If Christians are going to be capable, powerful, efficient teachers of God's Word, we must not only pay attention to what we tell those who are interested but also how we tell them. Yes, we must focus our attention on the message of God's Word that we share but also the method in which we do so. Our message, the Gospel (ie, the good news of the Kingdom), this does not change, but we do adjust our methods. Why? We are seeking to reach as many receptive people as possible. "You will be my witnesses ... to the End of the Earth." - ACTS 1: 8.
EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. I have authored seventy-five books and coauthored and updated and expanded five books, as well as over 200 articles. Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version.
The Bible is loaded with thousands of what the Bible critic calls errors, mistakes and contradictions, including and especially the creation account itself. However, these are nothing more than difficult, challenging passages, many of which become obstacles in the development of our faith. These difficulties arise out of differences in culture, language, religious and political organizations, not to mention between 2,000 to 3,500 years of separation between the Bible author and the modern day reader. Calling attention to these difficulties and sifting out the misconceptions, Andrews defends the full inerrancy of the Bible, clarifies the so-called errors and what might seem like apparent contradictions. He arms the Christian with what he or she needs to defend their faith in the Bible.
The thirteen chapters in this book not only look at the broad founding principles but also provide an in-depth look at other important political and governmental issues. One section explains the history and application of church and state issues. Another section describes aspects of political debate and discourse. A final section provides a brief overview of the Christian heritage of this nation that was important in the founding of this country and the framing of our founding documents.
Some questions that Anderson will answer are: Is it possible for humans to establish a government that will actually bring lasting peace and security? What are some of the important biblical principles in establishing government? What hinders human efforts in setting up and maintaining the perfect government? How can we develop discernment and make wise choices about candidates and governmental policies? What is the answer to the problems of corruption and oppression? Why should we seriously consider what the Bible says about what the apostle Paul called "governing authorities" and our future?
These short Bible-based meditations are fresh and contemporary. Beville gives to the twenty-first-century reader what earlier authors have given to theirs. Here is practical wisdom that is a helpful guide to stimulate worship and set you thinking as you begin each day with God. For each day of the year, the author has provided the reader with (1) a biblical thought, (2) a daily text, (3) a substantive paragraph, as well as (4) a daily schedule for Bible reading. All of which can be consumed in but a moment yet be considered and meditated on throughout the day. The paragraph for each daily text gives the reader the meaning of the Scripture as well as how it can be applied in our Christian lives. Beville recommends that the reader takes the necessary time to read and meditate on this spiritual food each day.
In chapter 1 we will take their chronology from the back of their 1984 New World Translation Reference Bible. We will take the points one-by-one, seeing whether the Watchtower get things right, and where the interpretation breaks down.
In chapter 2 we will take the time to talk about this craze of Christianity, which also has been overly focusing on such terms as the "end times" or "the last days." While none of us can know the precise time of Jesus' return, how should we view the time that is remaining?
In Chapter 3 we will give the reader a correct understanding of Bible prophecy. In Chapter 4 we will give the reader a correct understanding of the signs of the end of the age. In Chapter 5 we will give the reader a correct understanding of the rapture. In Chapter 6 we will give the reader a correct understanding of the great tribulation. In Chapter 7 we will give the reader a correct understanding of Armageddon. In Chapter 8 we will give the reader a correct understanding of the Resurrection. In Chapter 9 we will give the reader a correct understanding of the millennium. In Chapter 10 we will give the reader a correct understanding of the final judgment. In Chapter 11 we will give the reader a correct understanding of what will happen to the unevangelized. In Chapter 12 we will give the reader a correct understanding of what the book of life is, who have their name written in the book of life, and can their name be erased (removed) from the book of life.