Thursday, May 26, 2005

The Bible Marker Club: Chapter 3 - Questions and Answers

Chapter 3 - The Bible Marker Club: Questions and Answers

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Sergeant Wisner snapped open his cell phone cover.

“Nimrod.”

“EHP1565 reporting.”

“Whatcha’ got?”

“Brief signal at 0700 hours this morning sarge. We didn’t have all our equipment in place but are now ready for triangulation.”

“What’s your best guess?”

“We know we are sitting within in a two or three mile radius of the oscillator, sir. In the past, sir, we’ve gone door to door.”

“Well, we might have to do that but Lieutenant Tanger wants this one real bad and doesn’t want to spook ‘em. So just stay put until further orders.”

“Roger that. Our next report will be at 1700 hours.

Sunday morning found the kids back at it again. Vanessa had stayed up late doing some testing.

“Well, guys, I think I’ve got it but it means we have to do a little planning ahead if we want to use this thing.”

“What I’ve done is add another oscillator through the old USB port…”

“PLEASE don’t give us the techie version!” Jimbo joked through clenched teeth.

“O.K., suffice it to say that now I’M pinging them and have multiplexed our signal, using my cell phone, to hit all the local towers in short bursts.”

“You just can’t help yourself, can you?” Squeaky laughed as she said it.

“Sorry guys, bottom line –unless we stay on the NET for longer than 5 minutes they’ll never figure out where we are. And when I disable the NET we can use it all we want to.! This thing is really cool. I’ve been asking it a bazillion questions ever since I took it home last night.

Squeaky put her hands together in a “T” for timeout.

“I wanna ask it a question.”

“O.K., go for it.

“Who is Lord Jesus Christ?”

“Nimrod control.”

“EPH1565 here.”

“What’s the latest?”

“Sarge, have you looked at the log this morning?” The signal is now coming from everywhere and anywhere within a 150 mile radius.”

“So your equipment is buggy, what else is new?”

“Sir, we’ve tried three brand-new units. It’s not our equipment.

“Stay put. I’d better get the lieutenant on the line.”
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THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD.

THIS INFORMATION WAS ERASED FROM THE NET IN 2008 UNDER THE DIRECTIVE OF C.H. AFTER SHE TOOK CONTROL OF OUR GOVERNMENT. THIS IS THE SAME YEAR THAT THE U.S.A. WAS RECONSTITUTED AS EVERLAND IN THE FAMILY OF NATIONS.

THE RETICULATOR WAS DESIGNED TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS AND THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD’S WORD.

“Awesome! Ask it who GOD is!” Barney suggested.

ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE, GOD CALLS HIMSELF, “I AM”

HE HAS ALWAYS EXISTED AND IS THE CREATOR OF ALL THINGS.

HE IS THE ONLY GOD. LOGIC TELLS YOU THAT IF THERE WERE MORE THAN ONE GOD THERE WOULD BE A WAR BETWEEN THEM AND THE WINNER WOULD BE THE GOD OF ALL THINGS.

GOD CREATED EVERYTHING PERFECTLY BUT ONE OF HIS ANGELS, NAMED LUCIFER, REBELLED AGAINST HIM AND LED ONE THIRD OF THE ANGELS TO JOIN HIS REBELLION.

LUCIFER IS NOW CALLED SATAN OR THE DEVIL. HE IS STILL WAGING WAR AGAINST GOD. NOT BECAUSE HE THINKS HE CAN WIN BUT SO THAT HE CAN DECEIVE MEN AND CAUSE THEM TO JOIN HIS REBELLION.

Vanessa hit the pause button.

“Y’know, I’ve been trained by computer logic to detect flaws in an argument and I’ve gotta say that this all makes a lot of sense to me. Especially since we know our schools and government don’t want us to know about this.”

“Now ask it what a Holy Bible is,” said Jimbo.

THE BIBLE IS GOD’S WORD. THINK ABOUT IT. IF GOD HAS ALL POWER THEN HE SHOULD BE CAPABLE OF SEEING TO IT THAT MEN HAVE A WAY OF KNOWING WHAT HE EXPECTS OF THEM.

HE HAS CAUSED HIS LAWS AND PLANS FOR OUR LIVES TO BE WRITTEN INTO THIS BOOK.

Barney chomped down hard on the weed he was chewing.

“This is all blowing my mind. Lotsa things I’ve wondered about are beginning to make sense. Why else would the powers-that-be keep this from us?”

