A modcon theologian takes on the Jesus Seminar

Gavin Rumney of Otagosh blog fame has seen my clip from Robert Morey and let’s say he really hit the roof.  I just want to kindly assure that to Gavin that I have no plans of being a 5-point Calvinist. The idea of God predestining both the saved and the lost, frankly is repulsive to me. Let me make perfectly clear, that I believe the verse from 2 Peter 3:9 combats the concept of double predestination: From the Internation Version it states,”The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some people understand slowness, but is being patient with you. He does not want anyone to perish, but wants everyone to repent.”  But this is neither here nor there. This post is introduce you to a fellow Canadian scholar, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia by the name of Craig A.Evans which on this video clip is promoting one of his recent books, Fabricating Jesus which debunks the Jesus Seminar in which  Paul Verhoeven (director of RoboCop fame) is a part of. I am glad I got this book again from the library. I think I am going to get my own copy from amazon. I hope this is in some way a consolation prize for Gavin.  Gavin being in the pale of Liberal Theology and Professor Evans in the pale of moderate conservative theology in Christianity, I am sure that Gavin will be at least less objectionable to Evans than he is to Robert Morey. More importantly, I think Gavin will say Evans truly makes him think, whereas Morey just riles him. Watch the clip and form your own conclusions.

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Robert Morey on the love of God

Reformed scholar discusses whether God loves “everybody”. He argues  that is not the case. I still disagree with his take on the famous John 3:16 verse. I believe that verse says what it says. I cannot find “the world of the saved” in that verse.  Though I and Robert Morey have our theological differences, we believe the reprobate will be eternally separated from the love of God for eternity. This is a theological reality which Theological Liberals grapple with and this is one of many reasons, I cannot be a “liberal and proud”. Theological Liberalism does not solve the problem of evil  nor wants to recognize evil for what is, only to downgrade it as being “misguided”. You might not agree with Dr.Morey but I am sure he will make you think.

Robert Morey on Religulous

 

Controversial Reformed scholar and author of the book “Death and The Afterlife”, Robert Morey gives his, let’s say, scathing review on Bill Maher’s 2008 documentary “Religulous”.  For those who think Bill gets a little smug in the area of religion, never fear—at least Robert Morey in his own way cuts Bill down to size.