Old Testament Archive

Is God a Moral Monster? with Paul Copan – Part 3

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank welcomes back Dr. Paul Copan to discuss the Old Testament nation of the Canaanites whom God commanded Israel to destroy. In response to Richard Dawkins’ claim that God is a xenophobic, ethnic cleanser, Dr. Copan addresses the historical context in which this command was given and the horrendously […]

Salvation in the Old Testament

Hank explains how people in the Old Testament were saved. http://www.equip.org

Can Morality Be Based in Our “Selfish” Evolutionary Past?

Christians argue that the existence of universal and objective morality is evidence for the existence of God. C. S. Lewis provides a classic example of this argument in Mere Christianity.1 In The God Delusion, however, Richard Dawkins of Oxford University claims that morality is grounded in evolution and that a person can be moral without […]

Does Inerrancy Matter Any Longer?

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 32, number 4 (2009). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Western Christians have little connection with history. Events of thirty years ago are easily forgotten and generally considered irrelevant to “today.” So it is not surprising that […]

Killing the Canaanites: A Response to the New Atheism’s “Divine Genocide” Claims

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume33, number 04 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ SYNOPSIS The “new atheists” call God’s commands to kill the Canaanites “genocide,” but a closer look at the horror of the Canaanites’ sinfulness, exhibited in rampant idolatry, incest, […]

Hateful, Vindictive Psalms?

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number5 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org O daughter of Babylon, you devastated one, How blessed will be the one who repays you With the recompense with which you have repaid us. How blessed will be […]

The Hidden Agenda of the Blue Parakeet

If you are looking for a book that will help you get more out of your Bible reading, Scot McKnight’s The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible, despite its subtitle, is not what you are looking for. It is not that McKnight does not talk a lot about how we read Scripture, he […]

How were people who lived before the time of Christ saved?

Some say that those who lived before the time of Christ were saved by keeping the law. The Scriptures, however, say otherwise. First, the Bible from first to last demonstrates that the saved throughout history come to faith in exactly the same way—by grace alone through faith alone on account of Christ alone. The apostle […]

How Do We Reconcile the Old and New Testaments?

Hank responds to a caller’s question about Israel’s blessings and curses under the Mosaic Covenant in the Old Testament, compared

How Was Jesus “Made” Sin?

A verse commonly misinterpreted by cultists is 2 Corinthians 5:21, where the apostle Paul tells us that God “made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (NASB, emphasis added). Based on this verse, for example, the Christadelphians argue that Jesus […]