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"Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have
the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm.
Nothing is too hard for you."
“A healthy family is
NASA'S FIRST BIBLE ON THE MOON TO BE AUCTIONED OFF
A New Hampshire auction house
revealed that NASA's first "lunar Bible" is among the hundreds of items
from a Space and Aviation Artifacts auction that will be open to the
public this month.
The tiny object, an intact
of the King James Bible containing all 1,245 pages and measuring 1.5 x
1.5 inches, will be included in the auction by PR Auction on the
company's website (www.rrauction.com) beginning Sept. 15.
The starting bid for the rare
artifact was set at $5,000.
The Bible, produced by the
Prayer League, was carried to the surface of the moon by astronaut
Edgar Mitchell during the Apollo 14 mission in February 1971.
The Apollo Prayer League
NASA engineers, scientists, administrators, and astronauts and was led
by Chaplain John Stout.
Hundreds of copies of the lunar
were made, but the one being put on sale by PR Auction was reportedly
only one of a dozen other intact versions still in existence.... Read
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BATTLE FOR THE BIBLE TRANSLATION
Christianity Today Editorial
At their annual summer
the Southern Baptists passed a resolution expressing "profound
disappointment with Biblica and Zondervan Publishing House" for
publishing the 2011 New International Version, concluding that "we
cannot commend the 2011 NIV to Southern Baptists or the larger
The resolution strikes us as
divisive, shortsighted, and something that brings us, and no doubt the
majority of the Christian community, profound disappointment.
To be fair, the resolution was
brought to the convention by the resolution committee, which wisely
determined that the convention did not need to comment on the new
translation. The resolution was the work of a single delegate, and only
one other person spoke on its behalf. But no one on the convention
floor spoke against it, and eyewitnesses say that up to 90 percent of
the delegates raised their ballots to signal their approval.
The issue at stake is what the
resolution called the NIV'S "gender-neutral methods of translation,"
saying the 2011 NIV has "gone beyond acceptable translation standards."
Whose translations standards
talking about? The translation principle the resolution refers to is
properly called "dynamic equivalence" or "functional equivalence." Such
translations try to do something on the order of common sense: When
arriving at a word or phrase that literally says one thing but
functionally means another, they choose the functional meaning.... Read
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PREPARING CLERGY FOR WAR: ARMY CHAPLAINS TRAIN BY THE HUNDRED FOR THE
The summer sun beats down on
camouflaged Kevlar helmets. Weighed down by heavy body armor, men and
women of the cloth are crawling through sand, under barbed wire and
learning how to run with soldiers. Explosions in woods simulate the
battlefield as an instructor barks commands.
"You are not following simple
instructions! Cover me while I move! Got you covered! Let's go!"
This is the US Army Chaplain
and School at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, where the Army trains
clergy of all faiths how to survive in combat.... Read this in full at
YOU’RE INVITED TO CLAREDEGRAAF.COM
A new blog about how following
works in real life – not in theory – has just been
launched. It’s about
how men can experiment with applying biblical truth to everyday life.
Mentor Clare De Graaf encourages men to think and act more boldly as a
follower of Jesus, so they’ll be inspired to live a life that
makes God look good. As he says, if we don’t do that, “we
might as well
go out and hit a bucket of balls on Sunday mornings.” Put
http://www.claredegraaf.com on your weekly reading list.
Clare has also just published
the book, The 10 Second Rule. Here’s what others are saying about
“Rarely does a book jolt
immediate action. The 10 Second Rule did just that. After laying the
book down I kneeled down and recommitted myself to “doing the
thing Jesus asks me to do.” This book will wreak all kinds of
havoc in all who read it.”
Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church
De Graaf says…what most of us secretly know about ourselves,
often keeps us from living the life God blesses. Living The Rule is the
way forward! 10 seconds can change your life.”
Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, Menlo Park, CA
BARNA STUDY EXPLORES FAITH IN NEW YORK SINCE 9-11
In the immediate aftermath of
September 11 attacks, millions of Americans flocked to churches and
houses of worship. But, for most, the shift in spiritual behavior was
short lived. According to tracking research by the Barna Group, within
a few months the spiritual lives of the nation’s population were
to pre-attack levels.
