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 in […]

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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 Tehran, […]

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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 unheard […]

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