Friday, January 31, 2014
Commentator Leon Morris concludes in his commentary on Matthew (edited by D A Carson)  that it is more likely that Matthew’s point of writing about the saints is not something that happened literally. He concludes:
Posted by Jonathan Hanna at 11:45 AM
Thursday, January 23, 2014
NT Scholar Craig Evans  in the book The Resurrection of Jesus: John Dominic Crossan and N. T. Wright in Dialogue (edited by Robert Stewart, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology at SBC New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary)  thinks that the Matthean account in 27:51-53 is legend.
Posted by Jonathan Hanna at 10:50 AM
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Oxford philosopher Richard Swinburne on why believe in God? I agree with him in general. His answer seems more philosophical making more of a general theistic observation. If one chooses and is led, something to seriously consider.
Posted by Jonathan Hanna at 1:30 PM
Saturday, January 4, 2014
The late John Stott edited Michael Green’s commentary on Matthew. When John Stott passed away in July of 2011 at the age of 90 the NY Times called him a “Major Evangelical Figure."  Micheal Green writes,
Posted by Jonathan Hanna at 4:49 PM
Friday, January 3, 2014
The late James Montgomery Boice, one of the signers of the ICBI statement, does take this account to be historical. Before coming to this conclusion he does ask some interesting questions and points out some unknowns about this passage. Boice suggests:
Posted by Jonathan Hanna at 3:15 PM
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Hank Hanegraff, also known as the Bible Answer Man, does not know how to take this passage. On a radio broadcast on Jan 16, 2013 he received the question, “What happened to those who were raised in Matthew 27:52-53?"
Posted by Jonathan Hanna at 4:05 PM