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Apostate Charismatic Apologists

Michael L. Brown wrote: “The fact is - and this is the bottom line on the issue - neither Paul nor Jesus warned us to beware of different types of spiritual manifestation. Rather they...

John’s Logos (Word) Christology

The Messiah is called “Counselor” (Isaiah 9:6) and is said to have “the spirit of counsel” to rest upon Him (Isaiah 11:2). This Counsellor communicates the will of God to man in the ultimate...

Chiasm and Outline of the Book of Malachi

The name Malachi means "my messenger" or "my angel." The book of Malachi is unique in its presentation, but the literary form especially as it is structured in a chiasm. The book flows through...

How Is YHWH pronounced

The English term “the Lord,” follows the translation of the Septuagint ΚυρίοV (“Lord”) for the Hebrew tetragrammaton יְהֹוָה (“Jehovah”). The name יְהֹוָה is believed to be derived from the root הָיָה a common “to...

The Pre-Christian History of “The Love Of God” Hymn

F. M. Lehman wrote the popular hymn “The Love of God” in 1917. It is said that he had heard an evangelist that shared the words of a poem allegedly penciled on the walls...

A Historiographical Approach to the Resurrection

As we approach the celebration of Christ resurrection once again, it is always useful to be reminded of the historical facts that sustain the reality of this historical event. Though we have presented evidence...

A Survey of the Book of Job

Job is recognized as the literary masterpiece even by secular standards. Author and historical setting: (see my article "When and Where did Job Live"for a more elaborate discussion on what follows at https://truthwatchers.com/when-and-where-did-job-live/ ) Conservative...

Michael Heiser’s Gnostic Heresy: Paradigm Passages (Part 6)

To understand Michael Heiser’s theology and how he has veered far from sound doctrine, it is important to discuss his error of interpreting his paradigmatic biblical passages. His entire theological system is dependent on...

Michael Heiser’s Gnostic Heresy: Deification (Part 5)

In the former article about Michael Heiser’s theological ideas, I primarily assessed his polytheistic tendencies. In this article on Michael Heiser, I will discuss more specifically why I consider him a Gnostic (personally I...

Michael Heiser’s Gnostic Heresy: gods or angels? (Part 4)

In the last post about Michael Heiser’s theological conundrum, I expressed how he redefines the word “god” to mold his theology into what he finds from pagan literature. While the Bible and ancient Hebrew...

Michael Heiser’s Gnostic Heresy: Redefining אֱלֹהִים (Part 3)

As we have seen in the previous articles of this series about Michael Heiser, he habitually redefines terms to force terminology to fit his presupposed theology. As he attempts to duck the charge of...

Michael Heiser’s Gnostic Heresy: polytheism (Part 2)

Discussing once again the heresies of Michael Heiser, I was originally planning to expound his theology thoroughly as a foundation to this series of articles, but now need to respond to his indignant reply...

Michael Heiser’s Gnostic Heresy (Part 1)

While working on a commentary for Psalm 1, I was planing to write an excursus on the how the phrase “counsel” and “sitteth in the seat” carry a conceptual parallel to Psalm 82. Being...

Counsel of the Ungodly: Commentary on Psalm 1:1

counsel of the ungodly   The Hebrew phrase is בַּעֲצַ֪ת רְשָׁ֫עִ֥ים. The word “counsel” is prefixed with the preposition “in” and an article “the,” being a feminine noun construct followed by the attributive adjective “ungodly” to...

Was Jesus Really Black?

In a recent post I discussed the historical evidence of the skin complexion of the ancient Jews to determine the color of skin Jesus Christ would have had.((See Heath Henning, “What Skin...