Dangers In Not Questioning But Assuming The Bible Is Entirely Inspired By God! (Parts 1 & 2) | What God May Really Be Like – Misbeliefs About God

(This is a two-part Post. Second part next week. This Post is longer than usual) Most God-followers get their understanding of God from the Bible. Non-God followers often understand God from what people claims about God according to the Bible. Readers may be aware of arguments suggesting dangers when assuming the Bible isn’t entirely inspired… …

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The Bible’s Reliability, ANE Cosmology, The Name of God & Jesus

It is fascinating. For a minute, I adopted this view, b/c it helped explain the genocide ancient Hebrews committed in God’s name. But then I was like, “wait, did they just take up this myth to demonize the ethnicities they conquered?” Demi-gods are in every ancient mythology. — Lamb's Harbinger (@LambsHarbinger) April 4, 2019 So, …

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“How the Bible Actually Works” by Peter Enns

Moving us beyond the damaging idea that “being right” is the most important measure of faith, Peter Enns—Bible scholar and host of The Bible for Normal People podcast—offers a freeing approach to Bible study that helps us focus on pursuing enlightenment and building our relationship with God—which is exactly what the Bible was designed to …

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Everyone is Not a Scholar

My postulate is simple and short. “No one can simply open the Bible and start interpreting it accurately.” [Even the simplest of statements found in the Bible have several layers of context that nuance or limit them.] Whether you agree with that statement or not, one thing is observable and self-evident in all faith groups …

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Christianity vs. Biblicism – Brian Zahnd

While pretending to “take the Bible as it is,” the fundamentalist biblicist reads the Bible through thick lenses of cultural, linguistic, political, and theological assumptions—interpretive lenses they are unaware of wearing... Biblicism is an interpretative method that reads the Bible as a “flat text” where every verse is itself “the word of God” and carries …

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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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