The Intent of the Author

The Intent of the Author

The revelation of God to mankind is not something to take lightly. Whether it be about the nature of God Himself or what He requires/desires of His creation, we should listen with the greatest weight of sobriety that we can muster. This means we must strive to understand Scripture with the utmost humility and diligence… Continue reading The Intent of the Author

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Fighting Heresy, Scripture

Andy Stanley and the Dangers of an Inappropriate View of the Old Testament

I recently saw a news article headline that read "Christians must 'un-hitch' the Old Testament from their Faith." I have encountered plenty of attitudes growing up that anticipate and/or lead to this kind of erroneous view of the Old Testament: "The Old Testament is just history." "We're under the New Covenant not the Old." "The… Continue reading Andy Stanley and the Dangers of an Inappropriate View of the Old Testament

Scripture, The Tenacity of the Text

“Canon Revisited” by Michael J. Kruger

{Book Review}Though it is somewhat technical and heavy (especially where original languages are addressed) - as one would expect from a textbook - I found Dr. Kruger's book to be an excellent (and non-overwhelming) introduction to the topic of the New Testament canon. I especially appreciated the main theme of his apologetic purpose in the… Continue reading “Canon Revisited” by Michael J. Kruger

The Tenacity of the Text

Some Thoughts on Isaiah 11:6 and “the Mandela Effect”

The other day a coworker of mine asked if I read the Bible and proceeded to share with me some things that he'd heard about Isaiah 11:6 on a YouTube video claiming to provide "...the three best and most detailed examples of the Mandela Effect." [time mark 1:27] And In the course of the brief… Continue reading Some Thoughts on Isaiah 11:6 and “the Mandela Effect”

Scripture, The Intent of the Author

Who is the “Thief” in John 10:10?

Now most people who have heard anyone quote/paraphrase the first half of the verse - "the thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy." - know that most of those people they've heard quote it are intending the listener to understand the "thief" to be Satan. The problem with this assumption is that nowhere in the… Continue reading Who is the “Thief” in John 10:10?