2016 Shepherd’s Conference

March 16, 2016 1:26 am

Inerr

 

Currently Reading:

The Inerrant Word: Biblical, Historical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspectives

Edited by John MacArthur

Category: Theology

2016, Crossway

 

 

I had a blessed few days attending the 2016 Shepherd’s Conference. It is always good to see old friends again, and to be edified by the messages prepared by the speakers (not to mention the endless supply of ice cream and sodas!)

It is easy to forget sometimes, but these conferences have tremendous impact on the ministry, and even spiritual state, of some of these attendees. Keep these 3,000 men in prayer, that God would take what these men have learned during the conference and influence their churches with it. If even a few pastors preach better because of this conference of a few evangelists evangelize more fervently because of this conference, then it is well worth it.

“I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry” (2 Timothy 4:1-5).

 

 

Book Review: Man Myth Messiah by Rice Broocks

March 12, 2016 1:13 am

Man

Man Myth Messiah is Rice Broock’s latest apologetics follow-up to his stellar book God’s Note Dead. Whereas God’s Not Dead was a broad argument for the truth of the Christian faith (ex. God’s existence, moral absolutes, the Bible’s veracity), Man Myth Messiah narrows the focus on the question: Did Jesus Really Exist?

In answering this question, Broocks begins by examining the many pop objections to the historicity of Christ and the way He is portrayed in Scripture and analyzes them in an evidential apologetics approach. He uses scientific, historical, and prophetic evidences to demonstrate that the Jesus of the Bible was not only a historical figure, but the same Jesus that the Bible portrays Him, in contrast to the ones that liberal scholars or skeptics make Him out to be. This book addresses many prevalent issues, such as dispelling the false notion that Jesus was a concoction from various pagan myths and that the resurrection didn’t really happen.

This book is definitely well researched. Rice Broocks defends the historicity and truth of Scripture with many references that back up his claims. The topics that he touches upon is important and provides great insight for the Christian wanting to be equipped for evangelism or wanting confidence of his faith. This is a book I would highly recommend for any Christian wanting to learn how to defend their faith. Most of what is written in the book is accurate, and will provide an excellent resource for Christian to be bold in evangelism.

Note: This book was provided to me complimentary by Booklookbloggers.com. I was not obligated to give a positive review, but only honest opinion.

Quotes from Historic American Figures

March 2, 2016 1:04 am

Bible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I say to you, search the Scriptures! The Bible is the book of all others, to be read at all ages, and in all conditions of human life; not to be read once or twice or thrice through, and then laid aside, but to be read in small portions of one or two chapters every day, and never to be intermitted, unless by some overruling necessity.”- John Quincy Adams

Within the covers of the Bible are all the answers for all the problems men face. The Bible can touch hearts, order minds and refresh souls.” – Ronald Reagan

In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.”- Robert E. Lee

I have read the Bible through many times, and now make it a practice to read it through once every year. It is a book of all others for lawyers, as well as divines; and I pity the man who cannot find in it a rich supply of thought and of rules for conduct. It fits a man for life—it prepares him for death.”- Daniel Webster

It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God or the Bible.”- George Washington

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.” – Teddy Roosevelt

The Bible is the sheet anchor of our liberties. Write its principles upon your heart and practice them in your lives.”- Ulysses S. Grant

 

The insights are clear: Where God is honored, there is health in among the people and in the land. God’s Word is not a political rule book, but it does provide the utmost benefit to nations that follow its wisdom in governing the land. Since all Scripture is inspired (2 Tim 3:16-17), it deals with everything in life pertaining to righteousness, truth, justice, and equity.

This was once the story of the United States of America. This is why America needs God again. Please pray for this nation and its future.

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom He has chosen as His heritage.” (Psalm 33:12).