Apologetic Handbook
The Bible - Is It or Is It Not God's Word and the Divine Measure of Truth for Human Lives?
br Blair Adams
Copyright 1978, 1999, 2006 Colloquium Press Trust
published by Colloquium Press, PO Box 869, Elm Mott, Texas
ISBN 916387-68-2. 105 pages


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Introduction
Does the Bible Prove God, or does God Prove the Bible?

Question 1-37

Chain Reference

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My quoting of the book will be fully covered in ethics and law by the "fair use" doctrine.
Or, as they put it, "... No part of this publication may be reproduced. ... except as provided by USA copyright law."
Fair use does the providing.

in 2016, I pointed out some major problems with this book. In this review i will emphasize whether Homestead Heritage actually has any specific tangible,
readable, pure and perfect book in mind when they refer to "The Bible.'
We will look at their "version smorgasbording" and related issues.

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Before starting, two points about their description above.

The book was clearly written mostly by Joel Stein, not Blair Adams.
Perhaps they left his name totally off because of the period of time when he was under special discipline because of false prophecies.

In the Homestead Heritage culture, this an important distinction. As acknowledging error and correction becomes very, very difficult, that much more difficult,
with Blair Adams as the presumed author. Can a writer with an apostolic calling make logic and writing errors and blunders?

There was no similar book back in 1978. The copyright claim is bogus in that respect.

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The introduction has some funny version smorgasbording, especially going to the Amplified Version for "plausible" words, rather than the "persuasive words of wisdom". p.3
They go all over the map, rather than simply taking the pure:

1 Corinthians 2:4
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom,
but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:


A big question mark on the integrity of the section is the claim that the seeking Israelis were to call upon the name of Yahshua. p.6
This was the early 1980s, and the mangling Yahshua was unknown in the fellership. This looks to me as one of the examples of Homestead Heritage rewriting history
to match the new narrative.

Brother Barry had long emphasized his belief, or hope, that if the Jewish person would call upon the Tetragram (which they were pronouncing as the faux "Yahweh")
that this would lead the Jewish person to Messiah. Joel 2:28-32 were fundamental scriptures of World of Yah, Truth Forum, Emmaus.

Joel 2:32
And it shall come to pass,
that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered:
for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance,
as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call
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So yes, Tsafir would have been told to call upon "Yahweh", most likely. Twenty years later,
now that they are equating Yahshua with Yahweh, they rewrite the narrative of the 1980s.

Steven