Sorry for the late posting of this week’s Really Recommended Posts. I’ve been very busy. That said, I still managed to draw together some great posts from around the web. I hope you enjoy them!
Unexplained Allusions: The sons of thunder– There are so many lines of evidence for the truthfulness of the Bible that it can be hard to even learn about all of them. Here’s a post that explains yet another one of these lines of evidence: unexplained allusions.
7 Places Where Gender Inclusive Bible Translation Really Matters– From the article: “I have often made the point that the King James Version and the pre-2011 New International Versions each include more than 1,000 occurrences of the words ‘man’ and ‘men’ which are not found in the Greek New Testament… gender-inclusive translations such as the NRSV, NLT, NIV 2011, and CEB are taking steps toward the character of the Greek New Testament, not away from it.”
The Unraveling of Starlight and Time– An in-depth analysis of a Young Earth Creationist proposal for explaining distant starlight. The analysis is of the prominent work, Starlight and Time by D. Russell Humphreys, as well as a later revision of his theory.
Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Blaise Pascal– Pascal is most often known for his (in)famous Pascal’s Wager (I defend this argument here). Yet there is a lot more to this thinker than you may know. Read on for an introduction to the thought of this historic thinker.
Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging.
RTB and Dr Hugh Ross are essentially one of the main organizations that casts doubt on the Christian witness, by compromising, re-interpreting, and otherwise distorting the clear YEC message. I’ve read “Starlight and Time” by Dr Humphries. I’ve also followed RTB and teachings of Hugh Ross. Dr. Ross has convoluted clear scriptural teaching to accommodate his personal belief of billions of years. His theological interpretation is generally contrary to most conservative expositions. The problems arise in both the Church and the unbelieving world with the straight unambiguous exposition of Genesis 1-11. In short, if Christians do not believe the historical narrative, literal account appearing in the 1st 11 chapters of Genesis, they must also compromise on the doctrine of original sin, need for a Savior, and the clear statements of Jesus as recorded in the New Testament. Jesus was clearly a YEC.
I’m not a scientist like Ross and Humphries, but even I can detect the error in reinterpreting scripture to accommodate fallible human scientific interpretations.
Thanks for stopping by and giving your opinion on the article featured. I would note, however, the article that is linked is effectively an entirely scientific analysis of the empirical claims made by Humphries. Thus, the broader issues you’re hinting at aren’t germane. Humprhies’ claims either are empirically verifiable or falsified (or unable to be confirmed). The article linked here effectively falsifies those claims.