In the last two posts we’ve looked at the grammar and syntax of John 1:1, and also the four different ways Oneness Pentecostals can interpret John 1:1c. In this post, I’m going to discuss the Definite-Personal (D-P) interpretation of John 1:1c and say why I don’t think this is a good interpretation. If you recall… Continue reading The Definite-Personal Interpretation of John 1:1c
Now that we’ve explored what grammar and syntax are, and how John 1:1 is organized, we are going to begin looking at John 1:1c in more depth. There are four ways that Oneness Pentecostals can interpret this part of the verse, so it’s important to take a careful look at all of them.
In the last post I introduced the logical symbols that I will use when I write arguments out in logical form. If you aren’t familiar with logical operators and other symbols used in logic, then you aren’t going to follow the content of this post very well. My intention is to give you eight valid… Continue reading 8 Basic Rules of Logic
Every time that we read or listen to something, our minds are going through a complex series of steps to interpret what we are reading or hearing. Take reading for example. The words you are reading in this sentence follow a number of rules in the English language. The words in the previous sentence were… Continue reading Key Terms in Biblical Interpretation
One of my favorite pastimes when I visit a new town—or even a location I haven’t been to in a while—is to visit as many used book stores as possible. Part of the thrill is not knowing what you’re going to find, and when you do find something you weren’t looking for, the memory can… Continue reading Theology is Everybody’s Business
If you’ve been following this logic series, you already have a lot of the essential knowledge that you need to understand what fallacies are and how to avoid them. I’ve already introduced the most important concepts in the post entitled “The Qualities of Good Arguments.” Calling this post an “introduction” to logical fallacies is somewhat superfluous… Continue reading An Introduction to Logical Fallacies
I have to begin with the classic deserted island question: If you were stranded on an island by yourself and could only bring one book, which one would you bring? I think the question, stated in this way, is a bit unfair. Any Christian, after all, is going to answer “the Bible” (I hope). So… Continue reading Series Introduction: Retractions