Monthly Archives: June 2014

ehrman on the letters of paul

Ehrman gives an excellent summary of Paul’s letters in the book Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene: In his letter to the Romans Paul has to defend himself against charges leveled by other, trusted Christian authorities that he preached a gospel … Continue reading

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ehrman on dispensationalism

Although Bart Ehrman does not use the term “Acts 9 Dispensationalist”, he makes very simlar points in the book Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene: As I’ve intimated, Paul’s own writings show that not everyone agreed with this view of the … Continue reading

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God is perfect

Perfection is a loaded word in theology. There is a long history of people using Greek philosophy to define the particulars of “perfection”. The Platonists used to claim that whatever changes can only change for the better or the worse. … Continue reading

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presentism in the Bible

Presentism is the theory of time that states that the only thing that exists is the present. The “past” is not a place one can travel into and change. The “future” is not a place that one can travel into … Continue reading

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positional change and God

There is a claim that is regurgitated in Calvinist circles that any change in God seen in the Bible is really a positional change in man. Nineveh was evil. God will destroy the evil. Nineveh repositions itself to righteousness. God … Continue reading

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when evil people prosper

Psa 37:1 A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. Psa 37:2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb. Pro 10:27 … Continue reading

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dignum deo fallacy

Dignum deo means “that which is fitting of God” or “that which is dignified of God”. The term is used to label theology that bases its understanding of God on what God “should” be. This is usually synonymous with “Perfect … Continue reading

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