Razor Swift

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The Witch of Endor: Samuel or a Demon?

Witch of Endor

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Conjuring up the dead?

Here’s an interesting passage in 1 Samuel 28 (1) that I’d like us to look at today, the story of the witch of Endor. (Make sure to read this passage carefully before you continue reading) Years ago, I took the common position that this account, was of a witch conjuring up a demon. After-all, people can’t conjure up the dead, right? Well, kinda sorta. Before we get into this particular text, I’d like us to look at another passage in Deuteronomy.
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The Bible Has 400,000 Errors?

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Does Inspiration Necessitate Dictation?

Once upon a time, I was one of those Christians that looked at the Bible the way a Muslim does the Qur’an. What I mean by that, is that I believed the Bible, down to every last letter, was without error. Muslims are taught that all of the manuscripts are the same–without variation. This is how I approached the Bible too, I think that being a King James Onlyist had much to do with it. (Note)
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Facebook Apologetics Study Group

Christian Apologetics Study

We now have an apologetics study group on Facebook called: (CASA) Christian Apologetics Study Alliance. I’ve been meeting more people that would like to get into apologetics but just don’t know where to start. Additionally, a number of folks are flat out intimidated by some of the more complex arguments of scholars like William Lane Craig, Gary Habermas, N. T. Wright etc. So, with that, I created this group to help facilitate the beginners–I’m a layman myself but not quite a beginner–in getting their feet wet in this field of study. While we warmly welcome the more scholarly types (we definitely need these folks in our group too!), our primary focus is to cater to the newbies.

Razor Swift – The Word Of Faith Controversy With Robert M. Bowman Jr.

Robert M. Bowman Jr. is the director of research for the Institute for Religious Research and has taught apologetics, biblical studies, and new religious movements at Biola University and Cornerstone University. He will examine the Word of Faith movement by revealing the origins, teachers, and errors of this distortion of Christian doctrine. Robert maintains that this movement is “neither soundly orthodox nor thoroughly heretical.” Nevertheless, it has some teachings which are misguided that need to be addressed. We will be live Wednesday October 10th at 2 pm Pacific, 3 pm Mountain, 4 pm Central, 5 pm Eastern.

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Razor Swift – “Balancing Reason With Dunamis” Pastor Duke Taber

Christianity is not a spectator sport, Pastor Duke will share how everyone who is a follower of Christ, is called to be a disciple that not only speaks the words of Jesus, but is also a doer of them. Such action is not just for “professionals” within the five fold ministry. We will be live this Wednesday October 3rd at 3 pm Pacific, 4 pm Mountain, 5 pm Central, 6 pm Eastern.

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Does The Bible Say To Keep Your Religion To Yourself? (Video)

The Psalmist’s Lamentation And The Demise of Babylon

City Of Destruction

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(King James Version) Psalms 137:8-9 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

The above verse is one that was brought to my attention recently by a skeptic on Twitter. Though I have read this passage before, I hadn’t spend much time or research studying it. One of my former friends -who was leaving the faith- mentioned this to me as well; acting like it was a deathblow to the Bible and it’s inspiration. Though I will admit that such a passage at face value seems hard to reconcile -and incites appeals to emotion- but upon further investigation there are factors and context which give us the clarity, that a surface reading won’t do. First, we must remember that the psalmist is a Jewish writer (not sure who as it does not say) who is embittered towards Babylon as the Babylonians ransacked the civilization of the Jewish people -taking them into captivity- and destroyed their once glorious temple. He may very well be hoping for the “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth” scenario.

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