Now at the tenth anniversary of
America’s largest terrorist event, a new analysis of Barna Group
tracking data examines the long-term spiritual profile at one of the
epicenters of the attacks—New York City and the surrounding media
market. Based on analysis of research conducted over the last 14 years,
the study shows that the faith profile of residents of the New York
market has changed significantly over the last decade and a half, but
many of these shifts may not be attributable to 9-11.
Residents of the New York City
market are more spiritually active today than they were in the late
1990s – and more so than they were in 2001. Reported weekly
attendance, for instance, was lowest in 1999 and 2000 (31%), but has
since grown to represent 46% of the market’s residents. (Note:
the vast majority of church attendance stems from Protestant churches
and Catholic parishes, Barna Group’s religious attendance measure
not exclude those of other faith groups who participate in other weekly
In addition to worship
several other measures of faith also showed increases in the New York
market, including Bible reading (growing from 29% to 35%) and those who
qualify as having an active faith. Active-faith adults, a
multiple-activity indicator that represents those who pray, read the
Bible and attend church in a typical week, has increased from 17% to
Also reflecting the overall
spiritual participation, the percentage of residents of the New York
area who are unchurched – defined as those who have not attended
worship service in the last six months – declined from 42% to
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BIBLE VERSES FROM THE COMMON ENGLISH BIBLE IN LIGHT OF THE 10TH
ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11
Ten years ago this Sept. 11,
terrorists flew commercial planes into the Twin Towers of the World
Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, and a failed
attempt that crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. These suicide attacks
of horrific carnage stunned the world and caused many to turn for
consolation to spiritual faith and sacred scriptures. For this tenth
anniversary, the following Bible verses of solace are taken from the
Common English Bible (http://CommonEnglishBible.com), the newest modern
English translation released last month.
I've commanded you to be brave
strong, haven't I? Don't be alarmed or terrified, because the LORD your
God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 (CEB)
My God is my rock -- I take
him! -- he's my shield and my salvation's strength, my place of safety
and my shelter. My savior! Save me from violence! 2 Samuel 22:3 (CEB)
But you, LORD, are my shield!
You are my glory! You are the one who restores me. Psalm 3:3 (CEB)
I will lie down and fall asleep
in peace because you alone, LORD, let me live in safety. Psalm 4:8
The LORD is a safe place for
the oppressed -- a safe place in difficult times. Psalm 9:9 (CEB)
The LORD is my solid rock, my
fortress, my rescuer. My God is my rock -- I take refuge in him! --
he's my shield, my salvation's strength, my place of safety. Psalm 18:2
God! His way is perfect; the
LORD's word is tried and true. He is a shield for all who take refuge
in him. Psalm 18:30 (CEB)
Even when I walk through the
valley, I fear no danger because you are with me. Your rod and your
staff -- they protect me. Psalm 23:4 (CEB)
Hope in the LORD! Be strong!
Let your heart take courage! Hope in the LORD! Psalm 27:14 (CEB)
All you who wait for the LORD,
be strong and let your heart take courage. Psalm 31:24 (CEB)
We put our hope in the LORD. He
is our help and our shield. Psalm 33:20 (CEB)
Turn away from evil! Do good!
Seek peace and go after it! Psalm 34:14 (CEB)
The LORD loves justice. He will
leave his faithful all alone. They are guarded forever, but the
children of the wicked are eliminated. Psalm 37:28 (CEB)
Why, I ask myself, are you so
depressed? Why are you so upset inside? Hope in God! Because I will
again give him thanks, my saving presence and my God. Psalm 43:5 (CEB)
Oh, I must find rest in God
only because my hope comes from him! Psalm 62:5 (CEB)
LORD of heavenly forces, those
who trust in you are truly happy! Psalm 84:12 (CEB)
I say to the LORD, "You are my
refuge, my stronghold! You are my God -- the one I trust!" Psalm 91:2
The person whose hope rests on
the LORD their God -- is truly happy! Psalm 146:5 (CEB)
LORD, show us favor; we hope in
you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in times of distress.
