- Documentary Evidence: "Doug, have you ever read a book written by someone in hell?" Bob and co-host Doug McBurney discuss the last book either of them read written by someone in hell. Bob mentions Umberto Cassuto’s book which demolishes The Documentary Hypothesis as it defends the integrity of the text of the book of Genesis (and by extension, that of the whole Torah, i.e., the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible).
* Please Consider Sending Us Your Copy of In the Beginning: With Walt Brown’s 8th Edition of In the Beginning out of print, we could really use your copy if you’re finished with it and would consider mailing it to us!
- Explaining Hate to Fox News: When a talking head at Fox News asks, "Why do liberals hate the holidays?", and no one answers, never fear. BEL is here to answer the question! :) Listen in for the top 10 reasons.
- Is Open Theism Biblical? Hear about Will Duffy’s Live YouTube debate on the subject of Open Theism, and the question, “Is Open Theism Biblical”?
This event provides an insight that many other debates cannot. Have you ever wondered about the average Calvinist, that is, the non-theologian, who dutifully believes what he's been told about God and the Bible? Will Duffy's debate here provides insight into thousands or perhaps millions of Calvinist believers who themselves have minimal familiarity even with their own belief system and only have a distorted caricature based on what they've been told of what open theism is all about. Of course, Duffy was respectful and gracious toward CJ Borns. Something that has come across in most of our debtes though was present here also. You can hear the non-open theist say that if God had a truly free and functioning "will" that He would not be trustworhy.
We've noticed that Calvinism undermines a believer's relationship with God into one that trusts the Lord's "inabilities" instead of His active love and commitment to righteousness. They ask, incredulously (as though the open theist position were the philosophical one, and theirs the biblical one), "How can you possibly trust God if God is free?" Will Duffy's answer paraphrased Scripture, "God demonstrated His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." That is how we know that we can trust Him. Not because of any supposed attributes of impassibility, immutability, impecability (which are attributes of a stone idol) but because God has demonstrated His trustworthiness and faithfulness (which are not inabilities but positive attributes).