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Book Review: Knowable Word by Peter Krol

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Knowable Word: Helping Ordinary People Learn to Study the Bible by Peter Krol
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Peter Krol wraps a powerful Bible study tool in a small package, paring acres of difficult hermeneutical texts down into this accessible 100+ page resource. With enough lessons to keep a small group or Sunday School class active for a few weeks, his book leaves lay people with confidence that they can understand Scripture through the tested O-I-A method. You should not only OBSERVE my review and INTERPRET it to mean that you should get his book, but that you also APPLY it by purchasing it for yourself or your church's library today.

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Parallels between Noah and Adam

Ten similarities between Noah and Adam:

Both Adam and Noah were the fathers of the world's population.Both walked with God.Both received revelation from God.Both sinned.Both were naked and shamed.Both were farmers.Both had righteous and unrighteous sons.Both had unrighteous sons that tempted the righteous.Both had unrighteous sons that started ungodly families filled with violence.Both were types of Christ.

Pre- and Post-Flood Longevity Chart

In case you ever wanted a graphical representation of the lengths of ages of the key persons in Genesis, here you go.  You should note that it uses Bishop Ussher's chronology and was originally published by Kent Hovind of Creation Science Evangelism (now called "Creation Today"), but it's still a nifty graph.

Yahweh is Triune, but Allah is not

Can you prove the Trinity in 200 words or less?  Nathan Busenitz gave it a go at Cripplegate, and it's worth the read for those needing fast facts.

On a related note, some folks were asking if the God of the Bible and Allah are the same.  The question of the Trinity is proof enough that they are different deities.  The Qur'an explicitly denies the Trinity:
“O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, "Three"; desist - it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs” (4:171).“Say, "He is Allah, [who is] One, Allah, the Eternal Refuge. He neither beget…