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0161 — Geneva Bible

Just thought I’d share a little piece of the Geneva Bible and notes with you. Don’t know how many of you are that familiar with it?

The Geneva Bible was, well, anathema is probably pretty much the right word, to King James. As you might suspect, the Geneva Bible was translated and produced […]

0160 — Context? Context? What is Context?

How can something be “out of context?” Or, how can something said (or written) be taken “out of context?” More particularly, is all scripture always “in context,” or can scripture be taken “out of context” too, i.e., does it sometimes NOT say what it SEEMS to say?

One of my sons has been writing a […]

0148 — IS God “in control?”

God’s will does not always come to pass.

Does that sound… wrong… somehow?

How many times have we heard, though normally stated in softer, more compassionate terms, “Just get over it! It happened, so it was obviously God’s will; accept it and get on with your life!”?

Sometimes it takes the form of, “Don’t grieve […]

0147 — Grace? or Faith? And?


Grace? Or Faith? Or Works? AND Works? ???



For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9

How many times have you listened to a discussion, […]

0146 — IMPOSSIBLE to Repent!

Dear ISI’ers,

I saved this back in March from a posting by Jay Guin to put in the blog sometime. I was impressed all over again reading it just now, refreshing my memory as to why I had saved it in my “need to post someday” folder. Have you ever spoken with someone like the […]

0144 — Disputable Matters

I had never heard the discussion of “disputable matters” and “matters of indifference” presented in the way Jay does below. It hangs together for me. What about you?

In Him,



Falling from Grace: The Paradox of Romans 14 and Galatians

Posted: 17 Aug 2009 05:02 AM PDT (Jay Guin)


Of course, I […]

0135 — “Make Disciples” Notes

The notes for the class mentioned in ISI #134, and an Excellent 8-minute video excerpt titled “No More Samaritans,” can be found at 20s30s Class Notes. (Click on the 090621 link on that page.)

I only got through maybe the first half of the notes (the PDF document at the above link), but the information […]