"I believe in thirty-seven separate and distinct gods," answered Argyle proudly. "That puts me thirty-six ahead of you."
"It makes you a pagan."
"It makes you a man of limited vision," said Argyle.
Jesus Christ, the undisputed founder of Christianity was undoubtedly Jewish, both ethnically and religiously. He never set out to start a new religion but to fulfill the old. [Matthew 5:17] So why are today’s Christians not considered Jews? Clearly there … Continue reading
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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There is no such thing as a perfect translation so there are bound to errors in this regard. But beyond that the Bible is chock full of hyperbole, metaphors, poetry, parables and morality tales which probably should not be taken literally. True, … Continue reading