Isaiah 33:2 (CEB)
Those who hope in the LORD will
their strength; they will fly up on wings like eagles; they will run
and not be tired; they will walk and not be weary. Isaiah 40:31 (CEB)
I know the plans I have in mind
you, declares the LORD; they are plans for peace, not disaster, to give
you a future filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11 (CEB)
Be happy in your hope, stand
your ground when you're in trouble, and devote yourselves to prayer.
Romans 12:12 (CEB)
Dear friends, let's love each
because love is from God, and everyone who loves is born from God and
knows God. 1 John 4:7 (CEB)
BURIED, BURNED SURVIVORS OF 9/11 REMEMBER GOD'S GRACE ON 10TH
As Americans everywhere prepare
the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, two survivors live to
testify not to the brutality but the grace extended to them on that
Sujo John and Brian Birdwell,
though personally unconnected in their lives, share one similarity
– September 11.
While John worked in the North
of the Twin Towers, Birdwell was employed at the Pentagon when the
multiple suicide attacks occurred ten years ago, leaving one critically
Both men, who are reminded
their life-changing experience, share another similarity: their
remarkable faith in Christ, which to this day continues to grow....
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WE MAKE OUR OWN CHOICES
There were two young boys who
raised in the home of an alcoholic father. As young men, they each went
their own way. Years later, a psychologist who was analyzing what
drunkenness does to children in the home searched out these two men.
One had turned out to be like his father, a hopeless alcoholic. The
other had turned out to be a teetotaler. The counselor asked the first
man, "Why did you become an alcoholic?” And the second,
"Why did you
become a teetotaler?” And they both gave the same identical
these words, "What else could you expect when you had a father like
mine?” It's not what happens to you in life but how you react to
that makes the difference. Every human being in the same situation has
the possibilities of choosing how he will react, either positively or
The West Side Baptist
TURNING ICE CREAM INTO DINNER?
“If I stop receiving from
start demanding from others. Instead of appreciating and loving and
serving others, I become disappointed in them. Instead of cherishing my
wife, I become aware of her shortcomings. I take out my frustrations
with a less-than-perfect life and somehow blame her for my lack of
“But when my heart gets
God's love and acceptance, I am set free to love instead of worrying
about being loved. I'm motivated to serve instead of becoming obsessed
about whether I'm being served. I'm moved to cherish instead of feeling
“Spiritual intimacy [with
spouse] is a legitimate desire, but whenever we place our happiness in
the hands of another human being, we guarantee ourselves some degree of
disappointment. This is why worship sets us free. It meets our most
basic need - to rest in the fact we are known and loved, that we have a
purpose, and that our eternal destiny and delight is secure - so that
lesser needs (including spiritual companionship) serve the role of an
occasional dessert rather than our main meal.
“There is no one else who
can love us
like God, with a steady and giving love. When the one thing we seek is
to dwell in God's house, gaze on his beauty, and seek him in his temple
(Psalm 27:4 ), our soul's sense of desperate need is met in our
heavenly Father's arms. Then we leave that temple and find tremendous
joy in giving, loving, and serving rather than in keeping close
accounts as to whether we are being loved or being served.”
in Simply Sacred: Daily Readings
RELIGION AND THE BAD NEWS BEARERS
by Rodney Stark and Byron
The national news media yawned
the Baylor Survey's findings that the number of American atheists has
remained steady at 4% since 1944, and that church membership has
reached an all-time high. But when a study by the Barna Research Group
claimed that young people under 30 are deserting the church in droves,
it made headlines and newscasts across the nation—even though it
Surveys always find that
people are less likely to attend church, yet this has never resulted in
the decline of the churches. It merely reflects the fact that, having
left home, many single young adults choose to sleep in on Sunday
Once they marry, though, and
especially once they have children, their attendance rates recover.
Unfortunately, because the press tends not to publicize this
correction, many church leaders continue unnecessarily fretting about
regaining the lost young people.
