Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 17, 2006
In his little book Illustrations of Bible Truth, H.A. Ironside pointed out the folly of judging others. He related an incident in the life of a man called Bishop Potter. "He was sailing for Europe on one of the great transatlantic ocean liners. When he went on board, he found that another passenger
Contributed by Troy Borst on Aug 24, 2004
CONCLUSION... The Matrix (http://www.ozsermonillustrations.com/frames/truth_&_error_frameset.htm)
One of the great films of 1999 was The Matrix, starring Keanu Reeves. It’s a futuristic sci-fi movie, where the world has been taken over by computers. The computers need the energy that comes from
Contributed by Billy Nale on Oct 19, 2009
GENERATIONS AND THE BIBLE
A new research report from the Barna Group examines recent nationwide studies on how different generations of American adults view and use the Bible. For the purposes of this research, the Mosaic generation refers to adults who are currently ages 18 to 25; Busters are
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 21, 2009
THE WORD OF GOD--THE OWNER'S MANUAL
As a kid, I remember a very popular game. Simon Says. Usually played at school or parties, several of us would do whatever "Simon" told us to do, as long as it was preceded by the phrase: "Simon Says".
It seems to me that we have become a society of "Simon
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Dec 17, 2009
Jewish scribes, who kept up the Old Testament scrolls for centuries, had a nearly foolproof system for making perfect copies. First, a scribe would count the number of letters on the page to be copied. When he had finished his copy, he would count the number of letters on the new page and make sure
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Dec 17, 2009
BIBLE PRINTING ERRORS
While the Bible itself is infallible, fallible human beings have made notorious mistakes in trying to have the book printed. For example,
* The "Judas Bible" (1611): Judas (rather than Jesus) came with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, even though the previous
"A church that does not listen for God in the Bible and treat the Bible as the unique touchstone of truth about God and about us is losing its identity, it’s raison
Contributed by Dean Courtier on Mar 18, 2010
"One proof of the inspiration of the Bible is that it has withstood so much poor preaching. Likewise one proof that the church is God’s instrument is that it has
TIPOS Y FIGURAS DE LA PALABRA DE DIOS (translation follows)
ESPADA. La palabra de Dios es capas de llegar hasta los lugares mas escondidos y profundos del corazón como una espada o bisturí que penetra y opera dejado al descubierto el problema que nadie ve.
Porque la palabra de Dios es viva y
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 11, 2010
PERSPICUITY OF THE WORD
The doctrine of the clarity of Scripture (often called the "perspicuity of Scripture") teaches that "the meanings of the text can be clear to the ordinary reader, that God uses the text of the Bible to communicate His person and will...ordinary people, who approach it in
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Jul 11, 2010
THE STORY OF ROBERT DICK WILSON
Robert Dick Wilson was truly a remarkable gentleman. Bible students are indebted to him for the masterful work he did in helping to confirm the credibility of the Old Testament.
Robert Wilson was born in 1856; he graduated from Princeton University at the age
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 23, 2010
TRUTH IN CHEMISTRY
Theologian, writer, speaker R. C. Sproul: "Truth is that which accurately describes reality." Hold with reality; hold with the truth.
Let me give you a couple of examples. Jesus often took something that was material to explain something spiritual. He took the ordinary to
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Nov 10, 2010
Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible, and every verse in it, excepting two, Psalm 119:122 and Psalm 119:132, contains a reference to the Word of God.
The shortest chapter is Psalm 117; shortest verse, John 11:35.
In the New Testament, there are about 180 direct
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 2010
INFALLIBLE AND INERRANT
For practical purposes the words infallible and inerrant are interchangeable. When we apply them to the Bible, what we are saying is that only those who accept as from God all that Scripture proves to tell us, promise us, or require of us, can ever fully please him. Both
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Dec 4, 2010
Dr J.I. Packer: "Men no more gave us the Bible than Sir Isaac Newton gave
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Feb 6, 2011
THE DEAD LETTERS
Quote: Phillip Brooks:
The Bible is like a telescope. If a man looks through his telescope he sees worlds beyond; but if he looks at his telescope, he does not see anything but that.
The Bible is a thing to be looked through to see that
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 6, 2011
SIR WILLIAM RAMSEY AND THE ACCURACY OF LUKE
Late 1800's/early 1900's Sir William Ramsey was a well-known archaeologist and historian. He was professor of humanities at Aberdeen University. He was considered to be the world's most imminent scholar on Asia-Minor, and it's geography and history. He
Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 2, 2011
GALILEO AND THE CHURCH
Many of us have heard about the conflict between Galileo and the church of his day. The Church doctrine of that day taught that the sun revolved around the earth. But Galileo discovered that that wasn’t true--it was the earth that revolved around the sun. The Church didn’t
Contributed by Gordon Curley on May 7, 2011
BIBLE IS ALL ABOUT JESUS
The university library in Kansas is home to a very unusual Bible. At first it looks very ordinary, but when the gilt edges are slightly parted, it reveals a picture of Christ with his disciples in the upper room. Underneath the picture are the words; "It is myself,