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J. Vernon McGee (1904–1988)

Autor(a) de Thru the Bible, Vol. 1: Genesis-Deuteronomy

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About the Author

Dr. J. Vernon McGee (1904-1988) is best known for his "Thru the Bible" radio programs, which are broadcast around the world in more than one hundred different languages. He served as a pastor for over forty years and was also a teacher, lecturer, and author. Dr. McGee's degrees include an A.B. from mostrar mais Southwestern University in Memphis, Tennessee; a B.D. from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia; and a Th.M. and Th.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas mostrar menos


Obras de J. Vernon McGee

Proverbs through Malachi (1982) 369 cópias
Proverbs (1977) 235 cópias
I Corinthians (1977) 194 cópias
Index (1998) 79 cópias
Questions and Answers (1991) 64 cópias
The Best of J. Vernon McGee (1988) 61 cópias
Feasting on the Word (1992) 48 cópias
Delving through Daniel (1963) 39 cópias
Marriage and Divorce (1998) 36 cópias
Moving Through Matthew (1969) 29 cópias
Exploring Through Ephesians (1982) 28 cópias
Going through Genesis (1974) 25 cópias
Marching Through Mark (1945) 24 cópias
Let us pray (1985) 22 cópias
In a barley field (1968) 20 cópias
Why 4 Gospels? (1986) 20 cópias
JONAH: Dead or Alive (1968) 18 cópias
Probing Through Philippians (1972) 18 cópias
Death of a Little Child (1979) 18 cópias
One Hour in Romans (1955) 16 cópias
Learning Through Leviticus (1967) 16 cópias
Zechariah (2007) 15 cópias
When God Became Man (1976) 11 cópias
Isaiah 10 cópias
Evolution and You (1975) 10 cópias
After His Resurrection (1965) 9 cópias
GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT (1972) 9 cópias
WHAT IS WORSHIP? (1972) 9 cópias
THE HUMAN STORY (1980) 8 cópias
Talking in Tongues (1980) 7 cópias
Revelation (1977) 7 cópias
Three Worlds In One (1973) 7 cópias
No Room for Him (1977) 7 cópias
The Unpardonable Sin (1980) 7 cópias
Great David's Greater Son (1985) 6 cópias
The Secret of Power (1985) 6 cópias
My favorite verse (1987) 6 cópias
Listen to a Picture (1970) 6 cópias
The Best Love (1977) 6 cópias
Back to Bethel (1996) 6 cópias
Born of a daughter of David (1980) 5 cópias
WHY THE FLOOD? (1985) 5 cópias
Leviticus Volumes 1 & 2 (1984) 5 cópias
On Eagles' Wings (1967) 5 cópias
Psalms Volumes 1, 2 and 3 (1977) 5 cópias
The Church At Its Best (1985) 5 cópias
The Loveliness of Jesus (1986) 5 cópias
Psalms Vol III (1982) 4 cópias
The Rapture Comes Next (1984) 4 cópias
Tongues on Fire (1986) 3 cópias
Job: A Man Stripped Bare (1647) 3 cópias
Satan, Who is He? (1995) 3 cópias
Countdown At Calvary., (1985) 3 cópias
Heaven Is Real 3 cópias
How It All Began - Booklet (1966) 3 cópias
An X-ray of the Cross (1977) 3 cópias
The Secret of Service (1987) 3 cópias
Better Than Bethlehem (1983) 3 cópias
Gideon had a great God (1987) 3 cópias
Isaiah Vol I 2 cópias
Hell on Fire 2 cópias
The Millennium 2 cópias
Abounding Grace 2 cópias
Notes and Outlines: 1 Peter (2000) 2 cópias
Notes & Outlines: 2 Peter (2000) 2 cópias
When Paul Prayed 2 cópias
Notes & Outlines: James (2000) 2 cópias
So (1976) 2 cópias
Stranger in a Stable (1988) 2 cópias
This is His Life 2 cópias
My Redeemer Liveth 1 exemplar(es)
Notes and Outlines: Amos 1 exemplar(es)
The Man on Trial 1 exemplar(es)
All this and Heaven too. 1 exemplar(es)
Psalms Chapters 1-41 1 exemplar(es)
The Man Behind the Mask 1 exemplar(es)
Exodous vol. 1 1 exemplar(es)
The Power of the Resurrection (1950) 1 exemplar(es)
Deuteronomy and Numbers 1 exemplar(es)
Who is the Holy Spirit? 1 exemplar(es)
Notes & Outlines: Jude 1 exemplar(es)
He Is Coming Again 1 exemplar(es)
Genesis Volume 1 1 exemplar(es)
Battle of the gods 1 exemplar(es)
Notes & Outlines: Jonah 1 exemplar(es)
Sorrow Not 1 exemplar(es)
One Hour in Romans 1 exemplar(es)
Hosea & Joel 1 exemplar(es)
Siapakah Allah Itu? 1 exemplar(es)
Notes and Outlines: Joel 1 exemplar(es)
Psalms Vol II 1 exemplar(es)
I Peter II Peter (2 Volume Set) (1979) 1 exemplar(es)
John, Vol. 1 1 exemplar(es)
Matthew, Vol. 2 1 exemplar(es)
He Is Coming Again! 1 exemplar(es)
Some Seed.?! 1 exemplar(es)
The Story of Christmas 1 exemplar(es)
The God of All Comfort 1 exemplar(es)
Homesick for Heaven 1 exemplar(es)
Philemon 1 exemplar(es)
What is Your Life? 1 exemplar(es)
Notes & Outlines: Nahum 1 exemplar(es)
Grace in Three Time Zones (1960) 1 exemplar(es)
Evangelistic Messages 1 exemplar(es)
What Is The Church? 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
McGee, John Vernon
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Columbia Theological Seminary
Dallas Theological Seminary
Pequena biografia
Known best for his "Thru the Bible" radio broadcasts. He served as pastor of the Church of the Open Door in Los Angeles for 21 years.



