The LampLight Project

Reviews

Sectional Comments

Section 1: Foreword & Intro

"Clear diction and well structured"

 

"A challenging statement 'Why do we believe what we believe?' This set the tone for all that would come. The introduction provided an excellent overview of the whole series, clearly presented with no ambiguity and good graphics."

 

"Section 1 of the LampLight Project offers the viewer the promise of a sound, well researched Biblical educational series. It immediately captured my interest as it promised to be a much needed pastoral tool for new believers and those who are enquiring about the Christian faith."

 

Section 2: Chance or Design

"A very important question, probably the most important, is knowing if God actually exists. This section is very much for the 'unlearned' as well as those who think they have it all sorted. Very well explained by people of note, who know what they are talking about. They explain it without 'jargon'. Concise yet totally covered."

"The academics contributing to this section give an intelligent and rational rebuttal against the populist theory of evolution. It is encouraging and refreshing to hear professors debunking as unscientific the methods used by evolutionists to support their flawed theories. "

 

Section 3: Creation / Intelligent Design

"Why am I here? What is the meaning of life? are covered so very well. The everyday explanation examples are so logical and applied to the subject of creation - really good stuff. Explanations to the questions were excellent e.g. The Epic of Gilgamesh - well explained. The summary was very thought provoking."

 

"Again, an intelligent and sophisticated presentation. I particularly like the links at the end of the section to websites which support the view of intelligent design by other credible academics."

Section 4: Biblical Roots

"Excellent explanation of the difference between the Epic of Gilgamesh and that of the biblical account of the flood. It is quite clear, that an enormous amount of time and trouble has been taken to put this project together; what a great work."

 

"Well presented; the speakers show comprehensively, the reliability of the Scriptures and how the Bible came to be. I like the way it was presented against other works of later origin that were taken as reliable and showed how there was so much more evidence for the scriptures. The summary brought it all together and pointed me to the next sections... it left me wanting more - building nicely!"

 

"Convincing proof that the Bible is a valid ancient document. I especially liked the comparison between the number of existing ancient Biblical manuscripts compared to those of other ancient classical writings which are minuscule by comparison."

 

Section 5: The Old Testament

"A very good introduction set forth that the Bible as the word of God, demands to be studied, not just read. I love the way that the whole book is a continuous account of God's involvement with His creation. The way the characteristics of both God the Father and also Jesus are shown throughout the books is very instructive for a structured study of the Bible."

"Wow, what a brilliant session this was, the diagrams and bottom timeline showing where we were in terms of subjects are excellent. Explanations regarding Abraham and the covenants were portrayed so well by the speakers. The splitting of the sections works well, so that you could stop to get the workbook and the explanation of what was coming on the right-hand side of the screen was very helpful. The explanation of the Prophets, with the questions at the beginning of the section was excellent, while the explanation of the Empires rounded it off very well - brilliant!"

 

"An excellent overview and summary of the covenants of God highlighting the salient facts of each. I particularly enjoyed how the complexity of the Torah was simplified into an easy to understand overview which creates a strong foundation for the young believer to begin his journey through the Old Testament. The typologies of Jesus in the panorama of the Old Testament prophets as well as the simple yet precise overviews of each is a really great tool and asset, well done. Finally, the much needed and concise explanation of the offices of the prophet and the apostle in both Scriptural times and today allows the believer to accurately discern between the false and the true bearers of these offices. Overall a great overview and a wonderful discipleship tool."

 

Section 6: Jesus Christ and the Gospel

"I continue to be blessed as I make my way through this work. An excellent portrayal of Jesus, as the fulfilment of the prophesied covenant fulfilling Messiah."

"I am running out of words to express myself! The opening with the Prophecies about the coming Messiah and there fulfilment in Christ was wonderful to watch, culminating with the Gospel nutshell of John 3:16. The questions asked were marvellously explained throughout the session. The explanation of the name of Jesus, and the Covenant/Lords Supper was so informative and revealing, with the so called 'co-incidences' explained. Another excellent session, well put together, again, leaving me wanting to go to the next session."

 

"The Old Testament prophecies included in this section are a powerful and convincing witness to both Jew and Gentile of Jesus’ authentic claims as the Messiah. The argument that Jesus sought to fulfil the prophecies made regarding the Messiah in order to lay claims to being the Messiah are thoroughly debunked."

Section 7: The New Testament

"This set out very well the characteristics of Jesus through the N/T books. I like the addition of the lives of the Apostles and also the history of Palestine back to Israel (much needed today)."

"A good overview of each book with links again to Jesus and Prophecy - very helpful. Another excellent and informative session."

"The on screen “call-outs” are filled with useful information about the individual books."

Section 8: What is a Christian?

"I found this to be a well-structured section (as were all the others), its subject is one which has been sadly lacking the church teaching for discipleship."

"This is an excellent session. Very clearly dealt with and concise answers to the questions posed. The Gospel clearly explained and well summed up at the end."

"An excellent presentation of the characteristics of a Biblical Christian contrasting with the traditional definition which bears no resemblance to Scripture and is propagated by most who claim to be Christians.
The basic concepts of Biblical Christianity and how to live out ones faith in relationship with God through Jesus is simply and effectively presented. Well done!"

