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Apologetics: August 24, 2014 class (Jesus is the Messiah)

So this is the last class for the quarter, but less than half the classes have been recorded. I got a late start and I’ve had substitutes teaching while I’ve been on vacation or in the hospital. But I start … Continue reading

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Contact System Broken

Up at the top of this page, there’s a link called “Contact,” which in theory allows you to send me a private message. However, for some reason, the WordPress software stopped forwarding messages to my email. And I’ve just learned … Continue reading

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On Vacation

I’m on vacation this coming week, in Destin, Florida. A very nice place to vacation indeed. And I have all four kids, two daughters-in-law, and most importantly, two grandchildren here with me. So I plan to be a little distracted. … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7: Is Marriage Indissoluble Because Covenants are Indissoluble?

[Mojohn: I’m convinced that "contract" is not the most accurate English word to describe the marriage relationship. God himself calls marriage a covenant (Malachi 2:14). As I understand covenants in the ancient Near East, a party was bound to perform his … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7: When Jesus Speaks of “Adultery,” Is He Being Figurative?

Reader Mojohn’s extensive and thoughtful comment questions my view that “adultery” in Jesus’ teaching on divorce in Matthew 5 is used metaphorically [Mojohn: According to CWDNT, the Greek word moichao (Strong’s # 3429) is translated “adultery” and “committing sexual acts … Continue reading

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Tom Petty: “Fault Lines” from Hypnotic Eye

Rock.

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1 Corinthians 7: Does “Not Under Bondage” Allow Remarriage? Part 2

Is remarriage permitted? Now, the next question — although it’s really the same question — is whether the Christian may remarry. I mean, if the couple is “unmarried,” it follows that they may marry because they’re not married — unless … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7: Does “Not Under Bondage” Allow Remarriage? Part 1

I get emails. I respond to an edited version of reader Mojohn’s extensive comment in this and in the next few posts. The full text of the comment is linked here. This and the next post will deal with the meaning of “not … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7 (The Early Church Fathers on Divorce and Remarriage)

[This is long enough for at least two posts, but given its nature, I thought it would be more helpful to the readers to post this all at once and then skip a day. And I'm posting this from the … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7:27-28 (“But if you do marry, you have not sinned”)

(1Co 7:27 ESV) 27 Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife. The first question and answer is clear enough. Those who are married should … Continue reading

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