Category: Doctrine

Can We Reconcile the God of the OT with the God of the NT? – 3

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Can We Reconcile the God of the OT with the God of the NT?God’s enduring mercy and justice demonstrate His faithfulness, which finds its highest expression in the preservation of Israel. When the Jews suffered under Pharaoh, God delivered them (Exodus 3:7-10) and bound them to Himself through an eternal […] 

Can We Reconcile the God of the OT with the God of the NT? – 2

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Can We Reconcile the God of the OT with the God of the NT?It is a testament to God’s mercy that His response to the first sin went beyond human expectations (Genesis 3:8-22). Although they deserved death (Genesis 2:16-17), God allowed Adam and Eve to live, covering them with skins […] 

Can We Reconcile the God of the OT with the God of the NT? – 1

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Can We Reconcile the God of the OT with the God of the NT?In 2011, Christian theologian Paul Copan published a book entitled Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God, intended as a response to the New Atheism.1 That Copan saw the need to write […] 

Errors at Religious Tolerance: Gnosticism

The website ‘Religious Tolerance‘ makes the following claims. No matter how you describe yourself, you should find your beliefs and practices accurately represented in this website. Almost all other religious websites explain only the beliefs of the webmaster or sponsoring faith group. We are different: we try to explain accurately the full diversity of religious beliefs, worldviews, and systems of […] 

Early Christian resistance to witch hunts

Between 40,000 and 60,000 people died in the witch hunts of the Early Modern period1. Three developments in Christian doctrine contributed: 1) a return to belief in witches, 2) changes in the doctrine of Satan, 3) the identification of witchcraft as heresy. Belief in witches was widespread in medieval Europe,2 and the secular legal codes of Europe punished witchcraft as […]