OpenTheo

Q&A#143 The Creation Days and the Seven Signs of John

Alastair Roberts

Q&A#143 The Creation Days and the Seven Signs of John

August 25, 2019
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Today's question: "Is there a legitimate connection between Jesus' 7 signs in John 1-11 and the creation week in Gen 1-3?"

I reference my earlier episodes on the creation days of John 1-2 (https://adversariapodcast.com/2019/02/09/creation-days-in-johns-gospel/), the healing of the man at the sheep pool (https://adversariapodcast.com/2018/09/29/video-whats-the-deal-with-the-weird-healing-pool-in-john-5/), and the meaning of the catch of 153 fish in John 21 (https://adversariapodcast.com/2019/03/16/numerology/). I also reference Peter Leithart's numbering of the signs (https://www.patheos.com/blogs/leithart/2008/07/book-of-signs/).

My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. You can see transcripts of my videos here: https://adversariapodcast.com/list-of-videos-and-podcasts/.

If you have any questions, you can leave them on my Curious Cat account: https://curiouscat.me/zugzwanged.

If you have enjoyed these talks, please tell your friends and consider supporting me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged. You can also support me using my PayPal account: https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB.

The audio of all of my videos is available on my Soundcloud account: https://soundcloud.com/alastairadversaria. You can also listen to the audio of these episodes on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/alastairs-adversaria/id1416351035?mt=2.

Share

FacebookTwitterRedditCopy Link

Transcript

More on OpenTheo

Frank Turek: Same-Sex Marriage and Transgenderism
Frank Turek: Same-Sex Marriage and Transgenderism
Knight & Rose Show
May 4, 2024
Wintery Knight and Desert Rose interview Christian apologist Frank Turek about the updated and expanded edition of his book "Correct, Not Politically
#222 What if I’m not really saved? (replay)
#222 What if I’m not really saved? (replay)
Ask NT Wright Anything
June 20, 2024
Can We Lose Our Salvation? Join us this week as Tom addresses common doubts that crop up time and again from our listener's questions. Do you ever que
Does the Bible Say That Someday Everyone Will Worship God?
Does the Bible Say That Someday Everyone Will Worship God?
#STRask
July 15, 2024
Questions about whether the Bible says that someday everyone in the world will worship God, the purpose of worshiping God, and whether it might be the
Why Would You Say Evolution Has No Purpose?
Why Would You Say Evolution Has No Purpose?
#STRask
May 20, 2024
Questions about the claim that evolution has no purpose and whether the fact that people who have aphantasia are unable to form mental images shows th
Screening Screens
Screening Screens
For The King
June 19, 2024
How should we think about screen as Christians? We hope this episode answers that exact questions. One thing that was omitted is that screens also con
Is Post-Mortem Salvation an Orthodox Doctrine?
Is Post-Mortem Salvation an Orthodox Doctrine?
#STRask
July 11, 2024
Questions about whether post-mortem salvation is an orthodox doctrine, reconciling a verse about God removing our transgressions from us with verses a
Can Christians Who Have Died Hear Our Requests for Prayer?
Can Christians Who Have Died Hear Our Requests for Prayer?
#STRask
June 3, 2024
Questions about whether those in Heaven have a limited omniscience that enables them to hear our requests for them to pray for us, why Scripture comes
#220 Understanding the Concept of Satan in the Bible (Replay)
#220 Understanding the Concept of Satan in the Bible (Replay)
Ask NT Wright Anything
June 6, 2024
Tom answers listeners questions on the question of Satan and the powers of evil. Are we supposed to believe in a literal Satan? Explore with Tom Wrigh
Lydia McGrew Answered! On Plutarch
Lydia McGrew Answered! On Plutarch
Risen Jesus
June 19, 2024
In this episode, part 5 in an 8 part series, Dr. Licona patiently deconstructs Lydia McGrew’s contrived flow chart for determining when it is safe to
Lydia McGrew Answered! Are the Gospels Greco-Roman Biographies?
Lydia McGrew Answered! Are the Gospels Greco-Roman Biographies?
Risen Jesus
June 10, 2024
In this episode, part 2 of 8 in a series, Dr. Licona answers Lydia McGrew's contention that the Gospels are not affiliated with Greco-Roman biography.
#221 Big Questions for Tom from Children: why did God make mosquitos? why does this world suffer?! did God create hell? (replay)
#221 Big Questions for Tom from Children: why did God make mosquitos? why does this world suffer?! did God create hell? (replay)
Ask NT Wright Anything
June 13, 2024
Tom answers children's questions on today's show and tackles some of the ways we talk to children about tricky things like suffering and hell (and mos
Is an Embryo a Baby?
Is an Embryo a Baby?
#STRask
May 2, 2024
Questions about whether the fact that you can freeze an embryo but not a baby proves an embryo isn’t a baby and whether it would be wrong to use IVF w
What Should I Say to a Reformed Christian Who Dismisses Many Non-Believers as Lost Causes?
What Should I Say to a Reformed Christian Who Dismisses Many Non-Believers as Lost Causes?
#STRask
June 17, 2024
Questions about the best way to respond to someone who believes in double predestination and who dismisses many non-believers as lost causes and wheth
What’s the Best Evidence for the Reliability of the Old Testament?
What’s the Best Evidence for the Reliability of the Old Testament?
#STRask
May 23, 2024
Questions about the best evidence for the reliability of the Old Testament, whether Greg subscribes to the idea of four independent Gospel accounts or
Lydia McGrew Answered! Black & White Thinking
Lydia McGrew Answered! Black & White Thinking
Risen Jesus
June 17, 2024
In this episode, part 4 in an 8 part series, Dr. Licona demonstrates Lydia McGrew’s rigid approach that’s founded upon her presumptions pertaining to