Do Science and Scripture Conflict?

Science vs. Scripture

 Science and Scripture, Dr. Jerry Nelson,  www.soundliving.org Most Bible students make a distinction between “general” revelation (a knowledge of God found in what he has created) and “special” revelation (a knowledge of God found supremely in his Son and recorded in Scripture).  R.C. Sproul makes an important distinction between the true knowledge of God revealed in […]

The Ten Commandments

10Commandments

The Ten Commandments Enduring Elements of Public Worship (part 3) In the past few weeks I have prefaced articles about the Apostles’ Creed and the Lord’s Prayer with this reminder:  Thomas Aquinas said we must know: What to believe (The Apostles’ Creed) What to pray for (The Lord’s Prayer) How to live (The Ten Commandments) […]

The Public Reading of the Bible

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What happened to the public reading of God’s Word? A visit to many “evangelical” churches will confirm how few give serious attention to this biblically mandated part of corporate worship.  Maybe some would suggest that in a highly literate culture where most have access to printed Bibles, public reading of the Scriptures is not as […]

What is Your Knowledge of the Bible? Part 8

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Bible and Theology Audit Over the next few weeks we will provide questions from an audit originally prepared by the Ligonier Study Center. There will be Old Testament questions, New Testament questions and theology questions. The purpose of this closed-Bible exam is to give you an idea of the breadth and depth of your knowledge […]

What is Your Knowledge of the Bible? Part 7

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Bible and Theology Audit Over the next few weeks we will provide questions from an audit originally prepared by the Ligonier Study Center. There will be Old Testament questions, New Testament questions and theology questions. The purpose of this closed-Bible exam is to give you an idea of the breadth and depth of your knowledge of […]

What is Your Knowledge of the Bible? Part 6

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Bible and Theology Audit Over the next few weeks we will provide questions from an audit originally prepared by the Ligonier Study Center. There will be Old Testament questions, New Testament questions and theology questions. The purpose of this closed-Bible exam is to give you an idea of the breadth and depth of your knowledge of […]

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The Glory of God

The Glory of God Charles Spurgeon commenting on the glory of God as seen in creation used several word pictures to capture it. He uses the image of a balance scale, the pans on chains where weights are put on one side and then the commodity being measured is on the other side.  At another […]

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Marriage – God’s School of Sanctification

Long-married love puts the lie to pop-culture’s glorification of  “young love.” How often does divorce truncate one of God’s better methods of sanctification?  Susan Andrews’ Illusion beautifully describes one of the potential values of a long marriage.   Love is moonlight, And marriage is daylight, And none of us stands the exposure too well; And […]

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Reading List and Bible Study Resources

Dr. Jerry Nelson Bible Software: I highly recommend “Logos.”  Many software packages come with commentaries and other devotional works as part of the package.  A reader should note that the other materials are not necessarily theologically sound.  Instead of uncritically reading such commentaries, it is probably better to select authors you are more likely to […]

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Pacifiers and Trust

Pacifiers and Trust Stephanie Nelson Graybill I need to take away my daughter’s pacifiers. She’s 3 years old now and still wants those nasty, rubbery things when she goes to bed. The color is even changing to a strange orange-like color, confirming to me that the pacifiers need to go. She used to have 4. […]

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A Mothers’ Day Blessing

Mothers’ Day Blessing Dr. Jerry Nelson www.Soundliving.org Chinese author Lin Yutang wrote, “Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” Our God has said, “Honor your mother..!” Today we honor and bless those women who are and who desire to be mothers. “Almighty and gracious God, we pray to you […]

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