Thu, 19 December 2013
We start the episode getting up to speed on a basic idea: Does the New Testament say that Jesus is God?
Next: a look at some of the classic examples of excuse-making in the Bible, also known as the convenient-but-confusing “Doctrine of Progressive Revelation.”
Have you ever stopped to think about where Christians think Satan came from? The answer isn’t as simple as you’d think. (This is the Bible, after all…)
Lastly, does the Bible support the idea that Jesus wants a personal relationship with us as our savior? Spoiler alert: No.
Thu, 12 December 2013
First off, we get up to speed with the Book of Job. Exactly what are we supposed to learn from this story? When bad things happen to good people, are they just being tested? Or are they being punished? Or is it just about suffering as a great learning opportunity?
And while we’re at it, what does all this say about who determines our destiny? Mixed messages result from multiple authors with multiple agendas.
Next, Bob tackles some fantastic audience questions:
· The Book of Mormon has a character named Korihor who is pretty much an atheist. Is this normal—are there any atheists in the Bible—or is this a reflection of the modern times in which the Book of Mormon was written, when freethinkers and humanists were more outspoken and clearly influencing people like Joseph Smith?
· So, zombies in the Book of Matthew?
Finally, did Jesus go to Hell?