1. 5 + hours of 6 chapters of teaching on Galatians
2. need to respond to Perry Robinson’s article:
“Are you flying Solo?”
R. C. Sproul has a great answer to this issue in his little book, “Knowing Scripture” on pages 34-36. Basically, we have the right to interpret Scripture, but we do not have the right to distort Scripture and claim it is our conscience or that the Holy Spirit told me. Luther’s statement at the end of the Diet of Worms in 1521 did not mean that conscience can over-rule everything and anything or any interpretation no matter what. We are still responsible to interpret Scripture properly and correctly. So, we are not “flying solo” because we have the infallible Scriptures (Sola Scriptura) and secondary authority in the local church authority and both the right to interpret Scripture, but also the Responsibility to interpret Scripture properly.
3. The death of Jesus and defeat of Islam: by Mike Licona
4. Gospel of John history or theology? by Michael Kruger
5. Answering Muslim attacks on Matthew 27:46/Mark 15:34
Answering Muslim attacks on Jesus and His cry from the cross:
About Matthew 27:46 / Mark 15:34
“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
1. He was quoting Psalm 22:1, which would alert the Jews to refer to it and read the rest of it, and see Psalm 22:8 and 22:14-19 and the fulfillment of several other things in those verses. (see also Matthew 27:43, quoting Ps. 22:8 and Luke 23:34 b is quoting Psalm 22:18 (and John 19:24); and Psalm 22:16 is a description of the crucifixion (they pierced my hands and feet) [ I am aware of the textual variant in Hebrew, but the LXX Greek is clear. ]
2. He is expressing the feelings of being forsaken as He bore the wrath of God against sin. (Galatians 3:10-13; Isaiah 53:6; Isaiah 53:10) But He was not abandoned, even though it seemed like it, because He was bearing the penalty and wrath of God against sin; He was bearing God the Father’s justice against sin. verses 19 to the end of Psalm 22 shows that God vindicated the Son Jesus; and there is no abandonment or “split” in the Trinity. Feelings of abandonment is not actual abandonment; and bearing the wrath of God was very heavy and serious and He really experienced and felt that.