Profaning the Holy

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Matthew 7:6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Profaning the Holy
6 “Do not give what is holy to dogs; and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under foot and turn and maul you.

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Stephen C. Meyer: The Return of the God Hypothesis

Dr. Meyer’s new book is available for preorder at this link. I watched this interview and was captivated by the intelligence and style of Eric Metaxas, he is a comic genius. Dr. Meyer was philosophically fabulous as always. I’m going to be giving hardcover copies of this book away as Christmas presents, let’s keep changing the world with the truth of Intelligent Design!

Is Eternal Security of the Believer True, Or Can We Choose to Walk Away from God?

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The first question we want to ask in answering this question, is, “does the Bible teach eternal security?” And the answer is yes. Romans 8:29,30 says:

29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large family.[v] 30 And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Here Paul says that those God chooses (foreknew) and predestines, God also glorifies. The word glorified is in the past tense, because according to Paul, as far as God is concerned, those he chooses are already certain to be glorified. So it would seem that the Bible teaches eternal security of the believer, but not so fast. We see from this passage and from Romans 9, that Paul taught what is popularly known today as Calvinism. But is Paul justified in teaching Calvinism? The answer is no. Continue reading

Appreciating the Bible in Light of Modern Scholarship

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When I was a kid I was told that the Bible was God’s word. All of it. Even though critical scholarship has rejected the idea that the Bible is the inspired word of God since the 1800s, most people in churches, (including my parents), are not educated about critical scholarship. This means the continue to believe, and teach their children, that everything in the Bible is God’s written word. So I thought in this post, that I’d do my part to spread the word about modern Biblical scholarship. Continue reading