The Attack on Biblical Anthropology. Part 5.

Reading Time: 21 minutes From the moment God molds ‘hā·’ā·ḏām’ from the dust of the ground and breathes into him the breath of life, a journey of linguistic precision and conceptual richness begins. This essay embarks on a examination of the biblical narrative, unveiling the manifold aspects of ‘hā·’ā·ḏām’s’ identity – a creation marked by both unity and diversity, individuality and collectivity. As one navigates the linguistic paradoxes, the divine pluralities, and the interwoven threads of life’s breath, the Genesis narrative emerges as a profound source of theological insight into the essence of humanity and its intricate relationship with the divine.

Digitalized Disconnection: The Quest for Meaning in a Post-Enlightenment Era”

Reading Time: 14 minutes Madness, disillusionment, and loneliness emerge as the inevitable by-products of the prevailing culture we inhabit, a landscape where pervasive indifference permeates the collective consciousness. This uncaring culture, an intrinsic component of modern existence, subjects us to an overwhelming influx of utterly meaningless and counterfeit societal norms.

Divine Origin of Language in the Tapestry of Creation

Reading Time: 18 minutes God, as the ultimate Creator, initiated the act of creation through divine speech, while in contrast, humankind, exemplified by Adam, engages in the expression of human comprehension, employing the tools of language and communication to articulate their role within the divine framework of that creation. The Gen. 2:19 narrative serves as a profound illustration of humanity’s responsibility to interpret and responsibly care for the world brought into existence by the divine utterance of God, thus emphasizing the intimate connection between language, interpretation, and humanity’s role as stewards of creation.

Gnosticism

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Edenic serpent, has co-opted and redefined the term “Gnosis,” associating it with the fabricated concept of “Gnosticism”, a notion that can be fundamentally traced back to the narrative found in Genesis 3:1-9. In essence, this term falsly distorts the narative of the fall of mankind, into a false liberation myth, derived from the fictional oppression maintained by the withholding or mystification of knowledge, by an allegedly evil being.

Evaluating the Apostasy. Part 2.

Reading Time: 15 minutes Cancel culture is probably the best and simplest place to start. This social phenomenon signifies the convergence of individuals who coalesce and function as “swarm bots” mobilising collectively to counteract perceived threats to their deeply ingrained “cultural” values.

Bad Apologetics. Part 3.

Reading Time: 7 minutes Although, it is worth noting that the field of Christian apologetics is diverse, the current state of Christian apologetics falls short of its potential, often focusing on trendy topics and repetitively using outdated arguments. This phenomenon, which the author refers to as “Pop-Apologetics,” is marked by an excessive preoccupation with engaging with movements like Neo-Atheism, resulting in unproductive debates. Furthermore, it is accompanied by a reliance on tired and formulaic arguments that fail to breathe new life into meaningful discussions. This shallow approach to apologetics is often intertwined with a strain of what the Author calls “Prosperity Apologetics”, a term that should be self explanatory.

Evaluating the Apostasy. Part 1.

Reading Time: 7 minutes God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him.

“How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science 

Bad Apologetics. Part 2.

Reading Time: 9 minutes When one reads Baruch de Spinoza’s words, in his Tractatus Theologico-Philosophicus: “We see, I say, that the chief concern of theologians on the whole has been to extort from Holy Scripture their own arbitrarily invented ideas, for which they claim divine authority.” The perspectives through which Scripture itself (the source of Christian information and Christian revelation) is read, determines one’s scriptural interpretation, hence consequently, one’s theology and apologetic and determines whether one has “rightly handl[ed] the word of truth”(2 Tim 2:15). .

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