I'm sorry if your feelings were hurt. But my post was directed at the Original Poster, and was not about dispensationalism. It was about Bullinger. The question was about the Companion Bible.
Originally Posted by ISalzman
Bullinger was a scholar who had considerable talent. His other works such as his Critical Lexicon and as I mentioned in the previous post, "Figures of speech", are considered his greatest works. The Companion Bible along with his Commentary on Revelation have been considered by most (dispensationalists included, maybe even ESPECIALLY dispensationalists) to be of lessor value, for obvious reasons. This is what I was referring to as his "diversion".
This is what I had intended to convey in my original post. Maybe my choice of words was less than perfect, but my point was (and still is) accurate.
My feelings were not hurt. As mentioned, I don't take people's theological diatribes and jabs personally. And I have Bullinger's "Figures of Speech." It is a classic work in the estimation of most. I'm not trying to attack you. All I attempted to do was encourage you not to denigrate the theological systems of the diverse group of readers at these BibleWorks forums. That's all, nothing more.
Thanks for the replies that are directed towards The Companion Bible and Bullinger's other works. Are programs in Logos able to be used in BibleWorks?
No. Logos is a completely different platform. It is more of a library system while BW is more of an exegetical program, although the capabilities overlap a bit.
Originally Posted by Busdriver
BW has the ERMIE facility, maybe you could set up external links to one of the websites that has the Companion Bible online. I cant help much though, I have never used Ermie.
Are you already familiar with the websites?
This site http://www.companionbiblecondensed.com/ appears to have the entire Companion Bible in PDF format. Maybe some of the ERMIE experts here could help you with setting ERMIE up to access theses PDF's?
Sorry I cant be of more help.
This one has the complete scanned pages, again in PDF format:
Actually the answer to this is "yes," if by "programs" you mean databases/books. There are even threads in this forum about using your External Links Manager to open up books which you own in Logos. It is a bit tricky (BW Help explains what to do on the BW end, but what to do on the Logos end is slightly different depenting on which version of Logos you have), and it is not as quick as using the same work from within BibleWorks (if it is available in both). But it can be done.
Originally Posted by Busdriver
Thanks for all the pertinent replies. I bought the Companion Bible on CD that has clickable notes along the side of the text. Its very handy, but I would like to as soon as possible make it available in BW for ease of use sakes, along with the fact BW is such an AWESOME tool!!!
Thanks again and May the Lord Bless You!!!
Bullinger's Companion Bible notes and Appendixes would be a valuable asset to any computerized Bible study software package, as would his work Number in Scripture. I have been using both of these resources in my print library for well over 20 years.
Good news: the Companion Bible is up for community pricing at Logos, and you can bid on it now for just $20: http://bit.ly/29jF2ca
What that means is, they're taking bids to indicate interest. When enough have bid, they begin production.
So if you want it, bid! I did. He's very odd, but it does contain salvageable, useful material. His outlines are often very thought-provoking.
Logos has been flying this empty offering for quite some time now. I'm not sure if they are ever going to get it together.
Originally Posted by Dan Phillips
To each his own regarding an assessment of Bullinger's work. Matthew 7:13-14 reminds us that most people on the path to Truth are not going to find it, and when Christ gives His assessment of the seven churches in the Book of Revelation, He finds fault with five of them. Maybe Bullinger was one of the few that actually found Truth. Maybe not on every page.
As far as dispensationalism goes, when Satan shows up pretending to be Jesus saying that he is here to rapture out a bunch of Biblically illiterate Christians, you will witness the great apostasy that Paul wrote about when millions of people will drop their professed beliefs in one breath. Or not. Think about it. That might qualify as a change in dispensations.