In similar fashion, major media
hailed another Barna report that young evangelicals are increasingly
embracing liberal politics. But only religious periodicals carried the
news that national surveys offer no support for this claim, and that
younger evangelicals actually remain as conservative as their
parents.... Read this in full at
“The Christian does not
go to the
temple to worship. The Christian takes the temple with him or her.
Jesus lifts us beyond the building and pays the human body the highest
compliment by making it His dwelling place, the place where He meets
FAITH & WORK
by Vicki Brown
In an uncertain and unstable
how do Christians reconcile work as a reflection of the image of God in
them with high unemployment and under-employment rates? Should
believers reexamine what defines "meaningful" work? How do Christians
reconcile faith issues in the face of unemployment?
Work is a reflection of God's
in the human race, some Christian ethicists believe. The concept of
working didn't grow out of man's disobedience but came from God.
"God worked and then rested in
Genesis account," noted Bill Tillman, who occupies the T.B. Maston
Chair of Christian Ethics at Hardin-Simmons University's Logsdon
Seminary in Abilene, Texas. "Work went on in the Garden of Eden before
David Gushee , distinguished
professor of Christian ethics at Mercer University, agreed. "Part of
being made in the image of God is that we were made for meaningful
work," he said.... Read this in full at
ASK OF GOD BETTER THINGS
“Picture God as saying to
son, why is it that day by day you rise, and pray, and genuflect, and
even strike the ground with your forehead, nay, sometimes even shed
tears, while you say to Me: 'My Father, give me wealth!' If I were to
give it to you, you would think yourself of some importance, you would
fancy that you had gained something very great. Yet because you asked
for it, you have it. But take care to make good use of it. Before you
had it, you were humble; now that you have begun to be rich you despise
the poor. What kind of a good is that which only makes you worse? For
worse you are, since you were bad already. And that it would make you
worse you knew not; hence you asked it of Me. I gave it to you, and I
proved you; you have found--and you have found out!... Ask of Me better
things than these, greater things than these. Ask of Me spiritual
things. Ask of Me Myself!’”
St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430), Sermons,
DEVON FRANKLIN KEEPS THE FAITH IN HOLLYWOOD
DeVon Franklin was on track to
a mover and shaker in Hollywood when he hit what he calls "development
hell." For a time, his upwardly mobile career path was stalling, if not
dying altogether. His employer, MGM, was about to be sold, and
Franklin, then a junior exec, thought he'd lose his job.
When Sony Pictures bought MGM
2004, Franklin survived the sale and continued his climb. He's now vice
president of production for Columbia Pictures (a division of Sony),
where he has overseen such projects as The Pursuit of Happyness, The
Karate Kid, and this summer's Jumping the Broom. Franklin, 33 and
single, chronicles his story in Produced by Faith: Enjoy Real Success
Without Losing Your True Self (Howard Books, 2011). His book encourages
fellow Christians to use "faith as a professional asset," with chapters
on "Writing the Script," "God's Green Light," and, yes, "Development
Hell." .... Read this in full at
AT 39, GORDON PRESIDENT LEADS EVANGELICAL UP-AND-COMERS
For the past decade,
Michael Lindsay has been living the very phenomenon he's studied in
depth: evangelicals climbing the ranks of secular institutions and
becoming American elites.
Yet in a surprise move, this
39-year-old rising star has traded a tenure-track position at Rice
University to become president of Gordon College, a respected outpost
of evangelicalism 25 miles north of Boston.
Some of Lindsay's former
have wondered why he would leave a highly ranked university with a
growing, well-funded sociology department. For Lindsay, it's a matter
"I know that I'm the right
Gordon," Lindsay said, "because what I bring to the table today is what
Gordon happens to need right now." .... Read this in full at
TAKE YOUR TROUBLES TO GOD
“We sometimes fear to
troubles to God, because they must seem small to Him who sitteth on the
circle of the earth. But if they are large enough to vex and endanger
our welfare, they are large enough to touch His heart of love. For love
does not measure by a merchant's scales, nor with a surveyor's chain.
It hath a delicacy... unknown in any handling of material
Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), Summer in the Soul, Edinburgh: A.
