#The Bible

Audio: Bible classes could be taught in Missouri public schools under proposed bill

Public school students in Missouri would be able to study the Bible as an elective if a pre-filed bill (SB684) in the State Senate becomes law. Democrat Karla May of St. Louis is sponsoring the proposal. A summary of the bill on the Senate’s website says the courses would not “endorse, favor, promote, or show hostility” to other religions or nonreligions. They would instead focus on such things as literary style, history, and impacts on society. Missouri’s legislative session begins next month.
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Program to explore little-known ‘green’ practice in the Bible

Environmental justice and social justice are epitomized in a biblical practice that few Jews are aware of, especially outside of Israel. Rabbi Gideon Shloush will discuss this ancient practice, shemitah, on Jan. 12 on Zoom. Shemitah occurs every seventh year, and is known as the Sabbath Year. During this year,...
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David Platt, McLean Bible Church lose first round in court case

BREAKING: Lawsuit against David Platt, McLean Bible Church allowed to move forward. Judge dismisses claims made by David Platt & McLean Bible Church as trying to fit a round peg into a square hole. Judge says despite Christianized language the issue is not ecclesiastical or theological but whether or not ‘shenanigans’ took place in church election.
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Crow: Figurative language in the Bible

Sending greetings and blessings to Jewish people who started their celebration of Hanukkah on Nov. 28. The celebration called the Festival of Lights will end on Dec. 6. The Hebrew meaning of the word Hanukkah is dedication. This celebration involves the reflection about their history and guidance from the wisdom of their faith. They share the joy of rituals and traditions with their family and friends. “The proper response, as Hanukkah teaches, is not to curse the darkness but to light a candle.” (Irving Greenberg, Rabbi, scholar, and writer). We are called to unity and to remember that all people who honor one God are brothers and sisters of faith.

Isaiah: A Covenant to Be Kept for the Sake of the Church (Focus on the Bible)

Isaiah has been called the ‘fifth gospel’. Why? Because in it God speaks through his prophet of his people’s departure from truth, the need for repentance and the redemption provided by a coming saviour. Isaiah’s imagery is some of the most beautiful, and terrifying, in the Bible. It was written...

There’s a Very Unfortunate Reason ‘Sorcery’ Was 2021’s Fastest Growing Bible Search Term

Every year, online biblical database Bible Gateway releases the year’s most searched terms and verses. Generally speaking, the most searched terms and verses stay more or less the same — stuff like “John 3:16” and “love” — but there are unique spikes in different words that swirl in and out of the pop culture zeitgeist. For example, last year saw a rise in searches for terms like “justice” that coincided with the Black Lives Matter protests. That’s why eyebrows were raised at this year’s fastest growing Bible search term: sorcery.

Artist shares process behind lifetime dream of Saint John's Bible

Achieving absolute flawlessness is not on calligrapher Donald Jackson’s mind when he sits down to work in his Welsh studio. “Perfection is not an option,” said Jackson. “We all have to accept that. And did you know doing so helps the writing? It loosens you.”. The 83-year-old Briton — who...

Why does the Bible say that Jesus’ kingdom will never fail?

Q: History proves that empires eventually fall. Why is this, and why does the Bible say that Jesus’ kingdom will never fail? – K.E. A: How does the Kingdom of God differ from man’s created societies? Conversion is a requirement of citizenship in Heaven. Jesus Christ said, “Unless you are converted… you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3). Those who belong to God’s Kingdom are transformed from the inside out by the power of God, delivered from the power of darkness. “In [Him] we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:14).
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John Piper’s Ministry in One Bible Text

If you want to understand John Piper and why he does ministry the way he does, I think you must understand David’s bold claim in Psalm 119:99: “I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.”. Understanding God’s word rests on personal meditation, not simply...

Why is the Bible refused as a source of truth?

Q: It seems strange that a book that has been around longer than all others is refused as a source of truth, especially when it is a book filled with hope and promise. – B.H. A: Unlike the books of men, the Bible is a book of promise—and hope—and it...

Why was'sorcery" ang pinakahinahanap na termino sa Bible Gateway noong 2021 (

RELIGION: RNS]) — Jonathan Petersen is the content manager at Bible Gateway. He says that the topics that people search for every year on the site are always interesting. But, this year’s might be the “most interesting,” Petersen wrote at the site . Searches for the words “sorcery” and “sorceries”...

Glimpse the “Richness of the Bible in Its Original Languages” in Dr. Catherine McDowell’s Newest Book

Writing in English to an audience who has never studied the biblical languages, Dr. McDowell and Dr. Towner highlight the importance of learning Greek and Hebrew for a more accurate and rich reading of Scripture. They present case studies and testimonials from former students to show specific ways in which one’s understanding of the Bible can be enriched through biblical languages.

20 Bible Verses About Hope Plus! Free Printable

While going through the daily hardships and struggles, it can be difficult to have what we need most: Hope. Whenever I need encouragement to overcome the struggles, I always turn to the Bible verses about hope throughout the Bible. Studying the Truth will remind us of God’s ultimate provision that is promised in the scriptures.

(NEW PODCAST) What is God’s “Wrath” and will the Church go through it?

(OPINION) In today’s segment, We dig into the topic of the “Wrath of God” and reveal what it is and who it is reserved for. This 50-minute message breaks down multiple examples of God’s wrath in the Bible and how God made a clear distinction between the righteous and the unrighteous. We also reveal why Jesus tells us to pray that we may be found worthy to escape the final outpouring of God’s wrath upon the Earth. Click one of the links below to watch or listen to the message: