Michael Heiser’s The Unseen Realm– Part Three

BEN: Much of your case depends on the starting point of what’s going on in Eden. I completely agree with your repeated argument that God created those in his image with a measure of freedom of choice, indeed the power of contrary choice. This is unlike what Jonathan Edwards once suggested, namely freedom of choice means one doesn’t feel compelled to do X or Y, even though your choices were decided in advance by God’s predeterminations. In other words, God programmed risk into his plan from t … [Read more...]

Michael Heiser’s– The Unseen Realm Part Two

BEN: Let’s address a difficult issue. You are arguing, rightly in my view, that we must understand the OT in light of its ANE contexts. Fair enough. But what happens when we realize that the OT writers are borrowing ideas and terms from mythological literature in these other cultures. Are we supposed to simply embrace the mythology as if it was reality? For example, as you point out, the ancients thought stars were heavenly beings, the heavenly host, not merely pieces of inanimate m … [Read more...]

Michael Heiser’s– The Unseen Realm– Part One

BEN: Mike, first of all, thanks for a terrific read in your book the Unseen Realm. In an age of over-specialization, there are few ‘big picture’ books out there like this one either in terms of doing something comprehensive to describe the spiritual realm and its inhabitants or to try and see how this helps us understand all of Biblical theology from Genesis to Revelation. What really prompted you to write this book?MIKE: A couple of things. First there was the process of navigating … [Read more...]

Interpreting the Bible in Context—- Arnold and Witherington

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Arguments for the Existence of God IV– The Fine Tuning of the Universe

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Arguments for the Existence of God III– The Contingency Argument

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Arguments for the Existence of God II– The Cosmological Argument

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Arguments for the Existence of God I— Anselm’s Ontological Argument

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Name That Hombre!

Is this: 1) the lead singer of the band Kansas; 2) an Italian barrista; 3) Pancho Via's right hand man; 4) a starving seminary student without a razor; 5) a candidate for President from the Green party?Inquiring minds want to know. … [Read more...]