Tag Archives: Apocrypha

Introduction to the Ecclesiastical Books

The Apocrypha, or Deuterocanon, also known as the Ecclesiastical Books, is a selection of books that are omitted from modern Protestant Bibles, and the source of a great deal of confusion and contention when Christians of different stripes compare notes. … Continue reading

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The Bible is Perspective

This is part 15 of 16 in the series, “the Bible Is…“ One of the greatest blessings about the Bible’s contents is that it provides us with multiple accounts and perspectives on a large portion of the major events, stories, … Continue reading

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The Ecclesiastical Books

One of the curiosities of Anglican practice, compared to other Protestant traditions, is the use of a number of books that aren’t in the standard Protestant Bible.  These books are found in the Greek version of the Old Testament and … Continue reading

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Introduction to 1 Esdras

And now for a book review maybe two people on the planet were looking for… the First Book of Esdras! Where does this book come from? In the Greek Old Testament, there are a number of books that aren’t found … Continue reading

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How do we know God?

Summarizing Articles 6-8 Like the first five Articles, these three set Anglican tradition squarely in line with historic Christian teaching.  The appeal to the Creeds and Scriptures as the normative grounds for Christian belief is of catholic (or universal) appeal … Continue reading

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Article 6: the Scriptures

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 6 states: VI. Of the Sufficiency of the holy Scriptures for salvation Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation: so that whatsoever is not read … Continue reading

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The Gospel in Apocalyptic Vision

The Gospel is really quite epic.  Over the course of thousands of years, God reveals himself more and more clearly through various means, prophets, and events.  He makes it more and more clear that salvation from the problems of the … Continue reading

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