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Podcast: Defending the Manifesto (5 of 10)

Greg responds to challenges by William Lane Craig from Craig’s podcast “Reasonable Faith.

Craig argues that Greg’s model of reading the bible through the lens of Jesus Christ is simply Greg’s way of rejecting the dictation theory of inspiration—which everyone does. Greg denies this and claims that his view of inspiration is more than simply a denial of the dictation theory of inspiration.

 

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