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There Are No Longer Any Aliens in the Bible. Why Not?

In Bible by Biblica Staff

In 1965, a cross-denominational gathering of evangelical scholars agreed to start work on a modern English version of the Bible. In order to ensure both accuracy and readability, they chose to translate from the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic manuscripts. They soon formed the Committee on Bible Translation (CBT) – the self-governing body responsible for this ambitious task. Members brought with them not only decades of Bible translation experience, but an unshakeable commitment to God’s Word. To ensure maximum accuracy …

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What Summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro Taught Me About Pressing On

In Op-Eds by Matthew Ruigu

“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” —Philippians 3:12-14 In December 2015, four …

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By Giving Bibles to Ellis Island Immigrants, They Altered the Course of History

In Ministry by Biblica Staff

They probably came from various parts of the city – the Upper Eastside, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx… Some may have walked. Others took carriages or rode horses. How they got to the Manhattan home of Theodorus Van Wyck on that December evening in 1809 isn’t clear. What is clear is that they were concerned about their city. They saw something strange happening: a seemingly endless and rapidly swelling stream of immigrants flooding into America from all over the world in search of hope and a new life.

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What Does it Mean to Be All About the Bible?

In From the Desk of Carl by Dr. Carl A. Moeller

The Bible has historically been important to forming culture and organizing societies in liberty, justice, and human rights. Even in our own history – America was founded on God’s Word. And when we look back to Europe, we see great cathedrals inscribed with Scripture verses and biblical artwork. Unfortunately, this may seem ironic because now, much of our society considers the Bible to be irrelevant. Even among Christians, it is often revered but not consulted. Many respect it, but don’t read it.

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When Prisoners Find Themselves in Desperate Need

In Ministry by Biblica Staff

In Psalm 142, the psalmist writes: “Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me. Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me.” Though the writer probably wasn’t in an actual prison, he or she manages to convey a sense of what it’s like to be incarcerated. Perhaps …