A Little History on a Faulty “Scholarly” Notion: Deutero Isaiah

The faulty notion that the book of Isaiah had multiple authors over centuries (rather than a single author ~700 BC) was first shoveled into Biblical thought by Abraham Ibn Ezra in 1145 AD. Before that, everyone (including numerous people in the New Testament, such as Jesus, John, and Paul) attributed the book to a single …

English Translations of Psalm 22:16, 110:1; Isaiah 53:11, John 3:16, and Acts 8:37

Some English translations of the Bible are superior to others but no one translation is always the best. It seems evident that we may have some wolves in sheep's clothing on the translation committees of some English versions of the Bible, such as the NRSV. In this blog, I make a case for reading multiple …

Christianity VS Judaism on Genesis 3 and the FALL

My Jewish coworker recommended that I listen to a video entitled "Playing God" by Rabbi Lorge. You can access the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhX6D8barAk&t=0s. Rabbi Lorge's views (and other Jews' views that I've since discovered) seem to stand in stark contrast to Christian views on Genesis 3, original sin, God's intentions, our immortality, and whether …

Bible Translation Discrepancies in Isaiah 53:9 and 53:11

Did you know that most English translations of the Bible in Western Christian traditions rely heavily on the Masoretic texts, which were crafted between the 6th and 10th centuries after Christ walked the earth? Well, it's true. The Greek Orthodox church instead relies on Hebrew translations in the Septuagint, which were written between the first …

If Universal Reconciliation is True, the Apostles’ Martyrdoms Were in Vain

The Christian version of universalism is the belief that everyone will eventually receive salvation, no matter their actions while on earth and beliefs about Jesus. Universalism can be distinguished from traditional Western views on Christianity in that it extends the time for humans to repent to after death. In other words, this view agrees that …

Alcohol Addiction: Harnessing the Light to Overcome Darkness

Alcohol addiction knows no classist, sexist, or racist boundaries. We’re all susceptible no matter our demographics or circumstances. Too much alcohol (also known as ethyl alcohol or ethanol) over a period of time can poison you, leading to adverse health consequences, such as cirrhosis of the liver, heart disease, cancer, and death. It’s no wonder …

Why I Wear a Cross in a Secular Society: Against Quebec’s Bill 21

Over the past few decades, it has become increasingly unfashionable to be religious and devout. This cancerous idea reared its ugly head in Germany in the 18th century and has since crept into all parts of the western world. Hollywood actors mock the religious routinely and we've become the butt of many comedians' jokes. If …

Evidence for GOD: Fulfilled Prophecies by Jeremiah, Isaiah, Daniel, and MORE!

Around 700 years prior to Jesus’ birth, the prophet Isaiah stated that He would come from a stem of Jesse (11:1) in the line of King David and the tribe of Judah. He would be born of a virgin (7:14) and would be called Immanuel (God with us), a wonderful counselor, and a Prince of …