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As many people know, the Bible is actually a miniature “library”, of 66 separate books. Christians refer to the first 39 books of the Bible – Genesis through Malachi – as the “Old Testament”; and the remaining 27 books – Matthew through Revelation – as the “New Testament”.

In addition, most people are aware that the Old Testament is sacred to both Christianity and Judaism. In other words, Christians and Jews both believe that God inspired the writings in the Old Testament.

One item that is not so well known is the fact that almost all of the information in the New Testament is based upon information in the Old Testament. It is estimated that between 90 and 95 percent of the concepts in the New Testament are directly linked to passages in the Old Testament.

This is from the 21st Century Reformation website:

Anthony Buzzard gives an extraordinary presentation to a conference of Bible students in Tennessee. Professor Buzzard gives a succinct evaluation of five prevailing views regarding Jesus Christ. He leads us through a consideration of the: (1) Trinitarian view; (2) the Arian view; (3) Binitarianism; (4) Oneness and (5) the “One God” view. In the end, Anthony makes a persuasive case for “View No. 5”:  that Jesus is the Christ of God, God’s literally begotten human Son. Anthony Buzzard’s “Five Options in Christology” has been one of the most popular features presented on 21stcr.org. It is too good to miss.

In many people’s minds, the idea that Christmas evolved from Pagan feasts is given more credence by the fact that many Christmas customs were observed as part of Pagan religion and culture. Yule logs, holly, mistletoe, and evergreen decorations all play a part in many different Pagan festivals. But does that mean that they all stem from the same source? Lights and trees, revelry and gift-giving are common to many different celebrations in many different cultures. But this doesn’t prove that they are derived from the same source. If Christians use them at Christmas, why assume they were all taken from Paganism?

the following post was written by Joshua from Taiwan:

Recently, while encountering Buddhists and Mormons, I’ve concluded that I must know something about their religious beliefs in order to be effective (in my opinion). Both are heavy on the “afterlife” (an unscriptural term) and both stress works for increased positions.

What is a good way of sharing the good news of Christ and His Kingdom with people of other religions?

Should we spend time reading their “sacred” books?

Is reading their “sacred” books prohibited for us Christians?

(NOTE: When dealing with Mormons, I found the Book of Mormon works well in showcasing the deception of the Mormon religion. [reference: Solomon Spalding; Manuscript Found])