Month: December 2013

An interesting collection of little-known Bible facts, history, and trivia

Looking for some quick  facts about the Bible itself?  Check this list of interesting (and little-known) Bible historical facts and trivia. The Bible contains 66 books – 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament.  The 66 books of the Bible are divided into 1,189 chapters consisting of 31,173 verses. The Old Testament has 929 chapters, the New Testament 260. (King James version). The word “testament” means “covenant” or “contract”. The Bible was written by over 40 different authors including farmers, shepherds, doctors, fishermen,  ministers and priests, philosophers, and kings. Moses contributed the most books to the Old Testament.  He wrote the first five books of the Bible (the Pentateuch). The Apostle Paul wrote the most books in the New Testament. 

Cracker Barrel restaurant removes “selected” Duck Dynasty products from store’s shelves

In the wake of the uproar over A&E’s suspension of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson and continuing downward pressure on Americas values, Cracker Barrel restaurant announced today that “selected” Duck Commander products “which we were concerned might offend some of our guests” have been removed from their shelves.  According to a purported employee of the chain, the products removed from the restaurant's shelves were items directly related to Phil Robertson.  According to the employee, who posted his comment on Cracker Barrel Old Country Store's Facebook page: “I work at Cracker Barrel and I was the one in charge of removing the stuff last night. It's just the stuff with Phil on it. All other Duck Commander items are still there. Just his book, a keychain, a magnet, and

The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy (1978)

The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy (the doctrine that the Bible, in its original manuscripts, is accurate and totally free from error of any kind) was formulated in October 1978 by more than 200 evangelical leaders at a conference sponsored by the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy (ICBI), held in Chicago. The statement was designed to defend the position of Biblical inerrancy against a perceived trend toward liberal conceptions of Scripture. The undersigners came from a variety of evangelical Christian denominations, and include James Montgomery Boice, Carl F. H. Henry, Kenneth Kantzer, J. I. Packer, Francis Schaeffer, and R. C. Sproul. PREFACE The authority of Scripture is a key issue for the Christian Church in this and every age. Those who profess faith in Jesus Christ as

A&E suspends Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson after star sounds off his belief that homosexuality is a sin

A&E suspension of Phil Robertson A&E took another swing at Christian morals today when they announced that "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson has been suspended from the hit A&E reality series indefinitely after stating in a magazine article that gays were sinners. The statements were made in the January 2014 edition of GQ magazine. According to CBS News: “In a statement, A&E said it was extremely disappointed to see Robertson's anti-gay remarks, which it said were based on his personal beliefs and do not reflect those of A&E Networks or the show. A&E called itself a supporter of the lesbian and gay community.” The channel’s move was lauded by gay civil rights group GLAAD who condemned Robertson's remarks as "some of the vilest and most extreme statements uttered against

NBC set to begin filming of A.D. Beyond the Bible as a follow-up to History Channel’s smash hit, The Bible

NBC says it will film the 12-hour miniseries "A.D.: Beyond the Bible", from producers Mark Burnett and his wife Roma Downey, as a follow-up to the miniseries "The Bible" that aired on the History channel earlier this year. The network says "A.D." is projected to air on NBC in spring 2015 with a storyline that begins in the days after Jesus’ crucifixion. NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said: “You might think the story is over at the Crucifixion, but as most of the world knows, that was only the beginning. Everyone’s lives were completely altered in an instant and the immediate aftermath of Christ’s death had an impact on his disciples, his mother Mary, and key political and religious leaders of the time. In the first episode

Rolling eyes and sideways glances – how America lost the Bible Belt

I have some news for you that may come as a surprise – the Bible Belt has been lost.  And it happened right under our noses. The belt, that once stretched from coast to coast, first shrank.  The erosion began on one end of the country (guess where) and continued to shrink, collapsing inward from the other end of the country (guess where), tightening the Bible Belt in a vice-like grip causing it to shrink smaller and smaller.  Fat with success and giddy with their newly available playtime, modern-America never even noticed that the belt was being lost.  We began to accept as the norm, more and more, what the Bible taught us not to do – substance abuse, lying, marital infidelity, sexual immorality.  Today the