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Tips for Navigating the New Bible Gateway Website – Bible Gateway Blog

While Bible Gateway’s website has a fresh new look, it retains the easy, free Bible search-and-read functionality you’ve come to expect and appreciate. [Visit the Bible Gateway website tutorial page] One new feature that users are enthusiastically calling out is the Bible Book List that drops down under the search bar when you click the... Read more

How to Live the Bible Conviction With Tolerance – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-fifteenth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. The power of belief Real... Read more

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity: An Interview with John C. Lennox – Bible Gateway Blog

What dangers lurk in technology’s ubiquitous and unrelenting encroachment in our lives? What are the perilous spiritual implications of artificial intelligence, bioengineering, facial recognition, and other hi-tech applications we’re accepting into our daily world with little concern? What does the Bible say about it all? Bible Gateway interviewed John C. Lennox (@ProfJohnLennox) about his book,... Read more

Study: The Bible Is a Source of Both Confidence and Confusion for Churchgoers | RELEVANT Magazine

While most regular churchgoers agree that the Bible has the answer for doubts and spiritual questions they have, about half also say they have a hard time understanding the Bible when they read it alone. That’s according to a new poll from Lifeway Research, in partnership withExplore the Bible. They found that 57 percent... Read more

57 Percent of Churchgoers Say the Bible Is ‘Challenging’ When Reading on Their Own

57 Percent of Churchgoers Say the Bible Is 'Challenging' When Reading on Their Own An overwhelming majority of Protestant churchgoers say they are confident they could address someones doubts about the truthfulness of Scripture, but many churchgoers nevertheless say they also find the Bible challenging at times, according to a new poll.The LifeWay... Read more

Christian Leaders Disagree with MacArthur’s Church: Bible Doesn’t Require ‘Civil Disobedience’ in Pandemic

Christian Leaders Disagree with MacArthur's Church: Bible Doesn't Require 'Civil Disobedience' in Pandemic Two leaders at a well-known Christian ministry say they respect John MacArthurs church for defying an order from the state of California but believe other churches can reach a different conclusion and still be obedient to Christ and Scripture.Mark Dever,... Read more

A Guide to What the Bible Really Says about Divorce

Divorce is the death of a marriage, and it produces both loss and grief. The Bible uses strong language when discussing divorce; Malachi 2:16 says:The man who hates and divorces his wife, says the LORD, the God of Israel, does violence to the one he should protect, says the LORD Almighty. So be on your... Read more

40 Beautiful Bible Verses about Joy to Remember God’s Blessings

12 New Testament Scriptures about Joy John 15:11,I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.Romans 15:13,May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of... Read more

8 Things Your Bible Says About Itself

There are only two options when it comes to knowledge of a divine Creator: revelation or speculation. Either he speaks, or we guess. And he has spoken. The God of heaven and earth has forfeited his own personal privacy to reveal himself to usto befriend usthrough a book.Scripture is like an all-access pass into the... Read more

Blessing Bible Searches on Bible Gateway Dramatically Increase In Parallel With the Release of The Blessing Song – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway The Blessing is a song written by Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, and Steven Furtick, which debuted in March 2020 at No. 3 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart, according to Wikipedia. The song’s music video on YouTube has more than 22 million views. [Read the Bible Gateway... Read more

Sneak Peek/First Listen: Take Back Your Life – Bible Gateway Blog

The following is a Bible Gateway exclusive Sneak Peek and First Listen of Take Back Your Life: A 40-Day Interactive Journey to Thinking Right So You Can Live Right (Thomas Nelson, 2020) by Levi Lusko (@levilusko). Order the book and unabridged audiobook on CD. By Levi Lusko Jesus Turns Off the Dark You do not... Read more

What does the Bible say about crime and punishment?

(Photo: Reuters)Few if any of us could have remained unmoved when listening to Lissie Harper's anguished statement last week. Lissie, the widow of PC Andrew Harper, spoke of her "heart-wrenching pain" because of the "brutal and senseless killing" of her husband, and her immense disappointment at the jury's decision to deliver manslaughter rather than murder... Read more

68% of American Adults Are Now ‘Bible Curious’ – Bible Gateway Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic seems to be causing a paradox of Bible reading for American adults. According to American Bible Society’s (ABS) report, State of the Bible 2020, the number of American adults considered Scripture engaged based on how frequently they read the Bible and its impact on their relationships and choices dropped from 28% to... Read more

Bible News Roundup Week of July 26, 2020 – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway [Return daily during the coming week for updates] Support Bible GatewayFind the Resources You Need At: FaithGateway Store Christianbook.comOrder Resources in Bulk At: ChurchSource 68% of American Adults Are Now Bible Curious Bible Gateway Blog 10 Countries With the Largest Christian Populations Facts & Trends See other Bible News Roundup... Read more

The 5 Most Misused and Abused Bible Verses | RELEVANT Magazine

The Word of God is an absolute necessity but in today’s debate spheres on social media, it’s often treated as little more than argument cannon fodder. People clobber each other over the head with Bible verses as a way to prove a point about politics and social issues instead of taking the time to... Read more

