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Famous “Biblical” Terms and Verses NOT Found In the Bible

Here’s a very short list of popular “Biblical” terms and phrases which just so happen *not* to be in the Bible. I’ve attempted to attribute them to the proper sources: “This, too, shall pass” ~ Attar of Nishapur (Sufi poet) … Continue reading

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The Rapture: Entertaining, Yes. But Is It Biblical?

“The Rapture” is actually a fairly recent theology invented in the 18th century by the fanatical puritan, Cotton Mather (think Salem witch trials). It is almost entirely based on Mather’s specific (mis)interpretation of 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17. I think this theology … Continue reading

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