Discerning the Bible with C.R.A.C.K.E.D.

August 25, 2013

Topic Notes


  • Introduction to C-R-A-C-K-E-D (C.R.A.C.K.E.D.)
  • Context
    • There are tons of different context within the Bible
    • It is important to read the passages around each verse to get context
    • Dave is “hot”? umm… a little context, please?
    • Comparing 1 Kings 8:22-23 vs Matthew 6:6 (read Matthew 6:5-7)
  • Revealed
    • 1 Corinthians 2:13
    • The Spirit often reveals meaning
    • Those who do not have the Spirit, will not have scripture fully revealed to them
  • Author’s Intent
    • It is important to know the goal of the author in order to understand a passage
    • Without knowing intent, many passages have been
    • Psalm 90:10 vs Genesis 6:3 Knowing intent will help solve this apparent contradiction
  • LISTENER QUESTION: Quantum Mechanics already disproved the first line of the Kalam Argument. And seeing as how time is nothing but a measurement of the distance of particles in relationship to one another, asking if time is infinite is simply silly. Why cant this Universe have come from, say, two colliding universes?
    • Jeff said WHAT?
    • Kalam Cosmological Argument:
      • Everything that had a beginning had a cause
      • The universe began to exist
      • therefore the universe has a cause (a creator)
    • Everything had a beginning… we list examples
    • Many scientists agree that the universe began to exist (The Big Bang)
    • Quantum Physics is seeking to study particles that “pop in and out” of existence.
    • Discussion of Quantum Mechanics and Inflationary Tunneling
  • Credibility
    • Aristotle’s Dictum: You have to give an author some credit for knowing the subject they are writing about (Christians and Non-Christians alike)
    • John 7:1 vs Luke 12:4-5 – We discuss
  • Knit Together
    • The Bible is much more than Catch Phrases or Tweets
    • Grand schemes span entire books and entire sets of books in the Bible
    • Jeremiah 31:15 vs Matthew 2:16-17 – We discuss
    • There are types of things that happened in the Old Testament that happened again during the life of Christ (types and shadows) – Jeff explains
  • BIBLE CONTRADICTION: Via Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF.org)
    • Should we tell lies?
    • Exodus 20:16 and Proverbs 12:22 vs I Kings 22:23 vs II Thessalonians 2:11
  • OVERTIME:Online Content
    • Early Meaning and Manuscripts
      • Galatians 6:2 vs Galatians 6:5 – is this a contradiction? We explain
      • It’s important to get back to original meaning in order to discern truth
      • Judges 11:26 – 300 years or 410years? – Is this a contradiction? We explain
    • Dialect
      • Understanding language (literary usage)
      • John 3:13 vs 2Kings 2:11 – using DIALECT, we explain
      • Isn’t it wrong that Jesus, as God, embellishes His words using literary devices
      • God is way more creative than we are and he can use it however he chooses
      • Ecclesiastes 1:4 vs 2Peter 3:10 – we explain

This show originally aired August 25th, 2013

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