What Barton and Copeland get wrong about war and faith

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In this video Kenneth Copeland and David Barton argue that soldiers returning from war should not suffer PTSD or self-condemnation because of their experiences. I know they mean well, but their treatment of the scripture is baffling. "Look how many people in Hebrews 11 faith hall of fame are warriors," says Barton. "Almost the whole list, man," says Copeland. "The whole thing," affirms Barton. But, no, not actually. Here are the individuals listed in Hebrews 11: Abel, not a … [Read more...]

Cherry picking the Bible? Yes and no

There's been a little dustup recently about people supposedly "cherry picking" the Bible. Holy writ, goes the charge, is the highest authority in all matters, provided we can isolate certain verses and use them to support our predetermined positions. Neale Donald Walsch started the ruckus at the Huffington Post saying that -- surprise, surprise -- people actually do this! In fairness, he invoked another loaded metaphor, the buffet. Thomas Whitley responded for the Associated Baptist Press, … [Read more...]


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