Restyn, LLC recently released a new search engine for a public domain version of the Word of God, Small Canon Search™. The search engine's slogan, "The Word of God, The Whole Word of God, and Nothing But the Word of God" explains its mission to provide users with a search experience dedicated to the Second Advent Christian™ collection of scripture.
As a Second Advent Christian™ I believe that many books have been included in both the Catholic and Protestant canon that are not a part of the Word of God and that at least an equal number have been left out. For a complete list of the proper canon, check out the help file on Small Canon Search™ for a list of the books of God's Word.
Basically, the canon falls into three categories, pre-first advent, first advent, and second advent texts. These categories are generally labeled as Old Testament, New Testament, and Heavenly Doctrines. There are currently many more texts included in these three collections than properly belong. Examples such as the Chronicles of the kings of Israel, the epistles of the apostles, and the Apocalypse Explained are just a few of the many books that are useful for study and understanding but are not a part of the Word of God. Small Canon Search™ guarantees its users to provide only results from the Second Advent Christian™ canon and so it earns the place of my favorite online Bible Study Tool.
For more information, check out Restyn's press release at: Second Advent Christian™ Movement Redefines the Christian Canon
Friday, November 11, 2005
The Alliance Defense Fund is an great group of people working to defend the rights guaranteed to all citizens under the U.S. Constitution. One of the exciting projects underway at the ADF can be found online at http://www.saychristmas.org:
Christmas is a cherished time of year when Americans come together and celebrate something bigger than ourselves, something that has united us for generations. An event that is the center of all history—the birth of Jesus Christ.The ADF Christmas Project provides a description of your right to celebrate Christmas publicly and joyfully and provides resources, e-cards, and maintains a list of recent attacks on Christmas and the ADF's work to protect our rights as believers and followers of Jesus Christ.
Surveys show that 96% of Americans celebrate Christmas. Yet, due to political correctness, disinformation, and even the threat of lawsuits from the ACLU and its allies, religious expression at Christmastime is increasingly absent from the public square. Slowly, this holy day is being turned into a secular “solstice season.”
The Alliance Defense Fund works year-round to preserve and protect our religious liberties, including the right to…
...sing Christmas carols at school
...pass out candy canes to classmates
...call it “Christmas vacation”
...sponsor a nativity scene on public property
...say “Merry Christmas”
ADF wants all Americans to know the Truth—that they have the freedom to celebrate Christmas publicly, joyfully, and without fear—for generations to come! We are launching our annual national Christmas Project™ to spread the message, "Merry Christmas. It’s okay to say it.™” Will you join with us?