Vanessa responded enthusiastically, “Well, like I said, I’ve been up half the night asking questions. Check this out.”

“Did we come from monkeys?”

CHARLES DARWIN INTRODUCED THIS THEORY IN 1859. HE WROTE “THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES” –THE FULL TITLE IS “THE NATURAL SELECTION OF THE FAVORED SPECIES” WHICH WAS USED TO PROMOTE HIS IDEAS AS FACTS.

MEN WERE EAGER TO USE THIS THEORY TO EXCUSE THEIR SINS. FEW PEOPLE KNOW THAT DARWIN WAS A RACIST AND CONSIDERED WOMEN INFERIOR.

SEVERAL MONKEY SKELETONS WERE FAKED UP BY SCIENTISTS TO PROMOTE THE IDEA THAT THERE WAS A “MISSING LINK” OR A CREATURE WHO WAS HALF MAN AND HALF MONKEY.

NEBRASKA MAN WAS MADE INTO A “SCIENTIFIC” DISCOVERY WHICH WAS LATER FOUND TO BE DESIGNED TOTALLY FROM A SINGLE PIG’S TOOTH.

JAVA MAN WAS PROMOTED AS THE ULTIMATE PROOF OF A MISSING LINK WHILE A HUMAN SKELETON A FEW YARDS AWAY (IN THE SAME STRATA) WAS IGNORED.

PEKING MAN WAS LATER PROVEN TO BE A MONKEY’S SKULL.

LUCY WAS ANOTHER SPECIMEN WHICH WAS KEPT FROM PUBLIC VIEW FOR YEARS. THE KNEE OF A NEARBY MONKEY SKELETON WAS ADDED TO LUCY BECAUSE THE DISCOVERER FELT LIKE “IT JUST FIT THERE.”

EVEN AFTER THESE FAKES WERE EXPOSED THEY MYTERIOUSLY REMAINED IN SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS FOR DECADES AND ARE STILL DISPLAYED AS FACTUAL EVIDENCE IN ALL MATERIAL PUBLISHED ON THIS TOPIC.

“What’s a textbook?” Squeaky popped the question to the whole group as she looked around with a puzzled face.

Vanessa picked up the little Bible.

“I think it’s something like this Bible you found. People used to read things without a prompter or any kind of machine.”

Barney offered his opinion that all this was “cool” but wanted to know, “How can we know the Bible is true?”

GOOD QUESTION. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT EVERY TRUTH IS ESTABLISHED BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES. Matthew 18:16

IF ANY MAN WILL DO HIS WILL, HE SHALL KNOW OF THE DOCTRINE, WHETHER IT BE OF GOD, OR [WHETHER] I SPEAK OF MYSELF. JOHN 7:17

ALL SCRIPTURE [IS] GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, AND [IS] PROFITABLE FOR DOCTRINE, FOR REPROOF, FOR CORRECTION, FOR INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS: 2 TIMOTHY 3:16

THESE THINGS HAVE I WRITTEN UNTO YOU THAT BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF THE SON OF GOD; THAT YE MAY KNOW THAT YE HAVE ETERNAL LIFE, AND THAT YE MAY BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF THE SON OF GOD. 1 JOHN 5:13

ARCHAEOLOGY, SCIENCE, HISTORY ARE JUST A FEW OF THE MANY WITNESSES THAT VERIFY THE TRUTH IN THE BIBLE. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A FACT FROM ANY OF THESE DISCIPLINES WHICH SHOWS THE BIBLE TO BE IN ERROR.

THE MOST IMPORTANT WITNESS IS GOD’S SPIRIT. HE PROMISED TO GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH IF YOU WILL REPENT OF YOUR SINS AND CONFESS THAT JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD AND THAT HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS WAS PAYMENT FOR THE PENALTY OF YOUR SINS.

“Whoa, there pardner! What’s a sin and what ain’t a sin?” Barney asked in an exasperated tone of voice.

“And another thing, how can someone who died be God? If there’s a God how could he ever die?”

Vanessa was concerned about keeping the machine on too long.

“Well, I sure don’t have all the answers but I’ll bet the Reticulator does!” she said while reaching for the power button.

Jimbo stood up, his head bumping the ceiling of the little tree house.

“I’ve got something to say. First, we can all see we’ve got something powerful here. Second, we know someone is trying to track us and probably doesn’t want us to have this gadget. Third, it sounds like ought to use it sparingly or our parents are going to wonder what we’re up to.”

