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#447081 Latest US belief statistics

Posted by Hudders on 18 December 2013 - 12:16 AM in Theology

Here.

 

In summary:

 

Down - theism, Jesus is the son of God, the soul, heaven, the devil, creationism, general religiosity etc

Up - atheism, evolution, a few alternative pseudoscientific ideas like ghosts, UFOs and also reincarnation




#446857 Walton and Longman say Job's satan isn't Satan

Posted by Hudders on 17 October 2013 - 04:11 PM in Theology

Walton summarizes his conclusions about the Challenger (p. 74 – Walton):

  • He is one of the “sons of God” (a member of the divine council)
  • He serves as a policy watchdog.
  • He uses the ambiguity of Job’s motives and concept of God to challenge God’s policies.
  • He does not act independently.
  • He is not inherently evil.
  • He cannot confidently be identified with Satan in the New Testament.

Longman doesn’t discuss the accuser as extensively as Walton, but the conclusion is the same. Both find it highly unlikely that the accuser or challenger in Job can or should be identified with Satan.


Nice. :good:



#446800 Ancient confession found: 'We invented Jesus Christ'

Posted by Hudders on 08 October 2013 - 11:56 PM in Archaeology, Biblical History & Textual Criticism

Here. :book:



#446730 BETS article: "Lucifer, who or what" -- not Satan

Posted by Hudders on 30 September 2013 - 05:46 PM in Theology

Good find Luke. :good: