HERMENEUTICS   Some Definitions:   Hermeneutics:  The systematic study of the principles and methods of  interpr etation.   Or   The systematic study of the principles and methods of interpretation of the Bible.   Exegesis:  Explaining the meaning of the text;  i.e. what the author meant when he wrote to the people of his day.   […]

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 Power Point: Islam 2.19 Mb  Notes to accompany ISLAM (literally, submit the will in Arabic)   Founder:  Muhammad.  About 570 ? 632 AD, in Mecca, in modern Saudi Arabia.   Roughly 1 billion Muslims in the world.   Location:  Northern Africa, almost the entire Middle East, Pakistan Afghanistan, Bangaladesh, India, Albania, Indonesia and the Phillipines, […]

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   Mormonismo: Un Power Point. 1.09 Mb   Notas para Mormonismo / LA IGLESIA DE JESUCRISTO DE LOS SANTOS DE LOS ULTIMOS DIAS ?        Fundador: Jos? Smith (1805-1844) HISTORIA: ?        Jos? Smith. Nacido en Vermont, 1805, criado en el ?rea rural de Nueva York. ?        No fu? conocido por haber tenido un trabajo regular. ?        […]

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  Power Point: The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ? 1.16 Mb Notes to accompany MORMONISM (The Churchof Jesus Christof the Latter Day Saints)   Founder:  Joseph Smith  (1805 – 1844)   HISTORY:   Joseph Smith   Born in Vermont, 1805, raised in rural New YorkState.   Not known for holding a regular job […]

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   Power Point: Jehovah’s Witness 47.00 Kb   Notes to accompany: JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES   Background and History.   Founded by Charles Russel   Russel was influenced by the Adventist movement (let to the 7th DayAdventistChurch)   The Adventist/Millerite movement began in the 1830?s   William Miller used Daniel 8:14and Daniel 9:25(a very odd connection) to […]

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  Daniel Profeta de las Naciones 614.00 Kb Notas para Daniel, Profeta a Las Naciones abajo   Destinatarios principales de la carta: los jud?os que sufr?an durante la persecuci?n de Ant?oco Ep?fanes. Hay que notar que este es un paralelo cercano a Apocalipsis, cuyos destinatarios principales eran los disc?pulos que sufr?an bajo la intensa persecuci?n del […]

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  How We Got the Bible 3.94 Mb Notes to accompany HOW WE GOT THE BIBLE Many have claimed that the Old Testament contains a number of myths and legends which were created by Jewish writers in the two or three centuries before the time of Christ or soon thereafter.  Others would claim that most of […]

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   Power Point: Reflections on the Movie "The Passion of the Christ" 1.82 Mb Notes to accompany "Reflections on the Passion of the Christ."   Many have been shocked by the movie, The Passion of the Christ.             Not the kind of movie to see many times.   Not bringing in popcorn.   Rev 13:8   […]

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  Power Point: From Shadow to Reality 237.50 Kb   Outline for From Shadow to Reality   OT Theme:  The Messiah is coming   NT Theme:  The Messiah is here   Jesus is priest, prophet and king.  Jesus brings together the entire OT. Jesus says:  Everything must be fulfilled that was written about me Luke 24:44 […]

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   Power Point: The History of Science and Religion 787.00 Kb   Notes to accompany A History of Science and Christianity.    The ancient world:  Chaos vs Cosmos   1. Thales (585 BC) Predicted a Solar Eclipse: Nature is predictable. Cosmos and the human mind.   Melvin Calvin (atheist expert on the chemical origin of life):  ?The […]

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We do not know when the flood happened, but presumably it was at least several thousand years ago. I can only assume that human beings evolved the different “racial” characteristics over the past several thousand years. In a gene pool with a fairly broad genetic diversity, the physical characteristics which lead to the greatest survival […]

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You have rephrased my questions. Although it seems to be the same to ask “how much is 2 plus 2?” or “what is the result of the sum of the numeral 2 to another numeral 2?”, the approach taken to respond tends to required further analysis than just a simple response. Your response to my […]

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I cannot understand why there is the perception of God as a distant being, external to us. A ruler with a human personality and weaknesses, like a puppet master who seems to be not more than a magical-religious being, created by human mind to justify our existence and everything that surround us, instead of preferring […]

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I’m doing a brief study on the foundation of Christianity for our Bible study group and have been browsing your website. Am I correct in that in accordance with Jewish burial customs Jesus’ body would have been wrapped similar to that of an Egyptian mummy? If so would that not be further evidence against the […]

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1) The natural amino acids are L and D, and in proteins are only L. So in any hypothetical primordial soup, surely there would have been an equal proportion of both. The problem for the materialist is to answer how did the first proteins become just L amino acids (since racemic proteins can’t exist). If […]

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I have been asked a lot of questions over the years, but believe it or not, no one has ever asked me this question! Without context, I am not sure exactly what question you are asking. I would assume you are asking one of the following two questions: 1) What is the philosophical/theological definition of […]

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Where was Islam originate? Islam originated in what is now known as Saudi Arabia . It was founded by an Arab named Muhammad. In the year AD 610, at the age of 40, Muhammad claims to have been visited by the angel Gabriel in a vision. Muhammad claims that over the course of the next […]

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Is the Old Testament plagiarized from the Zoroastrian scriptures? Quite simply, no. Many wild theories are thrown about by theologians looking for something to put into their ThD theses, and this is one of these ideas. The Zend Avesta is the principle scripture of Zoroastrianism, the pseudo-monotheistic sun-worshiping religion which began in Persia in about […]

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What evidence do we have that points to the fact that the gospels were written by the apostles themselves? The first one who believed that they were written by them was Irenaius in 180 AD. It is impossible to prove absolutely that the apostles wrote the letters of the New Testament. Actually, you should be […]

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