“I move we convene an official meeting of the TreeHouse Club and vote on where to go from here.”

Barney turned the box he was sitting on up on its end and stood behind it.

“Hear ye, hear ye. The honorable TreeHouse Club is called to order.The secretary will now give us the reading of the minutes for last week’s meeting.”

Squeaky stood up and looked around mournfully.

“We talked last time about whether it was right to use our electric fence on the neighbor’s dogs to keep them from killing our chickens. Everybody agreed but me. I still think there’s gotta be a way to teach the dogs without hurting them.”

Jimbo shouted her down.

“Let’s not start all that again. I move we accept the minutes as given by the secretary.”

“So moved. Any seconds?”

“Seconded.” Vanessa offered.

“O.K., are there any other issues to be voted on at this time?”

Jimbo’s hand shot up.

“I move that we limit our use of the Reticulator to one hour a day and not use the NET unless absolutely necessary.”

“So moved and seconded. Anything else?”

Squeaky reached over and picked up the little Bible from the treehouse railing.

“Just from what I’ve heard today I think we oughta try to read some of this Bible book and see if it has anything else to say. Oh, and let’s keep this all a secret because it sounds like we’re in big trouble if anyone finds out what we’re up to.”

The meeting was adjourned and the kids all went their separate ways. No one noticed as a white van with a revolving antenna floated slowly past the house.

The Bible Marker Club - Chapter 2 - The Watchers

Chapter 2 - The Bible Marker Club: The Watchers

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Somewhere in the ether cloud which surrounded EverLand, a soft blue prompter screen began to glow.

NIMROD CONTROL CENTER
LOG OPENED

ACTIVE TARGET DISCOVERED

EVERLAND, BLUE DISTRICT
NEAREST PRINCIPALITY: POETRY VILLAGE

COORDINATES: NORTH 32 DEGREES 50.500’ WEST 96 DEGREES 15.996’
ELEVATION: 657’
ACCURACY: 31.4 %

NIMROD CONTROL CENTER
LOG CLOSED

“Looks like we’ve got a rebel oscillator on the log, sir!” The Nimrod operator pointed to the flat screen in front of the semi-circle of consoles.

“Good catch, Wisner. I’m getting real tired of these things scrolling off the log.” Lieutenant Tanger leaned over the console and scribbled some notes on a pad.

“Let’s get a crew down to that area pronto and see what we can pick up.” He smiled to himself. “Y’know, some of these folks are pretty talented but most of them aren’t aware of the backup IFR in these older CPUs. They probably think nobody’s tracking them.”

“Yep, the bad guys always lose in the end.” Wisner quipped. “You’d think their god would help them to play smarter than that since he’s supposed to be so all-powerful.”

Tanger looked at him with a blank stare. “Well, whoever is running this one has all the bells and whistles. When we catch up with them I’d like to have a closer look. Can we ping them or is the signal too weak?”

“I’ll give it a try, sir.” Wisner tapped a few keys and just had time to hit the capture button before the signal disappeared.

All I can tell you, Lieutenant, is that the login said “Jimbo” but it’s gone now.

As soon as the sun was up, Squeaky and Jimbo made a beeline for their backyard treehouse. Jimbo couldn’t wait to boot up the Reticulator and ask some more questions.

“Wait!” Squeaky said, grabbing his arm. “I think we oughta ask Vanessa to take a look at this thing first. I’ve been thinking… y’know how Robbie Smaller got in trouble at school a while back for hacking into his prompter? How did they know he was hacking? They must have ways of doing things that we aren’t s’posed to know about. What if someone knows we’re using this thing? What if Grandpa didn’t program it?”

Jimbo scratched his head, took off his baseball hat and put it back on. “You may have a point there. But if anyone’s tracking us they will have to deal with me when I catch them.”

Within the hour, the four original members of the TreeHouse Club were all present and accounted for. Vanessa was the club’s computer geek and Barney supplied the cowboy element to round out the group. As Jimbo explained what he could about the Reticulator, Vanessa was busily punching keys.

“Here, try the headset.” Jimbo plugged it in while Vanessa held it in her hand and tried speaking a few simple commands into the mic.

VOCAL PATTERN NOT RECOGNIZED
LOGGING OFF

“Wow! Pretty sophisticated for an old machine!” Vanessa handed the headset back to Jimbo with a flourish.

“Yeah, I guess you’d better let me log back in. Maybe you can take over from there on the keyboard.”

Vanessa ran her fingers over the keyboard like a concert pianist. Her face quickly turned into a frown as she typed.

