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About

My name is Diana Lesperance. I  am the author of the book, The Narrow Way: Biblical and Historical Proof that God is Great, a response to Christopher Hitchens’ book God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.  I’ve been a Christian since 1981 and  have degrees in history, religion, and communications.

I believe that God’s Word is faithful and true.  I hope that I can prove it to be the greatest source for good the world has ever known. The purpose of this blog is to reveal the beautiful, hidden history of the Bible-believing church. I want to encourage the church to stand and be strong in the Word because it is trustworthy and dependable. It is a rock when all other philosophies and religions are shifting sand.

 

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  1. Dear Ms. Diana,

    Thank you for your wonderful article “Daniel’s Prophecy of the 70 Weeks” (https://narrowwayapologetics.com/2012/05/14/daniels-prophecy-of-the-70-weeks/) which is a very informative article. You have very well explained the calculations of the 173,880 days which is also very useful to me.

    I have a question: I was trying to do the calculation myself and when I tried to calculate using the 365 days per year calendar, you are correct on the 476 years from 14-March-445 BC to 14-March-032 AD. But with 476 years, when divided by 4 (which is 1 leap year every four years) I get 119 leap years and not 116 leap years. 116 leap years will be for 464 years, which is short by 12 years.

    If we add another 3 days, for the 119 leap years (instead of 116), then there will be a total of 173,883 days. Can you help me with this math please?

    Actually I was preparing a study material for our Prayer Cell Group and I am stuck on this now.

    Thank you and God Bless you.

    Thomas M. Jayabhai
    jayabhai@yahoo.com

    Posted by Thomas M. Jayabhai | August 24, 2015, 7:47 am
    • Hi Thomas,
      Honestly, after looking over your comment I have to admit you’re right. It is 119 leap years, rather than 116. That changes the calculations. I’m not sure how to respond to you, but I know there must be a solution because God’s Word is always true. I’m sorry for putting out false information! I will look into it as soon as possible. I may not have an answer before your Prayer Cell Group, though. So sorry, Diana Lesperance

      Posted by Diana Lesperance | August 25, 2015, 12:44 am
  2. Dear Ms. Diana,

    Thank you for your quick response. After I sent you the mail, I went searching for this over the Internet and in a site by Dr. Chuck Missler, I found out the following statement: “Leap years do not occur in century years unless divisible by 400 therefore, we must add three less leap years in four centuries”.

    Between 445 BC and 32 AD, there are four centuries – 400 BC which is divisible by 400, 300 BC, 200 BC and 100 BC, which are not divisible by 400, so they are not leap years! So the figure 116 is correct.

    Even though I confess that I did not do my home-work properly prior to sending you the query, now I think we had a chance to learn it together and I believe that’s God’s way of doing things.

    Once again, thank you for your great website where a lot of details are given. (May be you should add the comments about the missing leap days in your site as well)

    Thank you and God Bless you.
    Thomas M Jayabhai
    jayabhai@yahoo.com

    Posted by Thomas M. Jayabhai | August 25, 2015, 1:47 am
  3. Dear Ms. Diana,

    Thank you so much for your kind words. If you want to refer to Chuck Missler’s website, please click on: http://xwalk.ca/problem.html

    I have not seen this explanation anywhere else in any other websites. You have done a lot of articles for which definitely God will reward you in the right time. May God bless you to spread His Word around for more people to be enlightened and help them to be led to the Lord.

    Thomas M.Jayabhai
    jayabhai@yahoo.com

    Posted by Thomas M. Jayabhai | August 26, 2015, 6:36 am
  4. Thank you so much for reading and following holdingforthhisword. May Christ make us champions for His truth which is the Bible. Amen!

    Posted by Eliza | September 26, 2015, 3:27 pm

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Why am I WAITING for “Shalom?”

"They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven . . ."
(1 Thessalonians 1:9b-10a)

The word "shalom" in the Hebrew has many meanings which indicate restoration, renewal, friendship, peace, safety and so on. At one time, God placed his creation in a perfect garden--a place of safety, security, provision and peace--and we disobeyed God, losing 1) our relationship with God and 2) paradise.

Since that time, we've attempted to bring back both of these losses in our own way. Religion is our attempt to gain back our relationship with God, and politics is our attempt to gain back paradise.

The solution to both of these losses is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Yet the world refuses to believe the good news! Instead they try to attain the restoration--the shalom--in their own way through their own effort.

I believe that the kingdom of God is restored in the hearts of men as they receive Christ's finished work, but the kingdom of God doesn't come physically to earth until Christ comes.

Any effort to bring about the promise ahead of time in our own strength is akin to Abraham going to Hagar for fulfillment of the promise instead of waiting with Sarah for the birth of the promised child through whom the nations of the earth would be blessed.

The evangelical church is rushing en masse to bring about shalom through their own effort, power, and influence. Men like Bill Hybels, Rick Warren, Jim Wallis, and Donald Miller are losing their faith in the promise of Christ that he would prepare a place for them and they're attempting to restore paradise now.

I want to let it be known that I'm WAITING for shalom. I won't be a part of their dream. They are moving ahead of God rather than waiting on God and they will create another Ishmael as a result.

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