Category Archives: Bible Critics

understanding galatians chapter 1 – part 1

The books of the New Testament are letters. This might be a hard concept for some Christians to digest. The books of the New Testament were not as much theological treatises as they were personal letters (Romans being the exception). … Continue reading

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negative theology

Negative theology is a theology in which God is said to only be known through attributes that separate him from this world. Per Act and Being: It is a dogma whose truth is almost everywhere stated or assumed that the … Continue reading

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overstating your case

People inherently think that they are correct. If people did not think they were correct, they would not hold those particular views. And although everyone claims not to be perfect, few people show real actions that confirm that they think … Continue reading

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the ending of the gospel of mark

In an article entitled The “Strange” Ending of the Gospel of Mark, the author claims that Mark 16:9-19 is clearly forged: Even though this ending is patently false, people loved it and to this day conservative Christians regularly denounce “liberal” … Continue reading

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failed prophecies in matthew

In the Gospel of Matthew, the author (Matthew) regularly claims that parts of Jesus’ life were “fulfilled” by the Old Testament. Christians claim that these were prophecies (predictions of future events) that were fulfilled. When looking up these passages in … Continue reading

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abimelech changes God’s mind

We learn from Genesis 20 that pagan kings can reason with God and change God’s mind. Continue reading

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matthew was the first gospel written

Mark is not the earliest Gospel. Mark was written during the waning of the Hebrew mission and the rise of the diaspora and Greek mission. It was written as a Readers Digest version of Matthew, shedding very Hebrew centric ideas in favor of more broadly accepted ideas. Continue reading

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