0 Dwidnling in Unbelief

Latest Posts

Posted: Sunday 05 June 2016 ( 8 years ago )

It's Ramadan again! Time to sleep all day and party all night.

(At least it is here in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, where I observed the thin crescent of the new moon on 5 June 2016 at 7:35 pm.) For those of you who don't know, it's Ramadan -- the month in which Muslims believe the Quran was revealed to Muhammad (pb ...

Posted: Monday 14 December 2015 ( 9 years ago )

The Great Controversy: Ben Carson, Ellen G. White, and Seventh-day Adventism

Ben Carson has famously said that a Muslim who wishes to become president of the United States must "reject the tenets of Islam." But what about members of his own church -- The Seventh-day Adventist church? Must they reject its doctrines ...

Posted: Monday 14 December 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Which is more violent, the Bible or the Quran?

(Repost with updated numbers 14 December 2015.) The LORD is a man of war. Exodus 15:3 Fight in the way of Allah. Quran 2:244 Which is more violent, the Bible or the Quran? Is there a way to objectively answer such a question? Well, it wou ...

Posted: Monday 14 December 2015 ( 9 years ago )

The Misuse of 1 Corinthians 7 by Anti-Gay Christian Apologists

In an obvious attempt to discourage same-sex couples from applying for marriage licenses, Dallas Shroeder, a county clerk in Colorado, prominently displayed a poster quoting 1 Corinthians 7:2b: "... each man should have his own wife and each woman s ...

Posted: Monday 14 December 2015 ( 9 years ago )

That's what Hanukkah is all about, Charlie Brown

This year, Hanukkah began on the evening of Thursday, December 7th and will end Friday, December 15th. Everyone knows what Christmas is all about (ever since Linus explained it to Charlie Brown), but how many can say the same for Hanukkah? Wel ...

Posted: Monday 14 December 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Alma 50: The People of Morianton

In the last chapter, the Lamanites unsuccessfully tried break through the city walls in the city of Noah in the land of Noah. Not a single Nephite was killed, and pretty much all of the Lamanites either died or they fled into the wilderness. You'd ...

Posted: Monday 14 December 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Alma 51: Freemen and Kingmen

We left last chapter with a young Pahoran in the judgement-seat, and peace in the kingdom. The time of peace was fairly short-lived, because there was a group of people who wanted to establish kings in the land, rather than judges. The people who wa ...

Posted: Thursday 16 July 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Alma 50: The People of Morianton

In the last chapter, the Lamanites unsuccessfully tried break through the city walls in the city of Noah in the land of Noah. Not a single Nephite was killed, and pretty much all of the Lamanites either died or they fled into the wilderness. You'd ...

Posted: Thursday 09 July 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Has Doug Wilson changed his mind about the "wonderful issue" of slavery?

Doug Wilson has had a rough couple of weeks. Same-sex marriage is legal throughout the U.S., Affordable Health Care has been upheld, and the Confederate battle flag is coming down across the south. So when he saw Matthew Vines's 40 questions for C ...

Posted: Saturday 20 June 2015 ( 9 years ago )

How many animals must you sacrifice to God each year? (According to the Bible)

There are 85 commandments in the Bible that involve animal sacrifice, and some of the instructions are a bit hard to follow. So I'll try to summarize them for you. Here are the sacrifices that everyone must make. (See the links for the details.) ...

Posted: Thursday 18 June 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Jesus self-identifies as white (according to the Bible, anyway)

According to Don Asmussen at Bad Reporter, Jesus and his dad disagree about Jesus's race. Jesus self-identifies as white; his father says he is Middle Eastern. But what does the Bible say about it? Well, there's not much to go on in the gospel ...

Posted: Friday 12 June 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Alma 49: A Gigantic Wall

In the last chapter, the Lamanites were getting ready to fight Moroni and his people. But when they approached the city of Ammonihah, they realized that they couldn't kill them, because Moroni's army had built a huge dirt wall around the city. The w ...

Posted: Monday 01 June 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Alma 48: More Fighting!

After Amalickiah was so successful becoming king of all the Lamanites, he decided to continue his conquest and try to become king of the Nephites, too. He ordered men to speak from the Lamanite towers, to try to get them angry and ready to fight t ...

