GROWING BIBLICAL ILLITERACY: Why Do 90%+ of All Christians Lack the Ability to Correctly Interpret and Defend the Bible?

Deeper Bible study is no guarantee that spiritual maturity will result but a lack thereof is a guarantee that spiritual immaturity will result. Having a basic knowledge of how to study the Bible and how to correctly interpret the Bible is no guarantee that you will arrive at the correct interpretation but a lack thereof is a guarantee that you will never discover what the Bible authors meant by the words that they used. Having a basic knowledge of Christian apologetics is no guarantee that ...

Benjamin Kennicott (1718 – 1783) Old Testament Textual Criticism Scholar

Benjamin Kennicott (4 April 1718 – 18 September 1783) was an English churchman and Hebrew scholar. Kennicott was born at Totnes, Devon. He succeeded his father as master of a charity school, but the generosity of some friends enabled him to go to Wadham College, Oxford, in 1744, and he distinguished himself in Hebrew and divinity. While an undergraduate he published two dissertations, On the Tree... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Saturday, February 09, 2019

The Biblical Advantages of Forgiveness Psalm 86:5 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 5 For you, Jehovah, are good and forgiving, abounding in loving-kindness love to all who call upon you. Most fittingly, Christians are repeatedly admonished throughout Scripture to show kindness. We need to be ready to forgive. Ephesians 4:32 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)... Continue Reading →

ISLAMIC ESCHATOLOGY: Muhammad al-Mahdi (The 12h Imām of the Twelve Imams)

Muḥammad ibn Al-Ḥasan al-Mahdī (Arabic: مُـحَـمَّـد ابْـن ٱلْـحَـسَـن ٱلْـمَـهْـدِي‎), also known as Imām Zamān (امام زمان), is believed by Shia Twelver Muslims to be the Mahdī, an eschatological redeemer of Islam and ultimate savior of humankind and the final Imām of the Twelve Imams who will emerge with Isa (Jesus Christ) in order to fulfill their mission of bringing peace and justice to the world. Twelver Shī‘ites believe that al-Mahdī was born in... Continue Reading →

WHERE ART THOU? Genesis 3:19

“Where art thou?”—Gen. 3:9 My subject is the first question that God ever asked of man. You will find that question in Gen. 3:9, “Where art thou?” God asked the question of Adam. Adam had sinned, and on the evening of that awful day of the first sin, the voice of God in its majesty... Continue Reading →

Jacob ben Chayyim (c. 1470 – c. 1538) Old Testament Textual Criticism Scholar

The first rabbinic Bible—i.e., the Hebrew text furnished with full vowel points and accents, accompanied by the Aramaic Targums and the major medieval Jewish commentaries—was edited by Felix Pratensis and published by Daniel Bomberg (Venice, 1516/17). The second edition, edited by Jacob ben Hayyim ibn Adonijah and issued by Bomberg in four volumes (Venice, 1524/25), became the prototype of future Hebrew Bibles down to the 20th century.

Johann Jakob Griesbach (1745 – 1812) New Testament Textual Criticism Scholar

Johann Jakob Griesbach (1745 – 1812), German biblical textual critic, was born at Butzbach, a small town in the state of Hesse-Darmstadt, where his father, Konrad Kaspar (1705–1777), was pastor. Griesbach's fame rests upon his work in New Testament criticism, in which he inaugurated a new epoch. His solution to the synoptic problem bears his name, but the Griesbach hypothesis has been modernly referred to... Continue Reading →

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