Articles on the Paula White(-Cain) Appointment to White House Advisor

So-called prosperity theology is as herectical as slave master religion because it makes economic greed & wealth attainment the ultimate sign of God’s blessings. https://t.co/C5ODTq5WUQ — Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (@RevDrBarber) November 2, 2019 ‘To say no to President Trump would be saying no to God.’ — Trump’s faith adviser and ‘Righteous Gemstones’ …

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The Earliest New Testament Manuscripts – Bible Archaeology Report

The earliest and most famous Greek New Testament manuscript is the Ryland Papyrus P52, currently on display at the John Rylands University Library in Manchester, UK.  It was purchased in 1920 by Bernard Grenfell on the Egyptian antiquities market.  However, it wasn’t really “discovered” until 1934 when it was translated by C. H. Roberts.  Three …

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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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INSURGENCE by Frank Viola – The Gospel of the Kingdom

In today’s politically charged era, Christians on the progressive left as well as the conservative right both equate their particular viewpoints with the kingdom of God. Viola dismantles these perspectives, offering a fresh and revolutionary look at the radical gospel of the kingdom. With gripping power, he challenges Christians to reclaim the lost kingdom message …

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Romans 5:12 Series | Dr. Michael Heiser

Here is the series of posts on Romans 5:12. I do not take the traditional view — that the verse is about the transmission of Adamic guilt. I think it is inserted into the text. However, all humans are sinners (presuming they are allowed to live) and in need of Christ for salvation (i.e., salvation …

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Q&A: “Ever wonder why God continues to punish us???”

(From a social media friend) Answer: That question assumes an awful lot, and it doesn’t offer any insight into what’s going on with your life. Still, I’ll try to give you what has helped me. UNDERSTAND THE CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW: 1. God is not the Creator of evil. He originally created all things good. 2. God’s …

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How to Fulfill the Great Commission

Fulfilling the Great Commission = Making Disciples (declaring/teaching, baptizing, becoming like Jesus) — Matthew 28:19-20 >You don’t have to be perfect to make disciples of Jesus. So stop focusing on how sinful you are, and instead focus on how great, good and glorious Jesus is! >You don’t have to know everything to make disciples of …

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Meditation on Jesus: “Life in Himself”

For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself (John 5:26)."Life in himself"... what does that mean? Whatever it is, Jesus has it because the Father has it; and the Father has granted Jesus to have it. As always, the context of the passage …

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