Not Peace But A Sword

Author: Vance Havner
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ISBN: 9780615998336
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Riverby Memorial Church was both imposing and important, with a liberal sprinkling of lawyers, doctors, retailers and politicians. Its pastor was highly educated, an excellent speaker, and surpassed every area minister in the art of pleasing all the church members. Everyone spoke well of their pastor. Memorial Church was a peaceful place to be-but it was the peace of a cemetery! All that changed when Stephen Lynn came to town. Lynn was not a pastor, but he was a Christian through and through. He took Christ and his words seriously. He not only talked the talk; he walked the walk. Through Lynn's influence, the pastor was renewed as well as several others. The "old guard" resisted this fresh move of the Spirit. The devout soon discovered that the way of Christ was a way of "not peace but a sword." This refreshing fictional account of revival coming to a local church, should whet the spiritual appetite of every believer who thirsts for reality-in their own life and the life of the church.

Not Peace But A Sword

Author: Stephen Baskerville
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415085205
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Not Peace But A Sword

Author: Stephen Baskerville
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498291775
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Not Peace But a Sword provides a case study in religious radicalism, as exemplified by the Puritanism of the English Revolution. Based on sermons preached to the Long Parliament and other political bodies, Stephen Baskerville demonstrates how Puritan religious and political ideas transformed the English Civil War into the world's first great modern revolution. To understand why, Baskerville analyzes the underlying social changes that gave rise to Puritan radicalism. The Puritan intellectuals developed the sermon into a medium that conveyed not only popular political understanding but also a sophisticated political sociology that articulated a new social and political consciousness. In the process, they challenged the traditional political order and created a new order by appealing to the needs and concerns of a people caught up in the problems of rapid social and economic change. The book explores the social psychology behind the rise of Puritanism, as the Puritan ministers themselves presented it, through textual criticism of their own words, placing them in the mental context of their time, and offers a new understanding of the link between religious ideas and revolutionary politics.

Not Peace But A Sword

Author: Vincent Sheean
Editor: READ BOOKS
ISBN: 9781406741445
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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

Not Peace But A Sword

Author: Robert Spencer
Editor: Catholic Answers
ISBN: 9781938983283
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Best-selling author Robert Spencer compares Islam with Christianity and shows that, far from being "sister religions" with similar core doctrines and morals, they're actually separated by "a great chasm" of belief and practice. A much-needed rejoinder to those who dream of an easy alliance between the two faiths.

Deceiving The Elect Quickening Dreams

Author: Douglas Christian Larsen
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 125732148X
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A quiet book about how an intensely deceptive movement can begin, with its almost innocent origins buried deeply in the hopes and fears of good people. Quickening Dreams is the first book in the Deceiving the Elect series, introducing us to a cast of quirky, lovable characters, both good and bad. This book speaks to that growing feeling of uncertainty, deep in your heart, where you are beginning to question the reality of this world, and the religion your parents taught you. In distant echoes you are beginning to hear the still, small voice, and perhaps you are one of the very few that is having odd dreams, dreams that seem to waken you, and bring you to life.

Deceiving The Elect Book 1 Quickening Dreams

Author: Douglas Christian Larsen
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 110513704X
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"Deceiving the Elect - Book 1: Quickening Dreams" is the story of a fellowship of world-weary people who hear the call of the still small voice, the call to a mystical quickening, their hearts and minds opening to the Ancient of Days and the whisper of Truth. It is also the tale of Jehovah's Army, a powerful new spiritual, political and mercenary juggernaut, forcefully shepherding all religions into one ecumenical force, marching under the banner of Christ. The first goal of JA: take back America for Jesus, and the next? Ultimately, the world. These self-appointed men of God will usher in a new golden age of peace, under a new world order, where an anointed one will rule the world with a rod of iron. We have been repeatedly warned: "Do not be deceived!" We have true gifts: reason, memory, intuition, and intelligence. It is our mission to employ these in seeking the truth.

Biblical Quotes From A Course In Miracles Reinterpreted

Author: Gene Skaggs Jr.
Editor: Fearless Books
ISBN: 1452429340
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The popular spiritual teaching known A Course in Miracles (ACIM) presents a radically new vision of Christianity, using many of the familiar terms and ideas of "that old time religion" in refreshingly different ways. In a number of places, the Course refers to specific quotes from the Bible and reinterprets them in a new light. This handy compilation of Biblical references made in the Course is compiled by veteran ACIM teacher Gene Skaggs Jr., who presents each Bible quote with the Course's reinterpretation followed by brief, explanatory remarks of his own. An essential guidebook for anyone trying to understand the new vision of Christianity presented by A Course in Miracles.

A Faith Not Worth Fighting For

Author: Tripp York
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621893081
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In A Faith Not Worth Fighting For, editors Justin Bronson Barringer and Tripp York have assembled a number of essays by pastors, activists, and scholars in order to address the common questions and objections leveled against the Christian practice of nonviolence. Assuming that the command to love one's enemies is at the heart of the Gospel, these writers carefully, faithfully--and no doubt provocatively--attempt to explain why the nonviolent path of Jesus is an integral aspect of Christian discipleship. By addressing misconceptions about Christian pacifism, as well as real-life violent situations, this book will surely challenge the reader's basic understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus.

A Dictionary Of Biblical Tradition In English Literature

Author: David L. Jeffrey
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802836342
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Over 15 years in the making, an unprecedented one-volume reference work. Many of today's students and teachers of literature, lacking a familiarity with the Bible, are largely ignorant of how Biblical tradition has influenced and infused English literature through the centuries. An invaluable research tool. Contains nearly 800 encyclopedic articles written by a distinguished international roster of 190 contributors. Three detailed annotated bibliographies. Cross-references throughout.