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Lion of Judah on the throneI shout Your name, let it be knownThat You are the King of kingsYou are the Prince of PeaceMay Your kingdom’s reign never ceaseHail to the King! In the book of Genesis, there’s a repeated theme throughout the book that is perhaps my favorite theme in all of scripture. The […]
Lincoln grew into an intensely religious man, although we rarely hear him described in those terms nowadays. His religious faith became fundamental to his thinking and decision-making during the Civil War; we rarely hear that either. When he assumed the enormous burden of the presidency with war approaching, his faith grew deeper. When his beloved young son Willie died in early 1862, it deepened again—and seemed to continue growing deeper until his death. In the end Lincoln should almost certainly be remembered as the most important religious figure America has ever produced. I don’t mean he was a theologian. But Amos, Isaiah, and Jeremiah weren’t theologians either.
– David Gelernter, The Fourth Great Western Religion
The Dialogue THESIS: The deuterocanonical books of Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Ecclesiasticus, and the additions to Jeremiah, Esther, and Daniel were always known by Christians to be part of the Old Testament canon–until Luther came along and reopened the question of canonicity! ANTITHESIS: That isn’t true at all! Even the Catholics didn’t officially canonize […]