Proverbs Chapter 1:33; 2:5-12,16, 20-22; 3:1–8 Antique Commentary Quotes

Pulpit Commentary Pro_1:33 Hearkeneth unto me. Wisdom, in closing her address, draws a beautiful picture of the real security and peace of the righteous, as contrasted with the false security of the wicked. As on the one side rejection of her counsels, her warnings, and invitations, carries with it punishment and irretrievable ruin; so, on … Continue reading Proverbs Chapter 1:33; 2:5-12,16, 20-22; 3:1–8 Antique Commentary Quotes

Gospel of John Chapter 4:1-15, 25-26 Antique Commentary Quotes

John Calvin John 4:1 1.When, therefore, the Lord knew. The Evangelist, intending now to give an account of the conversation which Christ had with a Samaritan woman, begins with explaining the cause of his journey. Knowing that the Pharisees were ill-disposed towards him, he did not wish to expose himself to their anger before the … Continue reading Gospel of John Chapter 4:1-15, 25-26 Antique Commentary Quotes

Book of Job Chapter 33:11-22, 36:8-12 Antique Commentary Quotes

Pulpit Commentary Job_33:13 Why dost thou strive against him? Why dost thou insist on taking the attitude of one who contends with God, who would fain enter into a controversy with him, and force him to plead in his own defence? It is not alone his omnipotence that makes such conduct folly, but his remoteness, … Continue reading Book of Job Chapter 33:11-22, 36:8-12 Antique Commentary Quotes

Book of Job Chapter 28:1-4, 12-16, 20-23, 26-28 Antique Commentary Quotes

Pulpit Commentary Job_28:1 Surely there is a vein for the silver; literally, an issue for silver? i.e. a place or places whence it is drawn forth from the earth. The silver-mines of Spain were very early worked by the Phoenicians, and produced the metal in great abundance. But Asia itself was probably the source whence … Continue reading Book of Job Chapter 28:1-4, 12-16, 20-23, 26-28 Antique Commentary Quotes

Titus Chapter 3:1-15 Antique Commentary Quotes

John Calvin Titus 3:1 1Remind them to be subject to principalities and powers From many passages it is evident that the Apostles had great difficulty in keeping the common people subject to the authority of magistrates and princes. We are all by nature desirous of power; and the consequence is, that no one willingly is … Continue reading Titus Chapter 3:1-15 Antique Commentary Quotes

Dear SBC

Instead of worrying about theological differences that have been with your convention from the get go, you might concern yourselves instead with why your membership rolls are so often vastly larger than your weekly attendances. I mention this because: 1. It makes Christians look no more dedicated than anyone else, despite God's supposed involvement in … Continue reading Dear SBC

And On Trinity Sunday, Too…

Imagine my surprise to get a copy of the Worship folder at my church today and discover this in the outline of the AM Sermon Notes: "1. Your Real Heavenly Father Came to Earth to Set a Good Example ┬áJohn 1:1-14" I immediately looked around┬áto see if I had inadvertently walked into a Oneness Pentecostal … Continue reading And On Trinity Sunday, Too…

You Might Want to Stay Far Away…..

I'll be carrying this NIV 2011 (mine's black on black duotone) in church this morning. The wise might wish to keep apart from me in case a thunderbolt or a mob of pitchfork-wielding, torch-bearing SBC messengers attacks me today. UPDATE: I survived, neither fried nor expelled. Maybe word hasn't got out, yet.

Official Announcement: I’m Buying an NIV 2011

Thanks to those wonderful messengers at the SBC and their silly resolution, I have made my own: buy an NIV 2011. I'll prolly get this edition, and prolly tomorrow when I'm out to see movies. Well done, messengers. I hope NIV 2011 sales leap upward. Here's the Resolution wording from Baptist Press, by the way: … Continue reading Official Announcement: I’m Buying an NIV 2011

A Note to my fellow Southern Baptists

So Richard Land has decided to leave the Interfaith Coalition on Mosques because many Southern Baptists apparently feel his membership in a organization that files court papers aiding the building of mosques is an endorsement of Islam. Southern Baptists have historically been staunch supporters of religious freedom, and the various versions of the "Baptist Faith … Continue reading A Note to my fellow Southern Baptists