Bible Project Video Review Sacrifice and Atonement

The casual listener will find numerous statements in the Sacrifice and Atonement video which seem to align perfectly with God’s Word. The danger is in the wording. A careful listener will notice a dangerous shift in the gospel emphasis. It relates the discussion of evil to an earth-based/dominionism that obscures the real issue of sinful men offending a just and Holy God who will one day assert His wrath.

Let’s build our case step by step, and then, you decide! This video is worth every second of the 17 minutes it fills.

(Note, this is an additional YouTube posting. This video is already on our site and on our Vimeo page (for those who are not comfortable with YouTube).


N.T. Wright’s Rapture Rhetoric
It's OK to disagree, but how we disagree reveals a lot about us!

Folks have been disagreeing about the rapture of the church for hundreds of years, and one’s rapture views do not classify him as either heretical or orthodox. The reasoning which we use to defend our position, however, does reveal our true biblical posture, and this is particularly noticeable in the rhetoric of N.T. Wright in his recently revived rapture challenge, Farewell to the Rapture[1], on his blog. Let’s talk about it:

Fact Check:The American obsession with the second coming of Jesus — especially with distorted interpretations of it — continues unabated.”In reality, evangelical commitment to the rapture is fading in direct correspondence to the impact of the new Calvinism, though it did experience a short revival around the turn of the century. More importantly, it is unfair to call this an obsession by any stroke, unless one is trying to prejudice the issue.

Fact Check: Wright …
Is the Bible Project a Gateway to Mormonism?

A Bible Project Discussion: Is the Bible Project a Gateway to LDS Theology?

Too busy to read? Listen to the  10-minute audio here.
Q. Is the Bible Project LDS? A: Absolutely not.

Q. Is the Bible Project a gateway to LDS theology? A: Absolutely yes.

Here are just a few reasons from a long list explaining why we say yes.

Gateway # 1. A common view on agency in the “divine council.” Most folks are aware that Mormons focus on providing bodies for spirit babies sired by their non-orthodox father god Elohim and one of his many wives. These babies then await their respective opportunities to experience freeagency in a human body on earth. This doctrine of absolute free agency[1] is the cornerstone of LDS theology and was the supposed source of contention between Jesus and his supposed brother Lucifer (Jesus being the LDS advocate of free agency.) While that scenario by itself should be enough to put off any ca…

Bible Project Video Review ELOHIM

Bible Project Video Review - ELOHIM

By confusing definitions, the BP claims “Elohim refers to any spiritual being in the heavenly realm.”  (See minute 1:00) It then manages to create a whole new class of beings who are not God, but yet they are gods in the sense that they are divine. The BP insists that when the Bible says there is no other Elohim besides Yahweh it simply means that “no other spiritual being compares to him because only He is the ruler and creator of all things.” (1:55).
~Panentheism and the Reconciliation of Unity and Diversity

In the great contest between God and Satan we sometimes fail to notice how fastidiously Satan works to withstand God at every point. Every aspect of God’s character, plan, and program has come under Satan’s counterfeited system of misinformation. Nothing has been left to chance. Na├»ve believers who prefer to view life only though their myopic lenses, (“If it doesn’t apply to me today I’m not interested,”) miss out on many of the riches of God’s wisdom as His program plays out in our times.

Consider the manifestation of God Himself in contrast to world religion. We worship one God who is manifest in three fully distinct persons who remain singularly equal in substance and in all aspects. Because God is truth and all truth emanates from Him we are able to understand one of the deepest mysteries which philosophers, scientists, and religionists have pondered, and yet failed to resolve. In every day terms, it has to do with the rec…
Fish or Fishy? How to Recognize a False Teacher

HATH GOD SAID? (This is reposted with modifications.)

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:  But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.  -Genesis 3:1-5
Whether intentional or unintentional, the core message of all false teachers can be associated with Satan's grand ecumenical scheme to unite heaven and earth under his domain. All suggest we can ascend or grow through self-improvement, all claim to embrace a higher k…
Why Your Prophetic Position Matters

Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations. Psalm 145:13

All wrong thinking is wrong thinking about God. All wrong thinking leads to wrong behavior.  All wrong behavior leads to wrong consequences.

The entire Word of God is bound up in one theme, the plan and program of God through His Son Jesus Christ, Luke 24:44-48. This plan is enmeshed in the entire fabric of God’s Word from Genesis through Revelation.  It is a literal plan. It is an obvious plan, it is a profound plan. Most importantly, it is a plan designed from beginning to end to extol the glories of Jesus Christ. It has been said that 2/3 of the scriptures are essentially prophecy, prophecy which is ultimately about Jesus Christ.

Three steps open the prophetic Word to us:

First, we must accept the scriptures as the inspired Word of God. That is, we must be committed to the idea that every word is equally inspired. It is not enough to believe in t…