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  1. The bible app I use (on my iPad) keeps track of my progress each day (read the Bible in a year). I follow along as the narrator reads. I also have a separate devotional (same app) each day. It's not a Bible study as it's just a daily reading. But it keeps me in the Bible everyday. From there I branch out in studies and Bible study groups. I highly recommend the app approach if you're like me and need to be reminded each day to read (I now do this very first thing and finally the routine has taken hold!)
  2. I use a reading plan from bible.com
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    Laugh of the Day

  4. I voted and my team is winning! PS...I just learned of this term, monergism, this week. Slow learner here. Now sanctification is synergistic I would think. 😉 However we can only respond to the spirit (in our obedience) by the power of the Spirit so we're back to monergism again. Hmmmmm.......
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    Poll Question: Creationism, OEC or YEC?

    I know with near certainty that the universe is older than me. So that's a start.
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    The Swamp

    three reasons: 1. She's a liberal 2. She's a liberal woman 3. She's a liberal black and maybe 4. She knows too much on others
  7. Well the first three chapters of Genesis aren't literal. One thing I know, it's easy to twist history which is what KJV only advocates do. They have that in common with Mormonism and with Islam: The Bible was corrupted (all versions) except the one we use. Origen learned philosophy as did Paul. So what? And the Hexapla had six columns, not 5. Except some sources say there were 8. The Hexapla was destroyed so all we have are fragments of writings and copies. But let's all use a version that cannot be fully understood easily due to its archaic language, many words of which are no longer used and therefore meaningless. And lets point to every other version of the Bible and claim they are corrupt except for the one used by KJV only peeps. Just like a cult.
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    I got a warning at another board

    It is funny and some Christians are stuffed shirts.
  9. Great, another podcast I'll have to listen to. I like this guy. Great voice too. So many podcasts and so little time!
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    Ravi Zacarius.

    Ravi works with many groups of different religious persuasions for common causes. I'm still not seeing an argument other than your personal attacks on me.
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    Ravi Zacarius.

    I've read his books and listened to hours of his lectures. He's orthodox. And he's done more for spreading the truth of the Gospel than you ever will. He's a man of God and just because there are critics who twist things is meaningless. How many honorary degrees do you have?
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    Ravi Zacarius.

