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One of the Most Misunderstood and Misapplied Bible Verses

Some time ago I read an article in Relevant Magazine where Thomas Turner wrote that Jeremiah 29:11 is “possibly one of our most beloved, yet most misunderstood verses in the entire Bible.”

BibleGateway.com lists it as the second most accessed and read verse on their website, just behind John 3:16!

This verse is popular in various books about your purpose in life, the purpose of the church, and God’s purpose for your marriage and family. Continue reading

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Bring Your Bible

Today, October 3, is “Bring Your Bible to School Day” in the United States.

It is the sixth year for the event sponsored by Focus on the Family. According to their website, it is designed to “celebrate religious freedom and share God’s love with their friends”

Furthermore, “the event is designed to empower you as a student to express your belief in the truth of God’s Word–and to do so in a respectful way that demonstrates the love of Christ.”

Participation in BYBTSD is voluntary and student-directed Continue reading

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A Biblical Approach to Current Events

Karl Barth, the 20th-century Swiss Reformed theologian is often quoted as saying that one should preach with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other.

Actually, he never said it exactly that way. “Take your Bible and take your newspaper, and read both, Barth advised, “But interpret newspapers from your Bible.” Continue reading

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The Danger of Biblical Ignorance

This story has been told as a joke for many years, but Joseph Parker, the famed 19th Century British orator and evangelist claimed it actually happened to him.

Following a sermon where he was preaching in London an older lady waited to thank him for his sermon “You do throw such wonderful light on the Bible,” she said. Continue reading

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An Ironic Absence of the Bible

Last week newly elected Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema took the oath of office but refused to be sworn in on the Bible. Instead, she placed her right hand on a book of laws that included the Arizona and United States Constitution.

“Kyrsten always gets sworn in on a Constitution simply because of her love for the Constitution,” the senator’s office said.

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What Do You Believe?

What do you believe about God? Salvation? Sin? Ethics? And the Bible?

According to a recent survey conducted by LifeWay Research based on interviews with 3,000 people, American evangelicals are “deeply confused” about many basic Bible doctrines.

Their conclusion, that is “overall, US adults appear to have a superficial attachment to well-known Christian beliefs.” While the majority believed that Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, 6 in 10 Americans think that “religious belief is a matter of personal opinion [and] not about objective truth.”

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5 Reasons To Read The Bible

There’s an old story about a couple who sent their son off to college. When he left they gave him a Bible and told him to read it carefully, because it would be very helpful.

After a few weeks of school, the son messaged his parents that he needed a little money. The parents answered and told him to read John 3:16.

The son responded, “I read John 3:16, now what about the money?” Continue reading

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