Category Archives: HISTORICAL ANALYSIS

ON BANKERS AND BAILOUTS — A MORAL HAZARD WE HAVE TO LIVE WITH?

Summary:  The 2008 Financial Crisis demonstrated that the global economy depends upon world governments propping up the banking system with “mythical money” (dollars by fiat) and turning a blind eye to unimaginable bailouts when bank speculation drives the system over the cliff.  What did the 2008 bailout really cost the taxpayers?  Is it possible to fix the system?  Or do we have to live with banks who continue to have a license to make billions of dollars with no consequences when things run amuck?  


The issue of government bailouts of financial institutions in 2008 continues to be hotly debated I’ve … Read More

COULD CORPORATE (“MAINSTREAM”) MEDIA COLLAPSE THIS SUMMER?

Summary: After the release of Special  Prosecutor Mueller’s report anticipated for so long, Patriots saw the first real glimpse of hope that the bad guys were going to get theirs. Other reports are coming on its heels.  This summer could be when the pivotal change of direction occurs in America.  Will it come in time?


The outcome was surprising for many of us who wondered if our worst fears were inevitably going to come true — that President Trump was either going to be fingered for collusion with the Russians or for obstruction of justice through hindering the investigation (like … Read More

ALTERNATIVE HISTORY AND THE ORIGIN OF HOMO SAPIENS

Depending upon what we believe about the possibility we aren’t the first highly advanced civilization on this blue globe – the third rock from the sun – we need to consider artifacts from pre-history with more than a little respect.


(This article is drawn from the INTRODUCTION to Rebooting the Bible, Part 1)

Admittedly, pop-archeology is trumped up and commercially exploited to ridiculous lengths. Furthermore, and unfortunately, it is wedded to extensive speculation about extraterrestrials. Additionally, it’s important to acknowledge that the marriage of aliens and the myths of antiquity offer a dangerous and deceptive alternative to conventional Theism. … Read More

A BRIEF BUT POWERFUL SUMMARY OF WHY THE BIBLE PROVIDES AN ACCURATE HISTORY

Does the Septuagint provide confirmation or contradiction to Hebrew Old Testament history?


In writing REBOOTING THE BIBLE, some might suppose I am arguing that the Bible makes historical errors and therefore needs to be scrubbed of inaccuracies. That is the opposite of my message. In fact, the Septuagint is a witness that can correct any minor mistakes that have been made in the Masoretic text.

While this article doesn’t make note that the Septuagint fragments and manuscripts found in the Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS) usually favor the Septuagint’s version, mos differences in the LXX and the MT aren’t material with … Read More

DO WE BELIEVE THE BIBLE TEACHES TRUE HISTORY, ALL THE WAY BACK TO GENESIS 1?

THE TOPIC IS THE BIBLE’S HISTORICAL ACCURACY: WHETHER ITS OLDEST STORIES ARE TRUE HISTORY.

 

“History would be a wonderful thing, if only it were true”
(Leo Tolstoy).

Why We Need to Reboot the Bible

When it comes to the question of origins, Christians believe that we have the inside track in this quest. And we do. We know a great deal about the past. The Christian faith is drawn from the renowned actions of the Bible’s heroes and saints, our Lord Jesus chief among them. Unfortunately, we have been fooled into believing a great deal of hogwash about earlier Read More