Bart Ehrman, Throwing it Down About The Bible

Sacred Texts by candlelight

For anybody that has studied the latest scholarship on the Bible, there is nothing strikingly new about Bart Ehrman’s book Forged: Writing in the Name of God–Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are. In a recent Huffington Post article Mr. Ehrman goes into a little detail about the purposes and content of the book, but as so often is true with works of this sort, those who already doubt the Bible’s claims will love it and those fundamentalists that Believe the Bible as the unvarnished Word…

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Which Sacred Text is Really the Word of God?

Sacred Texts by candlelight

Abraham is said to be the father of three religions; Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It was Abraham that first rejected the pagan gods of his father and became a monotheist that believed in the communication of the “one true God” to his subjects humankind. The Hebrews kept records of their revelations from this God and wrote them in what are now called Sacred Texts. Obviously not all writings about God and His revelations are accepted by all people as the true word of God, and it is from these splits…

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Lent, a Time For Remembrance

Christ in the Wilderness

If you are Catholic, or mainline protestant, or if you know somebody who is, chances are you realize that last week began the forty days preceding Easter called Lent. As are many of our traditional religious holidays (Holy Days) the purpose of Lent is to remember the Biblical story of the forty days and forty nights that Jesus of Nazareth fasted prior to his impending death. Western Christians celebrate lent in the forty days preceding Good Friday and Easter which commemorate of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Mainline traditional…

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