Monthly Archives: March 2018

HEAVEN

VideoWe never know what we truly believe until it’s a matter of life and death. Billy Graham, along with a firefighter and a young woman forced to face the reality of death, share the Gospel message, and what really happens when we die.

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A powerful video on what the Reverend Billy Graham has been espousing for all of his evangelical life! The promises of hope and bliss.

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Doc Murf

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The Book of Job (Bible #18) by Anonymous, G.K. Chesterton

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The Book of Job is one of the most celebrated pieces of biblical literature, probing profound questions about faith. It is a beautifully written work, combining two literary forms, framing forty chapters of verse between two and a half chapters of prose at the beginning and the end. The Book of Job is presented here in stunning e-book format specially designed for the Kindle. It includes five different versions, the famous introduction by G. K. Chesterton and a selection of original engravings by William Blake and other artistic representations of Job throughout the ages.

The King James Version
Douay-Rheims Version
The American Standard Version
Bible in Basic English Version
Webster Bible Version

The G. K. Chesterton introduction

The William Blake engravings

Links to free complete audio recordings of the Book of Job

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While this is one of my favorite books, I thought it was more of an explanatory book. Instead it was simply 5 versions of the bible for this book. Still a good book and with other interpretations, it can give one a better understanding of the book itself.

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One Hundred Reasons Born Again Christians Cannot Lose Their Salvation: Why Once Saved Always Saved by James H. Warden Jr.

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Many who believe you cannot lose your salvation cannot defend this when asked questions such as “What about the Scripture that states your name can be blotted out of the book of life or Jesus will spew the lukewarm out of His mouth? What about enduring unto the end to be saved? What about the analogy of the washed swine, isn’t that a believer losing his salvation? Or what about the Scripture that states if a righteous man turns from his righteousness and starts sinning his righteousness will be forgotten? Or the list of sins Paul gave stating they that do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of heaven? What if a believer commits suicide, the Bible states that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. What if a Christian blasphemes the Holy Ghost, there’s no forgiveness for this sin. This book answers all these seemingly tough questions by the Scriptures. If you could lose your salvation, what are you doing that is causing you to keep it? Until the Lord brings you to the end of yourself and shows you His grace, you will be suspicious of the gospel and believe that it is sustained by your good works. This book to show believers that God’s promise of eternal redemption, eternal salvation, and eternal life can be trusted. This book gives classic illustrations based on Scripture that answer seeming contradictions with ease. Can born again believers lose their eternal salvation, eternal redemption, or eternal life? No, but “Nevertheless what saith the Scriptures?” Have You Heard the Good News? Read One Hundred Reasons Why Born Again Christians Cannot Lose Their Salvation.

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An excellent book explaining 100+ scriptural references that indicate “once saved, always saved.” If you have questions about such a subject, it is very good to read, easy to understand, and will not take too long to get through. An excellent resource to have in your arsenal of books!

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Road To Emmaus

Mourning the death of Jesus, two first-century travelers were joined by a mysterious stranger. Over the next few hours, the stranger revealed many mysteries that lay hidden in the ancient Scriptures. Soon, the purpose of Jesus’ life became clear…and the travelers’ sadness turned to great joy. Now you can learn what they learned. Discover the key to life…on the Road to Emmaus.

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I watched this the other morning while I was unable to sleep. I suspect this was an excellent choice! A short video of only about 30 minutes, but extremely powerful. It was the travels of a couple of friends with one stranger along the Road to Emmaus. The two friends misunderstood the type of leader & warrior that the Messiah was intended to be and the stranger aided the two to better understand their misconception. An excellent video worthy of a whole family to watch that they may have a deeper understanding of the path that Jesus took in order to grace and gift us all with the salvation we never were worthy to receive.

To learn more go to RoadToEmmausMovie.com

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The King James Only Controversy: Can You Trust the Modern Translations? by James R. White

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Modern Bible translations still come under attack from the King James Only camp. In this revision of a book continually in print for more than ten years, James R. White traces the development of Bible translations old and new, investigating the differences between versions like the NIV, NASB, and NKJV and the Authorized Version of 1611. Written with the layperson in mind, The King James Only Controversy leads the reader through the basic issues of the debate and into the more complex issues of textual criticism. Enlightening reading for all Christians.

The King James Version has been trusted by Christians for generations. Today it’s the center of a debate where critics charge that contemporary translations have changed essential Christian doctrines. In this revised edition of his noteworthy book, James White refutes the claims of those who believe the KJV is the only true translation of the Bible. In addition, White explores the differences between the NIV, NASB, and other translations while addressing some of the complex issues surrounding textual criticism. Sound reading for anyone engaged in, or intrigued by, the “King James Only” controversy.

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An excellent read, chock full of well researched information concerning the KJV of the bible, as well as, the newer versions. There are those who truly believe these newer translations are heretical in nature and are of the devil. Where James R. White points out either bad translation or poor choice of translation. He also points out similar concerns with some of the newer translations. James R. White is neither bashing the KJV, nor is he promoting either of the newer translation. But he is defending the position that KJV bible is not the only valid translation. Excellent read and great historical research from all sides.

 

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Revive Us

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We are calling for a NATIONAL FAMILY MEETING. It’s called “REVIVE US.” Now available on DVD to bring into your homes to share with your family and friends.

Where is our country heading… and what can we as Christians do to help set the right course of direction? Nearing a pivotal marker in our nation’s history, Kirk Cameron realized: God has given His children a timeless message for such a time as this.

