Category Archives: Bible

On the Purpose of Hebrews

From HEBREW CHRISTIAN VS. MESSIANIC JEW: DOES THE LETTER TO THE HEBREWS TEACH THAT THE NEW COVENANT HAS MADE TORAH OBEDIENCE OBSOLETE?: Anderson states later that Hebrews is dealing with different questions than those arising in the context of modern … Continue reading

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Legends of Melchizedek

Melchizedek is a character found in Genesis. Abraham gains spoils of war, and then he meets a mysterious priest of the “most high” God. To this priest, Abraham tithes. This priest is named Melchizedek: Gen 14:17 After his return from … Continue reading

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refuting acts 9 dispensationalism

This article is meant to discuss the Acts 9 dispensationalist position, and discuss ways in which it is falsifiable. The most likely Acts 9 dispensationalist position (the one most in agreeance with secular scholarship) is as follows: 1. Jesus taught … Continue reading

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freedom from the law under paul

Pauline theology champions freedom from the law. To Paul, the law brought death, but the spirit gave life (2Co 3:6). To Paul, those who are under the law are under a curse (Gal 3:10). To Paul, the law was a … Continue reading

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Judas in Paul

From Bart Ehrman’s The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: and it is here that Paul may, in the opinion of some readers, make a reference to Judas Iscariot. Paul begins his recollection with the following (this is how the passage … Continue reading

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making sense of the Bible

Don Boudreaux observes that theories are narratives that we tell to make sense of the data. This is true for any discipline: Each semester I teach my freshman students that theories are simply stories that we tell in order to … Continue reading

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The Biblical Standard of Marriage

In the book of Matthew, Jesus is approached by the Pharisees. The Pharisees present Jesus with one of the contentious issues of the day: divorce. Jesus questions their fundamental understanding of marriage. To Jesus, when people are joined, they are … Continue reading

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an overview of the book of job

Main characters: God (Yahweh) – In this text, Yahweh rules from His court in heaven. The angles approach Him and report on their activities. God is styled as considering what His court attendants bring to His attention. God is propositioned … Continue reading

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jesus’ knowledge in the gospel of john – part 1

I was recently challenged on the concept of Jesus in the gospel of John. The challenger stated that Jesus is depicted as omniscient or semi-omniscient. Jesus, throughout the gospel of John, seems to have access to God’s knowledge (and power) … Continue reading

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the greek origin of omniscience

The concept of omniscience in rooted in the idea of God’s “perfection”. In platonism, the perfect cannot change. Thus, if god changed (such as learning new information) then god would not be perfect. Omniscience, then, is an extension of platonistic … Continue reading

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