Category Archives: The Bible is Incomplete

Can A Human Be “Good”? Understanding Jesus’ Words in Mark 10:18

Here’s the passage that so many take as a concrete rule that cannot be broken, from the words of Jesus himself: Mark 10:18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. … Continue reading

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On the Perils of Ascertaining “Biblical Principle”

A great many things can be learned by reading the Bible.  A great many more can be learned by studying the Bible exhaustively and repeatedly.  And further still, such study leads us to come to grips with the incomplete nature … Continue reading

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Should the Book of Enoch Be Included in the Bible?

This topic is worthy of an entire book, so please be patient as this page grows in time. The Book of Enoch (BOE) is considered by some scholars to be pseudipigraphical, which means that it is falsely attributed to a … Continue reading

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Does the Bible Have a Complete List of Sins?

As I have discussed elsewhere, people have many different ideas about what the Bible is.  Some will say that it contains “everything we need for life and godliness“—including the various lists and passages identifying just which acts are sins. But … Continue reading

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What is the “Gospel Message”?

A Facebook friend asked me this question: Q:  What is the “Gospel”, or the “Good News” of the Bible? Here is my reply: A:  I hope you will see that this is not a dodge, but I know of no … Continue reading

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Understanding Peter’s Vision

In Acts 10 and 11 we see a very interesting story unfold regarding the welcoming of the first Gentiles into the ekklesia.  We are at a bit of a loss, however, to understand just exactly what was being communicated to … Continue reading

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The Complete Set of Facts Pertinent to God, Angels, Mankind, and the History of the Earth

Search all you like, but you simply won’t find Jesus’ birthdate recorded in the Bible.    Similarly, you can scour the entire Bible and you’ll never find the details about what Jesus wrote on the ground with his finger.  And what … Continue reading

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Angels Overseeing Congregations

Perhaps it will surprise you to learn that the congregations of Jesus’ ekklesia seem to have had their own overseeing angels.  The only direct evidence we have of this fact are the beginnings of each of the seven letters in … Continue reading

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Unnamed Signs and Wonders of the Apostles

Continuing in our observations that the Bible is not complete, I offer up this passage from the 2nd chapter of Acts—as passage generally taken to give an account of the very beginning of “the church”, or Jesus’ “ekklesia”. Acts 2:42 And … Continue reading

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Peter’s Abridged Pentecost Sermon

Peter’s sermon in Acts 2 is considered by many believers to mark the beginning of “the church”, or Jesus’ ekklesia (Greek for “the called-out ones”).  If ever there were a time to given an exhaustive, word-for-word account of what was … Continue reading

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