Wednesday, January 29, 2014

All Around the Web - January 29, 2014

The Gospel Coalition - Why I Am a Cessationist / Continuationist | Dr. Thom Schreiener pens the article on Cessionism and Dr. Sam Storms pens the article on continuationism.

Bible Gateway - New Videos: Did a Historical Adam Really Exist?
The question of whether Adam and Eve actually existed—as real people who lived in real history and who are the parents of all humanity—has become a touchy question within evangelical Christian theology.

Some scholars insist that a historical Adam is necessary; after all, the apostle Paul contrasts Adam and Jesus and seems to view Adam as equally historical, and many Christian doctrines have traditionally hinged on Adam. Other scholars doubt both the existence of a man named Adam and his necessity to our faith.

Underlying the disagreement about Adam are questions about evolution and the inerrancy of Scripture, the kind of issues by which institutions define themselves and over which professors can lose jobs.

To give you a taste of the different views and what’s at stake in this debate, we’ve collected new videos from contributors and editors of the new Zondervan book, Four Views on the Historical Adam.

Ligonier - 5 Ways to Pray for Your Church Family in 2014
1. Pray for a Hunger for the Bible.
2. Pray for Thankfulness.
3. Pray for Gospel Growth.
4. Pray for Holiness.
5. Pray for Unity.

Liberate - What is the Lord's Prayer?

New York Times - Hiroo Onoda, Soldier Who Hid in Jungle for Decades, Dies at 91
Hiroo Onoda, an Imperial Japanese Army officer who remained at his jungle post on an island in the Philippines for 29 years, refusing to believe that World War II was over, and returned to a hero’s welcome in the all but unrecognizable Japan of 1974, died on Thursday in Tokyo. He was 91.
His death, at a hospital there, was announced by the Japanese government.

Caught in a time warp, Mr. Onoda, a second lieutenant, was one of the war’s last holdouts: a soldier who believed that the emperor was a deity and the war a sacred mission; who survived on bananas and coconuts and sometimes killed villagers he assumed were enemies; who finally went home to the lotus land of paper and wood which turned out to be a futuristic world of skyscrapers, television, jet planes and pollution and atomic destruction.

Japanese history and literature are replete with heroes who have remained loyal to a cause, especially if it is lost or hopeless, and Lieutenant Onoda, a small, wiry man of dignified manner and military bearing, seemed to many like a samurai of old, ultimately offering his sword as a gesture of surrender to President Ferdinand E. Marcos of the Philippines, who returned it to him.

The truth about redheads.

HT: Michael Bird
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