Gregory's Biblical Musings and World War Two Book
The author, Gregory Howard Gebhart, believes in exploring our world through his literature. He has succeeded in thoroughly exploring Biblical verse in his Favorite Bible Passages: King James Version, and has also authored a remarkable look at history with his World War Two book, Heavy Hitters: How American Workers Helped Win World War II. While more specialized, certain history students will also find his Twentieth Century Purchasing Guidelines of note as well.
Favorite Bible Passages: King James Version
In this fine book, Gregory Howard Gebhart compares Biblical passages in light of Martin Luther's, "Sola Scriptura," or "Only Scripture." All protestant denominations accept this "Sola" as dogma. With this in mind, Gregory compares and contrasts a series of biblical passages without taking scripture out of context and without adding in his own opinions.
As an example, for centuries Christian scholars said that there was no link between the Gospel of John and the synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Yet Gregory cross references John 11: 2 and Luke 7:37-38.
John 11:2 says, "It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick," while Luke 7:37-38 says, "(37)And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, (38)And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment."
Gregory succeeds in discovering a number of similar scriptural connections throughout Favorite Bible Passages: King James Version. As another example, some Christians have said that they could commit murder without divine consequences. Yet Gregory has unearthed the consequences in Corinthians 3:12-15.
Corinthians says, "(12) Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;(13) Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. (14) If any man's work abides which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. (15) If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire."