Thursday, June 30, 2011

June 2011 Review

As the month of June comes to an end, we offer this review of some of the month's events. Enjoy.

The first is actually a holdover from May that didn’t make it into our 2011 Memorial Day Tribute.

Moving to June, the tolerance police continue to run wild, insisting on tolerance for everything except Christianity.

Our toons this month include the Fast and Furious, the economy, and others. See June 2011 Toon Review for the archive. Enjoy and God Bless.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sung-bong Choi - Korea's Got Talent

We were alerted to this video by our friend Kim, pastor of Hunters Glen Baptist Church in Plano. It is the inspiring story of Sung-bong Choi, and his appearance on Korea's Got Talent.

The King of Books

What can we say about the uniqueness of the Bible? It gets its name from the Greek word biblios (Latin biblia) meaning “book”, so it is simply “the Book”. It is inspired, authoritative, inerrant, sufficient, universal, diverse but unified, and much more. I was reading David Jeremiah’s June 2011 Turning Points magazine and came across this entry by an unknown author. It originally appeared in the October 1891 edition of The Railway Signal, published by the Railway Mission of London, a Christian publication for British railroad workers. The title of the article was The King of Books and provides an excellent view on Holy Scripture.
The Bible is the mind of God, and reveals the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to supply you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s sword, and the Christian’s chart.

Here Paradise is restored, heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed. Christ is its grand subject, our good its design, and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. It is given you in life, will be open at the Judgment, and be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibly, will reward the greatest labor, and condemns all who trifle with its contents.

Despite attempts throughout history to ignore, ridicule or even eradicate the Bible, it continues to live on long after its critics go to their graves. It also continues to transform the lives of all who believe and are unashamed of its message (Rom 1:16). Although the heavens and earth will pass away, God’s Word will live forever (Is 40:8, Lk 21:33), continuing to accomplish His purpose (Is 55:11).

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I'm Already There - Military Tribute

Alerted to this video by my son Justin, serving in the US Marines. A tribute to our Armed Forces with I'm Already There (Message From Home) by Lonestar:

Friday, June 3, 2011

Review of Dave Sterrett's Why Trust Jesus

We were recently sent a copy of the new Dave Sterrett book, Why Trust Jesus, for our review. Dave is an adjunct philosophy professor at Liberty University, a part time missionary, frequent radio guest, and speaker for I am Second and Probe Ministries. He has ministered to a variety of audiences with Christian apologists Josh McDowell and Kerby Anderson.

Dave has written a concise book in order to examine and answer many of the most common questions, doubts and fears expressed by both Christians and non-believers. He maintains a great balance in his sources, using logic to reason from Scripture, history, philosophy, science, and personal experience to provide clear and relevant answers for these questions. It is also evangelical and even devotional at times.

Each question takes the form of “Why should I trust Jesus …?” To name a few, Why should I trust Jesus when there are so many other spiritual paths, when I not sure that God is real, when I’ve been let down so many times, when life is going great or in the midst of suffering and death, when I failed so many times, and several other common questions that most of us have asked at one time or another.

Read the entire Why Trust Jesus review, including a chapter-by-chapter analysis and more.