Are Epimenides and Paul in Error?

One of the “go to” passages for those who deny inerrancy is Paul’s quotation of Epimenides in Titus 1:12 – “Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.” According to Paul, “This testimony is true.” According to the critics, Paul is guilty of incoherence or at least overstatement. He gets carried away, oversimplifies matters, and consequently lapses into error. So what about this charge? Does it, perhaps, oversimply things? Continue reading

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Alister McGrath, Adam, and the Great Apostle

paulIn his short interview, “What are We to Make of Adam and Eve?” (see here), Alister McGrathAndrea Idreso Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford, and President of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA)–contends that while it makes sense to say that Adam and Eve (hereafter, A&E) were real people, it makes even more sense to say that they are stereotypical or symbolic individuals. “They encapsulate the human race as a whole,” that is, all of us: past, present, and future. Continue reading