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Ancient Wisdom on Current Issues: The Bible and Borders IV

So far, we have identified two principles to guide us in our thinking about borders.  They are: Principle #1: God Has Established National Borders to Limit the Spread and Impact of Sin Principle #2: God Disrupts Borders and Displaces People So they Will Search For Him In this post I will identify one more Biblical … Continue reading Ancient Wisdom on Current Issues: The Bible and Borders IV

Ancient Wisdom on Current Issues: The Bible and Borders III

In Genesis Chapter 11 Nations were formed and dispersed across the earth.  God’s purpose in establishing nations and borders was to limit the spread and impact of sin.  That was our first principle.   Principle #1: God Has Established National Borders to Limit the Spread and Impact of Sin When we make our way in God’s progressive revelation … Continue reading Ancient Wisdom on Current Issues: The Bible and Borders III

Ancient Wisdom on Current Issues: The Bible and Borders II

The first mention of “nation” in the Bible is in Genesis 10:5.  Here is how the ESV reads,  “From these the coastland peoples spread in their lands, each with his own language, … their clans, in their nations.”  If we look closely at the context, we find that these nations developed from groups of people … Continue reading Ancient Wisdom on Current Issues: The Bible and Borders II

The Willful Ignorance of William Lane Craig

Once someone becomes committed to a belief there is a tendency to refuse to acknowledge any facts to the contrary.  This selective sifting out of contrary realities is called willful ignorance.  Often willful ignorance has disastrous consequences.  Willful ignorance, for example, was at the heart of the space shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986.  The report on this incident cited … Continue reading The Willful Ignorance of William Lane Craig

Book Review: Understanding Dispensational Theology

This book by James D. Quiggle is an important resource.  His goal, as stated in the introduction, is to discuss four distinctive doctrines of Dispensational theology and to contrast them with Covenant theology.    His work opens with chapters that define Dispensationalism, and another that provides a history of Dispensational thought in the early church.  This chapter is particularly … Continue reading Book Review: Understanding Dispensational Theology