Biblical truth standing on its spiritual head to get our eternal attention.

Mark 1:39-45 – The Talmudic Messiah

| January 13, 2017

A written compilation of various Rabbi’s oral traditions is found in the Talmud. The Babylonian Talmud was written down from before the Common Era to 500 years later. I wish I knew the date for the following excerpt because it contrasts with how the Pharisees viewed Jesus as a Messiah, yet matches well the New […]

Psalm 10:4 – Why There Is No God

| January 11, 2017

Reading different versions spurs different thoughts due to the different wording. For example, Psalm 10:4: CSB – In all his scheming, the wicked person arrogantly thinks, “There’s no accountability, since there’s no God.” NASB – The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek [Him.] All his thoughts are, “There is no God.” […]

Genesis 1:1 – An Axiomatic World

| March 22, 2016

A statement is axiomatic if it needs no proof because it is true by the definitions of the words themselves: A servant is not above his master; water is wet; etc. Denial comes when people willingly ignore the obvious which is becoming the new legal norm: Men are no longer only males; marriage is no […]

Romans 1:20 – Ex Nihilo

| September 4, 2015

In declaring the omnipotence of God, and the impotence of humans, Christian apologists often point out that God created everything out of nothing – ex nihilo. This is something humans cannot do. We always need a starting substance. God did, man cannot. Not to take away from the glory of ex nihilo, but God did […]

Genesis 1:1 – Kepler 452b

| July 31, 2015

It’s a good thing I am not a scientist because many of them confuse me. Recently a new planet, Kepler 452b, has been discovered that supposedly can sustain life. In fact scientists have been looking for planets capable of sustaining life assuming all life must be comparable to life on earth. Isn’t that a flawed […]

Matthew 22:20; Mark 12:16; Luke 20:24 – Render Jesus to God

| September 3, 2014

Remember Jesus saying to render to Caesar the things that are Cesar’s and to God the things that are God’s? The same word, eicon, is used there as here. People have often wondered what all Jesus encompassed by the second phrase, “the things that are God’s.” Could the Jews have missed what Jesus was really […]

Perryism – Christians believe in eternal matters while evolutionists believe matter is eternal.

| April 19, 2014

Matthew 5:11-12 – An Argument for the Deity of Christ

| July 18, 2012

Most of the arguments for the deity of Christ given by Himself within the gospels are not blatant declarations, but tacit, clever and somewhat shadowy implications. Does Jesus so early in His ministry, in His Sermon on the Mount, claim to be on par with the God of the Old Testament in 5:11-12? The preacher […]

Gospels – Women Witnesses

| May 17, 2012

“Another authenticating feature of the resurrection narrative is that the first appearances of the risen Christ were not to His disciples, but rather to women – to Mary Magdalene and the other women. This must have been an embarrassment to the apostles, Christ’s inner circle. They were likely quite jealous.” “According to Jewish principles of […]

Genesis 1 – God Being God

| November 23, 2011

God created (1:1); God said (1:2); God saw (1:4); God separated (1:4); God called (1:5); God said (1:6); God made (1:7); God called (1:8); God said (1:9); God called (1:10); God saw (1:10); God said (1:11); God saw (1:12); God said (1:14); God made (1:16); God placed (1:17); God saw (1:18); God said (1:20); God […]