Featuring reaching, worship, prayer, and thoughtful discussion, Revive Us challenges believers to faithfully lead the way. Kirk turns to Scripture to offer encouragement, reminding us there is still hope for our great nation. The time is at had for God to Revive Us. This film also features Jennifer Rothchild, Dr. Ben Carson, Eric Metaxas, Francis Chan, and Miss Clara (War Room).

The time is at hand for God to REVIVE US. We know this to be true: when OUR FAMILY gets together–and the Spirit of God is moving–WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE!

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A powerful call for revival throughout the Christian community to stand up and be counted to take over the direction of this nation back toward it’s Judaeo-Christian roots and foundation. To take the helm of this nation leading it back to a Christ centered nation. Placing those in power to be strong statesmen and Christians.

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Winston Churchill: An Informal Study of Greatness by Robert Lewis Taylor

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Former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, led one of the most astonishing lives that public service has ever witnessed.

In An Informal Study of Greatness, Taylor presents the early life of this mythologised and prodigiously talented man.

Focusing on the school years of a young Winston Churchill and the early experiences that shaped his ambition, this fascinating biography delves into the private life of Churchill as a student, a journalist and a soldier.

This a delightful and revealing study of a man who, as Taylor puts it, was one of ‘multiple genius’ and ‘one of the most exasperating figures of history.’

Praise for Winston Churchill: An Informal Study of Greatness

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Many things which  you thought you knew about Winston Churchill…you didn’t! A fascinating look into the life of Churchill and his greatness. He was a warrior, a poet, an artist, a politician, and a quick witted individual.

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The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God by Lee Strobel

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My road to atheism was paved by science . . . But, ironically, so was my later journey to God.”—Lee StrobelDuring his academic years, Lee Strobel became convinced that God was outmoded, a belief that colored his ensuing career as an award-winning journalist at the Chicago Tribune. Science had made the idea of a Creator irrelevant—or so Strobel thought.But today science is pointing in a different direction. In recent years, a diverse and impressive body of research has increasingly supported the conclusion that the universe was intelligently designed. At the same time, Darwinism has faltered in the face of concrete facts and hard reason.Has science discovered God? At the very least, it’s giving faith an immense boost as new findings emerge about the incredible complexity of our universe. Join Strobel as he reexamines the theories that once led him away from God. Through his compelling and highly readable account, you’ll encounter the mind-stretching discoveries from cosmology, cellular biology, DNA research, astronomy, physics, and human consciousness that present astonishing evidence in The Case for a Creator.

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An excellent book! I had this in hand prior to watching the same titled documentary. The book is far more in depth with a great number of annotated interview along with a vast wealth of reading material thereby backing his statements. Mr. Strobel went to great lengths in order to show a basis for a creator, also showing the Darwinian theory of Evolution as being in tatters…yet, it is still taught in schools as a viable theory and creationism is not. hmmmmmmmmmm..?

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A Question of Origins

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Chemists, biologists, physicists, astronomers and geologists discuss the weaknesses of the theories of evolution and the Big Bang, as well as the strengths of the case for intelligent design and the accuracy of the Bible.

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Another fascination documentary on the question of creationism vs. evolutionism. Well worth the viewing time, as it is only about an hour long, but chock full of information.

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The Birth of the Nation: Jamestown 1607 by Sara Agnes Rice Pryor

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Pyrrhus Press specializes in bringing books long out of date back to life, allowing today’s readers access to yesterday’s treasures.
“When you send againe I entreat you rather send but thirty Carpenters, husbandmen, gardiners, fishermen, blacksmiths, masons and diggers up of trees, roots, well provided; than a thousand of such as wee have: for except wee be able both to lodge them and feed them, the most will consume with want of necessaries before they can be made good for anything.” – John Smith
John Smith is one of the most common names in the English language and akin to the use of John Doe, but every Briton and American is familiar with the explorer and mercenary Captain John Smith, who helped found the first permanent English colony in the New World at Jamestown in 1607. Jamestown is fondly remembered today for being the first permanent English settlement in the colonies, but it was not fondly remembered by those who lived and died there. The English quickly learned it would be difficult to establish a permanent settlement because of the poor weather, the swampy terrain, the hostile natives living nearby, and the general inexperience and ineptitude of the English settlers. During their first winter, everyone nearly starved, and more than half of the settlers died. By the end of the winter of 1609-1610, known as the “starving time”, barely 10% of the settlers were still alive.
Nevertheless, Jamestown is remembered today because the settlement did survive through the hardships and go on to serve as the capital of the English colony for much of the 17th century. At the same time, one of the biggest reasons for its survival and fame today can be attributed to the local Native Americans, particularly Pocahontas, who has added both a human and romanticized, mythological element to Jamestown. She was the daughter of the paramount chief (mamanatowick) Powhatan, leader of an Algonquian-speaking native group in eastern Virginia. It was this group that Smith and the other English settlers came into contact with, and Smith credited her with saving him from being killed by the Native Americans. After that, Smith was able to establish relatively friendly relations and trade with the local inhabitants, ensuring Jamestown’s survival.
Jamestown has often been cast as the backdrop of this unique relationship, one that the colonists sought to portray as representative of relations with Native Americans. Subsequent retellings of the story have often fictitiously cast Smith and Pocahontas lovers and even husband and wife, portraying both characters in a more romantic and positive light. While their relationship has been the subject of countless historical texts and even children’s books, it has no historical basis in fact, and there is still even some doubt over whether she saved Smith’s life in the famous encounter that has ensured her name remains instantly recognizable nearly 400 years after her death.

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Outside of the Old English grammar, this was an excellent book. Based upon old letters, journals and research…this book allowed you to see Jamestown in 1607. Captain Johnathan Smith, Pocahontas, as well as, other players within this time period. Well worth the time to read!

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