First sentence: Jonah is the book of the Bible which perhaps has been criticized more than any other. Unfortunately, many Christians thoughtlessly cast aspersions upon this important book in the canon of Scripture without realizing that they are playing into the hands of the critics and innocently becoming the dupes of the skeptics.

This commentary covers two minor prophets--the books of Jonah and Micah. J. Vernon McGee continues his paragraph by paragraph commentary of the Bible. I wouldn't say that he goes into great detail with each and every verse. It's more "thought for thought" if you will. He's hoping to capture the "thought" and "meaning" of passages of bible books. If you're looking for breakdowns of Hebrew and Greek, then McGee probably isn't your man--your theologian.

McGee is very casual, very conversational. Not because he doesn't have a high view of Scripture. He believes the Bible to be the very Word of God. He believes in all the things--inerrant, infallible, inspired, authoritative, etc. But he wants to reach people--all people. Not just elite scholars, but everyone. He wants EVERYONE to feel comfortable reading, studying, comprehending the Bible.

I've read a dozen or so of McGee's commentaries. This one is slightly odd--for me. McGee's take on Jonah is perhaps not unique but not entirely expected. It was the first time I'd heard this interpretation. McGee believes that Jonah was DEAD for three days. Literally dead. God resurrected him and sent him on his way. I'd never really thought about if Jonah was DEAD or alive in the belly of the fish. I suppose it isn't a point on scripture that is absolute, that you have to make an absolute stand on. But the traditional view is that he was kept alive in the belly of the fish. Again, this was my first exposure to McGee's views. He argues that this is where the Old Testament makes it crystal clear that resurrection is possible. I think there are other examples of resurrection in the Old Testament--though perhaps not with the dead several days implication. But I don't think Jonah had to be literally dead for three days in order for Christ to make use of Jonah in his illustration.

