11 Nov 2019

Giving Thanks

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When one thinks of the more egregious sins in our world today, we tend to think of sins like murder, assault, sexual sins, idolatry, and the like. Very few, I think, would place the sin of ingratitude high on this list. The Apostle Paul, however, does not share our tendency to regard thanklessness as only...
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4 Nov 2019

What Sustained Adoniram Judson During a Dark Time in Burma?

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Adoniram Judson entered Burma in 1813 and began laboring in sweltering heat and seemingly constant battles with sickness, disease, and death for the next thirty-eight years. He did not see a convert for the first six years of his ministry. After serving for eight years, Ann Judson, his first wife, was so sick that he...
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28 Oct 2019

2019 E3 Pastors Conference Recap

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On October 17-18, 2019, pastors, missionaries, and church members joined DBTS for the annual E3 Pastors Conference. The theme of the 2019 conference was “The Missionary Church.” The general sessions and workshops provided attendees with theological and practical content for a biblical philosophy of missions, church planting, and discipleship. If you attended, we hope that...
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24 Oct 2019

The Letter of Aristeas (Part Two)

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NOTE: This is the second in a two-part series on one of the most significant fake letters in the history of the church. The previous essay introduced the reader to the letter, explained what it says, and showed the historical and factual problems with the narrative. This post will address why the letter was written...
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14 Oct 2019

What Do We Want? MORE POWER! When Do We Want It? NOW!

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The NT Scriptures frequently mention the Christian’s need for “power” or “strength” from God to obey him, endure persecution, and bear witness for him (Phil 4:13; Col 1:11; 1 Pet 4:11; etc.). This is the case not primarily because of our finitude, but because of our spiritual deficiencies. All persons are born under the crippling...
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7 Oct 2019

The Letter of Aristeas (Part One)

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NOTE: This is the first in a two-part series on one of the most significant fake letters in the history of the church. This essay will introduce the reader to the letter, explain what it says, and show the historical and factual problems with the narrative. A future post will address why the letter was...
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1 Oct 2019

When and Where was the Septuagint Written?

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The origins of the Septuagint (hereafter, LXX) remain murky despite the evidence of its wide dissemination in the Hellenistic world.[1] Clues to its existence begin to emerge as early as the mid-second century B.C. Historical details, however, concerning the identity, provenance, and setting of the translators are relatively scant. Clearer is the fact that by...
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17 Sep 2019

DBTS Student Publication

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The Th.M. program at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary has as one of its goals the development of scholar-pastors in possession of the research and writing skills necessary to peer-reviewed publication. Recently one of our students, Mike Moses, published a paper that he originally prepared for a Th.M. seminar here at DBTS. You may read his...
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13 Sep 2019

Praying for Healing

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The Bible teaches that Christians ought to pray for healing and that God routinely answers such prayers (Jas 5:14–15 et al.). But what exactly should we expect from God when we pray to him for healing? As I see it, there are basically five discernable responses to this query: Some praying Christians expect out-and-out miracles...
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