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Beware of Scribes

Danger of Researching Religious History

"Beware of the scribes! They like to walk around in long robes and love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. They devour widows' houses and say long prayers to cover it up. They will receive greater condemnation!"

(Luke 20:46-47 ISV)

The links and resources on religious history have been gathered so you can look up supporting details for your story, Bible study, sermon or paper. You are able to find supporting passages in the Bible with speed and accuracy.

As I surf the net, browse though the Christianity section of bookstores, I have found much material that if taken to heart it will turn one's heart to stone. Scholars, and historians seem proned to be ensnared in the jaws of disbelief.

Pray for these authors. Pray that God cuts through their armor of critical thought and skepticism. Pray that God frees them from this insidious trap.

While researching a religious topic you may find yourself falling into the same pit. Close your books. Turn off your computer. You already have enough facts.

"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will bring to nothing."

(Isaiah 29:14 ALT)

Reconfirm what you know is true.

Since also Jews ask for a sign, and Greeks seek wisdom, but we proclaim Christ as having been crucified, to Jews indeed a stumbling-block and to Greeks foolishness, but to them, the ones called, both to Jews and to Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than people, and the weakness of God is stronger than people.

(1Corinthians 1:22-25 ALT)

Tell God how and what you feel. Ask Him for help. He will come to your rescue.

As it is said in the holy Writings, Because of you we are put to death every day; we are like sheep ready for destruction. But we are able to overcome all these things and more through his love. For I am certain that not death, or life, or angels, or rulers, or things present, or things to come, or powers, Or things on high, or things under the earth, or anything which is made, will be able to come between us and the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(Romans 8:36-39 BBE)

 

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