Context: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2018/january-web-only/n-t-wright-david-bentley-hart-bible-translation-debate.html “even the scholars can’t agree about the bible. How will the ordinary person know what’s what, if these well educated theologians can’t see eye to eye.” (a commenter) World-class scholars, in all their knowledge, regularly rely on speculation in interpreting an ancient document (the bible) whose original cultural and linguistic contexts are only partially … Continue reading Truth is more than just the bible
I suspect that the complete biblical idea of forgiveness involves repentance on the part of the one being forgiven. Mark 1:4 (NIV) 4 And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Actually, the following seems to make it very clear. Luke 17:3-4 (NIV) 3 … Continue reading Forgiveness involves repentance
Jesus’ actual existence as a real person is basically a historical fact. But I find it completely irrelevant for convincing anyone to become a Christian. Even if Jesus somehow actually rose from the dead, it’s still not particularly relevant. Because power has no relevance to morality. Jesus can die and resurrect as many times as … Continue reading Did Jesus really exist? Frankly, I don’t give a sh*t.
Some people enjoy saying things like “you shouldn’t judge”, when practically they are really saying “I don’t agree with your judgement, and I don’t realise that I too am making a judgement of my own.” Making judgement is actually a practical necessity, whenever anyone has to make some kind of decision or choice. When a … Continue reading “You shouldn’t judge”