I will say that the Christian bookstore does give pictures of what you might be getting. I'm somewhat sorry I didn't spend 50 cents more and get the very latest version of ESV study Bible with simulated purple leather. but if you want a Bible that seems to have a huge amount of notes, the ESV Study Bible is probably the one. It is probably not Dispensational.
While Ryrie is a famous Dispensationalist I have not really seen that much in his Bible--at least in the notes to the various verses. I'm reading probably one of the first Ryrie Bibles out The Moody publication with the 1977 NASB, and I just read the sparse notes at the bottom of the pages which is not exactly the way you should do it. You should also follow the verse chains that are given. But fortunately I had a expositional pastor for many years, so I just don't feel like I need to go into that much detail. The NASB and like that ESV is a very literal Bible and in contemporary English so I just don't feel like I have to go past the notes that are on the bottom of the page. So, depends if you're looking for an highly detailed studied Bible such as the ESV one, or one that doesn't interfere with your flow of reading that much. The ESV Study Bible looks like it's going to be a very excellent reference book.
One thing you might check out is the NET Bible which is one of the best footnoted one of any round. In fact the way I understand it many people get the NET Bible for its footnotes rather than the main text â
Also in Russia! - it should be pointed out. It should be pointed out that evangelicals are persecuted in Russia alsoâđ
Daniel Silliman wrote: .... Seo Jin Wook, a South Korean, met with about 10 people in a private home in Izhevsk, in the Western Ural Mountains, to talk about the good news of Jesus Christ. He told the people they should come back and bring friends. He was fined 30,000 rubles (about $400) and deported....
excerpt from, "Russian Evangelicals Fined for âMissionary Activityâ During Pandemic "
I'm getting to recognize that "only the good die young. it seems to happen a lot anyway.
ABC/Reuters wrote: .... US congressman-elect Luke Letlow has died of coronavirus, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has said.
â˘Luke Letlow was to be sworn in as a congressman on Sunday
â˘He died while undergoing treatment for coronavirus in hospital
â˘Last week he called for people to donate plasma to help COVID-19 patients
The 41-year-old Republican from Louisiana announced on December 18 that he had tested positive for the virus and on Christmas Eve a spokesman said the father-of-two was being transferred from St Francis Medical Centre in Monroe to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Academic Medical Centre for treatment.....
excerpt from, "Louisiana congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies from COVID-19"â
I just ordered a copy of the ESV study Bible from the Christian bookstore. They had a 55% clearance sale on it. Of course the price will also go up a little bit considering they tack on a $6 shipping charge and of course your sales tax they are very efficient I see.
I seriously doubt that the Bible will be the latest version of the ESV. It's not too important to me but it may be to any of you. I just wanted to copy of it without spending a whole bunch of money.
Of course if you can find it at lower price, or you may want to in different styles whatever you can look around on the internet. đ
No, USA, even corrupt organizations like the Romans Church can have at least honest bookkeeping - - perhaps? I have often stated these views.
"Is a Catholic Christian an Oxymoron?"
Is the One True Church Roman Catholic?
Gay M. Allen, I have heard very good things about the ESV study Bible. Unfortunately, I have never seen it as of yet. Another good study Bible would be the Charles Caldwell Ryrie Study Bible which can be had integrated into several different Bible versions.
First of all, we don't have Kings, and nothing that really looks like them far as that goes the Founding Fathers didn't want that that's for certain. George Washington rejected the title of King âđ
I have never mentioned that I was going to disobey all the little Neros that might pop up through history. The governor of California isn't a King or Nero; he still should be obeyed by Californians.
I always remember my father making a hasty retreat at an airport, so he didn't have to shake the hand, I think he was a senator. This this was a very good way of handling the situation of avoiding to not show respect for a person. There are certainly people in the government that I would make a much faster retreat than he did if I happen to run across any of them!
So, I can't think of any instance where I have shown disrespect to our governor or my mayor, etc.