I do like the book of Micah. I think it is a relevant book in many, many ways. But McGee got a little subtracted, in my humble opinion. Again he made a point or two that I wasn't quite on board with. Namely he argues that the United States of America is in decline (if he left it at that it might not be worth a mention) and will not be a player--a world power--in the end days because it is not mentioned by name in the Bible. I'll let you think about that for a minute. That's neither here nor there as far as I'm concerned. I'd be more concerned if the United States of America was mentioned by name in the original languages of Scripture thousands of years before Christopher Columbus sailing the ocean blue. I don't think the lack of a country's name, a state name, indicates ANYTHING positive or negative. McGee will not be popular, perhaps, for his opinion that the Great Depression and World War II are judgments of God on the United States of America. Though that goes down a LOT more smoother than his statements on the Holocaust. I can't even begin to get into that here in this review.

There were still plenty of good insights into both books. But this particular volume isn't topping my favorites list.
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blbooks | May 8, 2023 |
First sentence: The Gospel of Mark is chronologically the first gospel that was written. It was actually one of the first books written in the New Testament—not the first, but one of the first. It was probably written from Rome prior to A.D. 63.

I am reading the Bible in 2020 using the daily M'Cheyne (Robert Murray M'Cheyne) plan. I thought it would add a layer of substance to in addition to the four chapters a day, to also read commentaries for those chapters. For that I am using Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible. But the plan goes through the New Testament (and Psalms, I believe) twice. So now that I've finished Henry's commentary for the New Testament, I am tackling the New Testament commentary section of J. Vernon McGee's series.

This is not my first time reading J. Vernon McGee. I've read twelve or so of his commentaries. (Most recently his volume on Matthew 1-13). Overall, I like his laidback, casual, straightforward, tell it like it is approach to teaching Scripture. There is something so grounded and down to earth about him. Each reader is "his" friend. It's hard not to feel like he is a friend too.

One of the things that I love about McGee's commentaries is that he just speaks timeless truths.