Start>Settings>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Event Viewer

“Someone’s been pinging us!” she screamed.

“What’s pinging ya’ll? How come nobody tells me anything?” asked Barney.

“It means this box has a wireless connection to the NET and an IFR chip in it. I thought your Grandpa was supposed to be a real hacker but he missed this one,” said Vanessa. “Do you know what will happen if we are caught with this thing?”

Jimbo tried to sound like he knew something about the law but all he could offer was, “I’ve always been told that were are not s’posed to use any prompters other than the ones at school. Mr. Baldwin said it was because in the old days some bad guys would do bad things to little kids using the NET.”

Barney chimed in, “Yep, and that ain’t all. My prompter told me about rebels who have their own satellite system and have an underground network of people who want to take us back to the dark ages.”

“What was it like back then?” asked Squeaky.

Vanessa looked at her condescendingly. “Well, women couldn’t vote and they had to have babies whether they wanted to or not.”

Squeaky shot back, “I read somewhere that if a kid was born with a defect they kept them alive somehow and had special hospitals for them like prisons. I’m glad there are no deformed kids nowadays.”

“Hold up a minute ya’ll. Remember how we learned that EverLand used to be split up into states instead of districts? Everybody wanted something different and nobody got anything they wanted.” Barney took a long weed out of his mouth to offer his comment and then stuck in back in with a twinkle in his eye.

Vanessa looked at each member of the group. “Since you are my best friends I’m going to tell you something. I’ve been doing some hacking of my own and I’m not sure everything we’re being told in school is honest.”

“Don’t tell anyone or I’ll be in big trouble but I’ve been on a couple of rebel sites lately. They say things about people being frozen in big machines until a cure is discovered to change their behavior. These rebels are supposed to be bad guys but who knows what to believe?”

“That’s the whole point. Who knows what to believe?” Jimbo offered.

Squeaky shuddered and rubbed her arms. “I’m scared. Whatever is going on is not good.”

Vanessa put her hand on Squeaky’s shoulder. “And from what I’ve been told about your grandfather he was just the kind of guy we need right now. Someone who could’ve told us what’s going on. This Reticulator is a goldmine. If we can just figure out how to use it without getting caught.”

“What am I saying? We’ve got to turn that thing off quick before someone triangulates our position! Anybody got a pocketknife?”

Barney flipped the sheath cover on his big cowboy belt. “Does a cowboy wear boots? Careful, that blade is slicker than a hounds tooth!”

In a minute Vanessa had the laptop apart and was tracing the chip logic with a pencil.

“It’s got an extra IFR chip disguised as an accelerator. My guess is that your Grandpa disabled the first IFR but never noticed the disguise.”

“O.K., now you’re getting too techie with us. What’s the bottom line?” Jimbo said.

“I don’t know. I’ve got to think it over. I can write a routine to disable the IFR but I’d sure like to use it to find out who is spying on us first.”

How the Bible Marker Club Began - Star date 2033

We’ve opted this month to introduce an adventure story which our family has been working on. The goal is to raise the issue: why do we need to study the Bible thoroughly?

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The Bible Marker Club: Beginnings

Copyright 2005

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Star date: 2033.1.24

After the time the time of reconstitution, the old-fashioned region formally known as U.S.A. was transitioned to the region of EverLand. The states were changed to districts. This is the story of how a group of kids discovered a banned book and the Bible Marker Club was born.

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“Jimbo! Mom says we gotta get back home before dark or Daddy will be worried about us!” Squeaky was shouting up the winding attic staircase, the last place she’d seen Jimbo.

“O.K., tell her I’m coming. I just know Grandpa left us something up here and I’m gonna find it!” yelled Jimbo.

Squeaky climbed the stairs slowly and lowered her voice, “What makes you think Grandpa left us something ? We haven’t been allowed to see him since we were little.”

“Don’t you remember the last time we saw him? He said that if anything ever happened to him there would be something we needed waiting for us at his house.” Jimbo was talking quietly too. It was as if they both knew mom wouldn’t approve of this kind of talk about Grandpa.

The two of them began opening old boxes and bags of junk. After awhile they could hear mom calling from downstairs. Her voice didn’t sound very happy.

“We better give it up and try to come back some other time” whispered Jimbo. As they tiptoed their way to the little attic doorway, Squeaky tripped her feet up on a loose board.

“Jimbo, let’s go. I almost fell through the ceiling and mom’s already mad.”

