Happy Birthday



Wednesday 06 April, 1955, Chuck, Dear Friend

1937, Merle Haggard, American country musician.

1929, Andre Previn, pianist and conductor.

1928, James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA.

1927, James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA.

1905, W. Warrick Cardozo, physician, researcher of Sickle Cell Anemia.

1866, Lincoln Joseph Steffens, journalist.


1968, “2001: A Space Odyssey” released in theaters.

1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson authorizes the use of ground troops in combat operations.

1941, German forces invade Greece and Yugoslavia.

1938, The United States recognizes Nazi Germany’s conquest of Austria.

924, Four planes leave Seattle on the first successful flight around the world.

1917, The United States declares war on Germany and enters World War I on Allied side.

1909, Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson become the first men to reach the North Pole.

1903, French Army Nationalists are revealed to have forged documents to guarantee a conviction for Alfred Dreyfus.

1896, The Modern Olympics begin in Athens with eight nations participating.

1865, At the Battle of Sailer’s Creek, a third of Lee‘s army is cut off by Union troops pursuing him to Appomattox.

1841, John Tyler is inaugurated as 10th president.


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A Birth I Can’t Remember, And One I Can’t Forget Paul Williams

“That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” (John 3:6)

OK, now that I’m done, maybe I should have done 1973, 18th or 1976, 21st Birthday.


Your Friend,

Dave the Bible Student

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Must Read

Incase You Missed It

New series by Bruce Cooper on Reasoned Cases For Christ

Don’t Be Deceived
Don’t Be Deceived – Part Two
Don’t Be Deceived – Part Three
Don’t Be Deceived – Part Four
Don’t Be Deceived – Part Five
Don’t Be Deceived – Part Six

Also see his Gospel of John Musings

New series on Gospel-road#66.1

Why does the devil obey God? #Challengingtopics.1
Once saved always saved? #challengingtopics.2
Is there really a rapture? If so, when is it? #challengingtopics.3


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One Day!

One day when heaven was filled with His praises,
  One day when sin was as black as could be,
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin—
  Dwelt among men, my example is He!

Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me;
  Buried, He carried my sins far away;
Rising, He justified freely forever:
    One day He’s coming—O glorious day!

One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain,
  One day they nailed Him to die on the tree;
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected;
  Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He.

Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me;
  Buried, He carried my sins far away;
Rising, He justified freely forever:
    One day He’s coming—O glorious day!

One day they left Him alone in the garden,
  One day He rested, from suffering free;
Angels came down o’er His tomb to keep vigil;
  Hope of the hopeless, my Savior is He.

Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me;
  Buried, He carried my sins far away;
Rising, He justified freely forever:
    One day He’s coming—O glorious day!

One day the grave could conceal Him no longer,
  One day the stone rolled away from the door;
Then He arose, over death He had conquered;
  Now is ascended, my Lord evermore.

Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me;
  Buried, He carried my sins far away;
Rising, He justified freely forever:
    One day He’s coming—O glorious day!

One day the trumpet will sound for His coming,
  One day the skies with His glory will shine;
Wonderful day, my beloved ones bringing;
  Glorious Savior, this Jesus is mine!

Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me;
  Buried, He carried my sins far away;
Rising, He justified freely forever:
    One day He’s coming—O glorious day!

Chapman, J. Wilbur (John Wilber)

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Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me) – Mauldin United Methodist Praise Band

“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” (Hebrews 9:28) King James Version (KJV)

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.” (1 Corinthians 15:1-6) King James Version (KJV) Biblia

“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.” (Romans 8:11) King James Version (KJV)


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Well Done

The other day I was on Mandy’s blog, Blue Collar Theologian reading PQ’s 3!

“I am thankful that when I get distracted chasing leaves and other frivolous things that God redirects my path.”, Mandy Sweigart-Quinn

“It’s not lost on me that many people have come in and out of my life. What influence I’ve had or been subject to. Good or bad. How many missed opportunities? Time is short and you never know when a window will close. Am I the Ambassador I am called to be? Am I too busy doing… to seize the moment?”, Dave the Bible Student

Sunday some Scripture verses came to me. I was a bit out of it, getting ready to go to Church. I jotted them down, sort of, and saved as a draft. Been busy and sory for that password protected post yesterday. It was special instructions and Gift Codes for my Pastor to set up PocketBible. Today’s a rainy day so I’m back to those verses.

“His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” (Matthew 25:23) King James Version (KJV)

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” — Paul (2 Timothy 4:7-8) KJV, BibleGateway.