Mark isn't necessarily one of my favorite gospels. But reading McGee helped me appreciate it more.
There probably is more content in this first chapter of Mark than any other chapter in the Bible (with the exception of Gen. 1). It covers the ministry of John the Baptist, after going back to the prophecies of Isaiah and Malachi.
There are three beginnings recorded in Scripture. Let us put them down in chronological order: 1. “In the beginning was the Word” (John 1:1). This goes back to a dateless beginning, a beginning before all time. Here the human mind can only grope. It is logical rather than chronological because in my thinking, I must put my peg somewhere in the past in order to take off. If I see an airplane in the air, I assume there is an airport somewhere. I may not know where it is, but I know the plane took off from some place. So when I look around at the universe, I know that it took off from somewhere and that somewhere there is a God. But I don’t know anything about that beginning. God comes out of eternity to meet us. I just have to put down the peg at the point where He does meet us, back as far as I can thinkJ and realize He was there before that. 2. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). This is where we move out of eternity into time. However, although many people have been attempting to date this universe, no man so far knows. Man’s guesses have ranged from six thousand to three billions of years. We know so little but, when we come into His presence and begin to know even as we are known, then we will realize how we saw through a glass darkly. I’m sure we will marvel at our stupidity and our ignorance. Our God is a great God. He has plenty of time. 3. “The beginning of the gospel …” (v. 1) is the same as “That which was from the beginning …” (1 John 1:1). This is dated. It goes back to Jesus Christ at the precise moment He took upon Himself human flesh. Jesus Christ is the gospel!
What we need in the church today is stretcher-bearers—men and women with that kind of faith to go out and bring in the unsaved so they can hear the gospel. There are many people today who are paralyzed with a palsy of sin, a palsy of indifference, or a palsy of prejudice. A great many people are not going to come into church where the gospel is preached unless you take a corner of the stretcher and bring them in. That’s what these men did. They had the faith to bring this poor man to hear the Lord Jesus deal with him personally and say, “Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.”
Whether we like it or not, He does the choosing. “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you” (John 15:16). It is not irreverent to say that since He chose them and they did not choose Him, He’s responsible for them. That’s a real comfort to know. God has saved you, begun a good work in you, and He’s going to stick right with you, friend. He’s going to see you through. That is what this means. And when the Lord Jesus calls, they respond.
It is impossible to commit an unpardonable sin today—if by that you mean one can commit a sin today, come under conviction because of it tomorrow, come to God in repentance, and He would not forgive you. You see, Christ died for all sin, not just some sin. He didn’t die for all sin but one, the unpardonable sin. There is no such thing as being able to commit a sin today that He will not forgive. The attitude and state of the unbeliever is unpardonable—not the act. When a man blasphemes with his mouth, that is not the thing that condemns him; it is the attitude of his heart, which is a permanent condition—unless he stops resisting.
And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear [Mark 4:9]. He puts up a danger signal. It’s like the “Stop—Look—Listen” sign at a railroad crossing.
We sometimes use the expression—I know I say it rather carelessly—that you’ll be lost if you do not accept Christ as your Savior. That is not really the truth, friend. The truth is that you are already lost. The point that should be accurately stated is that you will continue to be lost if you do not receive Christ as your Savior.
Every chapter is the most important chapter when you are studying it! But this one is important because the Gospel of Mark is a gospel of action. There are more of the miracles given in this gospel than in any other, and in this chapter there are three outstanding miracles related. They could be performed only by the hand of Omnipotence. That is why I think this is a remarkable chapter.
The Word of God is the Bread of Life because the Word of God reveals Him. We are to feed on the Bible and to beware of false teaching. I think that ought to be clear to us here in the teaching that He gives.
By the way, that “Jesus Only” is a marvelous headline, is it not? “Jesus Only” is not only a headline in Mark’s gospel, but it ought to be a headline in the lives of believers today. In a brief way he states such great and weighty words—Jesus Only!
And the tragic thing about this hour is that the church is helpless in the presence of the world’s need. Right now, the organized church in desperation is reaching out, protesting and marching and getting involved in all kinds of things, and the world is actually criticizing the church because they feel it should get even more involved. But social matters are not our business! We ought to be able to help a poor demon-possessed boy today by presenting a Savior to him who will make him rational and who will bring him into a right relationship with God. Unfortunately, the same thing has to be said of the church, “They could not.” The disciples could not and we cannot.
Bring him unto Me! We are attempting to do everything except bring lost men to Jesus Christ.
Do you realize who it is here that is talking about hell? There are those today who say that He is the gentle Jesus. Friend, He is the only One who talked about hell. Paul never talked about it, but Jesus did. And since He did, it would be well for us to listen to Him.
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment [Mark 12:30]. By the way, do you keep this commandment, my friend? If you say that you don’t need Christ as a Savior, that you obey God, then I ask you this question, “Do you love God with all your heart and mind and soul?” If you don’t, then you are breaking His commandment and you need a Savior. I know I need a Savior. I don’t measure up here. I wish I did. I love Him but not as I should.
We find this is a constant warning—a warning against false Christs. Some may think that this is not a danger today. I think it is very pertinent right now. For example, the Christ of liberalism is an antichrist—he is not the real Christ! Some of you may think that they preach the Christ of the Bible. They do not.
My friend, may I say to you, none of us knows the depths of the human heart. Only the Word of God can let us see what sinners we are.
If we take the emphasis away from the Word of God, we can find that people get one problem solved with the help of the psychologist and come away with two more problems. Then the last estate of the man is worse than the first. Let’s be very clear. The only solution to a problem is the Lord. You don’t solve the problem so that you are enabled to go to the Lord. No, you go to the Lord and He is the chief and the great Physician. By the way, He is the great Psychologist and He alone knows us. In the final analysis, He is the only One.
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blbooks | Apr 28, 2023 |
Ephesians presents the church which is Christ's body. This book includes introductory sections, detailed outlines and a thorough, paragraph-by-paragraph discussion of the text. A great choice for pastors - and even better choice for the average Bible reader and student!
phoovermt | Mar 27, 2023 |
In these epistles Paul deals with two things: the CREED of the church and the CONDUCT of the church within and without.
phoovermt | outras 2 resenhas | Mar 27, 2023 |

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