    I'm not convinced. He met with my brother personally after my brother lost his son. Ravi went out of his way to counsel my brother whom he did not know. I'll let God judge the man. He speaks truth and just because you find areas of disagreement doesn't mean it's a wolf. Good grief: RAVI K. ZACHARIAS CURRICULUM VITAE ORDINATION n Ordained by The Christian and Missionary Alliance, 1980 n Licensed as a National Evangelist by The Christian and Missionary Alliance in the United States, 1977-present n Licensed by The Christian and Missionary Alliance of Canada, 1972-77 RAVI ZACHARIAS INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES n Founded RZIM in 1984 n As of 2017, RZIM has 16 offices globally including in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Romania, Turkey, South Africa, Singapore, and India. n RZIM is comprised of a global team of more than 200 employees, including over 60 full-time itinerant speakers and over 20 adjunct speakers. n Let My People Think, a weekly radio program, airs on over 2,000 outlets in 32 countries. A Spanish-language version entitled Pensemos airs on over 200 outlets in 23 countries. n Just Thinking, a weekday 15-minute radio program, airs on over 650 outlets in 19 countries. n Just a Thought, a one-minute radio program, airs on over 500 outlets in 6 countries. n Let My People Think, a TV program, is broadcast on 31 stations in the U.S., Canada, and Belize, with global coverage into Africa, China, and Europe. A version of this program airs in India. n The Zacharias Institute—an apologetics training center in the U.S. with a global reach—launched in 2017. n Wellspring International—RZIM’s humanitarian arm, established in 2004— identifies and gives financial support and accountability to existing organizations aiding women and children at risk and provides individual scholarships to support education, healthcare, and basic living needs. In 2016, Wellspring International assisted over 3,500 families, women, and children and supported 16 projects for those affected by human trafficking, natural disaster, and poverty across 13 countries. SELECTED SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS n World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians in Washington, D.C., 2017 n “Talks at Google” series, Google corporate headquarters in Mountain View, CA, 2017 n Together 2016 in Washington, D.C., 2016 n National Prayer Breakfast in Ottawa, Canada, 2015 n MissionUkraine Launch in Kiev, 2014 n The Keswick Convention, UK featured on BBC Radio 4’s Morning Worship, 2014 n National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast (National Prayer Breakfast), Westminster Hall, London, U.K., 2009 n National Day of Prayer (Honorary Chairman), Washington, D.C., 2002, 2008 n Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2004 and 2014 n First Annual Prayer Breakfast for African Leaders, Mozambique, 2003 n Annual Prayer Breakfast at the United Nations, New York, 2002, 2004, 2012, 2017 n First Veritas Forum, Harvard University, 1992 n Lenin Military Political Academy (Humanitarian Academy of the Armed Forces of Russia) and Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, Moscow, 1992 n Inaugural International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists convened by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Amsterdam, 1983; Amsterdam 1986, and Amsterdam 2000 n Lima al Encuentro con Dios (LED), Lima, Peru, 1982, 1992 n Numerous U.S. bases and institutions, including Anderson Air Force Base (Guam), Ramstein Air Base (Germany), U.S. Army Rheinland Pfalz, Kaiserslautern (Germany), and The North Atlantic Regional Medical Command and Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Bethesda, MD) n Open forums addressing students on campuses worldwide, including at St. Stephens College, University of Delhi (Delhi, India), Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden), Zayed University (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates), National Pedagogical Dragomanov University (Kiev, Ukraine), University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa), Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), Princeton University (Princeton, NJ), Yale University (New Haven, CT), and U.S. military academies PUBLICATIONS n Jesus Among Secular Gods, coauthored with Vince Vitale (FaithWords, 2017). n Why Suffering: Finding Meaning and Comfort When Life Doesn’t Make Sense, coauthored with Vince Vitale (FaithWords, 2014). n The Lamb and the Fuhrer, graphic novel edition, with Jeff Slemons (Kingstone Comics, 2014). n The Merchant and the Thief: A Folktale from India, reprint edition illustrated by Laure Fournier (Zondervan, 2012). n Why Jesus: Rediscovering His Truth in an Age of Mass Marketed Spirituality (FaithWords, 2012). n Has Christianity Failed You? (Zondervan, 2010). n There Is a Plan (Zondervan, 2009). n The End of Reason: A Response to the New Atheists (Zondervan, 2008). n New Birth or Rebirth: Jesus Talks to Krishna (Multnomah, 2008). n Beyond Opinion: Living the Faith We Defend, author and general editor (Thomas Nelson, 2007). n The Grand Weaver: How God Shapes Us through the Events of Our Lives (Zondervan, 2007). n Walking From East to West: God in the Shadows (with R.S.B. Sawyer) (Zondervan, 2006). n The Lamb and the Fuhrer: Jesus Talks with Hitler (Multnomah Publishing, 2005). n The Real Face of Atheism, revised and expanded edition of A Shattered Visage (Baker Book House, 2004). n I, Isaac, Take Thee, Rebekah (Word Publishing, 2004). n Recapture the Wonder (Integrity Publishers, 2003). n Who Made God? And Answers to Over 100 Other Tough Questions of Faith, coeditor with Norman Geisler (Zondervan, 2003). n Is Your Church Ready? Motivating Leaders To Live an Apologetic Life, coeditor with Norman Geisler (Zondervan, 2003). n Sense and Sensuality: Jesus Talks with Oscar Wilde (Multnomah Publishing, 2002). n Light in the Shadow of Jihad: The Struggle for Truth (Multnomah Publishing, 2002). n The Lotus and the Cross: Jesus Talks with Buddha (Multnomah Publishing, 2001) n The Broken Promise, illustrated by Lad Odell (Chariot Victor Publishing, 2000). n Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message (Word Publishing, 2000). n The Merchant and the Thief: A Folktale of Godly Wisdom, illustrated by Lad Odell (Chariot Victor Publishing, 1999). n Cries of the Heart: Bringing God Near When He Feels So Far (Word Publishing, 1998). n Deliver Us From Evil: Restoring the Soul in a Disintegrating Culture (Word Publishing, 1996). n Can Man Live Without God (Word Publishing, 1994). n A Shattered Visage: The Real Face of Atheism (Wolgemuth & Hyatt, 1990). EDUCATION/TEACHING n Senior Research Fellow (Honorary) at Wycliffe Hall, a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford (Oxford, England), 2007-2015 n Guided study at Ridley Hall, an independent theological college affiliated with the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, England), 1990 n Chair and Associate Professor of Evangelism and Associate Professor of Evangelism and Contemporary Thought, Alliance Theological Seminary (Nyack, New York), 1980-1984 n Master of Divinity, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, Illinois), 1976 n Bachelor of Theology, Ontario Bible College (Tyndale College and Seminary, Toronto, Ontario), 1972 HONORARY DOCTORATES n Doctor of Letters, Patrick Henry College, 2017 (Purcellville, VA) n Doctor of Public Service, Gordon College, 2016 (Wenham, MA) n Doctor Honoris Causa, University of San Marcos, 2016 (Lima, Peru) n Doctor of Humane Letters, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2016 (Marion, IN) n Doctor of Divinity, Trinity College of Florida, 2014 (Trinity, FL) n Doctor of Sacred Theology, Liberty University, 2013 (Lynchburg, VA) n Doctor of Divinity, McMaster Divinity College, 2012 (Hamilton, Ontario) n Doctor of Divinity, Tyndale College and Seminary, 1998 (Toronto, Ontario) n Doctor of Laws, Asbury College (now University), 1990 (Wilmore, KY) n Doctor of Divinity, Houghton College, 1980 (Houghton, NY)
  13. The KJV is not an original document. It's a translation of translation with a reference to copies of copies of copies of the Autographs.
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    Any Lutherans here?

    I've been watching some historical documentaries on Martin Luther and all I can say is wow - the things I never knew. I'm gobbling up as many videos as I can find (pureflix has a bunch) and then on to reading about this man. I never fully appreciated him and when he went through (growing up in the Church of Christ). I will say this: I have to wonder what Luther would say about the church being called the Lutheran Church. I suspect he'd say NO! It's the Church of the Savior Christ! We all have a bit of Lutheran in us I suspect. Read Luther's story and you'll see yourself!
  15. I like Walton's books. He's not without his critics but that's fine. Every thinker has his/her critics. Walton goes into great detail describing how the culture would have perceived the world around them at the time. A flood that is local (but wide spread) would have been considered world wide by the people of that time.
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