Author Archives: Bob McCabe

Scientific Evidence for a Young Earth

I teach a seminary class entitled Biblical Creationism. One of the textbooks is Refuting Evolution (2nd ed., 2008) by Jonathan Sarfati of Creation Ministries International. This book is the largest-selling creation book of all time. Because of the importance of this … Continue reading

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Who Is the Angel of the LORD in the Old Testament?

As one reads the Old Testament, he will undoubtedly notice the mysterious references to the angel of the LORD. Is this an angel like Michael who was sent out by the LORD? Or is this some kind of manifestation of … Continue reading

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A Solid Exegetical Commentary: Ecclesiastes by James Bollhagen

Ecclesiastes by Dr. James G. Bollhagen is a welcome addition to the growing number of commentaries on Ecclesiastes. He earned his M.Div., S.T.M., and Ph.D. from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He has also served as a professor of exegetical … Continue reading

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Living In Light of Death: Ecclesiastes 9:7–10

Can you imagine the shock when an usher escorts you out of a church service to be told that your mother had just died? Because my mother was forty-four years old at that time and had become a Christian a … Continue reading

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Distorting Another Good Verse: Proverbs 29:18

In the early years of my Christian experience, I heard some messages on Proverbs 29:18: “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he” (KJV; NASB also uses “vision”). The gist of … Continue reading

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Bridging Exegesis and Theology: Ecclesiastes by Peter Enns

In this past fall semester and again in January, I had the opportunity to go through the book of Ecclesiastes. One of the benefits of my two recent excursions through this book was the opportunity to examine Enns’ 2011 commentary … Continue reading

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Some Theological Effects from Theistic Evolution

Last week Dr. Carl Trueman had an informative post that touches on this spring’s Gospel Coalition conference. At this conference the issue of the historicity of Adam and Eve will be treated. With some key evangelical leaders embracing theistic evolution, … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts about the Creation Consultation Meeting at the 2012 Annual Meeting of ETS

On Wednesday, Nov 14, I attended the fifth meeting of the Creation Consultation at the 64th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Milwaukee, WI. This year’s creation meeting was entitled, “Scripture, Geology & the Age of the Earth.” … Continue reading

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America’s Violation of “You Shall Not Murder”: Abortion (Part 2)

With this entry, I will finish my previous post on “America’s Violation of “You Shall Not Murder.” Having looked at the Bible’s teaching on the sanctity of life, the next question we must ask is this: What does the Bible … Continue reading

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America’s Violation of “You Shall Not Murder”: Abortion

Last week John Aloisi posted an informative entry on “Abortion and the Early Church.” With this post, and another to follow, I would like to focus on the Bible’s view of abortion. The thesis of this post and the next … Continue reading

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Do I Answer a Fool? Or Do I not?

In Proverbs 26:4 we are commanded not to answer a fool, but in the very next verse we’re commanded to answer a fool. On the surface I am in a quagmire since both commands seem to be in conflict with … Continue reading

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Response to Bill Nye the Science Guy

Recently I saw on MSNBC’s “Today’s Entertainment” a blog post titled “Bill Nye the Science Guy asks parents not to raise creationist kids.” Nye’s title, “the Science Guy,” comes from his popular science program for children, “Bill Nye the Science … Continue reading

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