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And now, here are some things worth thinking about:
(Read) “Contrary to popular belief, the Bible is not simply a collection of ethical principles, moral platitudes, or abstract life lessons. Imagine a single, unfolding, thrilling drama; a story of epic proportions that is more fascinating than your favorite fairy tale because it is true. That’s God’s Word.”
(Read) “If I could somehow speak to my younger self just beginning to ask the big questions of life, I would tell him that his intuitions are right: that there is a better story that truly does make sense of all of experienced reality…”
(Read) “Another subject that causes people to think the Bible is an immoral book is the slaughter of the Canaanites in the time of Joshua. It is portrayed as an act of genocide – a tribal deity commanding ethnic cleansing. The image is disturbing, but it is distorted.”
(Read) I know some of you are reading The Screwtape Letters, by C. S. Lewis, which presents us with many of the schemes that Satan uses against Christians, through the lens of a senior demon advising his nephew on how to best destroy a believer. This article looks at the same subject and draws advice from another book, Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Puritan writer Thomas Brooks.