Dr. JAC’s Philosophy Shop-Q#18

Question #18: Is the Qanon phenomenon Satanically-inspired?

My response to the question (Q#17) regarding how a believer could possibly vote for Trump in the upcoming election inspired a question of concern about the Qanon phenomenon. In this session I discuss my perspective on Q and the Qanon phenemonon in modern culture.

CLICK HERE for a discussion of what I think of Q.

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Dr. JAC’s Philosophy Shop-Q#17

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Question #17: Can a genuine Jesus-believer vote for Donald Trump?

My responses to Questions #12 and #13 left little doubt that I would be voting for Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election here in the U.S. That prompted a question that was emailed to me: Given the serious moral flaws of Donald Trump—flaws that disqualify him from serving as president—how can you—as a believer in Jesus—possibly vote for the man?

CLICK HERE for a discussion of why I believe a vote for Donald Trump is the most appropriate choice for an American follower of Jesus.

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Dr. JAC’s Philosophy Shop-Q#16

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Question #16: Is it legitimate to pray for the salvation of an unbeliever?

In the last audio file I responded to a question about the doctrine of universalism. I argued that, in the biblical perspective and teaching, not every human being will be saved. Only the few whom God has chosen will be saved. Related to that, in this session, I respond to a question about whether prayer is playing any legitimate role when a believer prays that an unbeliever might be saved.

CLICK HERE for my thoughts about whether it is legitimate to pray for the salvation of an unbeliever.

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Question #15: How do you, as a student of the Bible, assess the doctrine of universal salvation? 

In this audio file I respond to a question regarding the doctrine of universalism, or universal salvation.  The doctrine of universalism is the belief that every human being will ultimately be saved. No human being will be subjected to punishment and destruction. While I do not believe that the Bible teaches this doctrine, it deserves more than a cursory rejection.

CLICK HERE for my response to whether I think every human being will ultimately be saved.

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Dr. JAC’s Philosophy Shop-Q#15

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Question #15: How do you, as a student of the Bible, assess the doctrine of universal salvation? 

In this audio file I respond to a question regarding the doctrine of universalism, or universal salvation.  The doctrine of universalism is the belief that every human being will ultimately be saved. No human being will be subjected to punishment and destruction. While I do not believe that the Bible teaches this doctrine, it deserves more than a cursory rejection.

CLICK HERE for my response to whether I think every human being will ultimately be saved.

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To access my answer to Question #14 and earlier questions: CLICK HERE

What is Dr. JAC’s Philosophy Shop? CLICK HERE

Dr. JAC’s Philosophy Shop-Q#14

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Question #14: Given that Jesus and the apostles seemed to freely employ the Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, should we today rely first and foremost upon the Septuagint rather than upon our English Old Testaments, which are based upon later Hebrew texts?

In this audio file I respond to a question regarding whether we ought not to rely upon the Septuagint translation of what we call the Old Testament, rather than upon our typical English translations of the Old Testament. Arguably, the Septuagint translation is based upon a more reliable and closer-to-the-original Hebrew text of the Hebrew Bible than is the Masoretic text, which is the basis for our English translations. The Septuagint translates a version of the Hebrew bible that is more than 700 years earlier than the version of the Hebrew Bible preserved by the Masoretes. In this session I discuss whether it follows from that that we should rely upon an English translation of the Septuagint rather than upon our typical English Old Testament. Here is the audio file where I address this issue:

CLICK HERE for my response to whether I think we should rely foremost upon an English translation of the Septuagint.

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