“Wait a minute! There’s something under this floor.” Jimbo pried the boards loose carefully until the corner of a well sealed box began to show.

“Hey look! It says, “For Squeaky & Jimbo from Grandpa” he yelled as he pulled the box out from under the flooring. “I knew Grandpa never forgot us, no matter what our prompters say!”

Mom’s loud voice at the bottom of the stairs jolted them back to reality. “What are you kids doing up there? For the last time, it’s time to go!”

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As their hover-van floated down the airspace, mom snapped occasional words over her shoulder. “What’s in the box? Didn’t I tell you we don’t have room for any more junk?”

“There was a note on it from grandpa. He left it for US!” Squeaky chirped.

“Well, your father may not be very happy about it considering all we’ve been through lately.” Their mother was being intentionally misleading since the children were not old enough to understand the modern laws and were better off thinking that their grandfather had a heart attack.

“You’d better open that box now, before we get home.” She scolded.

“Wow, look at this! It’s an old-fashioned prompter!” Jimbo whooped, as he tore open the box.

“They called those ‘laptops’ when I was a little girl.” Mom offered the information in a condescending tone, “They aren’t powerful enough for anything much nowadays. Just to be sure, we’d better let Daddy take a look at it when we get home.”

When they arrived, Jimbo went straight to his bedroom and turned on Grandpa’s gadget.

The screen immediately lit up with a message.

“Kiddos, congratulations on finding my gift. I have worked on setting this machine up for you for many years. Since I can’t be sure who might get their hands on my project I have built in a password protected area so that the machine looks like a normal computer until you log into what I call the ‘Reticulator.’”

“Reticulator is a fancy name for the part of the brain which helps you to concentrate on something. It relates everything you see to the subject you are thinking about until you have all the answers you need on that topic.”

“The following password hint will disappear, along with this greeting after you answer the following question: what was the name of the dog I had around the farm when you were little kids?”

“Type in the dog’s name and I will be praying that God will guide you into all truth as you experiment with the Reticulator. I have missed you terribly but have total trust that God will take care of you and bring you to Himself. I love you with all my heart and remember that the Lord Jesus Christ showed His love for you by His death on the cross.”

Jimbo quickly typed “Leroy” into the password slot and the screen went blank. A voice which sounded like it was inside the laptop said; “Please use the headset supplied to insure privacy. Welcome to the Reticulator! The Reticulator responds to voice or keyboard. Please enter or speak your name.”

“Where is my Grandpa?” Jimbo quickly typed on the tiny keyboard.

“The Reticulator responds to voice or keyboard. Please enter or speak your name.”

Jimbo glanced at his bedroom doorway and tested the machine. “Leroy,” he said.

“Unrecognized login. The Reticulator responds to voice or keyboard. Please enter or speak your name.”

“Jimbo.”

“Login verified. How can I help you Jimbo?”

“Where is my Grandpa?”

“The Reticulator was programmed by James L. Means for the use and protection of his grandchildren, Squeaky and Jimbo Means. Granpa means is at an undisclosed location. He is counting on your prayers for his safety and he is praying that you will discover the truth of the Bible hidden inside the case of this device. Please shutdown the Reticulator and remove the Bible quickly before the machine becomes overheated.”

The machine was quickly shutdown and a pocket-knife was used to remove the screws on the bottom. Tucked on top of the hard drive was a slim book with the words “Holy Bible” on the front cover.

After restarting the machine, Jimbo logged in and persisted with his question, “Where is my Grandpa?” After receiving the same answer several times in a row, Jimbo decided the Reticulator did not have the artificial intelligence abilities which his prompter at school had. He was just about to ask, “Who is the Lord Jesus Christ? and What is a Holy Bible?” when Squeaky bounced into the room with a loud, “Whatcha’ doing?” and a sandwich in her hand.

“Ssshhh!!! This isn’t just an old-fashioned school-prompter we have here, Grandpa set up this thing especially for me and you and it sounds like he is in trouble somewhere.”

Squeaky looked at the screen and scrolled the pages back and forth for awhile. “Hmmm, have you tried talking to it?” she whispered.

“No, I’m afraid to get mom in here. She has always said that Grandpa was a little kooky and she will take it away if she finds out what it’s for.” Jimbo looked at the door again. “Close the door and we’ll try the voice-activation.”

As soon as the coast was clear, Jimbo quietly spoke into the headset, “I want to know where my Grandpa is.”

