I continue my critique of an article by Michael Coogan.  He writes: “Individual biblical texts should not be appealed to selectively: Such cherry-picking is all too easy because of the nature of the Bible as a multi-authored book. Rather, as with another formative text, the Constitution, one needs first to understand it historically — what […] Read More

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The Bible Teaches Abortion and Homosexuality are wrong Michael Coogan states, “In current debates about family values, most of which have to do with sex, opponents of abortion and advocates of a woman’s right to choose both cite the Bible in support of their conflicting views, even though the Bible in fact says nothing specifically […] Read More

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Balancing Good Works and the Gospel

Saint Francis of Assisi once said, “Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”  The gospel is basically Jesus dying on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and resurrecting on the third day.  This quote is an often used by pastors when speaking about doing good deeds and evangelism. […] Read More

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The Bible does not support polygamy In part 10 I answered Michael Coogan’s allegations concerning slavery and now I move to the issue of polygamy.  He writes, “But the majority of modern Jews and Christians no longer accept the biblical view of women as men’s property and hence subordinate to them, as they have also […] Read More

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Christians Oppose Slavery So what about the issue of slavery?  Did Christianity abandon God endorsed slavery the same way they abandoned polygamy?  Are Christians hypocrites in the way they come to the Bible? Michael Coogan says this: “On issues such as slavery, no one today would maintain that slavery is acceptable, even though, according to the Bible, […] Read More

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Part 12 Answering objections: John 17:3 and John 20:17

I will continue to examine some of the Biblical passages Jehovah’s Witnesses use to refute the Trinity. John 17:3 In a prayer to God (the Father), Jesus said, “Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” PROBLEM:  Jehovah’s Witnesses say this shows […] Read More

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The True Christmas Story

Image via Wikipedia The movie “A Christmas Story” is a hilarious account of a family getting ready for Christmas and all their misadventures.  It is one of my all-time favorite movies to watch during this time of year.  However, it falls far short of the true Christmas story. Another favorite Christmas movie of mine is […] Read More

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I am continuing to take on an article written by Michael Coogan.  He writes: “Although Jews and Christians, individually and collectively, have for the last 2,000 years accepted the Bible as authoritative in principle, in practice many of its values have been rejected. On issues such as slavery, no one today would maintain that slavery […] Read More

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How to answer a tough internet challenge: Who Created God

I received an interesting letter in response to my post “Who Created God?”  As I began to fashion a reply I saw this as an opportunity to demonstrate to others how to answer what appears to be a very intellectual comment. I will begin by outlining what I look for in a response.  All of […] Read More

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In part 1 I began to answer a CNN article by Michael Coogan who contended the Bible is a manmade document.  Over the next seven blogs I made a case for God as the ultimate author of the Bible.  I presented 6 lines of evidence, which included:  Prophecy: The Bible is the only book with […] Read More

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Do Objective Morals Exist?
Answering Tough Questions
Counting the Cost
Is God the Author of the Bible?
God’s Holiness and Love Wins
Ministering to Mormons in Utah
Challenging a Jehovah’s Witness
What Ever Happened to Hell?
Accurately Interpreting the Scriptures
Understanding the Christian Worldview
Accused of Partnering in Wickedness
Set Apart Christ as Lord
Sharing with Knowledge & Wisdom
Becoming a Good Ambassador for Christ
How to Persuade Others

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