If you have been noticing since last year’s Supreme Court decision concerning gay marriage, the LGBT community has proceeded to go from bad to worst. Certain quarters of that movement have been pushing their agenda to even more extremes.
Christian apologist and debater Dr. James White have recently returned from overseas teaching theology in South Africa and England. While in South Africa Dr. White spoke on the topic of “Scripture and the LGBT agenda” at Cape Town, South Africa. The message was given on May 7th, 2016 and can be seen on Youtube and found below:
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This is part 3 of my response to a Huffington Post Religion piece titled “Did Jesus Predict Muhammad?”
Here’s the first two responses:
Part 1: Starting already in the Wrong Direction
Part 2: Bad Exegesis
Since my time is short in light of sermon preparation this post will respond to a shorter quote from the Huff Po writer who is trying to demonstrate that Jesus predicted Muhammad. The quote is as follows:
When we look at Islam as a world religion, and see that 1.6 billion people and growing are following in the way of Muhammad, the time has surely come to recognize him as a prophet. If Muhammad is not a prophet, who is?
Is this argument logically sound? Here’s my response:
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Tonight’s featured weekend book review is a historical nonfiction.
Robert K Wittman. The Devil’s Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich. London, UK: William Collins, March 29th, 2016. 416 pp.
A few years ago I read a really good book titled Hitler’s Philosophers by Yvonne Sherratt. The book mentioned Alfred Rosenberg as one of the Nazi’s influential ideologue and so when I found this book in the library I felt I had to pick it up to know more about this Rosenberg. The book is about the diary of Rosenberg and I was expecting it to focus mainly on the contents within Rosenberg’s diary. To be frank I was disappointed with my expectations but I couldn’t totally dismissed the entirety of the book either because it was an interesting subject.
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Over at liberal Huff Po Religion there is a piece I want to respond to that’s titled “Did Jesus Predict Muhammad?” This is part 2 of my response and earlier I wrote Part 1: Starting already in the Wrong Direction. In this post I will start to look at the bad exegesis found in part 2 of the article “Did Jesus Predict Muhammad?” Obviously Huff Po makes this out to be a great article. One starts wondering if there’s great exegesis going on here. But what I learned about Huff Posts Religion is that there’s a lot of huff and puffs, but no bites as far as exegesis or sound thinking is concerned. For instance, half a year ago they have on their website another piece that I responded to titled “HuffPost is wrong: Islamophobia is Racism?”
While it isn’t the main focus of the writer’s core argument that Jesus predicted Muhammad, we see right off the bat that the writer’s first effort in looking at a Biblical passage results in a bad interpretation. It’s like a sign of things to come.
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This work is a classic!
Leon Morris. The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, September, 1965. 318 pp.
Many years ago I remember hearing Don Carson mentioned this book in passing during a conference with a local chapter of The Gospel Coalition. The sermon by Carson really blessed me and I couldn’t forget the book he mentioned since I wondered what treasure I would find if I were to read it myself. It took me nearly a decade to finally purchased this book but I finally did it: I bought it, read it and was exceptionally blessed by it.
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Yesterday morning I was blown away how many times in the Bible God says “Do not be afraid.” Maybe sometime in the future I can do a deeper study. It appears from Genesis to Revelation. God didn’t say “Don’t be afraid” because of something strong He sees in the people, the Scripture never says God “believes in you” (actually the Biblical data often takes the contrary view)…but He always goes back to His attributes as the reason we shouldn’t be afraid of following Him and doing the right thing. He calls us to trust in Him. Biblically speaking what we need is not a false bravo confidence in ourselves but confidence in trusting in Him and His grace. Paradoxically this liberates us to be real about our shortcomings, flaws and sin yet without despairing, knowing He forgives those who trust in Him WHILE PROMISING that He is working in changing those who do.
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