“Fishers of People” or “Fishers of Men?” Problems with the Gender-Neutral NRSV Bible.

In 1989, a group of academics and church leaders decided to rewrite and update English translations of the Bible with the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV). According to the National Council of Churches, this translation is a revision of the 1971 “Revised Standard Version,” which is a revision of the 1901 “American Standard Version,” which …

Bible Contradiction Refuted: Time Reckoning in the Gospels

Different versions of the English Bible refer to the time reference in varying ways. In the NIV, more specific time references are given than in other versions, which refer to the third, sixth, or ninth hours. Jewish people didn’t have watches as we do, so they divided 12-hour days into 4 “hours” or quadrants and …

A Football Analogy for the Euthyphro Dilemma and the Divine Source of our Morality

The Euthyphro Dilemma Socrates and Plato once discovered what they determined to be a dilemma, which some have used to try to crack holes in the moral position that God is the grounding of our objective morality. They wondered whether someone is loved by the gods because he is pious or whether it is because …

How the Parable of the Talents is Applicable in Today’s Pandemic and Protests

In the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30), Jesus shared a story of a man who gave his servants five talents, two talents, and one talent, each according to his abilities. The servant with five talents traded with them, making five more talents. The servant with two talents did the same. But the one who …

Problems with the Neo-Darwinian Theory of Evolution

Flawed argument: “Evolution is a fact.” Ever since Richard Dawkins penned "The God Delusion," in which he posited that unguided evolution replaces the need for God, it seems a bandwagon of cheering atheists and agnostics have burst into the streets to declare themselves free from our Creator, His moral accountability, and the purpose and meaning …

Can You Handle the Truth? The General and Special Revelations of the Lord.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller In Matthew 11:25, Jesus praised and thanked God for revealing the truth to the little ones while hiding it from some of the wise and learned. What seems obvious …

What Does the Bible Say about Mother Mary’s Perpetual Virginity?

Isaiah foretold the virgin birth:[1] “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Immanuel means God is with us. He further foretold the birth of Jesus:[2] “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on …