Monday, December 25, 2006

Happy Christmas and New Year

Well, it has been an eventful year. The usual mix of good and bad plus the very bad, but as ever there is a New Year shortly to follow praise be to God.

Another year older and another year closer to going home. That thought keeps me going when things are really bad. In what will seem in retrospect to be the twinkling of an eye there will be Jesus welcoming me home. Oh glory.

Do not misunderstand me, I am not a depressive. That eternal perspective keeps the woes of this world in proportion and that thought of going home in God's good time brings me great joy.

As we remember the birth of our Lord and Saviour I am ever mindful of His eternal purpose in coming here.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Dr Grudem attacked - again

Over at Adrian Warnocks blog he is serialising an interview with Dr Wayne Grudem (currently at Pt 4), well worth a read.
As is sadly becoming the norm when Dr Grudem is featured anywhere the 'anti Grudem' brigade 'gird their loins' and start making their untrue accusations about Dr Grudem.
Much of what they call evidence is nothing of the sort, as becomes plain if you take the time to read up on their assertions.

When challenged and cornered it quickly devolves into a form of 'he's wrong because I say so' or they accuse Dr Grudem of being incompetent, a liar etc.
One character called Suzanne becomes so disconnected from reality that her comments on posts quickly become unrelated to the subject matter of the original post and/or become slanderous in a very unpleasent manner. This became so bad on the Between Two Worlds blog that Justin Taylor actually banned her from the blog. (only the second person ever and after much warning)

Peter Kirk is very opposed to Dr Grudem and what he writes and yet he admits in one of the comments on Adrians blog that he has never read one of Dr Grudems books. Oh, sorry, I believe he may have read a chapter, but it is not clear if it was the whole chapter or just part of it.
How he can dispute what Dr Grudem has written without even knowing what he has written is self evidently ridiculous.

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Friday, December 01, 2006

Blog Beta

Not too sure about this Blog Beta, maybe I should have waited until it was out of Beta.

Genesis Commentary for Children

I have just come across the "Herein Is Love: A Commentary Series for Children" published by Shepherds Press (thank you to Justin Taylor of Between Two Worlds)

I have already ordered the one for Genesis, especially as it supports the Biblical view of creation, as in six literal days etc.

The intention of the publishers is for the series to cover from Genesis through Joshua. In their own words;

"The beginning books of the Bible are essential to our understanding of God's redemptive story. The author of Herein Is Love creatively focuses our attention on the events that bring this story to life. The series has the richness of well-written literature and the depth of understanding inherent in a commentary. The result is a series of books whose details live and sing. They help parent and child understand the Christ-centered Word, and they are enjoyable reading for both. Your own faith will be strengthened while reading to your children, and your children will be encouraged, lesson by lesson, to believe in the Lord Jesus."

"This wonderful series will take you and your child from Genesis through Joshua; from the beginning, when there was only the Word, until Gods takes His people into the promised land he has prepared for them."

To find an adult commentary that is willing to stand up and support the biblical view of creation can be hard, so to find one I can use with my 3 children to give them a firm understanding of this important truth is a real joy.

There is of course so much more to Genesis and it is a shame that so many people are willing to compromise in this area and so require that time and effort is expended to try and correct all the Bible undermining compromise regarding the clear teaching of scripture.

I see the support for Biblical creation as just one small (albeit important) piece in the great tapestry that makes up these defining books of the OT.

I look forward to aquiring the whole set.