Section 9: Angels & Demons

"I like this section, because it speaks about what so many in the world are interested in, namely, the unknown future. This section also clears up misconceptions regarding Nephilim, etc."

"Once again the speakers complement each other very well starting with a good explanation of the various heavenly beings. The Demons and unclean spirits section was important information. Hell and Satan were also well explained, but within the context of his power comes from God and that God is Sovereign. Another well rounded session."

"An important topic that is often misunderstood by Christians themselves is well presented and expounded bringing a clarity on what the Bible clearly teaches regarding Satan and demons. The difficult concept of the Nephillim is clearly explained through the relevant Biblical texts."

Section 10: Spiritual Warnings

"Well-constructed, and address the warnings in scripture about both false leaders and also those whose adoration makes them celebrities. It is a good wake up call."

"A very important session and topic, condensed down to some very important points in regard to cults, false doctrine, and dangerous spiritual movements. Very good information and warnings, the speakers explain well and give the need to have a knowledge of the scriptures, and leaders in particular, being accountable. Well balanced."

"A much needed warning against cults as well as other movements which are twisting and perverting the Scriptures to ensnare the souls of those who blindly flock to their 'churches'."

Section 11: Interpretation / Early Church Fathers

"I found this to be a much needed corrective teaching on how to interpret scripture. This presentation is clear and concise - Excellent!"

"The comparison of Genesis and the Gospel of John was fascinating and very informative. The explanation of Midrash with its literal and spiritual meanings was so well put, and the example of the Temple curtain illustrating the point. The historical information regarding the Church Fathers and the influence of Greek philosophy and false teaching was again well executed. The explanation of the need to have meat in order to grow spiritually really hits home. Another very rewarding session. Cannot wait for Session 12."

"This vitally important topic explaining the evolution of Biblical interpretation from a traditional Hebraic context and mind-set to a Hellenistic allegorical approach is an invaluable tool for those seeking to understand the Scriptures. Overall this is an excellent and well-presented segment."

 

Section 12: Eschatology / Exhortation

"This section dovetails so well into the Daniel Project documentary, another brilliant work by the same producers."

"Good reference to, and use of, the Daniel Project documentary. A good session to challenge Christians to get to know the whole counsel of God and not pick and choose what they want to believe. Well balanced and full of information to suit all levels of discipleship. A very well produced series. This is a great tool for use in discipleship classes and bible studies. Can't wait for it to be released, so that I can use it in my Church. Thanks for the privilege of reviewing it."

"The LampLight Project has an uncanny ability to take complex doctrines and themes and present them simply whilst at the same time not diluting their emphasise or importance. This is again evident and reflected in this section regarding the subject on Eschatology."

Overall Comments

 

"All in all, as a complete work, this is a tremendously important resource for the modern day disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ and also for the church as a whole. I want to wholeheartedly thank you for the honour and privilege of being able to review this project. I fully endorse it and trust that the Lord will both bless it (and yourselves) and use it for the strengthening of the Body of Christ in the days to come, that they be prepared for the coming of the King of Kings!"

(Pastor John Jones – UK)

"A very well produced series. This is a great tool for use in discipleship classes and bible studies. Can't wait for it to be released, so that I can use it in my Church. Thanks for the privilege of reviewing it."

(Pastor Steve Lloyd – UK)

"We are so deeply impressed with all that you and your host of amazing contributors and co-workers have achieved - totally awesome - absolutely blown away!! We have been longing for a hard-hitting apologetic tool, and this certainly hits the mark."

(Ian & Anna Bartholomew - Precept Scotland)

Reviews from the Study Group Fellowship

"I have really enjoyed being a part of the Lamplight study group. I have learned a lot from all the people in the short films on The Lamplight Project and I also have learned from the people who are studying with us in the study group. I would recommend the free study guide to use alongside the DVD . I had watched the Lamplight study a few times but when I joined the group study and started using the study guide it helped me to process the information that is given"

There is a vast amount of topics covered including archaeology ,genetics , bible history and many more. I would encourage any church to use it for their church members whether new believers or on the road for a while. I have been really blessed by being part of this."

(Heather Steward)

"I was asked if I would like to participate in a Bible study called the Lamplight Study Fellowship. Each month a small group of fellow believers would meet round a table and work through the Lamplight Project section by section, contributing and discussing the answers to the questions listed. It would take approximately a year to complete, Oh! And it was to be filmed.

It would go out as a weekly programme to encourage those searching for answers to the fundamental truths of life and would take the listener/viewer through the bible from the beginning to the return of Jesus Christ.

Would I be interested and would I like to lead the first session? I was asked.

Following prayer and seeking the Lord’s leading, I was drawn to accept this offer, though admitted to feeling nervous of this unknown. I was perplexed as the first date drew near to starting, how focused I became and the study that was required to do. This meant reading through the questions in each section and watching the suggested films on the GV247 website on the subject of that section and digesting this information.

Understandably I had some initial reservations, yet I also know we are called to be disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ and be obedient to share His love with our brothers and sisters with the knowledge of the Lord. This actually encouraged me and I became, and still am, very motivated to following this study. I realise that to learn in a safe and comfortable environment with believers at various stages of their walk is an absolute privilege.