“His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.” (Matthew 25:26-27) KJV, BibleGateway.

“And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matthew 7:23) King James Version (KJV)

“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” (2 Peter 1:3-4) KJV, BibleGateway.

“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14) KJV, BibleGateway.

The Narrow Gate: Matthew 7:13-14; KJV, BibleGateway. FaithLife

The Narrow Gate: Luke 13:22-30; KJV, BibleGateway. FaithLife FaithLife

A Tree and its Fruit: Matthew 7:15-23; KJV, BibleGateway. FaithLife

A Tree and its Fruit: Luke 6:43-45; KJV, BibleGateway. FaithLife

The House on the Rock: Matthew 7:24-27; KJV, BibleGateway. FaithLife

The House on the Rock: Luke 6:46-49; KJV, BibleGateway. FaithLife

Be Ready at Any Hour: Matthew 24:36-51; KJV, BibleGateway. FaithLife

The Parable of the Ten Virgins: Matthew 25:1-13; KJV, BibleGateway. FaithLife

The Parable of the Talents: Matthew 25:14-30; KJV, BibleGateway. FaithLife

The Parable of the Ten Minas: Luke 19:11-27; KJV, BibleGateway. FaithLife

The Sheep and the Goats: Matthew 25:31-46; KJV, BibleGateway. FaithLife

Make Your Calling Sure: 2 Peter 1:3-11; KJV, BibleGateway. FaithLife

Be Ready at Any Hour: Mark 13:32-37; KJV, BibleGateway. FaithLife

Be Ready for Service: Luke 12:35-48; KJV, BibleGateway. FaithLife

Matthew 7; KJVS, Bible Hub. BLB NET

Matthew 24; KJVS, Bible Hub. BLB NET

Matthew 25; KJVS, Bible Hub. BLB NET

Mark 13; KJVS, Bible Hub. BLB NET

Luke 6; KJVS, Bible Hub. BLB NET

Luke 12; KJVS, Bible Hub. BLB NET

Luke 13; KJVS, Bible Hub. BLB NET

Luke 19; KJVS, Bible Hub. BLB NET

2 Peter 1; KJVS, Bible Hub. BLB NET

So there it is, got ta go, run out of time again.


Dave the Bible student

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Once again I am overwhelmed, too busy and failing to accomplish what I would like. I’m going to have to lengthen my productive day. Now that the days are longer and we’ve moved to Daylight Savings Time I fall away at sundown and can’t get much done between 6:00 AM and first light. So much work needs doing outside and dawn calls to me. I need to swap 6 for 5 just to get my quiet time in.

I came here today, at this time because this morning I was reminded of a series Bruce Cooper has been doing; Gospel of John Musings on, Reasoned Cases For Christ.

The latest is; musings-from-the-gospel-of-john-number-53/
My favorite is; musings-from-the-gospel-of-john-number-47/, Chapter Seventeen
The first one; musings-from-gospel-of-john-number-1/, Chapter One

I really really really enjoy this series! Perhaps I’m a bit partial to John and perhaps a bit partial to Bruce as well. He labors heavily in Apologetics but is a very competent expositor as you can see for yourself.

Thank You Bruce,

Worthy is the Lamb!

Gospel According to John – BSHSB: Bible Hub; BLB; Net Bible; TKB; FLSB


Dave the Bible student

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While I would like to continue studying out Philippians 1:29 here, I’m not able to stay on task. That has been interrupted and set aside for the moment due to ADD. I was shanghaied this morning while going through the mail bag. I follow many people, blogs and organizations via mail service, too many. Most of which just get a skimming, maybe a quick read. This mornings mail call delivered notice of a new post from Gospel-road#66.1, Once saved always saved? #challengingtopics.2.

Once Saved Always Saved is a monicker usually preceded by those who believe in, more often than not critical, in context. The “?” not withstanding, Deano writes not as a critic but recognizing a challenging topic and wanting to foster conversation seeking truth.

Within the Theological discipline of Soteriology exists a doctrine of Eternal Security, most common in Reformed Theology and associated with Calvinism. It is also considered a Baptist Distinctive in most traditions.

This is not the first time this discussion has surfiest within our WordPress family. Not the first time I couldn’t help but to throw in my two cents, via a lengthy comment, on someone else’s blog either. See: my past posts

Deano gave a good treatment: there wasn’t a lot to add and I didn’t disagree with it; rather concur and affirm, with my two cents.