‘For I Know the Plans I Have For You…’ and Other Bible Verses That Get Taken Out of Context | RELEVANT Magazine

The Word of God is an absolute necessity. All sixty-six books were inspired and authored by the Holy Spirit of God using 40 human instruments. Orthodox Christianity believes that in the Scriptures in their original manuscripts are without error and fault. This Bible is not merely a collection of quotes or one-liners but is... Read more

Bible Societies around the world at threat of closure over coronavirus

(Photo: Unsplash/MD Duran)The financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has left dozens of Bible Societies around the world at risk of closure.  The impact of lockdown across many countries has halted the sale of Bibles through the Societies, while also impeding vital fundraising work in local churches.  In some countries, like Jordan, Burkina Faso and... Read more

How to Live the Bible Living With Conviction – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-fourteenth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. What is conviction? How can... Read more

25 Bible Verses for Strength to Stand Strong in Hard Times

In the midst of uncertain times, it's important to remind yourself truth as often as you can. Here are 25 truth-filled verses to meditate and remember in the days ahead. The enemy will always lure us towards panic and worry if we focus on all that's wrong in this world. And even when we know... Read more

American Bible Society: Scripture Reading Has Fallen during the Pandemic

American Bible Society: Scripture Reading Has Fallen during the Pandemic An American Bible Society report shows that Scripture engagement has fallen during the coronavirus pandemic.According to the 10th annual State of the Bible report, Scripture engagement is directly tied to in-person church participation."Faith communities have demonstrated incredible resilience, innovation and empathy through the... Read more

Bible Prophecy Explained – Jesus Christ and End Times

Recently, I read a verse in Daniel that I'd never noticed before that got me quite excited. So many prophecies seem to be fitting together in ways that people have not seen for 2000 years. Dear Roger,I've read the book of Daniel several times. Recently, I read a verse that I'd never noticed before that... Read more

Wycliffe Associates provides oral translations of the Bible to cultures without written language – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — Thousands of languages around the world have no writing system. Wycliffe Associates uses technology to provide oral translations of the Gospel around the world. Weve created tools that enable us to start the Bible translation process exactly where they are instead of requiring them to come to a different place or training... Read more

How to Talk About God in a Skeptical Age: An Interview with Joshua Chatraw – Bible Gateway Blog

Why is it that people don’t just believe Christianity is false; they assume it isn’t good? How can followers of Jesus effectively communicate the biblical story of his grace and redemption in today’s skeptical, divisive, and technologically saturated world? How should Christians be respectful of unbelievers, all the while remaining focused on Jesus? Bible Gateway... Read more

Is a Covid-19 vaccine the mark of the Beast? No, says Bible Answer Man Hank Hanegraaff

(Photo: Unsplash/Aaron Burden)Kanye West told Forbes magazine he's "extremely cautious" about the possibility of a vaccine for the coronavirus But Bible Answer Man Hank Hanegraaff thinks the rapper has misinterpreted Revelation chapter 13.  West, who converted to Christianity recently, said children were "being vaccinated and paralyzed". "So when they say the way we're going to fix... Read more

California’s Ban on ‘In-Home Bible Studies’ Sparks Lawsuit by Church

California's Ban on 'In-Home Bible Studies' Sparks Lawsuit by Church A California church filed a federal lawsuit Saturday challenging the states restrictions on houses of worship, including what the suit says is a ban on in-home Bible studies.At issue are prohibitions by Gov. Gavin Newsom and state officials on in-person religious gatherings in... Read more

Halleys Study Bible on Genesis 1, 11, and 14 – Bible Gateway Blog

With content gleaned from Halleys Bible Handbook (Zondervan, 2014)the most popular Bible handbook of all time and available as one of more than 40 study resources with your membership in Bible Gateway PlusHalleys Study Bible (Zondervan, 2020) helps you understand the Bible through articles, study notes, charts, maps, and photos next to related Scripture. [Sign... Read more

Church Members ‘Valiantly Risked’ Their Lives as Man Stabbed 2 at Bible Study

Church Members 'Valiantly Risked' Their Lives as Man Stabbed 2 at Bible Study Police in Fairfax County, Va., arrested a suspect Saturday in the stabbing of two people at a Bible study at a well-known church in Chantilly.Both injuries were reported as non-life-threatening.Chance Harrison, 32, of South Riding was arrested and charged with... Read more

J.I. Packer (19262020) – Bible Gateway Blog

Bible scholar, author, professor, and speaker James Innell (“J.I.”) Packer (@DrJIPacker), died July 17 in Vancouver, British Columbia, five days shy of his 94th birthday. [Browse the many books written by J.I. Packer] Named in 2005 by TIME magazine one of the 25 most influential evangelicals, Packer authored his first book in 1958, Fundamentalism and... Read more

Bible News Roundup Week of July 19, 2020 – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway [Return daily during the coming week for updates] Support Bible GatewayFind the Resources You Need At: FaithGateway Store Christianbook.comOrder Resources in Bulk At: ChurchSource J.I. Packer (19262020) Bible Gateway Blog Read other obituaries on the Bible Gateway Blog Largest Evangelical Archaeology Program Finds New Home in Nashville CT Read the... Read more