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Heresies Then and Now: Gnosticism

March 1, 2006

Theology_Matters Heresies Then and Now: Gnosticism Dan Brown’s best-selling novel, The Da Vinci Code, is built around the claim that Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting indicates that Jesus Christ married Mary Magdalene and she bore His child. This radical revision of the story of Christ is rooted in an ancient heresy known as Gnosticism.

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What Does "Students of the Word" Mean?

December 1, 2020

I’ve heard people say we should be “students” of the Word. What does that mean, really?

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Elizabeth: His Name Is John

December 2, 2015

Elizabeth: His Name Is John Naming children after family members is common in cultures around the world. To name a son “junior” after his father, for example, or to give a daughter a middle name after her grandmother, is often done as a way of showing respect and love and of honoring the past. So it was quite normal that Zechariah and Elizabeth’s...

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His Surprising Stories

April 13, 2020

C. S. Lewis is widely known for his novels, such as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. But he is just as well known for his philosophical writing on Christian apologetics, for example, Mere Christianity.

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Devotion for June 18, 2005

June 18, 2005

Devotion for June 18, 2005 In Shakespeare’s Henry V, people doubted young Henry’s ability to rule after his father passed away. Whereas his father had been revered and loved, the son was known for carousing with less than regal company. The son, though, revealed that his irresponsibility was just an act to lower the expectations that the...

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Devotion for Nov. 9, 2011

November 9, 2011

Devotion for Nov. 9, 2011 “Ready to refresh the world?” Pepsi–Cola recently sponsored a “refresh everything” contest. They asked people to submit ideas on how to refresh their communities. One entrant was an Ohio–based nonprofit Shoes 4 The Shoeless. The group collects new shoes and socks for kids in need. Recently, the Shoeless group sent...

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From the Editors

May 1, 2007

From_the_Editors Dear readers, What a remarkable response to our “The Best of Today in the Word” questionnaire we’ve received! We were greatly encouraged—and also humbled—by your kind words about the importance of this Moody publication in your daily walk with Jesus, your prayer life, and Bible study. We thank the Lord for keeping and guiding...

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Question and Answer

August 1, 2006

Is the “newly discovered” book of Judas a part of the biblical canon? Question and Answer This is a very serious question! In the early church these kinds of questions were literally life and death matters. Back then it was a real possibility for a Christian to be put to death for protecting and hiding Scripture! Knowing this, godly believers...

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Understanding Leviticus as Part of the Pentateuch

May 1, 2012

Understanding Leviticus as Part of the Pentateuch In an essay, C. S. Lewis described how he conceived The Chronicles of Narnia: "The Lion all began with a picture of a Faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood . . . [when] I was about sixteen. Then one day, when I was about forty, I said to myself: ‘Let’s try to make a story about...

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Redemption: Languages, Cultures, and God’s Plan

October 29, 2012

Redemption: Languages, Cultures, and God’s Plan The only known example of an individual creating an entirely new system of writing is Sequoyah’s invention of written Cherokee in the early nineteenth century. Inspired by the way he saw white settlers using writing, he devised 85 symbols that correspond with sounds in Cherokee. Soon the Cherokees...

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