In this week’s episode we discuss the SCOTUS case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the “discovery” of an ancient gnostic manuscript, and some frequently asked questions about celebrating Christmas; all with some seasonal jams mixed in!
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1 John 4:1-2 “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
2 Peter 1:20-21 “..knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”
Luke 2:8-14 “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over teir flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in he town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ Suddenly a great company of the heavenly hosts appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to those on whom his favor rests.’”
Galatians 5:1 “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.”
Cessationism – the belief that God moved through his Holy Spirit in the ancient times, but no longer acts in the same ways today.
Contextualization – the attempt by a person or group to make an idea or concept relateable to their audience by adapting elements of the foreign concept to native concepts, or visa versa.
Syncretism – the blending of two or more ideas or traditions into one.