The Bible Geek Podcast 18-031

Released Thursday, 13th September 2018
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On whether mainstream acceptance of Mythicism would end Christianity.

How is Arminianism any less deterministic than Calvinism?  If God knows how all future events would come to pass, then how can human beings act contrary to God's foreknowledge? 

My wife is an evangelical believer and raises our kids in her faith. I don’t object, but after much internal debate, I’ve chosen to expose my kids to facts regarding other faiths in the world. My only real beef with the evangelical faith is the reliance on the threat of eternal damnation. How would you approach this? What passages in the Bible would you use to promote alternative eschatologies? 

Is Jerusalem the 3rd-holiest site for Islam? And is Muhammad’s ascent to heaven apocryphal or Koranic?
Does the Koran promise 72 virgins or 72 raisins? 

If none of the four Gospels had survived but only Tatian's Gospel Harmony, would academics have been able to discover there were at least four Gospels and the Q document behind it?

What methods can be used to find out if the Quran was originally several different sources? 

Why were four Gospels included in the New Testament? Was each aimed at refuting a particular heresy?

In the Bible, what is "usury," charging excessive Interest or the charging of any interest?

What is a "familiar spirits"?

Please comment on the nearly pornographic Ezekiel 23:20? 

Theme music provided by: Peter Benjamin - composer for media

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