The Irresponsible Hypocrisy of the Fundamentalist Evangelical “Infallible, Inerrant” View of Inspiration and its Subsequent Atrocity in Interpretation

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. ---Mark Twain Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/mark_twain_153875 Though Mark Twain's pithy adage "will preach," for proponents of Perspicuity, his statement fails to account for one simple fact... that even the seemingly plainest statement of …

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The Charter: Matthew’s Literary Structure, Part 1 – On the King’s Errand

Matthew structures Jesus’ actions and teaching in a pattern of five, in a structural allusion to the Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy), the original constitution-like document of Mosaic Israel.  ‘Torah’ means ‘teaching.’  It’s not that each ‘section’ of Matthew’ matches each ‘book’ of Moses; the structural allusion doesn’t work quite that way. The first …

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On Divine Inspiration, Inerrancy & Authority of Scripture

Regarding the inspiration, inerrancy and the authority of the Bible, Lamb's Harbinger (LH) takes a conservative-leaning, yet moderate view. A moderate view of the inspiration and authority of the Bible might say Divine Revelation is limited to only the redemptive concepts, special themes and overarching message present within the Bible. LH would rather say, “Special, …

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How To Argue From the Biblical Text for a Local-Regional Flood Instead of a Global Flood – Dr. Michael Heiser

It’s actually not difficult to argue for a local-regional flood from the biblical text. In what follows I’ll show you how. My purpose is to say that, if a global flood really is geologically denied or impossible, you really don’t need to care with respect to biblical accuracy. The biblical text can indeed sustain a …

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The Flood in the Ancient Near East (RJS)

The flood is depicted as having cosmic proportions and the telling uses universalistic rhetoric. Genesis is stronger in this regard than the Mesopotamian accounts. Tremper and John conclude: “The widespread nature of the destruction is indicated by the use of univeralistic rhetoric well-known for cataclysmic events, especially of a cosmic nature, in the ancient world.” …

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Nicaea: not Rome’s Authority

In his 2016 article, Evangelical Exodus: The Protestant seminary that produced dozens of Catholic converts, Paul Senz describes a happening that perhaps precipitated or maybe merely coincides with the more recent #Exvangelical and #EmptyThePews phenomena. From Personal Experience Having personally attended classes at Southern Evangelical Seminary in 2013, I feel as though I dodged a …

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Peter Gurry’s Brief List of Text Criticism Resources

In Peter Gurry's recent review of Fragments of Truth, the FaithLife documentary film on the reliability of the Christian New Testament's underlying documents, Mr. Gurry provides a truly helpful list of readily accessible, scholarly resources that allow one to come to their own conclusion about the dependability and authenticity of the Bible. ▪ Best places …

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