Strahan & Co., 1859, p. 28
APOLOGETICS MAKES A COMEBACK AMONG YOUTH
by Chris Norton
Relational evangelism may have
key to successful youth ministries in the 1990s, but today apologetics
is gaining new traction.
Kids struggle to explain their
beliefs today more than they did two decades ago, said Christian Smith,
director of the Center for the Study of Youth and Religion at the
University of Notre Dame. One of the center's 2005 reports indicates
that 12 percent of 13- to 17-year-olds say they are "unsure" of their
religious beliefs, and 41 percent of Protestant teens agree that morals
"[Their] faith is more about
emotional needs than an ideology," said Smith. This is the product of
"an overwhelmingly relativistic and privatized cultural climate," he
said, as well as "youth leaders who have not challenged that
climate.".... Read this in full at
VERSE TO PONDER
“Therefore God exalted
[Jesus] to the
highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at
the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and
under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
“God uses broken things.
broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain
to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken
alabaster box that gives forth perfume…it is Peter, weeping
who returns to greater power than ever.”
FAITH IN THE PHILIPPINES
by Tony Blair
The Philippines is in many ways
perfect place to explore the complexities surrounding the relationship
between faith and globalization, both past and present.
As a society deeply influenced
historically by Spanish, Indonesian, Malaysian and indigenous cultures,
the Philippines finds itself in the 21st century occupying a delicate
and profoundly important role in both Asian and Western trade and
foreign affairs. I am therefore pleased to announce that the Tony Blair
Faith Foundation has just established
a deep and extensive partnership in the Philippines: a schools
initiative to make inter-faith dialogue a part of social education, a
program presently in 17 other nations; and a consortium of universities
that will join the global Faith and Globalization course that was begun
at Yale in the USA and is now in 8 countries round the world.... Read
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DON'T SEXUALIZE TRUE FRIENDSHIP
by Chuck Colson |
Sesame Workshop, the company
produces the kid’s show, “Sesame Street” announced
that Bert and Ernie
will not be getting married.
Bert and Ernie, two of the
Muppets, are best buddies. They live in the same house and sleep in the
same room - in separate twin beds. They bicker, they share, they enjoy
a bedtime cookie together every night.
They’re such good friends
assume they must be gay. And one group used an on-line petition to ask
“Sesame Street” to let the truth be known. Bert and Ernie,
should come out of the closet and get married. This would, presumably
teach tolerance and respect for differences - something, the
petitioners note, “Sesame Street” has tried to do for
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GLOBAL VOICES OF NONVIOLENCE
EGM Films invites you to
in Global Voices of Nonviolence, a 12-day global conversation that
kicks off on the UN International Day of Peace (9/21) with a live event
in Washington DC, the online premiere of Little Town of Bethlehem, a
live panel discussion streamed online, and you.
It's 12 days of screenings
without borders, and it begins with the award-winning documentary
Little Town of Bethlehem.
For more information on how you
can participate, go to http://littletownofbethlehem.org/globalvoices/.
To date, this film has been
in nine countries at hundreds of colleges and universities. This year
we hope to increase that number to 14 countries and 500 institutions.
Be one of the 500 schools or organizations to host a screening and keep
the dialogue going.
"This new educational
an excellent catalyst for more discussion regarding peace and the
nonviolence peace movement." ~ Eve Spangler, Associate Professor of
Sociology, Boston College
JOEL OSTEEN SAYS LAKEWOOD IS EVANGELICAL, NOT POLITICAL
“If it means you believe
in the Bible
and Jesus and the Trinity and living out your faith, we are
evangelical,” said Osteen. “But we’re not big on
labels” because they
can have political ties too.... Read this in full at
TEXAS PASTOR OPENS DRIVE-IN CHURCH
A pastor outside Dallas has
a drive-in church that operates along the same lines as a drive-in
movie theater: Congregants stay in their vehicles and tune in to the
sermon on their car radios.
