are made and far greater details are given in the articles about Bible Difficulties.
Christian Living and Christian Counseling
Our free Christian living and Christian counseling articles cover almost every facet of a Christian’s life in this imperfect world that he or she lives in. and can enable them to walk with God more fully. Whether you are suffering from depression, anxiety, the stresses of life, drug and alcohol issues, inappropriate sexual desires because of pornography, gambling, trying to put on the new person that the Apostle Paul talked about, or many other struggles that each of us face, these hundreds Christian living in Christian counseling articles that are continuously being added to are here to help you and others freely.
There truly has been a renewed interest in the field of textual criticism, which had lain relatively dormant for several decades. What has contributed to this renewed interest? Several factors have contributed to the rehabilitated awareness: the internet has provided such tools as Facebook discussion groups and Twitter, where scholars and laypersons alike can discuss the science and art of textual criticism. The internet has given the layperson many free websites that offer comprehensive information about textual criticism, including the CPH blog. Evangelism is another reason for the resurgence of textual criticism. Evangelism is defined as “planting the seeds of the Gospel” while Preevangelism is defined as “tilling the soil of people’s minds and hearts to help them be more willing to listen to the truth” (Geisler and Geisler 2009, p. 22). This leads us to the third main reason for the renewed interest: The New Atheist, Agnostic, and Skeptic, who seek to cast doubt on the existence of God and his Word. These new critics of God and the Bible are different from those of 60 years ago or so, as they are far more evangelistic than even Christians. These new critics pen many books, magazine articles, advertise on billboards, news, and radio shows, and publicly debate Bible scholars. They seem to be everywhere and are contributing to the spiritual shipwreck of tens of thousands of Christians.
The fourth contributing factor to this renewed interest is scholarly books written for the layperson, which have enabled the churchgoer to enter the conversation. We now have a plethora of books dealing with numerous biblical fields, which enable Christians to avoid falling into the trap of doubting that what they have is, in fact, the Word of God, inspired and fully inerrant. There is absolutely no one to be blamed if we end up in repeated conversations that cast doubt on our beliefs and the Word of God, except ourselves.
If the average Christian is going to be effective in his Preevangelism (apologetics) of helping those with receptive hearts to overcome the assault on God’s Word, he will need tools such as these free textual criticism articles Found on the CPH blog. There is a twofold objective within these hundreds of free articles:
- We seek to educate both the seminary student and the churchgoer about the field of New Testament textual criticism.
- We offer serious Bible students an apologetic tool to use in their Preevangelism, which will enable them to overcome doubts in the Christian community and help the new believer and the unbeliever to do the same.
Our textual criticism articles are written by conservative Bible scholars, who will discuss how our text came down to us, the tools of the trade, the scribes and copyists involved, the process of textual criticism, and much more.
In an apologetic approach, we deal with such questions as, how did the New Testament authors pen their books? Were the New Testament authors even literate? Is it possible to get back to the original text of the New Testament? How do we explain all the differences in the ancient manuscripts that have come down to us? Were the early scribes trained or inexperienced? Did any of the early scribes intentionally change the text as they were copying it? How do textual scholars date the manuscripts? How are Christians to deal with the claim that there are over 400,000 variants in the manuscripts? Who are the textual scholars of the last five hundred years that have given us our modern restored text? Are our modern English translations accurate renderings of the original languages? Do they need to be? These are some of the questions that will be answered.
The primary objective of the CPH blog is to provide knowledge and insight into God’s Word, offering encouragement based on evidence that what the biblical authors penned in their New Testament books has been restored, and we can have confidence and trust in the New Testament that we have today. It is hoped that the readers of this publication will convey what they have learned herein to any who might have begun to doubt. Currently, we are working on a FREE ONLINE COMMENTARY ON THE TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT by CPH.
Bible Translation Process, Philosophy, and Differences
The Christian Publishing House Blog also deals with the subject matter of the Bible translation process, Bible translation philosophy, and the differences and the many hundreds of Bible translations that are available today. Currently, we are working on the Updated New American Standard Version (UASV).
Our primary purpose is to give the Bible readers what God said by way of his human authors, not what a translator thinks God meant in its place. – Truth Matters! Our primary goal is to be accurate and faithful to the original text. The meaning of a word is the responsibility of the interpreter (i.e., reader), not the translator. – Translating Truth!
Anybody who wants to study the Bible, either at a personal level or a more scholarly level needs to understand that there are certain principles that guide and govern the process. The technical word used to refer to the principles of biblical interpretation is hermeneutics, which is of immense importance in Biblical Studies and Theology. How to Interpret the Bible takes into consideration the cultural context, historical background and geographical location in which the text was originally set. This enables us to obtain clarity about the original author’s intended meaning. Linguistic and literary factors are analyzed so that the various genres of Scripture are examined for their true meaning. The importance of having sound principles of interpretation cannot be overstated as to ignore them will result in all manner of erroneous assumptions. Christian Publishing House presents the Historical-Grammatical approach as a sound and objective method of interpretation. This, in turn, provides a foundation not only for understanding but also for teaching Scripture. The approach outlined by the author helps avoid contradiction, inconsistency, arbitrariness, and subjectivity. This blog is intended for those who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the Bible. It will be particularly useful for those who want to prepare teaching material grounded in safe hermeneutics.
How to Study Your Bible
Comprehensive articles on HOW TO STUDY YOUR BIBLE by observing, interpreting, and applying, which focus on the most basic Bible study tools, principles, and processes for moving from an in-depth reading of the Scriptures to application. What, though, if you have long felt that you are not studiously inclined? Realize that the primary difference between a serious Bible student and a less serious Bible student is usually diligence and effort, not being a gifted student. Being a gifted Bible student alone is not enough.
