Category Archives: Bible

When God Began to Create?

Genesis 1:1-3.  We all know it – and it is crystal clear, right? In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. … Continue reading

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Of Pine Nuts, Acorns, and Mustard Seeds

February was a busy month in our household, but it is now time to get back to The Bible & Ancient Science  by Denis Lamoureux. What is the message of the Bible? Denis finds that for him “reading the Bible … Continue reading

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The Message is Spiritual

In The Bible & Ancient Science  and his other books Denis Lamoureux argues that the ancient cosmology and phenomenology is incidental to the text. The Bible makes statements about nature. In these statements, the message lies in spiritual truths not … Continue reading

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A Flat Earth?

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1 Is the earth roughly spherical, orbiting around the much more massive sun, with a far less massive moon orbiting the earth? Is the … Continue reading

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Literally a Matter of Interpretation

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. As Christians we take the bible seriously as the Word of God. It provides touchstone through which we can discern the will and ways of God. Paul … Continue reading

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When Science Meets Biblical Studies

The Dead Sea Scrolls offer a treasure trove of information. They inform our reading of Scripture in many ways. They provide testimony to the antiquity and reliability of many texts in our Bibles and on the political and cultural climate … Continue reading

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Pentateuch or Torah

The first five books of the Bible, Genesis through Deuteronomy, are often referred to as the Pentateuch, literally five books or five scrolls. More importantly, however, they are referred to as the Torah or the law. Michael LeFebvre outlines the … Continue reading

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Dates and Numbers

We expect dates and numbers to fit – to work – with mathematical precision. We know our ages and dates of birth. The age of our country, dated to the Declaration of Independence, officially July 4 1776  (for those of … Continue reading

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A Text for Worshipers

Michael LeFebvre (The Liturgy of Creation) argues that the Pentateuch is a text for worshipers, not for historians. The difference is significant. A modern historian is charged with uncovering facts, who, what, when, where, how, and why.  A worshiper is … Continue reading

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Samson – A Hero of the Faith?

Samson is mentioned in two places in Scripture. The first is the story of Samson in Judges 13-16. The only other mention is in Hebrews 12 among a list of other Old Testament characters. And what more shall I say? … Continue reading

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