Way of Life Literature
Publisher of Bible Study Materials
Way of Life Literature
Publisher of Bible Study Materials
The Coney (Hyrax) photo by David Cloud
The coney is a small mammal that is mentioned four times in the Bible. It was unclean for eating because it chews the cud (Le. 11:5; De. 14:7). It is said to live in the rocks for protection (Ps. 14:18; Pr. 30:26).
The name “coney” means rabbit, and the creature looks a lot like a fat rabbit. It is also called the rock rabbit, rock badger, and dassie. The modern name for the coney is hyrax, which means mouse. The Latin name for the coney family is Procavia.
The Hebrew word is “shaphan” (shaw-fawn) which means hiding. The Hebrew root saphan is translated “treasure” in De. 33:19 Shaphan was also the name of a scribe in the days of King Josiah who participated in the revival.. Read More
I have been reading about the Dead Sea Scrolls for years, but my interest was piqued to a higher degree recently after visiting two sites associated with them: the caves and the museum at Qumran, and the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem where the first seven scrolls are housed.
The scrolls were discovered between 1947 and 1956 in 11 caves near the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, 13 miles southeast of Jerusalem. The first cave contained.. Read More
The following is excerpted from the 2018 edition of Dressing for the Lord, www.wayoflife.org --
It is important to understand that clothing is a language. It is a “social message,” a fashion “statement.”
Wikipedia defines fashion as “a prevailing mode of expression.” It acknowledges that “every article of clothing carries a cultural and social meaning” and observes that “humans must know the code in order to recognize the message transmitted.”
The knowledge of this is the engine that drives the fashion industry, and the child of God needs to understand it, as well.
I need to ask myself what message is.. Read More
WHY ADAPTED CCM IS DANGEROUS (Friday Church News Notes, January 27, 2023, www.wayoflife.org email@example.com, 866-295-4143) - I received the following question recently: “The main question that continues to arise in regards to using adapted CCM (especially from an acapella sense) is along this line, ‘If the words are doctrinally sound and I am singing in an honest effort to worship, what is wrong with it?’” We deal with this matter extensively in The Satanic Attack on Sacred Music video series, especially in the.. Read More
The following is excerpted from “The Worldviews of DeSeries, Pastoral Epistles, www.wayoflife.org:
“Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:1-2).
Training preachers and teachers is one of the most important ministries of the church.
- We have Paul’s example that this must be a major part of the ministry. He spent a large portion of his time and energy training preachers and teachers... Read More
The following is excerpted from “The Worldviews of Destruction in the 20th Cent The following is excerpted from the book THE BIBLE VERSION QUESTION-ANSWER DATABASE which is found at https://www.wayoflife.org/free_ebooks/ ---
1 John 5:7-8 in the King James Bible reads: “For there are three that bear record in heaven, THE FATHER, THE WORD, AND THE HOLY GHOST: AND THESE THREE ARE ONE. AND THERE ARE THREE THAT BEAR WITNESS IN EARTH, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.”
The capitalized words, called the Johannine Comma, are omitted in the modern Greek texts and English versions. (The term “comma” described “a group of words isolated as a single group.”)
It would seem, in fact, that modern textual critics despise the traditional Trinitarian statement in 1 John 5:7-8 more than any other passage in.. Read More
BIBI: MY STORY (Friday Church News Notes, January 20, 2023, www.wayoflife.org firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143) - Benjamin Netanyahu’s autobiography (Bibi: My Story), published in October, is fascinating, entertaining, challenging, and highly educational on many levels, especially for Bible-believing Christians who are interested in the state of Israel. The book is an education in Zionism, Israeli and American politics, the military, economics, the United Nations, cutting-edge technology, Mossad, and a great many other things. Netanyahu’s speeches before the U.S. Congress and United Nations, which he recounts first hand, are jewels. Recently elected to his third term of Prime Minister (December 2022), he represents the conservative side of the state of Israel. I like Netanyahu as a leader, and I’m glad to see him back in power. He is a.. Read More
The following is excerpted from “The Worldviews of Destruction in the 20th Century,” Summit.org, Sept. 11, 2009:
Margaret Sanger, recipient of Humanist of the Year award, represents that aspect of Secular Humanist that could end up killing more human beings than Nazism, Fascism and Communism combined.
Sanger is the founder of Planned Parenthood, an organization responsible for the death of millions of unborn human beings and the killings continue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with no end in sight.
Secular Humanists have.. Read More
The following questions were asked by a reader:
“Do you have any suggestions for answering a Jew who says the KJV errors in the O.T.? Or is all lost when trying to witness to Jews unless one becomes a Hebrew scholar?”