Posted: Wednesday 20 May 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Alma 47: Amalickiah's Treachery

Remember Amlickiah from the last chapter? Well, you probably don't, because it's been a while since my last post. But he was the evil, large man who desired to be king. Well, he was no match for Moroni and his title of liberty, so he ran into the wo ...

Posted: Monday 11 May 2015 ( 9 years ago )

The top ten commandments in the Bible (based on the number of times they are repeated)

In my last post, I said that "Fear God" is the second most repeated commandment in the Bible. But I forgot about "Praise God," which is repeated 44 times, 11 more than "Fear God." Here are the top ten, as near as I can figure. Obey all the the ...

Posted: Sunday 10 May 2015 ( 9 years ago )

The second most repeated commandment in the Bible: Fear God

11 May 15 - Correction: "Fear God" is the third, not the second most repeated commandment in the Bible. I forgot about "Praise God," which is repeated 44 times, 11 more than "Fear God." See The top ten most repeated commandments in the Bible. T ...

Posted: Friday 08 May 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Which of the Bible's commandments is repeated the most?

The commandment that is repeated most often in the Bible is the commandment to obey all of the commandments. This commandment is repeated 50 times in the Hebrew Scriptures, and although it is never unambiguously stated in the New Testament, it is n ...

Posted: Wednesday 06 May 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Every Jot and Tittle: The 1304 commandments in the Bible

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. The list is in biblical order, with a link to the commandment's first appearance in ...

Posted: Tuesday 05 May 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T 1 John - Revelation: Don't believe every spirit

Here are the last few commandments that I have found in the Every Jot and Tittle project, in which I attempt to lists all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. Here is the list o ...

Posted: Monday 04 May 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T - 1 and 2 Peter: Gird up the loins of your mind

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Sunday 03 May 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T - James: The prayer of faith shall save the sick

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Sunday 03 May 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T - Hebrews: The evil heart of unbelief

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Saturday 02 May 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T - 2 Timothy and Titus: Rebuke Cretans and reject heretics

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Friday 01 May 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T - 1 Timothy: Commandments for women, widows, and slaves

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Thursday 30 April 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T - 2 Thessalonians: Jesus isn't coming any time soon, so work quietly, eat your own bread, or starve to death

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Wednesday 29 April 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T - 1 Thessalonians: Be quiet, mind your own business, and know how to possess your vessel

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Tuesday 28 April 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T Colossians: Slaves, obey your masters; don't be spoiled with philosophy; read the epistle from Laodicea

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Monday 27 April 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T Philippians: Beware of dogs

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Sunday 26 April 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T - Ephesians : Wives, treat your husband like Jesus; husbands, love your wife like your own body

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Saturday 25 April 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T - 2 Corinthians and Galatians: Shun unbelievers, don't get circumcised, and take the reprobate test

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Friday 24 April 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T - 1 Corinthians: New rules for marriage, sex, diet, women, and speaking in tongues

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Thursday 23 April 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T - Paul's 40 commandments in Romans

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Wednesday 22 April 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T - Acts: The four commandments that seem good to the Holy Ghost

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Monday 20 April 2015 ( 9 years ago )

The 110 Commandments of Jesus

Jesus isn't known for his commandments. Many people, in fact, think that he came to do away with the all of the Bible's commandments, even though Jesus himself denied this in Matthew 5:17-20. He did have quite a few of his own to add, though. Here ...

Posted: Friday 17 April 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T Joel - Malachi: Get drunk and naked, prepare for war, and walk humbly with your God

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Friday 17 April 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T Ezekiel: Don't come near a menstruous woman

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Tuesday 14 April 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T Jeremiah and Lamentations: Eat your own goddamned sacrifices

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Wednesday 08 April 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T Isaiah: Thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth and suck the breasts of kings

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Tuesday 07 April 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T Ecclesiastes: Wear white clothes, drink wine with a merry heart, and cast your bread upon the waters

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Sunday 05 April 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Alma 46: A Clothes-ripping Party!

Amalickiah, big, strong man of cunning devices, desired to be king. He lead many away from the church, by promising them positions of high power, and by his charisma. He flattered a lot of the people of Nephi, and he got a great deal of power in a ...

Copyright © 1999-2024
The Skeptic's Annotated Bible

Send comments to Steve Wells
at swwells(at)gmail.com