Review: Redemptive Reversals and the Ironic Overturning of Human Wisdom

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G.K. Beale. Redemptive Reversals and the Ironic Overturning of Human Wisdom. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, October 17, 2019.  208 pp.

5 out of 5

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Do you appreciate irony?  I love ironies and if there’s one literature that really got me interested in this literary device it was the Bible.  In this book New Testament scholar G. K. Beale look at the various irony found throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.  This is an excellent work on Biblical Theology and certainly I want to read more of Beale’s books.

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“HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS” by “The Daily Encouraging Word”

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“The Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.” Da 4:25 NKJV As a Bible believer, here are three words that should not be in your vocabulary: luck, coincidence, and fate. Replace them instead with the word providence, which means “to see in advance and to provide for.” The Westminster Confession of Faith, written in the seventeenth century, states: “God the great creator of all things doth uphold, direct, dispose, and govern all creatures, actions, and things from the greatest even to the least, by his most wise and holy providence.” That means God is in charge, not us! But what about our human will? Can’t we act independently? Theologian Dr. R. C. Sproul wrote, “God’s sovereign providence stands over and above our actions. He works out His will through the actions of human wills, without violating the freedom of those human wills.” Look at Joseph. His brothers tried to destroy him, but instead their efforts put him on the throne of Egypt and fulfilled God’s will. Later he said, “You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to brin g about this present result” (Ge 50:20 NAS). Judas’ most heinous act helped bring about the best thing that ever happened, Christ’s atonement for our sins on the cross. Are you confused because of the things going on around you? One reason is because we only utilize about 10 percent of our mental potential. Plus, Paul points out that now we only “know in part” (1Co 13:9). When we get to heaven God may explain it all—or not. Until then, trust Him. And rejoice, He’s got the whole world in His hands—including you!

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Pride Parade Vandalizes Manhattan Chick-fil-A – Christian Life Daily

Gay Pride Month has ended, but it leaves a sour taste behind. One such example surfaced in Manhattan at the end of Pride Month when a spirited parade left a local Chick-fil-A restaurant vandalized. It’s a sad example of the outright hate for Christ and Christians, and it runs rampant today.

Source: Pride Parade Vandalizes Manhattan Chick-fil-A – Christian Life Daily

We can know the words of the Old Testament Part 2

Text preservation for 2000 years = Miraculous

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We can know the words of the Old Testament Part 1

Review: Last week we saw four reasons why we can know the original words of the Old Testament

    1. Reason #1: God’s Word says the Word of God will endure forever
    2. Reason #2: The Old Testament was written down.
    3. Reason #3: Temple officials were intentional in checking the manuscripts
    4. Reason #4: Masora Finalis

Purpose: In this session we shall consider more reasons why we can believe why we can know the actual words of the Old Testament so that we will have faith in God’s Word being God’s Word.

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