Romans 13:1-7 — Should we resist ruthless regimes?

Still in today’s world, we have ruthless totalitarian/authoritarian dictatorships and regimes who are bent on killing innocent people and committing genocide (e.g., Assad of Syria, and Kim Jong-Il (through indirect starvation)).  There are also  governments that might not be as bad but are yet marginally ruthless. The bible has been used by some Christians, like Mennonites,… Read More Romans 13:1-7 — Should we resist ruthless regimes?

Debate: Wallace vs Ehrman — “Can we trust the text of the New Testament?”

A great debate is coming up: Daniel B. Wallace vs Bart D. Ehrman Both biblical scholars–one conservative evangelical, the other, a former fundamentalist become liberal-atheist. Topic: “Can we trust the text of the New Testament?” Date: Oct. 1, 2011 Time: 7:00PM Place: Dallas, TX Sponsored by: Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (web:… Read More Debate: Wallace vs Ehrman — “Can we trust the text of the New Testament?”

Were the tongues “distributed” or “divided” in Acts 2:3?

When I first read in Acts 2:3 about how the early Christians received the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues (or glossolalia), I learned it from the KJV’s rendering of “cloven tongues”.  However, this is not necessarily an accurate picture of what may have happened in Acts 2:3.  Different translations differ in how they portray… Read More Were the tongues “distributed” or “divided” in Acts 2:3?