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Reformation 500 Series with Calvin Malcor

Reflections on the Reformation October 31, 2017, will mark the 500th anniversary of the day that Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church in Germany. Historians recognize this as the “spark” that ignited the Protestant Reformation. Tragically, many people today—including evangelical and Reformed Christians—know little about this great event. On October 15, 22 and 29, here at Big Springs, I will be presenting the following: October 15 Adult Sunday School Class: “The Roots of the Reformation” Conditions on the Eve of the Reformation…

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Bible studies Book of Revelation 

Is Armageddon World War III?

May 28, 2017 • Download this article (PDF) 1. Most evangelicals equate the word “Armageddon” to World War III. 2. “Armageddon” comes from Revelation 16:16, “And they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.” 3. Revelation 16:12-16 is the vision of the sixth bowl of judgment. a. God dries up the river Euphrates. Armies from the east would then pour into Israel for a great end-time battle. b. Euphrates protected Babylon from invasion by eastern kings, such as the Medo-Persian King Cyrus in 539 B.C. He diverted…

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Bible studies Book of Revelation Sunday School 

Satan’s Spiritual Warfare Against Christians Through Counterfeiting

Based on The Returning King by Vern Poythress Download this article (PDF) 1. The Dragon is a Counterfeit God. The Dragon is a picture of Satan (12:9), a counterfeit God. He disguises himself as “an angel of light” (2 Cor 11:14). 2. The Beast (13:1-10) is a Counterfeit Christ The Beast is the image of the Dragon. Satan imitates God creating man in his own image (Gen 1:27). Christ the Son of God is “the image of the invisible God” (Col 1:15). Satan made the Beast in his own image,…

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The Formation of the Canon of Scripture

  Download and print this timeline (PDF) A summary of our Sunday school lesson on November 29, 2015. Download this study (PDF). Definitions 1. “canon”: from Gr. kanon, ruler, standard for measurement 2. canon of Scripture: “the list of the writings acknowledged by the Church as documents of the divine revelation” (F. F. Bruce) 3. In Roman Catholicism, the church establishes the canon; the church gave birth to the canon. For Protestants, the process of canonization is the process by which the church recognizes which books are canonical and which are not.…

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