Category Archives: Bible

Things that are or rather are not actually in the Bible.

Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood

Clearly, from a purely scientific point of view, a worldwide flood did not and could not have occurred in 2348 BC. There is absolutely zero credible scientific evidence whatsoever to support this flood scenario. Not withstanding, sixty percent of American’s believe the flood occurred … Continue reading

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I’ll Pray For You…

Even as a Christian, I often find this phrase offensive if uninvited – especially so if there is some sort of disagreement involved. It seems to me to be just a passive-aggressive way of saying, “I’m telling God on you”. … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Rich Young Man

This story appears in the Gospel of Matthew 19:16–30, the Gospel of Mark 10:17–31 and the Gospel of Luke 18:18–30. It is where we get the saying, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle … Continue reading

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What Would Jesus Say?

Billions of people worldwide proudly proclaim they are Christians. That’s great. But I can’t help but wonder, what would Jesus say? I mean, there has to be heaps of people who claim to be Christian but do not actually follow … Continue reading

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“Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner”?

“Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner.” That’s not from the Bible. That’s actually a quote from Mohandas Gandhi. Funny how conservative Christians treat the words of a Hindu as if they came straight from God. I like Gandhi, don’t get … Continue reading

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Are You a Good Christian?

Sorry, but that was a trick question. In actuality, there is no such thing as a good Christian. Jesus said that only God is good (Mark 10:18, Luke 18:19).  To call oneself a “good Christian” is to directly contradict Christ himself. … Continue reading

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Yes, God Laughs, Too

The Old Testament records the laughter of God no fewer than seven times on at least six occasions. Consistently, though, it is derisive laughter directed at those who are wicked – at Sennacherib of Assyria (2 Kings 19:21; Isaiah 37:22), at unrepentant sinners … Continue reading

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Literalism Vs. Inerrancy Vs. Infallibility

It is important to distinguish between the related, but separate concepts of biblical literalism, biblical inerrancy, and biblical infallibility. Some are used interchangeably depending on who you ask. But going by strict definitions for reasons of precision, however, they are … Continue reading

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What Does the Bible Say About Cussing?

Cussing, cursing, profanity, obscenity, expletives, salty speech, minced oaths – it’s all pretty much the same thing. Who doesn’t drop the occasional four-letter-word? I’m just as guilty as everyone else, if not more so. But no real harm done, right? … Continue reading

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What Does “Taking the Lord’s Name in Vain” Really Mean?

Exodus 20:7, Deuteronomy 5:11 – You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. For many people, the ultimate violation of the … Continue reading

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