I have grown in confidence by the process of doing this study. I have been challenged by this study. Yet I have been drawn closer to the Lord and through prayer and personal bible reading, have a deeper relationship with my Heavenly Father. I don’t just know more than I did, (though even I admit I have learned much) but know it pleases the Lord when He sees His children spending time with Him and His Word.

 

Where are we now? Just over halfway through the Lamplight Project and nearly a year on, we still have some way to go, but I, like my brothers and sisters taking part, know we are deeply committed to completing this and thereby honouring what the Lord has placed on our hearts to do.

We meet gladly and I pray that this pleases the Lord and blesses all who join us for this study."

(Shona Petrie)

 

"I would like to recommend The LampLight Project to anybody regardless of Biblical knowledge or how long they have been 'on the road'.

When I started out in my Christian walk, I couldn’t find any comprehensive study guide or study system and was left to try and negotiate the minefield of information on my own. I would listen to sermons by various preacher and teachers but they seemed to home in on some specific aspect of teaching, which if being honest, I didn’t understand. For me what I needed were the basics, an overview of what it was all about. Looking back on this some of the information was helpful, some definitely was not. Even churches I attended did not give me the information or answers I was hoping to have answered.

The LampLight Project has been a tremendous help to me for getting a better understanding, not just of the Bible but also various aspects of Christian life. Obviously the Lamplight Project on its own can provide a vast amount of information but when you incorporate the Study Guide and start working through the questions there, things really start to open out. Initially I was looking at the Study Guide on my own, quite happy to work my way through it with the help of the LampLight Project, the Bible and of course the recommended films on GV247. It was not until I was involved in the group study that this whole package really started to come into its own. The group discussion, thoughts, questions, and fellowship have boosted my knowledge and confidence in the Lord and his Word in so many ways.

I would like to encourage anybody to have a look at The LampLight Project and the associated Study Guide whether brand new Christian or if you have been on the road for a while. Try it for yourself. Start your own group with a friend or friends. It’s not about knowing all the answers; it’s about, as the questions say, 'Think about and discuss'. So team up with a friend, workmate, family member, whoever and think about and discuss your findings. You will find the answers in God’s word as well as the LampLight Project and supporting films on GV247. I think you will be pleasantly surprised the outcome."

(Doug Petrie)

 

"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15 KJV).

"When I became a believer, many years ago, the above verse was given to me by my pastor for my baptismal text: a verse to take with me on my journey as a Christian. It struck a deep chord within me. I had been studying for, and then taking, important exams at school when the Lord brought me under the conviction of the Holy Spirit and I was led to Christ Jesus as my Saviour. I grasped, therefore, the concept of studying to grow in understanding of God’s word, learning to handle it accurately in order to live by the truth it contained. This would be so much more important and necessary for my life than anything else I might study.

Throughout my Christian life the Lord gave me opportunities to meet with other believers for Bible study and brought me under the sound teaching and preaching of His word at various times. Yet, until I was introduced to the Lamplight Project, I had not encountered a study course for adult believers which not only took the believer through scripture from Genesis to Revelation but looked at questions concerning the origin, authenticity and reliability of the very scriptures we were to study.

The study group had been together for a few months when I was asked to participate and my initial reaction was one of nervousness and uncertainty. I knew it would be filmed and was aware of a great responsibility to the Lord, my fellow students around the table and those whom we had prayed would join with the group in studying the Lamplight, wherever they were. The Lord led me to accept the invitation and has graciously enabled me to forget self and focus on Him and His word. The interaction with my brothers and sisters throughout the study sessions has been a great encouragement as we have thought about and discussed the questions before us. We have learned a great deal from one another as the Lord has guided each of us through His word.

I have been a part of the study group for almost a year now and the discipline of studying week by week for the Lamplight has been a has been a real blessing to me. The interactive study guide and linked films have added so much to our studies, encouraging a deeper, searching approach to scripture and we have “mined great treasures” from the word over these months.

The Lamplight Project has caused me to look to the Lord and lean on Him for guidance and wisdom. It is a joy to increase our understanding but even more so to deepen our relationship with our Father and I would recommend this Lamplight study to anyone who wants to know Him better and is prepared to "be diligent to present yourself to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth." 2 Timothy2:15 (NASB).

(Marilyn Clunie)

 

Reviews from Focus Groups

"All this fantastic information in one place… what a dream."

"My faith is soaring as each section moves forward."

"Absolutely fantastic."

"If ever there was a time this presentation was needed… it is definitely now."

"I can’t wait to share this at home group."

"First class; what a tremendous presentation on such a wide range of biblical subject matter."

"Complex subject matter was excellently presented."

"A very clear presentation."

"Love the fabulous graphics and illustrations…"

"I can’t think of any other project that covers such a diverse range of biblical topics and so well done at that…."

"What a fantastic project, I loved every minute and can’t wait to watch again and again…"

"Very easy to watch yet so much detailed information…"

We will be adding more reviews as they come in so please feel free to send yours in.

 

 

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