Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Logos 4 is "Really" Bible Study Re-imagined

Having used Logos 3 for about 6 years getting an opportunity to get on the ground floor for the introduction to Logos 4 was a great experience. Although the first look is nothing like Logos 3, which was a bit confusing on first glance, once you took the time to see what was done you get a great appreciation for the elegance of the interface. Logos has always been very customer centric, but with a distinct eye towards the future. The Logos 4 release provided for some very great improvements with a sleek and elegant interface. The ability to spread windows across dual monitors is a great addition. Logos does give fair warning that the startup takes time, which is due to the massive indexing the program does on your library. The word for word indexing takes a long time, but the value is there when you can have thousands of matches on a search in seconds rather than minutes. There are some functions not quite ready for release, but Logos has created an approximated timetable to get those released. One side note is that Logos was based on the capability of systems around 2 years old or newer to run. I have been running on a 5+ year Dell D505 without a hitch and the speed is fine, so I don't see it as an issue.

All in all, Logos 4 is a vast improvement over Logos 3. I am all for investing in Biblical studies and what Logos 4 offers is a definite plus to anyone's desire to study. So head over to http://www.logos.com/4 and watch the demo and see where Logos can take your Bible Study.

Also this is the last month for Logos Great Bible Giveaway...

Logos Bible Software is celebrating the launch of their new online Bible by giving away 72 ultra-premium print Bibles at a rate of 12 per month for six months. The Bible giveaway is being held at Bible.Logos.com and you can get up to five different entries each month! After you enter, be sure to check out Logos and see how it can revolutionize your Bible study.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Replacement Theology, it's not "Biblical"

Why are there denominations, churches and Christians promoting a "replacement theology" when there is no basis for it in God's Word?

Search the scriptures, look at the original language, you will not find any place where God has specified that the advent of the "church" that it replaces God's plan for Israel. God has a plan for both Israel and the Church. They are both distinct and important in God's plan.

Some people point to particular covenants to prove their point at best, or at worst rewriting God's Word to bend it to their viewpoint.

I plan to cover more of this in future posts. If you have any comments on it feel free to comment.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Welcome to "Watchmen for Christ" which is dedicated to the spreading of the gospel and focusing on the Biblical truth provided to us in God's Word. The purpose is not just to have another Christian blog, but to have a blog dedicated to the glory of God. To encourage spiritual growth through the studying of God's Word, but also to develop watchmen for the wall...

A watchman by definition is: One who guarded or watched over a city or harvest field. Because of the danger of being raided, every Palestinian city or village had a watchman, especially at night. These watchmen were stationed on the city walls (2 Sam. 18:24), a watchtower (2 Kin. 9:17), or a hilltop (Jer. 31:6). Watchmen were responsible for reporting any hostile action or approaching suspicious person. These watchmen sometimes patrolled the city, called out the hours of the night, and especially looked forward to dawn (Is. 21:11–12).

At harvest times watchmen guarded the crops at night. Israel’s prophets were responsible for watching for impending divine judgment or blessing (Is. 21:6; 52:8; Jer. 6:17) and bringing the news to the people. Watchmen are sometimes referred to as sentries and lookouts.

Youngblood, R. F., Bruce, F. F., Harrison, R. K., & Thomas Nelson Publishers. (1995). Nelson's new illustrated Bible dictionary. Nashville: T. Nelson.

In the time we are living we must not become complacent, but be vigilant...
1 Peter 5:8–11
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

The New King James Version. 1982. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

May God bless you as you go about your week.

In Christ,