Efficient methods of Bible study are worth learning, for those seeking to become serious Bible students. The joy missing from many Bible students is because they do not know how to study their Bible, which means they do not do it well. Perhaps you dislike Bible study because you have not developed your study skills sufficiently to make your Bible study enjoyable. Maybe you have neglected your Bible study simply because you would rather be doing something else you enjoy.
HOW TO STUDY YOUR BIBLE articles will give the reader motivational reasons for deeper Bible study, the process of Bible study, an introduction to the most popular English translations, how the Bible came down to us, why we have so many different translations and understand the Bible translation differences. Christian Publishing House also gives the reader why people do not study their Bibles, why you should study the Bible deeper than you do, the process of doing Bible research, the correct method of Bible study, and the tools needed for deeper Bible study. CPH also covers Bible background, identifying the literary context, how to be observant as you study, how to interpret individual words, how to apply God’s Word correctly, what role the Holy Spirit plays in your Bible study, and far more.
CPH Daily Devotional
The helpful purpose of the CPH Daily Devotional is stated in the opening verses of Proverbs: ‘To know wisdom and discipline, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and uprightness; to give shrewdness to the inexperienced, to the young person knowledge and discretion.’ (1:2-4) In harmony with that stated purpose, the CPH Daily Devotional highlights knowledge, wisdom, and understanding, each of which is beneficial in its particular way. Knowledge is our greatest need. Wisdom gives us the ability to use knowledge aright. Understanding is vital for all of us, it gives us the ability to see our life in its connected parts; it means discernment, always with God in mind, for we cannot lean upon our own understanding.
CPH Daily Devotional has given its readers the most beneficial devotionals for over two years now, to give its readers an abundance of wise, inspired counsel to help them acquire understanding and safeguard their heart, “for out of it are the sources of life.” (4:23) CPH Daily Devotional sets things straight by turning its reader to Almighty God. Each Devotional deals with one primary verse individually, giving the reader easy to understand access to what the original language of Hebrew and Greek words really mean. This gives the reader what the inspired author meant by the words that he used. After this, the reader is given practical advice on how those words can be applied in their lives today.
No phase of the human relationship is overlooked. From the person who isolates himself from his fellow worshipers of God because of loneliness, depression, or emotional pain (Prov. 18:1), to the person in charge of others coming to conclusions before hearing both sides of a matter (Prov. 18:17), to the person who struggles in making personal decisions (Prov. 3:5-6), to the person who has had difficulty leaving their old ways behind (Prov. 9:4-6), and many other life circumstances. The worker in his store, the farmer in his field, the husband and wife and child, all receive wholesome instruction. Parents are helped so that they can be aware of the many snares lurking in the path of the youth. Wise ones can teach the inexperienced ones. CPH Daily Devotionals are practical wherever we live; the hundreds of Bible verses covered and the thousands that will be covered and the commentary instruction and counsel never go out of date.
Youth Articles (12-25)
This Section is to help the teen who feels like THE OUTSIDER, Coming-of-Age articles for the youth (12-25).
SOME ARTICLES THAT DEAL WITH SEX: Surviving Sexual Desires and Love will cover such subjects as What Is Wrong with Flirting, The Pornography Deception, Peer Pressure to Have Sexual Relations, Coping With Constant Sexual Thoughts, Fully Understanding Sexting, Is Oral Sex Really Sex, Struggling with Same-Sex Attraction, Is Homosexuality Truly Wrong? Making My Beliefs About Sex Known As a Protection and The Truth about Sexual Assault.
SOME ARTICLES THAT DEAL WITH FRIENDS: Surviving My Friends will cover such subjects as Dealing with Loneliness, Where Do I Fit In, Why I Struggle with Having Friends, How Many Friends Should I have, Others Are Spreading Rumors About Me and Resisting Peer Pressure to Do Wrong.
SOME ARTICLES THAT DEAL WITH FAMILY: Surviving the Family will cover such subjects as Appreciating the House Rules, Getting Along with My Brothers and Sisters, How Do I Find Privacy, My Parents Will Not Allow Me to Do Anything, How Can I Cope With Heartbreak, Coping With My Parent’s Divorce, and What If My Father or Mother Is Terminally Ill?
SOME ARTICLES THAT DEAL WITH SCHOOL: Surviving School will cover such subjects as How Do I Deal With Bullies, How Can I Cope With School When I Hate It, I Am Thinking Of Quitting School, How Can I Improve My Grades, How Can I Cope With So Much Homework and How Can I Deal with Difficult Teachers?
SOME ARTICLES THAT DEAL WITH WHO I AM: Surviving Who I Am will cover such subjects as Why Do I Procrastinate, Why Do I Focus On My Looks So Much, I Feel Like Ending It All, Why Do I Cut Myself, Are Tattoos Really that Bad, Is Cursing Really That Bad, Is Alcohol Really That Bad, Is Anger Really That Bad and How Can I Recover From My Mistakes?
SOME ARTICLES THAT DEAL WITH RECREATION: Surviving Recreation will cover such subjects as What Are the Dangers of Gaming, Why Is My Music Choices Important, and How Can I Show Balance When It Comes to Sports?
SOME ARTICLES THAT DEAL WITH MY HEALTH Surviving My Health will cover such subjects as How Can I Overcome My Depression, How Can I Overcome My Anxiety, How Can I Cope With This Constant Sadness?
In Conclusion, there is an urgent need for a free Bible education that covers dozens of subject areas, which will enable readers to stay on course as they run the race for life and the last days all these last days.
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20 Ways to Show Your Appreciation for the Word of God
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