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Assumptions, Biases and Misdirection. IVPNT: Acts Pt. 6

If it wasn’t so sad, it would be funny.  Some of the assumptions and biases in Dr. William J. Larkin’s IVP New Testament Commentary on Acts are so obvious and contrary to Scripture that it reveals the degree of ‘traditions … Continue reading

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Justifying Syncretism. IVPNT: Acts Pt. 5

Dr. William J. Larkin’s IVP New Testament Commentary on Acts is the ‘gift that keeps on giving.’  I seriously thought that three, or at most four, posts would cover the main fallacies within Christendom evidenced in his treatment of Acts…  … Continue reading

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Sacrifice a ‘Jewish Custom?!’ IVPNT: Acts Pt 4.

I have to begin by thanking Dr. William J. Larkin for showing me something I had not previously noticed in Acts.  I am very familiar with Paul’s Nazarite vow in Acts 21, but I had never noticed that Paul did … Continue reading

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Culinary Visions? IVPNT: Acts Pt. 3

Christendom’s rationale for unclean foods being made clean is usually Peter’s vision in Acts 10.  Dr. William J. Larkin’s IVPNT Commentary on Acts is no different.   Let’s take a look at some of his commentary and compare with other Scripture. … Continue reading

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The ‘yoke of the law?’ IVPNT: Acts Pt. 2

Continuing where we left off yesterday, let’s dig a little more into Dr. William J. Larkin’s (Ph.D.) treatment of Acts 15 in his IVP New Testament Series Commentary on Acts.  Yesterday we considered his use of ‘law-free gospel.’  Today, we … Continue reading

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Christendom and the ‘Law-Free Gospel.’ IVPNT: Acts Pt. 1

Yesterday, I posted a piece concerning Christian attitudes regarding Jewish believers who keep God’s Commandments and I evidenced the anti-Torah/antisemitic bias by quoting a number of commentaries.  Leading the evidence was The IVP New Testament Commentary Series volume on the … Continue reading

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R. C. Sproul, Jr., is only partly right…

Recently, a friend forwarded a short article to me by highly respected Reformed Christian theologian, R. C. Sproul, Jr.  Having been raised in a Reformed Presbyterian home and having spent more than ten years as an ordained and seminary trained … Continue reading

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Whatever you do, do NOT do this….

My good friend and fellow blogger, Peter Vest, has been tracking a cryptic but very intriguing series of announcements from the Temple Institute concerning a “major, ground-breaking, earth-shattering, life-changing, game-changing, announcement…… something that is basically gonna rock the world.“   Apparently, … Continue reading

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Apologetics

Much of what I have written and/or taught over the last several years has been apologetic (in defense of) in nature for an Hebraic perspective of Scripture.  The result now is a large body of articles that are most helpful … Continue reading

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…the faith once delivered…

I can’t help myself.  Even though it is not really nice, once in a while I enjoy throwing a barb into the melee of ivory tower discussion among a bunch of Reformed Presbyterian pastors.  I do love those guys and … Continue reading

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כל־בשׂר : “all flesh” means?

Last week in an email discussion with a friend over what the responsibilities of the Gentile are to the Torah, he said, “I never said a Gentile couldn’t go beyond the minimum standard set in the Acts 15 halachic ruling, … Continue reading

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Condolences to the family of Dr. William J. Larkin

I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family of Dr. William J. Larkin, a former seminary professor of mine.  I have recently completed a series of posts addressing the IVP New Testament Commentary on Acts by Dr. … Continue reading

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