Sanctuary Under the Sky, which
in a high school parking lot in Lucas, Texas, is the third outdoor
church launched by Pastor David Ray, according to CNN Dallas/Fort Worth
Ray, a Presbyterian, told WFAA
he's trying to reach the unchurched and that he believes Jesus would
approve of his approach.
"I think he would like it. His
stuff was outdoors," Ray said. "A lot of trouble he had was indoors."
One congregant who attended the
service on Sunday told WFAA that she's not a fan of mega-churches,
preferring to worship alone.... Read this in full at
BODYBUILDING CHAMPION LEE HANEY USES CHURCHES TO BATTLE OBESITY
Lee Haney is a former
consecutive winner of the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding competition, and a
Christian whose faith has played an important role in his career. Now
he's using his expertise in physical fitness to help beat America's
obesity problem, and he's starting with the churches.
Haney's mission to fight
began when he served as the chairman to the President's Council on
Physical Fitness and Sports under the Clinton administration. While
speaking to Dr. David Satcher, the former US Surgeon General, at
Morehouse School of Medicine one day, the two began to discuss the
obesity epidemic and how they could help to get it under control.
He told Satcher, “I don't
institution in this country that...carries more influence than the
church.” Haney recognizes that many people who don't have the
resources to afford a gym membership have access to a local faith
community.... Read this in full at
REMBRANDT AND THE JEWISH JESUS
An exhibition to open in
takes on one of Rembrandt's boldest and most controversial innovations:
the invention of a more human, humble and accurate face of Jesus.
One of Rembrandt's greatest
normally resides on the north side of the Louvre, the 1648 Supper at
Emmaus. While small in scale (60 x 60 cm), it is the crowning
achievement of Rembrandt's great obsession with his favorite story of
the gospels. It shows the moment after the resurrection, when an
unrecognized Jesus casually joins two dejected disciples leaving
Jerusalem after his crucifixion. They've heard rumors about his
resurrection, but are confused and he explains the meaning and
necessity of his death to them, and they pull him aside in nearby
Emmaus for dinner. As he breaks challah bread, they recognize him in
great shock, but just then he disappears.
Rembrandt loved the story's
for showing ignorance, revelation, miraculous appearance, and the
problem of showing a resurrected Jesus realistically. This painting has
been cleaned, and is now a revelation of light, texture and subtle
color. In this painting, Rembrandt debuted his new, humble Jesus, but
it was only one of many ways he tried to make the scene more primitive
and historically accurate. Below the table, the dog (probably a
reference to the gentiles) has a solid red eye, a psychotic touch in
this mystical yet earthy work.... Read this in full at
“Man is born broken; he
lives by mending. The Grace of God is the glue.”
VERSE TO PONDER
"He who began a good work in
you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
THIS WEEK'S HYMN: LET THERE BE LIGHT, LORD GOD OF HOSTS
Words: William M. Vories, 1908
Music: William Boyd, 1864
Let there be light, Lord God of
Let there be wisdom on the
Let broad humanity have birth,
Let there be deeds, instead of
Within our passioned hearts
The calm that endeth strain and
Make us thy ministers of life;
Purge us from lusts that curse
Give us the peace of vision
To see our brothers’ good
To joy and suffer not alone,
The love that casteth out all
Let woe and waste of warfare
That useful labor yet may build
Its homes with love and
God give thy wayward children
>from NetHymnal at
“Read and read again, and
despair of help to understand the will and mind of God therein, though
you think they are fast locked up from you. Neither trouble your heads
though you have not commentaries and expositions; pray and read, and
read and pray; for a little from God is better than a great deal from
men. Also, what is from men is uncertain, and is often lost and tumbled
over and over by men; but what is from God is fixed as a nail in a sure
place... There is nothing that so abides with us as what we receive
from God; and the reason why Christians at this day are at such a loss
as to some things is, that they are contented with what comes from
men's mouths, without searching and kneeling before God to know of Him
the truth of things. Things we receive at God's hands come to us as
truths from the minting house, though old in themselves, yet new to us.
Old truths are always new to us if they come with the smell of Heaven
John Bunyan (1628-1688), Christ a Complete Saviour ,
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all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou
shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God" (Deut. 28:2).
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