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Through the Bible: Matthew 2:13-18, A Spiritual Bible

We are going through Tatian’s Diatessaron, a second-century harmony of the Gospels. We are on Section III. Today’s post goes through Matthew 2:13-18. The Bible and Inspiration When [the wise men] had departed, the messenger of the Lord appeared in … Continue reading

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The Bible Fact Checker #2: “Word of God”

It’s not part of Christian tradition to correct our speech and teaching just because the Bible uses a word or phrase differently than we do. Christianity has no fact checker to make sure the words we use line up with … Continue reading

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The Bible Fact Checker #1: Preachers

Today, one more time, I read a brilliant, educated professor/pastor/national speaker use important biblical terms wrongly. “Wrong” means “not the way the Bible uses them.” I don’t blame them. It’s not part of our tradition to correct our speech and … Continue reading

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John is not Paul is not Peter is not James

Today I was discussing γεννηθη ανωθεν with some folks on Facebook. Those Greek words mean either "born again" or "born from above" in John 3:3,5. In the midst of discussing this, I pointed out that Peter twice uses αναγεννησασ, which … Continue reading

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Authorship in Hebrew Culture

This post wasn’t supposed to go up until January. By then, I intended to have written an introduction for it. Somehow. it just went up today. I was horrified, as I thought it was set to “draft,” not Dec. 23. … Continue reading

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The Apostles and the Rise of the Papacy

I’m going to buy myself some time to work on the early church timeline and the notes on the timeline by posting this related video. The video is an hour long. I try never to do that, but it’s one … Continue reading

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What Is the Word of God?

We tend to use the phrase “the Word of God” interechangeably with “the Bible.” There are several problems with this: 1. The Bible does not do it You will find places where Scripture is quoted, and then the writer will … Continue reading

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Teachings That Should Not Be Lost: The Bible

This post is going to sound like it is attacking the Bible. I’m hoping that my continual reference to the Bible throughout this post will make it clear that I am not attacking the Bible. Please, every time you get … Continue reading

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The Once Saved, Always Saved Study Bible

I got the idea to do a Once Saved, Always Saved Study Bible (OSAS). It’s a really great idea because if I’m ever at a loss for a blog post, this is an easy one. The first “Once Saved, Always … Continue reading

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Psalm 139:1-2

A while back I posted about a single verse Bible study method. I thought I’d actually apply it, and share it with you. Not everyone has an easy time making Bible study be effective for themselves. Continue reading

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