Noah and Timothy had something in common. Can you see it? In Genesis 6 God determined to destroy the earth and all its inhabitants, Noah found Grace. He was given 120 years to build a massive boat capable of surviving the storm. The 1:1 model in Kentucky was enough to convince me of how much work this must have been. Even given 120 years it would require diligence to work out his salvation. Obedience it seems, is not work to be done with a light hand. Timothy was commanded to diligence in 2 Tim 2:15 “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15, NASB95) To what end was he to be diligent? To handle the word properly. To what end that? The salvation of his hearers. The end of verse 19 is that people “abstain from wickedness.” In a word: Repentance. As we turn and seek after the Lord to find His next plan for Fame Evangelical Church we too must be diligent to repent, and when the plan is revealed diligent to obey. When the Lord begins to speak we do not have the luxury of obeying with a light […]
Image of Codex Sinaiticus containing John 3:16. Can you find John 3:16 on the page? (Click the image to make it larger. Image courtesy of Accordance Bible Software). Faithlife (the developer of Logos Bible Software) has produced a Faithlife TV original film called Fragments of Truth that’ll be available in select movie theaters on April 24. More information concerning the film and a companion study guide is available here. It looks like a great film, and I hope it is also released in streaming format at a later date. Here is Faithlife’s description of it: Our faith is based on the New Testament—but can we really trust the Bible? Skeptics say no, arguing that the Gospel manuscripts have been doctored to push a theological agenda. In this new Faithlife original film, Dr. Craig Evans takes this claim head-on, traveling the globe to track down the most ancient New Testament manuscripts. Along the way, he highlights groundbreaking new evidence, demonstrating that the case for the reliability of the New Testament manuscripts is stronger than ever.