Jesus and Paul before Christianity

Their World and Work in Retrospect

Author: V. George Shillington

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621891445

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 9928

Who was the real founder of Christianity as it is known today--Jesus or Paul? What, if any, was the connection between them? These and other questions about the two historical figures have occupied biblical scholars and the Christian church for many years up to the present time. This book proposes new ways of framing the questions as well as new approaches to answering them. Neither Jesus nor Paul spoke of a new world religion, separate from Judaism, that would envelop the planet and last for millennia. This study seeks to locate both figures in their respective places in the first century, in Jewish contexts and within the larger Greco-Roman society. The aim is to transcend the language and thought patterns of later generations of theologians in order to hear more clearly the prophetic voices of Jesus and Paul on their terms and in their social locations. By so doing, Shillington lays the groundwork for a more authentic translation of their vision and mission into modern alternatives, including better Jewish-Christian relations. To learn more about this book, and the forthcoming online video or DVD series for small group study, please visit

A Plea for Infant Baptism, in Seven Parts

The standing authority of the Old Testament. The grace of the Abrahamic covenant. The permanent sanction of the moral law. The subjects and mode of Christian baptism. An address to Anabaptists. An address to Paedobaptists. An address to the undetermined

Author: James Milligan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Baptism

Page: 297

View: 8856


Dispensational Truth

God's Plan and Purpose in the Ages

Author: Clarence Larkin

Publisher: Ravenio Books


Category: Religion

Page: 268

View: 6985

This classic includes the following chapters: I. The Prophetic Word II. Pre-Millennialism III. Mountain Peaks of Prophecy IV. The Second Coming of Christ V. Rightly Dividing the Word VI. The Present Evil World VII. The Dispensational Work of the Lord Jesus Christ VIII. The Dispensational Work of the Holy Spirit IX. The Jews X. The Gentiles XI. The Church XII. The King XIII. The Kingdom XIV. The Spirit World XV. Spiritism XVI. The Resurrection XVII. The Judgments XVIII. Satan XIX. The Antichrist XX. The Satanic Trinity XXI. The Four Gospels XXII. The Seven Churches XXIII. The Tribulation XXIV. Babylon the Great XXV. Renovation of the Earth XXVI. The Covenants XXVII. The Mysteries XXVIII. Types and Anti-Types XXIX. Three Trees to Which Israel is Compared: The Vine — The Fig Tree — The Olive XXX. The Feasts of the Lord XXXI. The Offerings XXXII. Dispensational Teaching of the Great Pyramid XXXIII. Scripture Numerics XXXIV. The Signs of the Times He Shall Come

NIV, Once-A-Day: Morning and Evening Bible, eBook

Author: N.A

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310443407

Category: Bibles

Page: 1312

View: 4786

With this NIV Once-A-Day Morning and Evening Bible you can read through the Bible in a year...or at your own pace. Now you can practice the spiritual discipline of daily Bible reading with both morning and evening readings. Plus, you can read at your own pace. Want a reading plan that will take you through the Bible in a year? You’ve got it. Don’t want the guilt of falling behind? You won’t—each daily reading is numbered, not dated, allowing you the flexibility you need as you strive to engage God’s Word every day. The NIV Once-A-Day Morning and Evening Bible organizes the clear, accessible New International Version Bible into 365 daily readings. Each day’s reading includes a portion of Scripture from the Old Testament and from the New Testament, along with a selection from the book of Psalms or Proverbs. And to lead you into deep reflection, each daily reading includes both a morning and an evening meditation.

Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor

Author: Yossi Klein Halevi

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780062844927

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 8028

New York Times bestseller "A profound and original book, the work of a gifted thinker."--Daphne Merkin, The Wall Street Journal Attempting to break the agonizing impasse between Israelis and Palestinians, the Israeli commentator and award-winning author of Like Dreamers directly addresses his Palestinian neighbors in this taut and provocative book, empathizing with Palestinian suffering and longing for reconciliation as he explores how the conflict looks through Israeli eyes. I call you "neighbor" because I don’t know your name, or anything personal about you. Given our circumstances, "neighbor" might be too casual a word to describe our relationship. We are intruders into each other’s dream, violators of each other’s sense of home. We are incarnations of each other’s worst historical nightmares. Neighbors? Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor is one Israeli’s powerful attempt to reach beyond the wall that separates Israelis and Palestinians and into the hearts of "the enemy." In a series of letters, Yossi Klein Halevi explains what motivated him to leave his native New York in his twenties and move to Israel to participate in the drama of the renewal of a Jewish homeland, which he is committed to see succeed as a morally responsible, democratic state in the Middle East. This is the first attempt by an Israeli author to directly address his Palestinian neighbors and describe how the conflict appears through Israeli eyes. Halevi untangles the ideological and emotional knot that has defined the conflict for nearly a century. In lyrical, evocative language, he unravels the complex strands of faith, pride, anger and anguish he feels as a Jew living in Israel, using history and personal experience as his guide. Halevi’s letters speak not only to his Palestinian neighbor, but to all concerned global citizens, helping us understand the painful choices confronting Israelis and Palestinians that will ultimately help determine the fate of the region.

NIV, Busy Family Bible, eBook

Daily Inspiration Even If You Only Have a Minute

Author: N.A

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310443229

Category: Bibles

Page: 1184

View: 4462

Got a minute? Only a minute? This Bible is thoughtfully designed for your busy family. We’re all looking to spend quality time with our families while deepening our faith, but who has the time? Packed with inspirational devotions—each providing a prayer, fun family activity, as well as options to go deeper into the Bible as time allows—the NIV Busy Family Bible is the perfect companion for families constantly on the go.

NIV, Adventure Bible, Hardcover, Full Color

Author: Lawrence O. Richards

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310555361

Category: Bibles

Page: 1472

View: 8178

The Adventure Bible keeps getting better. Its exciting features make learning about faith and growing up spiritually a thrilling journey. Twenty full-color pages offer inspiring activities set to a jungle safari theme. Life in Bible Times whisks you off to the ancient world to discover what life was like back then, with illustrations showing what people ate, where they slept, what kinds of work they did and more. From Jehu to Jesus, People in Bible Times reveals who’s who in the Scriptures. Words to Treasure highlights valuable verses to memorize. Did You Know? gives you insight into God’s Word and turns you into a Bible trivia master. Live It! suggests fun activities to help you remember the truths of the Bible and apply them. The Adventure Bible also features introductions with useful facts about each book of the Bible, a dictionary/concordance for looking up tricky words, and color maps to help you locate places in the Bible. The Adventure Bible is America’s bestselling children’s Bible—over 5 million sold!

Israel Matters

Why Christians Must Think Differently about the People and the Land

Author: Gerald R. McDermott

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 9781587433955

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 465

Widely respected theologian Gerald McDermott has spent two decades investigating the meaning of Israel and Judaism. What he has learned has required him to rethink many of his previous assumptions. Israel Matters addresses the perennially important issue of the relationship between Christianity and the people and land of Israel, offering a unique and compelling "third way" between typical approaches and correcting common misunderstandings along the way. This book challenges the widespread Christian assumption that since Jesus came to earth, Jews are no longer special to God as a people, and the land of Israel is no longer theologically significant. It traces the author's journey from thinking those things to discovering that the New Testament authors believed the opposite of both. It also shows that contrary to what many Christians believe, the church is not the new Israel, and both the people and the land of Israel are important to God and the future of redemption. McDermott offers an accessible but robust defense of a "New Christian Zionism" for pastors and laypeople interested in Israel and Christian-Jewish relations. His approach will also spark a conversation among theologians and biblical scholars.