Old and New Testament Parallels: Christmas Edition

One of the things I really love about the Bible is its cohesiveness, the way so much of the Old Testament foreshadows the New Testament. As my pastor has been working his way through Matthew 2 (the arrival of the Magi in Jerusalem, Herod learns that a king is born, the Magi make their way to the child, Herod panics and orders all the children of Bethlehem killed), I recalled the similar situation in Exodus. Continue reading

Warren: Scripture twisting, eisegesis and allegorization

Despite Warren’s recent tweet condemning imaginary people for reading the cross into every verse of the Bible, Warren himself has been guilty of eisegesis. Let me show you just a few examples.

In case the word is unfamiliar, eisegesis is “the interpretation of a text (as of the Bible) by reading into it one’s own ideas,” according to Merriam-Webster. Continue reading