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August 30 2017 By dvirtue The Historical Adam

Were Adam the first created human, he would have lived about 3 million years ago. Clearly, this is not the meaning intended by the writer of Genesis because Adam's royal descendants tilled the ground, created musical instruments, herded sheep and cattle, offered animal sacrifice, and built cities (Genesis 4). These are the activities of people in the Neolithic Period (10,000 - 2000 BC).

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August 21 2017 By dvirtue COLOSSI OF THE CHURCH CALENDAR

These men of great intellect were great not only of mind but of soul; not only of head but of tender, teachable heart. They amassed much knowledge and wielded enormous expertise in the science of theology but they also thrived on a deep personal knowledge of God Himself. Grace restrained their hubris. Their studies made them learned, their familiarity with Scripture made them wise, their communion with the Lord made them eloquent, their self-knowledge made them humble.

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July 26 2017 By dvirtue 1400-Year-Old Church Discovered on UK Holy Island, Where Conversions of Pagans to Christianity Began

"It is incredible to think that we have uncovered two very significant buildings associated with the early Christian foundation of the priory that provide tangible links to both St. Aidan and St. Cuthbert," she added, referring to the early Christian monks.

The church in question is believed to have been built in the same time period as a monastery in 635 A.D. The small rectangular building, where the church once stood, was apparently built just a few feet from a cliff edge.

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July 04 2017 By dvirtue Reformational Anglicanism: Laying It All Out

Edward Norman in his disturbing but accurate summary of contemporary "Anglicanism" and its plight (Anglican Difficulties: A New Syllabus of Errors, Morehouse, 2004) defines our problem as lack of authority. His is a devastating, and daily fulfilled, critique of a lumbering and collapsing, once credible, ecclesiastical entity. The book merits close and prayerful scrutiny. It is honest and irrefutable in its assessment of ailing "Anglicanism".

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June 07 2017 By dvirtue REFORMATION ANGLICANISM: Our Exotic Ancestry (3)

The Israel of God, under the new covenant, is enabled to identify its genuine prophets and a consensus develops as to those who are worthy of most attention. No human spokesman is perfect or exhaustive in the knowledge of divine revelation. Each has their limitations and blind spots. None grasp comprehension of the Word through their own effort or acumen. What they perceive, they by grace receive. By divine ordination some are groomed by God to the stature of eminently reliable witnesses.

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June 04 2017 By dvirtue Exploring "Male-Female" in the Bible and Society

Neither is this discussion one that Feminists will appreciate. Their assertions and rhetoric represent a gender narrative that is so skewed as to be unrealistic and useless. Feminists cite patriarchy as a cause of oppression of women, and fail to recognize the ways in the patriarchal structure benefits and protects women. Consider how Boaz, a ruler of Bethlehem, offered protection to Ruth.

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May 30 2017 By dvirtue REFORMATIONAL ANGLICANISM: Our Exotic Ancestry (2)

In spite of centuries of rivalry and rancor between the French and the English something of the exotic French religious influence has been transfused into the bloodstream of the Anglican body and contributed to its constitution.

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May 24 2017 By dvirtue REFORMATIONAL ANGLICANISM: Our Exotic Ancestry

That the Reformation was a Continental phenomenon made it inevitable that religious change in the British Isles would be stirred, supported, and sustained by new tendencies emerging from within the Church of Rome and consequently rippling through Catholicism in England (and Scotland) until the tide of transformation became a surge.

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May 24 2017 By dvirtue "As It Had Been the Face of an Angel" -- A Commission for God's Messengers

We are not gathered here together by accident. Before us are over three hundred new graduates of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, arrayed in all their commencement glory. Beside them sits one of the most remarkable assemblies of scholar-teachers ever to serve Christ's church. Filling out this congregation are those who come to celebrate and witness this great moment.

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May 14 2017 By dvirtue 10 Profound Quotes from 'The Cross of Christ' by John Stott

The prolific Anglican pastor authored more than fifty books from the 1950s through 2010, spoke extensively around the world, and served as the "chief architect of the Lausanne Covenant." Crossing paths with larger-than-life figures ranging from Elizabeth II (as the Queen's Chaplain) to evangelist Billy Graham to minister Martyn Lloyd-Jones, he worked alongside some of the most important figures of his day.

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