Tag Archives: William J. Larkin

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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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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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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