Monthly Archives: July 2008

Patrick Fairbairn on Prophecy

I have created a PBB resource of Patrick Fairbairn’s Prophecy: Viewed in Respect to Its Distinctive Nature, Its Special Function, and Proper Interpretation or Prophecy, for short. You can download it by clicking on the Attachment link below.

I happened to learn that The Master’s Seminary had four copies of this book in its library when I had to go there to photocopy a couple of pages that were omitted in the Google books version I scraped to create this PBB. This is perhaps a small testament to the enduring value and importance of this book.


Other ways to get the PBB’s


If you have a Libronix Bible study package from Logos Bible software you’ll want this collection of nearly 900 Personal Book Builder books covering a massive selection of topics and authors like AT Robertson, AW Tozer, Luther and many many more.

I’ve finally gotten around to crafting a torrent file for all of the PBB’s thus far (6-17-2008).
If you don’t know anything about bittorrent I’ll suggest hitting and clicking on “GET BITTORRENT NOW”.

The Fruit of the Rose Bush

It’s been a while since a cross-posted a blog entry to But, while learning about the landscape of my yard I have found comparison to the teaching of Scripture. So, I thought I would cross-post tonight.

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So, I’ve mentioned how I’m learning about fruit development in a rose bush. I just thought I would describe what I am learning so you might use the illustration as a way to interpret/understand the Scriptures when it speaks of the fruit of the Spirit and the fruit of the fleshly nature.

So, a rose bush develops the pretty and beautiful rose flowers. When they bloom, you get to enjoy the sights and smells of this wonderful flower. But then over the course of a week or two, that flower dies and collapses in on itself. And as it collapses, it grows into a ball. This ball then grows in size and in “meat” as it turns into a full fledged fruit (rose hips). As this process occurs, the plant is putting its energy into growing this fruit – and while it does so, in that area it does not put energy into creating more flowers. If you want more flowers, then you need to prune off the fruit so the plant stops giving energy to the fruit and redirects the energy to the flower.