Monthly Archives: March 2013

THE BIBLE AND PAGANISM (7) Philosophy

We would like to think that all that false system of religious teaching Paul and John so diligently fought against died out never to be heard from again – but that simply did not happen. Without going into detail on … Continue reading

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THE BIBLE AND PAGANISM (6) Gnosticism #2

One of the inevitable consequences of living in a fallen world is that those who would do right – who would live as men are supposed to live according to the will of our Creator – are continually exposed to … Continue reading

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THE BIBLE AND PAGANISM (5) Gnosticism

Although perhaps not strictly of the nature of the pagan idolatry we have been considering in the last several posts, there was another powerful influence at work at the same time these religions were having their effect in the shaping … Continue reading

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THE BIBLE AND PAGANISM (4)

From the time God delivered the Israelites from Egypt they had had a problem with idolatry. Even as he was giving the law to Moses on Mt. Sinai, the people were at the foot of the mountain making and worshiping … Continue reading

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THE BIBLE AND PAGANISM (3.1) Blood Transfusions And Organ Transplants

You may be wondering how we got from a discussion of the evidence of pagan religions and their influence on the writings of the New Testament to the 21st century and blood transfusions and  organ donations. I recently received a … Continue reading

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THE BIBLE AND PAGANISM (3)

The gods and religions of the Greco-Roman world were, in many instances, a result of syncretism – the evolving and blending of two or more concepts or mythologies into a newer forms. For the most part, the old pantheon of … Continue reading

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THE BIBLE AND PAGANISM (2)

It is quite easy for us to identify the threat of the Jewish religion to Christianity in the first century because of the evident enmity between the proponents of that system and Jesus and later with the apostles and the … Continue reading

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