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Archive for November, 2006

The Gospels Vs. The Quest for The Historical Jesus

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

John Piper has some great comments about the Gospels and the ‘Quest’ of modern Biblical scholarship for the ‘real’ Jesus.  See the section in the intro of his newest book (“What Jesus Demands from the World“) called: “A Word to Biblical Scholars”. He points out that much of what passes for “the assured results of Biblical criticism” is […]

“The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot” -Part 2: Judas in Later Gospel Traditions

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs. 198) Chapter Three:  Judas in Later Gospel Traditions In surveying all the early traditions about Judas, it is the contention of Dr. Ehrman that oral traditions about Judas circulated for a number of years and resulted in some very different and conflicting presentations about […]

Comparing: Islam and Christianity #2 -The Righteousness and Justice of God

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

1.  Christianity teaches that God is righteous and treats all of his creatures with perfect justice.      “For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice” -Psalm 11:7;  “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne.” -Psalm 89:14;  “He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity.” -Psalm 98:9;  “I now realize how true it […]

Serial Review: “The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed” -Part 1

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs. 198) This is probably destined to be the definitive book on the subject.  Written by the very able scholar from Chapel Hill.  One may disagree with his conclusions, but Dr. Ehrman is never to be ignored.  I plan to review his book in a ‘serial’ […]

What Do Mormons Really Believe? -About God: As A Spirit

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

It is in the area of the doctrine of God where the greatest and most important differences prevail between Mormonism and Evangelical Christianity.  I will be posting a number of short articles dealing with major issues and topics concerning LDS beliefs about God.  While Christians believe that God The Father is a Spiritual Being that transcends […]