What I Read Online – 03/08/2013 (a.m.)

08 Mar
    • Hannah Gay, a Southern Baptist and doctor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, is responsible for the aggressive, early treatment being heralded as a “functional cure” for a two-year-old girl who now continues to test negative for HIV.


      Hannah Gay and her husband, Paul, worked as missionaries in Ethiopia for several years as the HIV epidemic hit in the ’80s, and when they returned, Gay started her extensive work to prevent transmission of HIV to newborns and treat children infected with the disease, Baptist Press reported.

    • Even after redacting 50% of the text, the remaining manuscripts (supported by the parallel accounts in the other gospels and confirmed by the writings of the students of the New Testament authors) leave us with a clear picture of Jesus as a miracle worker who claimed to be God, died on the cross for our sins and demonstrated his Deity by rising from the dead. That’s’ the version of Jesus that most skeptics want to deny, but it’s the steady, dependable, indestructible version that emerges from the reliable eyewitness accounts.
    • Soon the lectures turned into debate opportunities, and Dr. Gish rose to the occasion. Over the years, he participated in over 300 formal debates, and by all accounts he won them all. Soon spokespersons for evolution were publicly recommending that evolutionists not debate Duane Gish, because they would surely lose. He never enjoyed the confrontations, but he relished the chance to present creation’s evidences.
    • Dr Duane T. Gish went to be with his Creator at the age of 91. Truly one of the  great pioneers of the modern creation movement, Dr Gish was renowned for his many  debates on college campuses across the USA in particular. This was while he was  with the Institute for Creation Research (ICR), in which he was a leading figure  for many years alongside the late Dr Henry Morris.
    • “I have firmly decided to study Greek, nobody except God can prevent it. It is not a matter of personal ambition but one of understanding the most Sacred Writings.” – Ulrich Zwingli 
    • Kelley didn’t want to be the baby’s mother — she’d gotten pregnant to help another family, not to have a child of her own. Kron gave her an option: the parents would pay her $10,000 to have an abortion.


      The offer tested Kelley’s convictions. She’d always been against abortion for religious and moral reasons, but she really needed the money. Just before getting pregnant, she’d lost her job as a nanny, and the only income she had coming in was child support from her daughters’ father and her monthly surrogacy fee of $2,222, which was about to end because of the dispute with the parents.

    • Kelley asked the couple to adopt the baby.


      They said yes. The baby now had a home, and it would be undisputed.

    • Teach them the gospel. Our kids are spring-loaded legalists
    • Teach them that boundaries bring freedom and obedience is a blessing
    • Talk to them sooner than later about sex and internet porn
    • Guard who your kids spend time with
    • Guard the computer and turn off the television
    • The biblical truth is, there is no such thing as a soulmate
    • The biblical picture of marriage is of two sinful people being joined together in the most intimate relationship possible
    • The good news, however, is that in marriage God gives us someone far better than a soulmate. He gives us the person who is exactly right for us. He gives us the husband or wife who will help us become more like Jesus Christ
    • Concern: “Gospel-centered” is a relatively new term. In fact, of the books listed below, only a couple of them are more than 10 years old. This may lead us to believe that this generation has captured something unique and it may feed what C.S. Lewis refers to as our chronological snobbery. Yet Christians have been writing gospel-centered books for as long as there have been books, even if they haven’t used the term. John Owen may well be the most gospel-centered writer in Christian history but you won’t find him using those words.
    • Concern: “Gospel-centered” is a popular term and one we may look to as a mark of conformity or orthodoxy, as if using the term is inherently good.
    • Concern: “Gospel-centered” is the flavor of the day and with all the material using the term, we will eventually grow weary of it. I think it is safe to predict that ten years from now we will not be publishing nearly as many books that explicitly use the term “gospel-centered.”
    • A few days ago a brother in the church which I serve asked me for book recommendations for Christians in business. Having only two or three volumes at my disposal, I wrote out to a few fellow-pastors and other friends seeking their counsels.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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