Monthly Archives: May 2014

paul was not a classical theist

Classical theists often turn to Romans 8:28 to “prove” God’s negative attributes, primarily omniscience and omnipotence: Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according … Continue reading

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honest Bible quoting

The goal of quoting the Bible in any context should be transparency. Here are some general rules of good etiquette for quoting the Bible in published writings: 1. Even if a verse is merely alluded to by the text, the … Continue reading

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revelation not fulfilled

The author of Revelation thought that very soon the end would come. The writing stresses this throughout. The author even alludes to Daniel to show the nearness: Rev 22:10 And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of … Continue reading

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william lane craig explains the ad hominem fallacy

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the context of john 3:16

John 3:16 is the most famous verse in the Bible. It is simple and beautiful: 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting … Continue reading

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God’s faithfulness

A characteristic trait of God throughout the Bible is God’s faithfulness. In Psalms 136, the author ties events throughout history to God’s faithfulness (specifically to God’s faithfulness to Israel). The entire book is about this one theme. The author was … Continue reading

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the status of homer in the ancient world

Homer wrote the Odyssey and the Iliad between 750 and 650 BC. Around 570 BC, Xenophanes introduced the notion that the Greek gods were false. Instead, the real god was without body: Clement of Alexandria Miscellanies 5. 109: Xenophanes of … Continue reading

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greek calvinists

In the time of Jesus, Greek religion had already mainly converted to Platonism. As such, Homer became an embarrassment. In order to salvage Homer, Greek theologians began reinterpreting him. Here is Plutarch in Morals: So, when thou readest in Homer … Continue reading

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Hermeneutics is defined as methods of Biblical interpretation, although this term would also apply to other religious texts such as the Greek Iliad and Odyssey or any other ancient document. The Bible is a historical text, much like the array … Continue reading

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