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Spiritual Warfare and 2 Cor 10:4-6: Weapons of Destruction

Recently I was asked a question regarding spiritual warfare, specifically about something someone said and what the Bible says about it (can I be any more vague?). Specifically, this person was told to pray over various rooms in the house to be protected from demons and Satan, and they (nowadays “they” is used as an ambiguous … Continue reading

Christian Living

Should I Give Money to the Homeless Guy so He Could Buy Booze and Drugs?

I was walking around Venice Beach years ago on a Saturday afternoon, where the strand was busy with all sorts of “interesting” people. If you’ve ever been there, you know what I mean. I noticed one guy particularly on this occasion, sitting on the ground against a building–it looked like he may have been homeless–who … Continue reading

Bible Exposition

Mosaic Authorship of Deuteronomy 34: Plausible or Preposterous?

Did Moses write the last chapter of Deuteronomy? In the vein of redaction criticism, it is commonly claimed that Mosaic authorship of Deuteronomy 34 is impossible or implausible, because it records Moses’ death. The difficulty, most claim, is that someone (i.e., Moses) would record the details of his death before he actually died. It’s cryptic … Continue reading