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November/December 2017

 

Have you checked the latest HERESCOPE?

Posted February 14, 2018

SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES
Comparing Scripture with Scripture

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Christian believers have a duty that lies in the command to “search the Scriptures” (John 5:39), ἐρευνᾶτε τὰς γραφάς: i.e., make a diligent investigation of the mind of God in them.

1 Corinthians 2:13 speaks of “comparing spiritual things with spiritual” — examining what the Spirit has declared of the mind of God in one place in Scripture with what He, in like manner, has manifested in another place.

This is the true nature of biblical meditation. God tries our obedience and exercises our diligence unto a study in His Word day and night. Psalms 1:2: “But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in His law doth he meditate day and night.” And in our continual meditation thereon, 1 Timothy 4:15 reminds us, (ταῦτα μελέτα, ἐν τούτοις ἴσθι) — “Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.” 

God has planted His truths with great variety up and down his Word. Here in one part, and there in another, of the same truth; both which cannot be thoroughly learned unless we gather them together into one view. For instance, in one place God commands us to circumcise our hearts, and to make unto ourselves new hearts, that we may fear Him. At first consideration it seems to represent it not only as our duty but also within our power, as though we had no need of any help from His grace for its accomplishment. In another, He promises absolutely to circumcise our hearts, and to give us new hearts to fear Him; as though it were so much His work as not to be our concern to even attempt it. But now these several places, being spiritually compared together, make it evident that just as it is our duty to have new and circumcised hearts, so it is the effectual grace of God that must work and create them in us. And the like may be observed in all the important truths that are of divine revelation.

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Cherry picking, suppressing evidence, or the fallacy of incomplete evidence is the act of pointing to individual cases or data that seem to confirm a particular position while ignoring a significant portion of related cases or data that may contradict that position. It is a kind of fallacy of selective attention....

The term is based on the perceived process of harvesting fruit, such as cherries. The picker would be expected to only select the ripest and healthiest fruits....

 Cherry picking has a negative connotation as the practice neglects, overlooks or directly suppresses evidence that could lead to a complete picture. (Source)

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Latest Newsletter!

November/December 2017

In this newsletter:

JOY TO THE WORLD THE LORD HAS COME!

By Jewel Grewe

THE FIVE WONDERS OF THE GOSPEL

By the late Johan Malan

Read the November/December 2017 Newsletter

 

Now Available in Electronic Format!

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Pastor Larry DeBruyn's book review of Wm. Paul Young's The Shack is now available in .pdf format for reading online or for downloading.

Pastor DeBruyn's book offers something for everyone. For those who simply want to know more about The Shack, UNSHACKLED is a good source of basic information. This is the type of book that you can comfortably hand to your friends. UNSHACKLED is also a great book to give to pastors and church leaders to read. It is scholarly and very well-written.

Click on the link below for the book:

UNSHACKLED - Breaking Away from Seductive Spirituality

 

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God's Present of His Presence

 

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Also Available!

NEW EVANGELICALISM: The New World Order

By Paul Smith

Like Cascading Dominoes the intentional departure from believing the Bible is inerrant has plunged the church of the 21st century down the treacherous slippery slope of accommodation and compromise.

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This book is available through Discernment Ministries. Check HERE for prices and availability.

 

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Contentiously Contending!

By Anton Bosch

Back in 2007 this blog ran a series of messages by Pastor Anton Bosch on the topic of "contentiously contending." We are pleased to announce that these messages have been published in a booklet.

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Herescope readers who loved the series will be happy to know that they can now order this in a printed booklet format - for only $3.00 per copy! Order your copies at the Discernment Products Page (Books) HERE, or by phoning 903-567-6423.

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