From Dr Briggs’ General Introduction to the Study of Holy Scripture, published by Scribner's 1899. You can read it on Google or archive.org where they let you download it. Google has stopped a lot of that, but that's a sick company anyways. 1. Biblical Study is the most important of all studies, for it is … Continue reading Why make a study of the bible?
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.6, In all thy ways acknowledge him, and HE shall direct thy paths.Proverbs iii:5-6The confidence in God must be complete both in degree and in extent i.e. “with all thy heart,” and “in all thy ways.” This anticipates, the doctrine of … Continue reading Inspiration: Trust
2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.This is Timothy's repose to Paul's gospel exhorting his readers that many are called, but few truly when given the chance, serve God and His son Christ in 1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you not know that in a … Continue reading Inspiration: Timothy on a good life
In the Journal of Clinical Psychology (2012) there is a an article about Religious Distress & Coping of Stressful Life events. It makes some interesting distinctions about "good religious piety" and "bad religious habits". Positive religious coping strategies are seeking support and a closer relationship with the Deity, forgiving others and seeking forgiveness for one’s … Continue reading The role of faith when under stress or when A person of faith is the answer.
ByERIC METAXASChristmas Day 2014 4:56 p.m. ETIn 1966 Time magazine ran a cover story asking: Is God Dead? The New York Times had done it the Christmas Day, a year earlier, pronouncing that God WAS Dead.Yet it turns out that the rumors of God’s death were premature. More amazing is that the relatively recent case … Continue reading The Scientific Case for Faith
GOODNESS IS NOT TIED TO GREATNESS, BUT GREATNESS TO GOODNESS.” —Greek proverb 11 If you are sensible, you will control your temper. When someone wrongs you, it is a great virtue to ignore it. Proverbs xviii v. 11 7 Can you discover the limits and bounds of the greatness and power of God? 8 The … Continue reading On Goodness
from the California Farmer, 1855 What is commonly called abstracted (concentration) thought whilst studying is nothing more than having the attention so completely occupied with the subject in hand, that the mind takes notice of nothing outside of itself. One of the greatest minds which this or any other country ever produced, has been known … Continue reading Fixing the Attention & Abstracted Thought