Well, if you want to know where I stand on Dr. Rugh's position, I'm probably not in perfect sync with him. We have in this country ways of dealing with bad leaders, legal ones that is, that is true and impeachment and conviction. I'm happy to see that the house did impeach Mr. Trump, in my opinion, the Republican majority of the Senate completely failed in there duty and not convicting him. Well, except for only one Republican of that party.
The other method of course, is to vote him out, which I'm happy to see that at least one congressional district in my state went along with that idea as with did the majority of the voters in the country and of the electoral college. âđ So, I'm happy at least to see a different President in office on January 20th.
Well, too bad they have to pass an amendment to their constitution to restate the obvious.
Nebraska did the same, and I supported that at the polls. A lot of good that did!
But, it has to be realized---
John 18:36-37 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world. Then Pilate said to him, So you are a king? Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the worldâto bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice. ---ESV
https://tinyurl.com/y576t94t (Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?)
https://tinyurl.com/jko49r6 (Christians and Politics, Part 3)
Mazoe Ford, with wires wrote: .... A former lawyer, Zhang was arrested in May amid tough nationwide measures aimed at curbing the outbreak and heavy censorship to deflect criticism of the government's initial response.
Zhang reportedly went on a prolonged hunger strike while in detention, prompting authorities to forcibly feed her, and is said to be in poor health.... .... Dr Feng said Chinese authorities lied about the coronavirus when it first emerged "in order to save face" and Zhang's sentence reflects that.
"China punishes anyone who challenges the state narrative by telling the truth," he said....
excerpt from, "China jails [perhaps Christian âď¸]citizen journalist Zhang Zhan to four years over Wuhan virus reporting"
Dr. Rugh wrote: .... Humanity eventually joined Luciferâs rebellion against Godâs intended order. When Adam disobeyed God, sin entered the world (see Romans 5:12). With sin, manâs ability to rule and submit became tainted. Sinful man naturally rebels against authority and rejects the idea of submission. That is the reason for the negative aspects of order in our society. Those in authority want to use their power for their own selfish desires, while those who are to submit to authority do not want anyone telling them what to do....
excerpt from,"Rendering To Caesar---A Biblical Perspective On Government"
âDemocracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.â---Winston Churchill.
This would be like Rush Limbaugh praising Joe Biden, you can expect a lot of snide remarks and you'll get them here. Hopefully, to keep the moderators happy, I'll try to refrain from repeating them from Mr. Frum.
David Frum wrote: APPOINTMENT OF JEROME POWELL AS FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIR .... Powell also proved a superb appointment just in time for the pandemic-caused economic crisis of 2020. The Senate was stingy with cash relief to the economy. Monetary policy had to do most of the liftingâand Powell was equal to the lift.
...Powell stepped up in 2020 with a policy that was both bold andâunusual for any Trump appointeeâinternationally coordinated.....
A free way to get a variety of Bibles and commentaries, which won't cost you anything it's download programs like AND BIBLE for Android devices!
2 Timothy 3:15-17
15. and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17. so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. -- https://tinyurl.com/has82mk (NASB)
A church still isn't a grocery storeâđđˇâŁď¸
Jamie Aten, Kent Annan wrote: .... Some have argued that being in proximity to others at church is no different from being in proximity to people at the grocery store or bank. But it is different. While business is primarily transactional, the life of a church congregation is inherently social. We gather to worship God, but we also gather to connect with one another. Unless we run into a close friend, we donât normally shake hands or hug someone in the grocery store or movie theater, but where a community of people is knit together spiritually and socially these interactions happen frequently.
In addition, formal rituals, such as sharing in communion or pausing during a service to shake hands or hug, obviously increase the risk of infection. But such rituals arenât the only risk of worship services. Singing in a group, which is integral for many congregations, has been known to spread COVID-19....
excerpt from, "Just because the economy is reopening doesnât mean churches should"