He sighted the following Scripture… (Acts 4:2), (Romans 6:23), (Romans 10:9-10), (John 14:6), (Matthew 7:13), (John 3:16), (2 Timothy 1:9), (Ephesians 1:13), (1 Corinthians 3:15), (John 19:30), (Luke 23:42), (2 Timothy 2:19) (Matthew 12:24-37), (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Thought I’d post that comment, edited, here and link to his post. Please read his post and if led, comment.

We have many denominations within the Church. We have many Theologians, Teachers and Preachers. Many doctrines and traditions and no shortage of translations or commentary. Ones Soteriology is often the point of contention. It is deep, vast and full of truly challenging topics so often avoided. You could say we have many “faiths” to keep (keep the faith – the faith which we preach). One can renounce, change ones mind or turn from ones “faith and practice” (believe in vain – go out from us, not of us).

I am a sinner saved by Grace. Sin seperates us from fellowship with God. Often this can cause one to question ones salvation or faith in Christ but the Spirit himself testifies with our spirit to give assurance.

Mans problem is seperation from God. God’s solution is Jesus Christ who died for our sins according to the scriptures; was buried, and rose again the third day according to the scriptures, cf. 1 Corinthians 15. Faith is the conduit to Grace: it’s by grace we are saved through faith, cf. Ephesians 2. The result is the new birth, cf. John 3. (born of the Spirit – indwelt) “life in Christ” eternal, abundant and free! – signed, sealed and delivered! That’s Salvation (past tense – from the penalty of sin) – a point in time that manifests in Salvation (present tense – from the bondage of sin), and ultimately results in Salvation (future tense) Glorification!!! But God will not be mocked – many will identify as a Christian having works (present) without “Life” or Salvation (past) but that does not make them one. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. —Matthew 7:21-23. Note: The work of God is to believe on him whom he hath sent, cf. John 6:29.

Let me add: “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” –John 17:3 KJV

Thank you for posting about this challenging topic, Deano

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” —2 Timothy 2:15


Dave the Bible student

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My destiny for this day, that the Lord has given me, became evident to me early this morning. While going threw the mail bag [email inbox] and coming to the Thomas Nelson KJV verse of the day from HarperCollins Christian Publishing. It showed Philippians 1:29. When I read it, out of context, a red flag went up that I had to study out. Did Paul just say that believing on Christ is given, literally? In the Theological discipline of Soteriology exists a chasm betwixt Calvinists and Wesleyan–Arminianism. Among other things, Sovereign Choice vs Free Will. My position from the Whole Council of Scripture, as has been made known to me through years of Bible study is there is a Holy Tension.

“Very often folks are afraid of the tension in Scripture between God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility. That is probably because our finite minds cannot fully grasp how both can be true. But God’s mind is not finite — He sees the end from the beginning and everything in between. And so we can be assured that even when we can’t figure out how two seemingly contrary things can both be true, God can. Rather than trying to figure out the secret things of God, we should allow the not-so secret things to have an impact on the way in which we live our lives.” — Devaney, Phil: A Holy Tension

First let’s look at the whole phrase, “For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake; Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.” (vv. 29-30, KJV – Philippians 1, Bible Hub)

For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not onlyto believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, experiencing the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me. (vv. 29-30, NAS95 – Philippians 1, Bible Hub)

For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have. (vv. 29-30, ESV – Philippians 1, Bible Hub)

For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for him. (v. 29, NLT – Bible Hub)

ὅτι ὑμῖν ἐχαρίσθη τὸ ὑπὲρ Χριστοῦ οὐ μόνον τὸ εἰς αὐτὸν πιστεύεινἀλλὰ καὶ τὸ ὑπὲρ αὐτοῦ πάσχειν (v. 29, TR – Bible Hub)

it is given:  ἐχαρίσθη charizomai – Strong’s G5483 [occurs 580 times in 551 verses] to grant as a favor that is gratuitously in kindness pardon or rescue – LIT: it has been granted
behalf: ὑπὲρ hyper – Strong’s G5228 [occurs 13 times in 13 verses] for the sake of
of Christ: Χριστοῦ christos – Strong’s G5547 [occurs 90 times in 86 verses] anointed that is the Messiah an epithet of Jesus
to believe: πιστεύειν pisteuō – Strong’s G4100 [occurs 2 times in 2 verses] to have faith (in upon or with respect to a person or thing) that is credit; by implication to entrust (especially one´ s spiritual well being to Christ)

