Monthly Archives: April 2014

does God know all possible futures?

There are some Open Theists who claim God is omniscient in the sense that God knows all possible future possibilities. This claim is not that God knows every single choice any free creature can currently make, but that God knows … Continue reading

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geocentrism and planet movement

Every time I hear an atheist criticizing the Bible’s use of “sun rise” or a creationist criticizing the early Catholic belief that the sun revolved around the earth, I cringe. Both claims come from a fundamental lack of understanding the … Continue reading

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when the jews were embarrassed by God

In Exodus 32, Moses encounters God on Mount Sinai. God burns in wrath over Israel, who was turning to false gods at the foot of the mountain below. In the text, God wants to destroy Israel, but Moses lays out … Continue reading

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neglected verses – deuteronomy 23:12

Deu 23:12 “Also you shall have a place outside the camp, where you may go out; Deu 23:13 and you shall have an implement among your equipment, and when you sit down outside, you shall dig with it and turn … Continue reading

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God smells

In the Bible, there are several places in which God mocks idols. One interesting facet of this mocking is that “idols cannot smell”. This is evidence they are a false god. In Deuteronomy: Deu 4:27 And the LORD will scatter … Continue reading

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understanding psalms 115

Most of the Old Testament (and the New) is written in the form of advocacy. The authors were advocating primarily to fellow Israelites about the character of God. Even the first books of the Bible are written in this respect. … Continue reading

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caplan on rational irrationality

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walter brueggemann on Scripture as advocacy

From Walter Brueggemann’s Theology of the Old Testament: …it is clear that Israel’s testimony is intended to generate an accepted, normative narrative construal of reality in which the members of Israel can live… It is readily imaginable that other testimonies … Continue reading

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