Sons of God and Daughters of Men

[A contextual approach to Genesis 6:1-4 concerning intermarriage]

Few passages have been the subject of as much controversy as the opening verses of Genesis 6. Evangelical Christians of the Young Earth Creationist camp along with those of the Raëlian movement, New World Order & UFO conspiracy theorists, and adherents to the view of Satan as a rebellious fallen angel have all used this passage as a launchpad for their theory of an angelic “fall from heaven”. Continue reading

Fallen Angels?

If you’ve grown up in an institutionalized church, more than likely you’ve heard  a lot about this “Satan” character — about how he once was an angel whose pride caused him to rebel against God and subsequently fall from heaven. However, where is this found in the scriptures? You may be surprised to find out it’s not. Continue reading

The “Deity of Christ”: Grammatical Homicide

I believe in the deity of Christ.

That’s a pretty bold statement for someone like me to be making. I know you’re thinking, “Wait a minute! I thought you were a Biblical Unitarian, what gives?!” I am, nothing’s changed. Allow me to shed light on this post-Biblical abstraction. Continue reading

The Bible does NOT claim that “Jesus is God”

Another day, another refutation. Today’s article comes again from my favorite plaything, Hank Hanegraaff. It’s titled Does the Bible Claim Jesus is God?. As you might expect, Hank does what he’s best at — drive-by Biblical exegesis. He has made a lot of shallow arguments in this one, so bear with me. This one could take a while since I’m going to be thoroughly deconstructing him point by point. Continue reading

Jesus did NOT claim to be God

Here we go again, another refutation of Hank Hanegraaff — this time the article  is called Did Jesus Claim to Be God?. After reading several of Hank’s articles, I think I’ll devote an entire category to him. How did he ever get the nickname The Bible Answer Man? — I think he should be called The Bible Blunder Man! Anyway, enough of Hank and his antics, let’s get into the heart of his arguments. Continue reading

Why you should NOT believe in “hell”

This is a refutation of Hank Hanegraaff’s article Why Should I Believe in Hell? from the Christian Research Institute. So if you haven’t at least skimmed over his article yet, I would suggest you go do that before reading my rebuttal. Continue reading

Echad: One Means One

שמע ישראל יהוה אלהינו יהוה אחד
Sh’ma Yisra’el YHWH eloheinu YHWH echad.
Listen Israel! YHWH your God, YHWH is one.

If you don’t recognize this verse, it’s Deuteronomy 6:4. It is the central creed of Judaism and the most important commandment according to Y’shua Messiah (Mark 12:28-29). There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding this verse ever since the Roman Empire took over the church in the 3rd century AD. Continue reading