Philippians 1:29 Context

27Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; 28And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. 29For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake; 30Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me. ( Bible.org 1 ) ( Bible.org 2 ) ( Bible.org 3 ) ( Faithlife )

Philippians 1: ( Biblia ) ( Bible Hub ) ( NET Bible )( BLB )

Philippians: ( Bible Hub ) ( Bible.org ) ( NET Bible ) ( TTB w JVM ) ( Constable ) ( DBOTB )

Sorry, ran out of day, to be continued


Dave the Bible student

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Sunday School Lesson 3/27/22…

The intercession of Abraham for the people of Sodom (Genesis 18:16-33)

Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? — having in mind righteous Lot, who dwelt in Sodom, whom he knew to be a just man, Abraham was convinced there were righteous people in Sodom so he appealed for Sodom on the basis of God’s justice.

After the LORD revealed to Abraham that He was going to destroy Sodom, and while the two angels were walking toward that city, Abraham’s great intercessory countdown began: fifty…forty-five…forty…thirty…twenty…ten.

The LORD would not have destroyed Sodom if ten righteous men could be found. And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake. (v. 32)

In the end, He did not destroy the righteous with the wicked. And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city. (Genesis 19:16)

Abraham’s prayer is a wonderful example of effectual intercession. It was based on the righteous character of the Judge of all the earth (v. 25) and evidenced that boldness, yet deep humility which only an intimate knowledge of God can give. Only when Abraham stopped pleading did the Lord close the matter and depart (v. 33). There are many mysteries in life for which the truth of verse 25 is the only satisfying answer.

MacDonald, William. 1989 Believer’s Bible Commentary. Nashville, TN Thomas Nelson.

With the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah imminent, God paused, yet again, to allow them another chance. This time Abraham would be a part of the forbearing process. Abraham appealed to God’s justice, by saying, Will you really sweep away the righteous with the wicked?

 Evans, Tony. 2019. The Tony Evans Study Bible. Nashville, TN: Holman Bible.

“Won’t the Judge of the whole earth do what is just?” Abraham bases his argument on the justice of God. And when a man dares to do that, it is mighty pleading, for, depend on it, God will never do an unjust thing. If we dare to plead his righteousness, his infallible justice, we plead most powerfully.

Spurgeon. 2017. The Spurgeon Study Bible: Notes. Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.

Thus the theme of justice predominates: those who will enjoy God’s blessing (a) will teach justice (v. 19); (b) may intercede for just judgment to preserve the righteous; and (c) know that God may preserve the wicked for the sake of the righteous. Certainly Israel learned from this that God is a righteous Judge, that righteousness exalts a nation (cf. Prov. 14:34), and that righteous people help preserve society (cf. Matt. 5:13). These truths should have been as great a concern to Israel as they were to Abraham who turned them into compassionate intercession.

 Ross, Allen P. 1985. “Genesis.” In The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures, edited by J. F. Walvoord and R. B. Zuck, 1:60. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

Who: the LORD and Abraham; What: intercession for the people of Sodom; Where: The plains of Mamre at Hebron (cf. 13:18; 14:13); Why: Justice and righteousness. Wherefore: We can and should intercede for others.


Dave the Bible student

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The latest edition to my PocketBible library is the Dictionary of Bible Themes. This is a two volume topical Bible study resource. One is a topical index you can use to start a topical study. The other follows verse by verse along with your Bible, like a commentary to list topics where the verse is included. The above link has a demonstration showing a three panel layout linking and adding the Bible to the above volumes. I use a four tab formate on my tablet and a two panel multi tab formate on the MacBook. In either case each volume has a separate place where it fits into my study layout.

Topical Bible study is not new. I already had Nave’s Topical Bible for PocketBible. I also have the Thompson Chain-Reference Bible in print. I like how this resource works in my PocketBible setup. Logos uses data sets along with study guides and a powerful search feature whereby you can conduct a topical study.

If you are Laridian Bible Software customer you received an email with this offer. The offer is not only a discounted price of $14.99 but includes Lewis Sperry Chafer‘s Major Bible Themes for free. I already had a copy so have a gift code to give it to a friend. See 3/31/21 about that previous purchase.

The Advanced Feather Set for PocketBible is also on sale for half price through 3/28/22.

I use PocketBible by Laridian as a study Bible on my tablet and now have it on my MacBook. PocketBible is free but it only comes with the KJV Bible and Users Guide. Their website says, Once you register you’l get access to 40 resources. But when registered a Free account gives you access to 10 bibles & 37 other resources.


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