Is Life Worth Living? – C.I. Scofield (historical sermon 1842-1921)

"For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself." —Romans 14:7 TODAY we are to ask the Bible to answer the deep question, "What is the true meaning of life?" I shall not insult your intelligence by one word of argument as to the importance of…
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The Demon of Worry – C.I. Scofield (historical sermon 1842-1921)

“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?” “Take therefore no thought for the morrow:” —Matt. 6:31, 34 Some of the things that Jesus Christ found in the world seem to have caused Him surprise. We are told…
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Law and Grace – C.I. Scofield (historic sermon 1842-1921)

"For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ" —John 1:17 The most obvious and striking division of the Word of truth is that between law and grace. Indeed, these contrasting principles characterize the two most important dispensations: the Jewish and Christian. "For the…
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History

What we know about the Twelve Disciples (or Twelve Apostles) mentioned in the New Testament Bible

The list of the twelve disciples are found in various verses in the New Testament. They are usually referred to as disciples but occasionally called “apostles” (in fact, only once in Matthew, once in Mark, and six times in Luke). Their designation “apostles” (which means “one who is sent away”)…
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Ancient Texts

The collected writings of T. Justin Martyr – first century philosopher and early Christian Apologist (part 1 of 2)

Introduction to Justin Martyr Justin Martyr, also known as Saint Justin, was an early Christian apologist.  Originally a professional philosopher, Justin converted to Christianity about 130 AD after witnessing Christians die for their faith.  He learned about Christianity from “an old Christian man” who told him of a “true philosophy”…
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Ancient Texts

The collected writings of T. Justin Martyr – first century philosopher and early Christian Apologist (part 2 of 2)

Introduction to Justin Martyr Justin Martyr, also known as Saint Justin, was an early Christian apologist.  Originally a professional philosopher, Justin converted to Christianity about 130 AD after witnessing Christians die for their faith.  He learned about Christianity from “an old Christian man” who told him of a “true philosophy”…
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Ancient Texts

The Apocalypse of Thomas (ancient apocryphal texts)

Introduction The Apocalypse of Thomas is a work from the New Testament apocrypha, apparently composed originally in Greek. It is the inspiration for the popular medieval millennial list Fifteen Signs before Doomsday. The text was written in Greek between the second and the fourth century. There are two recensions of the text, the second one of which…
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Ancient Texts

Assyrian and Babylonian Chronicles – Mesopotamian Chronicles (ABC)

ABC Translation of Column IV The third year : -ahhe-šullim, the governor of Nippur, and Šamaš-ibni, the Dakkurean, were transported to Assyria and executed in Assyria.   The fourth year: Sidon was captured and sacked. In that same year: the major-domo conscripted troops in Akkad.   The fifth year: On…
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Ancient Texts

Mesopotamian Chronicles – Assyrian chronicle describes war of King Assur-res-isi against Babylonian king Ninurta-nadin-sumi

The Chronicle of Aššur-reš-iši is a fragment of an Assyrian chronicle; the tablet was found in Aššur. It describes the war of king Aššur-reš-iši () against the Babylonian king Ninurta-nadin-šumi (). Translation ... against them ... their ... an alliance ... the merchants ... he inflicted a defeat on them.…
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