Animals Preserved

May/June 2016 An Ark with Room to Spare Listen to audio:  “I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you; of all that go out of the ark, even every beast of the earth” (Genesis 9:9-10 ASV). James Parkinson  Noah was commanded to build the Ark to save all manner of life. It is recorded also to assure []

Horses in the Bible

May/June 2016 Trust Only in God Listen to audio:  “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God” (Psalm 20:7 NIV). Brent Hislop Perhaps one of the most remarkable things about horses in the Bible is that almost exclusively they are spoken of as instruments of war and not as animals used for the peaceful benefit of man. It is of interest that of all the gifts that Pharaoh gave to Abram []

The Serpent in Scripture

May/June 2016 Power Over Sin Listen to audio:  “Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made” (Genesis 3:1 ESV). Brian Jakubowski  In scripture, the serpent or snake has the dubious distinction of being the only member of God’s creation to have been specifically cursed. Through the suggestion of the serpent, mother Eve was deceived into partaking of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Then she []

Dogs in The Bible

May/June 2016 Rags to Riches Listen to audio:  “Yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table” (Matthew 15:27). Gary Johnson When God instructed Noah to lead the animals into the ark, His purpose in doing so was to “keep them alive with you” (Genesis 6:19 NAS). The directions are specific in the numbers of animals, two for the “unclean,” and seven (or, “seven seven”) for the clean birds and animals (possible sacrifices). So the Lord looked after []

News and Views

May/June 2016 Listen to audio:  Religious The oldest surviving copy of the Hebrew Bible has been officially recognized by the United Nations Educations, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a world treasure. The manuscript, called the Aleppo Codex, has been added to UNESCO’s International Memory of the World Register, a list of the most important discoveries in human history. All current versions of the Old Testament are thought to originate from this ancient manuscript which was written around the year 930 AD. []