It is wonderful to know that we are God’s and to realize the blessedness that is ours because of it. God chooses us to be members of His kingdom not only so that He might
Missionaries are very often discouraged on the mission field. Unfriendly governments sometimes put obstacles in their way. Some people are unresponsive, and often the behavior of people thought to be converts to Christ is disheartening.
While on mission in Sierra Leone I found it necessary to spend more time in prayer and Bible study. A brief devotional time in the morning was not nearly enough for the spiritual challenges that
“Hidden, spurious, the name given to certain ancient books which” found a place in the LXX. and Latin Vulgate versions of the Old “Testament, and were appended to all the great translations made” “from them in the sixteenth century, but which have no claim to” be regarded as in any sense parts of the inspired Word. “(1.) They are not once quoted by the New Testament writers, who frequently quote from the LXX. Our Lord and his apostles “confirmed by their authority the ordinary Jewish canon, which” was the same in all respects as we now have it. “(2.) These books were written not in Hebrew but in Greek, and “during the “period of silence,” from the time of Malachi, after” which oracles and direct revelations from God ceased till the Christian era. “(3.) The contents of the books themselves show that they were no part of Scripture. The Old Testament Apocrypha consists of “fourteen books, the chief of which are the Books of the” “Maccabees (q.v.), the Books of Esdras, the Book of Wisdom, the” “Book of Baruch, the Book of Esther, Ecclesiasticus, Tobit,” “Judith, etc.” “The New Testament Apocrypha consists of a very extensive “literature, which bears distinct evidences of its non-apostolic” “origin, and is utterly unworthy of regard.”
Definition of Apocrypha: “hidden”
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