The following reply is from a friend who is a missionary to Jewish people:
First off, what specifically are the errors? Usually critics attempt to attack the text of the Bible
because they don't want the truth. When I start speaking Hebrew and looking at the disputed text in Hebrew, I have found no one offers such objections. These arguments are usually offered by gainsayers, and with a little scrutiny their duplicity is clearly exposed.
In my experience, a Jewish man who has studied Judaism extensively, will be familiar with the Talmud, but generally fairly ignorant concerning the Bible (except for the five books of Moses). They have been taught many fables and erroneous.. Read More
Governor DeSantis and Family
A HURRAH FROM OLD AMERICA (Friday Church News Notes, January 13, 2023, www.wayoflife.org email@example.com, 866-295-4143) - Old America is the original, traditional America, characterized by such things as liberty, opportunity, equality, independence, property ownership, churches, sermons, the Bible, praying in Jesus’ name, patriotism, and benevolence. Old America is under siege by a New America, which is characterized by a totalitarian stance against everything Old America stands for. (See “Two Americas,” Jan. 5, 2022, www.wayoflife.org.) The New America breeds in the public school system and universities and is leavening every institution. The war between the Old America and the New is fierce, but the Old America is far from dead, thankfully. It was on display in all its glory at the inauguration.. Read More
We want to remind our readers of The Bible Knowledge Test, which is available in print and as a free eBook.
The Bible Knowledge Test is designed to challenge God’s people as individuals and as churches about their level of Bible knowledge.
After nearly 50 years of experience in the ministry, I have concluded that though Bible believers love the Bible as God’s Word, oftentimes they remain ignorant of it. They might read it from time to time. They might even read it regularly; they might even read it through from cover to cover annually, but they don’t understand it very well, because they aren’t effectual Bible students and they lack the necessary training and tools for this task.
Having preached in more than 550 churches in 49 states and more than two dozen countries.. Read More
ELON MUSK ALLOWS SCIENTIFIC LIBERTY (Friday Church News Notes, January 6, 2023, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143) - America has always been the land of liberty, until the totalitarian mindset raised its head in recent times, doubtless as a judgment for America’s wickedness. But there is still more liberty in America than in other nations. It is encouraging to see every glimmer of it in these strange times. Elon Musk purchased Twitter to make it a forum for free speech, and he is still pursuing that agenda in spite of unreasonable, vicious, widespread slander. On Dec. 29, he tweeted, “New Twitter policy is to follow the science, which.. Read More
I love America. Even with America in steep decline, I believe it is the greatest nation on God’s green earth, as one radio personality likes to say. As long as I can remember, I have been thankful to God for America and glad to be an American citizen. Spending a large portion of my life overseas has given me a different perspective of America than most of its citizens, but I know America. I have traveled its length and breadth, from sea to shining sea. I’ve lived in many states (Florida, Tennessee, Missouri, Louisiana, Washington, Oklahoma) and visited every state.
There is something that God’s people can do, and it
is no small thing. They can pray.
The following is from the latest edition (September 2019) of the Directory of Contemporary Worship Musicians, which is available in print or as a free eBook from Way of Life Literature, www-wayoflife.org --
Keith and Kristyn Getty’s “contemporary hymns” are used widely among “traditional, non-contemporary” churches, because they are considered relatively safe.
Keith and Kristyn Getty partner with Stuart Townend to form Getty-Townend Music (GTM).
“Up to 100 million people worldwide sing Keith Getty’s hymns in church services each.. Read More
The philosophy of music is changing rapidly among independent Baptist and fundamentalist churches in general. It is becoming popular to “adapt” contemporary praise songs by selecting ones with Scriptural lyrics and toning down the rhythm. This is being done by Majesty Music, Soundforth, Bob Jones University and its president Steve Pettit, and West Coast Baptist College, for example. They excuse the practice in various ways, such as likening the use of contemporary praise to the use of a Lutheran or Methodist hymn, but it is a different thing altogether. While I have never heard of a fundamental Baptist church.. Read More
Joe Mills at His Wedding
SOUTHERN BAPTIST MEGACHURCH RECEIVES UNREPENTANT HOMOSEXUALS AS MEMBERS (Friday Church News Notes, December 30, 2022, www.wayoflife.org, email@example.com, 866-295-4143) - First Baptist Church of Orlando, Florida, a prominent Southern Baptist congregation, receives unrepentant homosexuals as members, including those with same-sex “marriage” partners. On Feb. 13, 2022, senior pastor David Uth said in a sermon that his church invited homosexuals to participate in its small groups, because “everyone needs a safe space to come to explore faith.” We agree with that, as far as it goes. Our church invites all sorts of unsaved people to attend services and other ministries open to visitors, so they can learn the gospel and see it lived out in Christian lives. Every church should be involved in this type of thing. Our job is to reach sinners with the gospel, every variety of.. Read More