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Pooh not a contradiction

Since October 2015 I have blogged responses to alleged Bible contradictions listed on the Skeptic Annotated Bible.  Apparently this week I hit a milestone: I have refuted over two hundred fifty alleged Bible Contradiction!

Below is the listing of these posts, beginning with the newer posts since the last milestone I posted of 200 Bible contradictions:

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For this week’s “Wee-kids” Wednesdays here’s a review of a Christian children’s book.

I Belong Heidelberg Catechism Question and Answer One for Children

Joyce Holstege.  I Belong: Heidelberg Catechism Question and Answer One for Children.  Jenison, MI: Reformed Free Publishing Association, October 4th, 2022. 46 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Reformed Free Publishing Association

Are you looking for a children’s picture book that goes over biblical truths for children to learn about God, Jesus and the Bible especially from a biblical perspective?  If so this book is for you.  It is a devotional explanation of the Heidelberg Catechism Question and Answer 1 which raises the question “What is Thy Only comfort in Life and Death?”  It is meant for ages four to eight to be read by the parents or older children.  I appreciate that the publishers Reformed Free Publishing Association printed a resource for families such as this title.  I enjoyed this so much I do wish the author, illustrator and publisher would consider publishing other books like this one on other Heidelberg Catechism Question and Answers.

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Establish the need: Does Genesis 22 point us towards Christ?

Purpose: We will consider how Genesis 22 anticipates the Messiah is Jesus.

  • The threat to the Messianic line teaches us to have faith in God’s promises
  • There are messianic typologies
  • To appreciate how this chapter is a type pointing to Christ

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Establish the need: Did you know that within Genesis 49:8-12 there is a prediction of the coming Messiah?

Purpose: We will consider how Genesis 49:8-12 anticipates the Messiah is Jesus.

  1. Clues from context of Pentateuch
  2. Clues from within Genesis 49:8-12
  3. Clues from the Aramaic Targum
  4. Clues from the Rabbis

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Can We Trust the Gospels

Peter Williams. Can We Trust the Gospels?  Wheaton, IL: Crossway, November 30, 2018.  153 pp

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Want a good book that summarize the apologetics for the Gospels being trustworthy by a reputable New Testament scholar?  Consider picking up Peter Williams’ book Can We Trust the Gospels?  The author is a principle of Tyndale House at Cambridge that leads in biblical research.  The publisher Crossway has provided Christians a great resource and the author was able to summarize the case for the Gospels within the one hundred fifty page range and still gives us readers great food for thoughts and summary of new arguments by other apologists, and scholars.

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Establish the need: What was the first place that predicts the coming Messiah?

Purpose: We will consider how Genesis 3:15 anticipates the Messiah is Jesus.

  • Clues from within Genesis 3:15
  • Clues from Eve’s expectation in Genesis 4:1
  • Clues from the Aramaic Targum
  • Clues from the expectation of the coming of the Messiah with LamechClue from the expectation of the coming of the Messiah with Noah

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Compartment C Car

 

I think there’s a lesson from a newstory I saw “Entire Maine town forced to shut after its only clerk quits over denied vacation.”

Here’s the story:

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Compartment C Car

 

I think there’s a lesson from a newstory I saw “Entire Maine town forced to shut after its only clerk quits over denied vacation.”

Here’s the story:

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Been fatigued with ministry, so this is a late-in-the-day post.  This week also happen to be the 20 year anniversary of when I graduated Marine Corps boot camp, earning the title of Marine.  It was a time of introspection and some of the guys I served with on social media have been commenting about how we are getting older, that our body is not the same, that there’s wear and tear from service and just growing older.  One of the guys that commented have also been through a lot of injuries while serving.  I was thinking about how some of the guys I served with have changed (coming to Christ, being a better person, etc) while some still remain the crazy wild individuals that haven’t changed much.  Sometimes in my memory I picture myself in uniform the way my face looks like now and when I saw my Marine graduation pictures I realized all the guys look so young, like kids.  And I realize it was a long time ago and I’ve also changed.

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Been fatigued with ministry, so this is a late-in-the-day post.  This week also happen to be the 20 year anniversary of when I graduated Marine Corps boot camp, earning the title of Marine.  It was a time of introspection and some of the guys I served with on social media have been commenting about how we are getting older, that our body is not the same, that there’s wear and tear from service and just growing older.  One of the guys that commented have also been through a lot of injuries while serving.  I was thinking about how some of the guys I served with have changed (coming to Christ, being a better person, etc) while some still remain the crazy wild individuals that haven’t changed much.  Sometimes in my memory I picture myself in uniform the way my face looks like now and when I saw my Marine graduation pictures I realized all the guys look so young, like kids.  And I realize it was a long time ago and I’ve also changed.

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Recently someone in a pastor’s forum shared his parents will be going to his church and if there’s any other pastors with any advice.

Here’s my pastoral reply:

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Psalm 22:17 (in Hebrew it is Psalm 22:16) is a fascinating passage that I think, with all pun intended “nailed” the argument that Jesus is the predicted suffering Messiah with a prophecy that the Messiah would be pierced:

For dogs have surrounded me; A band of evildoers has encompassed me; They pierced my hands and my feet.

The prophecy “They pierced my hands and my feet” is translated by non-Messianic Jews as “Like a lion, my hands and my feet” and there are questions of Textual Criticism.

So which reading should one take?

This video that Alex Kruse shared was so fascinating and takes on this issue from a fresh way by considering not just Textual Criticism but the structure of Psalm 22 itself.

You got to watch it:

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Cave To The Cross Apologetics

Many readers of this blog might know about Cave to the Cross Apologetics.  Their current episodes is going over Greg Bahnsen’s book Against All Opposition which is a work I highly recommend.  The book teaches readers how to engage unbelievers with Presuppositional Apologetics.

There’s an excerpt from the show that I thought its worth listening to:

Here’s my further thoughts:

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For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Express praise if your Church teach from the Old Testament.

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I was working on a Bible contradiction post and it is going to take longer.  So I thought today I share a video on Presuppositional Apologetics that I recently saw from Right Response Ministries.  I don’t know much about Right Response Ministries though I have seen people share content from this pastor on social media.  The specific video was answering someone with doubt and then it touches on apologetics’ methodology.

Here’s the video:

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For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Pray for those who are doing more work at church while others are gone during the Summer.

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Over at Twitter there was a debate that spread out for over a week.  Sometimes I think nonbelievers are like pigs running off the cliff with the irrationality, logical fallacies and self-defeating arguments.

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