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#441 LarryG

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:07 AM

I've heard the following:

 

Most of the good materials out of copyright that can be distributed freely have already been done;

 

The source materials for many works are so poor or incomplete that they are difficult or impossible to use;

 

Permissions were denied on many good materials still in copyright.

"Good" in many cases is strictly a 'subjective' term, similar to the difference betwixt 'meat' and 'milk'.  There are literally hundreds of texts available to be processed into eSword modules, but the effort to transform these texts is more than most people are willing to expend.

 

Perhaps 'value' or how a person values an eSword module would be one perspective.  Transforming an old text of a missionaries biography doesn't seem to have much value when compared to a commentary, except for the young believer wondering how he may serve Christ amongst non-believers (which are increasing daily).  Apologetics and Islam is another group of modules missing.  Vast numbers of hymnals are available to feed the hungry hearts for those willing to sit down and transform them.  Then, of course, there are the many "Complete Works of ___ (fill in the blank)" available. 

 

Acorns grow into mighty oak trees, given half the chance....

 

As highly as I might esteem myself, I find that I am NOT the Holy Spirit.  At best, I'm merely something God may choose to use.  Likewise, God might choose to use the author of any book I would transform into an eSword module.  His tool, His choice.  I've not been given permission to change syntax or intent, rather just transcribe the authors verbiage.  I can be assured that the Holy Spirit will only use those things which promote the work of Christ on the readers heart.


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#442 Gary Timm

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:18 AM

"Good" in many cases is strictly a 'subjective' term, similar to the difference betwixt 'meat' and 'milk'.  There are literally hundreds of texts available to be processed into eSword modules, but the effort to transform these texts is more than most people are willing to expend.

 

Perhaps 'value' or how a person values an eSword module would be one perspective.  Transforming an old text of a missionaries biography doesn't seem to have much value when compared to a commentary, except for the young believer wondering how he may serve Christ amongst non-believers (which are increasing daily).  Apologetics and Islam is another group of modules missing.  Vast numbers of hymnals are available to feed the hungry hearts for those willing to sit down and transform them.  Then, of course, there are the many "Complete Works of ___ (fill in the blank)" available.  Everyone should be aware of the conversion of CH Spurgeon.  Where would the Christian Church be if that lonely pastor who preached salvation on a mundane Sunday morning have given up his post before Spurgeon sat down?

 

Acorns grow into mighty oak trees, given half the chance....

 

Well said...

 

Most of us tend to forget that we have all become believers by securing different roots... and God, being gracious, allows all denominations of faith to exist. This does to designate that we all end up upon heaven's threshold, but as Larry stated... this depends on whether we want to feed ourselves on milk or meat. There's only one true source of information, and that is what God has placed within our hands... the Holy Bible. If we are going to start judging and tossing out commentaries, this should have happened long ago...

 

May God bless us all...



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:23 AM

The number of new e-Sword modules submitted to BibleSupport have dramatically declined over the last few years. You can assign whatever reasons you want to for this fact. Regardless, I'm out of this discussion, so you have the last word.


Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV)
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:32 AM

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Josh Bond, his staff, and the many contributors who have made BibleSupport what it is. I know that God is using it for His Glory. I also give thanks that God's Word never returns to Him void. It always accomplishes His Will and Purpose. From the Home Page:

 

Total Modules: 9,009

Total Downloads: 4,583,816

Total Uploaders: 175


Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV)
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 


#445 Gary Timm

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:39 AM

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Josh Bond, his staff, and the many contributors who have made BibleSupport what it is. I know that God is using it for His Glory. I also give thanks that God's Word never returns to Him void. It always accomplishes His Will and Purpose. From the Home Page:

 

Total Modules: 9,009

Total Downloads: 4,583,816

Total Uploaders: 175

 

Thanks for the statistics. It truly shows what can be done with a group of people coming together in God's name...



#446 DSaw

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:29 AM

The number of new e-Sword modules submitted to BibleSupport have dramatically declined over the last few years. You can assign whatever reasons you want to for this fact. Regardless, I'm out of this discussion, so you have the last word.

That's not being questioned new modules have dropped the reason for your post after you explained what you meant by it is not being questioned its the meaning and wording of the post that tells a different story

 

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Josh Bond, his staff, and the many contributors who have made BibleSupport what it is. I know that God is using it for His Glory. I also give thanks that God's Word never returns to Him void. It always accomplishes His Will and Purpose. From the Home Page:

 

Total Modules: 9,009

Total Downloads: 4,583,816

Total Uploaders: 175

totally agree this site is a blessing to thousands if not millions of people and not being questioned  PR

 

 

I thought that was obvious - fewer new modules that can be made for use on Bible Support.

by using "good materials" your saying that everything that is made now is not good and that is clear that, that is what that post says as evidence by the other posts on that post

 

it would had been claerer and simpler to just say what you said when questioned

 

"fewer new modules that can be made for use on Bible Support."

 

If anyone out there is building a module(s) keep working on it and post it let the down-loaders determine if its good or not

 

Thank you for the last word

 

DSaw


May God change our hearts to what the truth is

2Ti_2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Rom_9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

2Ti 2:24-25  And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 
 

 

 





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