Thursday, March 21, 2013

A New New Testament: You Have Got to Be Kidding Me

Have you ever heard of the Jesus Seminar?  This is the team of "scholars" who came together to tell us which parts of the gospels are true or false. As a result of their research they rejected the virgin of birth, the presence of angels, Jesus healing, the resurrection, etc.  I think after they were done, approximately 2% of the Gospels was determined to be accurate.  This afternoon I learned that these "scholars" have suggested that several books were left out of the New Testament.  They want to correct this error by introducing "A New New Testament."  For more on this read the following:  A New New Testament: Are You Serious by Daniel B. Wallace.

For the record, I am in no way endorsing what the suggestions of these scholars.  In other words, I am happy with the current Bible and have no desire to join these men in adding more books.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Swarms of Locusts in March 2013

"By morning, the wind had brought the locusts; they invaded all Egypt and settled down in every area of the country in great numbers. Never before had there been such a plague of locusts, nor will there ever be again" (Ex. 10:13-14).

Just read that a swarm of locusts have invaded Egypt.  Egypt is using its military in an effort to get the locusts to change course.  To the east, Israel is watching the development and preparing for a potential onslaught.  For whatever its worth, the swarm is not as bad as in the days of the pharaohs.  The Christian Post provided the following:

 Locusts have swarmed Egypt, leaving devastation across the country. According to reports, some 30 million individual locusts have invaded the area and taken over the country's farms, causing increased fears of starvation and economic destruction.  

Against our predictions, a swarm of locusts has reached the region south of Cairo and is causing great damage to agriculture in the Giza area. Egyptian armed forces and; the border guards are attempting to fight the swarm with the means at their disposal

The interesting thing about this story is the experts did not see this coming.  The whole thing makes you wonder what is going in the Middle East.