A Look at Common Mistakes that are made in Biblical Interpretation

https://chab123.wordpress.com/2020/03/18/a-look-at-common-mistakes-that-are-made-in-biblical-interpretation/

Biblical Warnings About False Prophets

The number of false prophets has exploded in the last few years, so to prepare you for their deception, here are some powerful Bible verses about false prophets.

more at: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/christiancrier/2018/04/27/biblical-warnings-about-false-prophets/

Bethel music? Should we support it?

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“But Jesus never said, ‘I am God.’ ”

Whenever the deity of Jesus comes up in conversations with people from different faiths,  it is common to hear  the standard objection, “But Jesus never said, ‘I am God.’” How might we approach this objection?

In his book The Case For The Real Jesus, Lee Strobel says that if you search for Jesus at Amazon.com, you will find 175, 986 books on the most controversial figure in human history. The New Testament does not reveal Jesus as any ordinary prophet or religious teacher. Rather, it reveals Him as God incarnate (John 1:1; 8:58-59;10:29-31;14:8-9;20-28; Phil. 2:5-7; Col. 2:9; Titus 2:13; Heb. 1:8; 2 Pet. 1:1).

There are some good reasons as to why Jesus would never say “I am God.” The Jewish Scriptures  forbids worshiping anyone other than the God of Israel (Ex. 20:1–5; Deut. 5:6–9). And for Jesus to ever say something so explicit would insinuate that he was calling upon his audience to believe in two “Gods”- the God of Israel and Jesus. Also, for Gentiles, such a claim would allow for Jesus to fit nicely into their polytheism (the belief in many gods).

In Judaism, there is a term called “avodah zarah” which is defined as the formal recognition or worship as God of an entity that is in fact not God. In other words, any acceptance of a non-divine entity as your deity is a form of avodah zarah. (2)

One way to answer this objection is to discuss what is called Implicit and Explicit Christology:

Second,  remember the following. As Marvin Wilson says:

https://chab123.wordpress.com/2019/12/10/but-jesus-never-said-i-am-god-4/

Always Ready

A Broadcast with Stephen Nichols

Just as all of us are theologians, all of us are apologists. Today, Stephen Nichols provides a definition of apologetics and encourages us always to be ready to defend our hope in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

https://renewingyourmind.org/2019/12/10/always-ready

Is Bart Ehrman Right When He Says Ephesians And Colossians Were Forged?

https://isjesusalive.com/were-ephesians-and-colossians-forged/

Examining Gary Habermas’ 12 Minimal Facts with John Loftus’ Outsider Test for Faith

https://lutherwasnotbornagaincom.wordpress.com/2019/09/03/examining-gary-habermas-12-minimal-facts-with-john-loftus-outsider-test-for-faith/