Urban Legends of the New Testament: 40 Common Misconceptions

Urban Legends of the New Testament: 40 Common Misconceptions

by David A. Croteau

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ISBN-13: 9781433680113
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 706,210
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

David A. Croteau is assistant professor of Biblical Studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he teaches New Testament and Greek. He holds a Ph.D from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Table of Contents

Introduction
 
Part I. Urban Legends in the Gospels
1. There was No Room at the Inn (Luke 2:1–7)
2. We Three Kings From Orient Are (Matthew 2:1)
3. Shepherds Were Societal Outcasts (Luke 2:8–12)
4. Jesus was a Carpenter (Mark 6:3)
5. Jesus Died When He was 33 (Luke 3:23)
6. All Giving Must Be Done in Secret (Matthew 6:3)
7. Do Not Judge Others (Matthew 7:1)
8. Jesus’ Most Famous Quote is John 3:16 (John 3:16)
9. Hell Referred to a First Century Garbage Dump Near Jerusalem (Mark 9:47)
10. The Gospel of John Never Refers to Repentance (John 12:40)
11. The “Eye of a Needle” was a Gate in Jerusalem (Mark 10:25)
12. When Two are Gathered in Prayer, God Will be There (Matthew 18:20)
13. Jesus Sweat Drops of Blood (Luke 22:44)
14. Jesus was Flogged Once (John 19:1)
15. Agape is a Superior Love to Phileo (John 21:15–19)
16. “Go” is Not a Command in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19)
 
Part II. Urban Legends in Acts, the Epistles, and Revelation
17. “Repent” means “to Change Your Mind” (Acts 2:38)
18. The Philippian Jailer “Just Believed” and was Saved (Acts 16:31)
19. Paul was a Tentmaker (Acts 18:3)
20. Jews (and Jesus) Primarily Spoke Hebrew in Jesus’ Day (Acts 26:14)
21. The Gospel is Dynamite (Romans 1:16)
22. Just Say You Believe in Jesus and You Will be Saved (Romans 10:9–10)
23. Synagogues Had Men and Women Seated Separately (1 Corinthians 14:34–35)
24. Grace is “Unmerited Favor” (Ephesians 2:8)
25. Good Works are Optional for Christians (Ephesians 2:10)
26. Pastors are Required to do the Ministry of the Church (Ephesians 4:12)
27. Jesus Emptied Himself of the Glory of Heaven (Philippians 2:6–7)
28. We Can Do Anything Through Christ Who Gives Us Strength (Philippians 4:13)
29. Abstain From All Appearance of Evil (1 Thessalonians 5:22)
30. Hell is the Absence of God (2 Thessalonians 1:9)
31. A Divorced Man Cannot be a Pastor (1 Timothy 3:2)
32. Money is evil (1 Timothy 6:10)
33. A Pastor's Children Must Be Saved (Titus 1:6)
34. Christians are Commanded to Tithe (Hebrews 7:1–10)
35. Christians are Commanded to Go to Church (Hebrews 10:25)
36. Women Should Not Wear Jewelry (1 Peter 3:3)
37. 1 John 1:9 is a Formula for Salvation (1 John 1:9)
38. Christians Should Not Allow Cults into Their Homes (2 John 10)
39. God Would Rather You be Cold Toward Him than Lukewarm (Revelation 3:16)
40. Accept Jesus Into Your Heart to be Saved (Revelation 3:20)
 
Epilogue

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