The four criteria of authenticity according to the textbook, The Cradle, The Cross, and The Crown are the criterion of Multiple Attestation, the Criterion of Palestinian Environment, the Criterion of Dissimilarity, and the Criterion of Coherence. The Criterion of Multiple Attestation is simply whether or not the same event and saying occur from more … More Is the Bible Authentic?
Today, as I was reading, Ephesians 2, I noticed it is tied back to everything in chapter one. However, instead of talking about non-Christians, it reminds Christians of where they came from which happens to be the same state as non-Christians, therefore we can read this to know two things, one the past state of … More Ephesians 2:1-10
Ephesians 1:11-23 Today’s devotions start as a carry over from yesterday regarding being predestined according God’s plans. What’s really cool here is that God works EVERYTHING to fit his will. This does bring up the question of what God’s will is, and while tht is a multi-part answer, Paul is clear that the end result … More Ephesians 1:11-23
Give a definition of the word “canon” and describe the basic criteria and time-line of the formation of the New Testament canon. Why did early Christians feel a need to establish an authoritative list of Scripture? What element in the criteria is most important in your opinion? Which element is least important in your opinion? … More What is the Canon?
Ephesians 1: 1-10 Paul is the author of the this letter as proclaimed in the opening of the verse. And he is writing to the people of Ephesus. Without going into a study on Ephesus, its helpful to remember this is the city Paul was run out of with the people chanting “Great is Artemis!” … More Ephesians 1:1-10
Philippians 1:6 – being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;
3 Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone. Going back to yesterday’s blog, this is another thing that is to be taught to the … More Titus 3