December 18, 2013

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The Durupinar Site – Ron Wyatt: Are His Claims Bonafide?

Historical Background In 1959 a pilot in the Turkish Air Force on a NATO mapping-mission in the mountainous terrain of eastern Turkey photographed an unusual ship-shaped object near Mt. Ararat. Later when these aerial photographs were viewed stereoscopically by Captain Ilhan Durupinar, he noticed that the object looked even more like a ship. But what was a ship doing in […]

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April 1, 2013

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The Chronology of Passion Week

The Importance 1. Due to the release of the Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of The Christ, understanding the events surrounding the death of Christ is of supreme importance to believers who endeavor to understand a fuller meaning of Christ’s death and to share that meaning with unbelievers. 2. Understanding the chronological elements of Christ’s death enables us […]

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March 6, 2013

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Mount Cudi -True Mountain of Noah’s Ark

by Bill Crouse and Gordon Franz For its historical claims the fi rst eleven chapters of Genesis are possibly the most attacked section of the entire Bible, and the story deemed most implausible, without a doubt, is the story of Noah’s Ark. That there could be such a great flood, a ship of 450-500 feet […]

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February 4, 2013

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Review: The Unsolved Mystery of Noah’s Ark

The Unsolved Mystery of Noah’s Ark. By Mary Irwin. Bloomington, IN: WestBow Press, 2012, xv+117pp., $11.95 paper. Reviewed by Gordon Franz and Bill Crouse Mary Irwin, the wife of the late moon-walking astronaut, Jim Irwin, has written a book about their adventures on Mount Ararat and the search for Noah’s Ark. This book was prompted […]

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February 4, 2013

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The Search for Noah’s Ark

(2008 Video Tape produced by the BASE Institute of Colorado Springs, CO. $14.95.) A review and critique by Gordon Franz, Bill Crouse, and Rex Geissler December 12, 2008 Introduction Adventurer Robert Cornuke has produced a new video which claims that remnants of Noah’s Ark have been found in the Elburz Mountains about 54 miles from […]

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December 10, 2012

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Angels

I. Introduction Angelic beings have been a major (we mean major!) subject of art, architecture, music and literature in Western Civilization, especially during the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Currently, angels are making a comeback. A. The Current Popularity of Angels According to Time Magazine (12\27\93) 69% of Americans believe in angels. 46% believe in personal guardian angels. 32% […]

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December 10, 2012

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The Star of Bethlehem: What Was It?

Introduction One of the most important aspects of the Christmas story is the Star which lured the Wise Men from their homeland to visit the Christ Child. The emblem overwhelms us; it appears on Christmas trees, cards, decorations, at nativities, and is the subject of carols. It is a prominent feature in the story of Christ’s birth. Was the […]

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November 1, 2012

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The Bible Code Review

The Bible Code. By Michael Drosnin. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. The Signature of God. By Grant R. Jeffrey. Ontario, Canada: Frontier Research Publications, 1996. Cracking the Bible Code. By Jeffrey Satinover. NewYork: William & Morrow, 1997. Reviewed by Bill Crouse Tea leaves, stars, the entrails of sheep, and crystal balls have all been used as […]

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October 9, 2012

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The Gift of Tongues

INTRODUCTION In a list of the Evangelical church’s greatest controversies of the 20th Century, the gift of tongues would have to be near the top. This conflict abated somewhat during the mid-eighties when some leaders of the charismatic movement downplayed the importance of the gift. The controversy arose over three main questions: Was it a […]

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October 9, 2012

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The Preterist View of New Testament Prophecy

INTRODUCTION A. Interest in Biblical prophecy intensifies as we near the end of the millennium. (If Christ was born in the spring of 4 B.C. it is already 2002!). Along with an increase in sensationalism we are also witnessing a revival of a view of Biblical prophecy that was popular in previous centuries but almost […]

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