“At the time of the last Reticulator update, James Means was aware that those who do not love the Lord Jesus Christ were searching for him. If you are reading this he is either with the Lord or in government custody at this time. The best thing you can do is to pray for him and to make sure you find everything God has for you in His Word.”

The words seemed cold and dry but Jimbo had used school-prompters enough to know that they were only designed to give the answers that were programmed into them. That meant that these words were not an educated guess of modern computer logic but an actual message from his grandfather to him and Squeaky.

“What’s all the God stuff about? Squeaky’s voice brought Jimbo out of these deep thoughts.

“Umm… I don’t know. I was just about to ask when you came in. I’m thinking Grandpa really must’ve put some thought into programming this thing for us and there must be some message he’s trying to get to us. The first thing we’ve got to know is what to do if mom and dad find out about this.”

He typed hurriedly, “Mom and Dad taught us that Grandpa had some strange ideas. How can we use this machine if they find out what it’s for?”

The screen slowly typed, “Press F12 to switch to normal mode from Reticulator mode. Press F12 to return.”

“Wow!” Squeaky yelped, “Grandpa thought of everything!”

Suddenly the door burst open with a bang. “What are you two up to in here? Your mother has been calling everyone for supper. Say, what’ve you got there? An old laptop! Was this out at the old house? Better let me take a look. Grandpa had some mighty strange ideas and we don’t need you filling your heads with any nonsense.”

Mr. Means was a professional software engineer and his hands flew over the keyboard.

Start>Run>RegEdit>Find>religion

Find>Jesus

Find>sin

Start>Run>Command

C:\>grep *.god

C:\>grep *.jesus

C:\>exit

“I guess it’s just an old Windows system. Won’t do much. All it has is the barebones tools on it. It’s a harmless toy for you guys to play with. Just let me know if you find anything weird on here, O.K.? Now let’s go eat!”

Jimbo breathed a sigh of relief that he had been able to press the panic button just in time.

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Sunday, May 15, 2005

Brand new insights from Scripture!

We're proud to announce the completion of the Pastoral epistles! That's 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus and Philemon...

Here are some things we'd never seen before:

• Luther, Darby, Calvin, Polycarp, Chrysotom, Eusebius -and even the heretic Marcion all had some things to say about these letters to Timothy.

• The setting for 2 Timothy was a few months after Rome burned and this explains several things such as the disappearance of many of Paul's friends and the hard time Onesiphorus had finding him. It reads like a detective novel!

• Did you know Paul suggested Jesus stood next to him in place of a lawyer since no public defenders were willing to risk Nero's anger against this "ringleader" of accused arsonists by standing in as his attorney in this kangaroo court?

• It was interesting to find out that dozens of ancient authors confirm the deceitful nature of the Cretans in the book of Titus. By the way, what was Paul doing quoting a secular play and thereby inserting words attributed to Zeus right into our Bibles? Titus 1:12

• The legal language of Rome and the O.T. references to runaway slaves were a surprise as we re-read Philemon and saw Paul taking the position of a court-appointed lawyer -as was permitted for runaway slaves.

The entire set will be downloadable as PDFs as soon as we have time to post them.

In the meantime, what's stopping you from checking these books out and posting any insights you come across for inclusion before this batch goes to the printing press?

Several have asked how to go about posting... just study your Bible and ask the Lord to show you something which we would all benefit from and then hit "reply" and share it with the rest of us.

No flame-throwers will attack you. No one is going to say your idea was stupid. I've been studying for 34 yrs. and the Lord shows me new things every day.

If anyone DID think your idea was stupid - "no man knoweth anything as he ought...'" 1 Cor. 8:2
and "knowledge puffeth up." 1 Cor. 8:1

I'm really expecting to hear from you! We want to complete the whole Bible and have 59 books to go. It has taken us 6 yrs. to get 7 books done. PLEASE contribute -there's no way we can do this alone. This material is forming the basis of a curriculum for the preacher-boys in Jamaica who eat up everything we give them ravenously. They can't go to a Christian bookstore in the middle of the jungle and buy study guides like we can.

If you can't go then please share what you can as they are reading this and are always ready for more.

Here's one for ya' -what does it mean to "rightly divide the Word?" (2 Tim. 2:15) -so far we have the Greek rendering "cut straight or accurately" but in what way is it to be divided?

Is it saying we need to differentiate between the Law and the New Covenant? Whassupwiddat?

Your Servant in Christ,
Jimmy G.
Dan. 12:3
www.stoplooklistenbible.com
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