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Ezekiel had a “severe alteration of consciousness” when he had his vision in Ezekiel 8. This explains, according to Mackie, the alleged different views of reality Ezekiel and other biblical characters had, and their other “states of consciousness” (starting around 49 min.). This did not need to be spelled out to anyone when the Bible was written, claims Mackie, because they all “took it for granted.” I do not think there is evidence for this in the text; furthermore, I think that seeking such states as well as the belief in “different levels of reality” is contra God and the Bible. A forthcoming article will address this issue and attempt to explain why this is not compatible with Scripture.

Our reality, claims Mackie, is constructed from our experiences (starting around 50 min.) in which we develop “coping mechanisms” and so “what we experience as reality is a result of these shields we build up for years and years.” Whereas we take our dreams as fantasy and what happens during the day as reality, the biblical authors have “the opposite view,” asserts Mackie.

More exposure is needed of the teachings behind the Contemplative practices surging through the church, an area I have researched and written on since the late 1990s. The first part […]

  This article includes concerns with Michael Heiser, John Mark Comer, and Gregory Boyd, all influences on Bible Project’s Tim Mackie         Five points of concerns are […]

After someone sent me the Renovare Bible (now called the Life With God Bible) several years ago, I looked through it and made notes of troubling things I found.  My […]

*Marcia Montenegro is a former professional certified astrologer and astrology teacher, former chairperson of the Atlanta Board of Astrology Examiners, and former President of the Atlanta Astrological Society     […]

“A prayer ending in ‘If this be Thy will’ simply does not release the spiritual power of a prayer that ends ‘Let it be so.’” (Agnes Sanford, Behold Your God, […]

This article is on the website of Southern Evangelical Seminary

[NOTE: I was asked to critique this book for the American Gospel 3, and so I decided to put my notes into an article. I do not normally cover the […]

I first read about “thin places” in some evangelical writings several years ago and was surprised this concept had made its way into the church. Thin places refer to geographic […]

Statues and carvings of pagan gods

Horror Film Theology Theology should not come from horror movies (including the “Christian” horror movie, The Conjuring and its offsprings) and bad spiritual warfare teachings.   Paganism and animism believe […]