As ABR enters its 44th year of ministry, we are grateful for all that God has done to sustain and energize the work He has set before us. A new year presents a new set of challenges and opportunities to defend the truth of the Bible and share the glorious news of the Gospel of Christ. We are thankful for your partnership with us, and trust that this latest issue of Bible and Spade will bless you and continue to affirm you in the truth of Scripture.
Before I share a little bit about this issue with you, please allow me to briefly tell you how you can bless a friend, pastor, family member or sincere seeker. ABR recently announced that Gift Memberships and Gift Subscriptions to Bible and Spade are now being offered at discounts up to 40% off the regular retail price. Recipients of an ABR Gift Membership can receive four power packed issues of Bible and Spade AND the DVD with Dr. Bryant Wood, Jericho Unearthed. The cost is only $20! Recipients of an ABR Gift Subscription can receive four issues of Bible and Spade for only $14 a year! Details can be found at the bottom of this article.
This latest issue of Bible and Spade focuses on the book of Romans and early church history. Brian Janeway informs the reader about The Amazing Catacombs of Rome. This article is a fascinating look into the early church in Rome, and comes with some fantastic photos that you don't want to miss. Eric Schwartz presents a challenge to our notions of authority in his discussion of Romans 13 in Let Every Soul Be Subject. My article, Cosmic Death in Romans 8: Affirming a Recent Creation, discusses Paul's explicit teaching in Romans 8:18-23 and its bearing on our understanding of cosmic history and the Fall of Adam. Will Varner's Josephus: Jewish War Correspondent helps the Christians understand the usefulness of Josephus as an historical source for the 1st century and Jewish history generally. Kristen Davis provides us with encouragement in the apologetic task with her article, Justin Martyr: Pioneer Apologist. Lastly, George E. Rice's Baptism in the Early Church gives us a climpse into how the early church viewed baptism and discusses the way which this important sacrament was implemented.
It is our sincere hope that Bible and Spade continues to be an edifying blessing to its readers and to the church. Thank you for your support, and most of all, your prayers, as we continue to produce this publication to bring Glory to the Son of God!
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