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James Cone Eulogized by Evangelicals, Andy Stanley Unhooks the Old Testament, Open Phones on a Ton of Interesting Topics

Covered some issues relating to racialism, including a webcast from SEBTS, at the start. Then listened to key elements of Andy Stanley’s sermon “unhooking” the Old Testament from the New Testament Church.  Then we took calls on a wide variety of topics, including cessationism and continuationism, Mormonism, particular redemption, and more.  Only one more program before I head overseas for nearly three weeks!

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Reconciliation in Scripture Examined, Then Open Phones

Spent a while teaching on some hermeneutical/exegetical principles (especially in regards to parallels in the Biblical text), and then made application to the term “reconciliation” as it is found in Ephesians and Colossians, making application to the current CRT/SJW/”Woke” movement as it is being manifested in the Reformed churches in the United States.  Then we went to the phones and the first question allowed me to expand on that very point, and a later call allowed me to comment a bit more as well.   Approximately 100 minutes in length.

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Sam Harris and Bart Ehrman Chat Christianity, Open Phones on Many Topics

Spent a little time on some comments made in an interview between Sam Harris and Bart Ehrman at the beginning of the program (after just a few minutes noting Jim Wallis’ extolling of James Cone) and then moved to calls. Spent way too much time trying to deal with a super technical call (I went back to it later when I was able to grab the relevant commentary from my system), and had to move past another call simply because I have not read the book being discussed and have stayed out of one particular theological controversy (shocking!).  Managed to get through the others though!  90 minutes.

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A Short Reply to Brian Abasciano on John 3:16

James N. Anderson has replied to Abasciano here.

I want to briefly illustrate Abasciano’s co-text myopia.

Abasciano claims that πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων (pas ho pisteuōn, “whoever believes”) grammatically conveys indefiniteness. It actually does not, at least as it is realized in this particular discourse of John.

If Abasciano wants to be consistent then he must conclude that John is teaching that everyone believes in something, qua belief, regardless of what someone believes. So someone could believe in the tooth fairy, according to Abasciano’s insistence of disconnecting the notion of indefiniteness from its co-text delimiters.

Abasciano and Arminians isolate the phrase πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων. But the entire subject of the clause is not πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων; rather it is πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων εἰς αὐτὸν. They conveniently leave out εἰς αὐτὸν.

Next time you listen to an Arminian, notice how they break up the subject of this clause by disconnecting and isolating πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων from εἰς αὐτὸν.

This rules out the tooth fairy since it refers to those (not indefinite) who believe in Jesus.

In short, this point in John 3:16 is teaching the object of belief, not the originator of belief.

 

Regards,
Alan E. Kurschner

 

 

California’s Totalitarianism, Then Calls on Racialism, JWs, OT Scholarship, and Much More

Started off discussing AB 2943 in California and the moral and ethical insanity consuming our society.  Then we went to calls with the first on the subject of racialism, then discussions of Jehovah’s Witnesses, OT scholarship, and many other topics.  80 minute program.

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