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Practices of the Ancient gods

Only recently have scholars begun to unravel the complex religious rituals of Israel’s Canaanite neighbors. Much of our knowledge of the origins and character of these fertility cults remains tentative and widely debated. What we do know reveals dark, seductive

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Can We Trust Eyewitness Memory? — THINKAPOLOGETICS.COM

A ways back I wrote a post called A Look at the Jesus Story, Oral Tradition and Eyewitness Memory. Hopefully, both the Christian and the non-Christian should be able to agree that since historians can’t verify the events directly, they

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Is There Historical Evidence For The Darkness & Earthquake at the Crucifixion?

This is a WordPress repost of an article originally posted from the christianevidence.net website regarding the darkness and earthquakes that  3 out of the 4 Gospels make reference to, that took place during the time that Jesus hung on the

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Proof of Bible Inspiration: The Passover | Dave Miller, Ph.D.

This is a WordPress repost of an excellent article authored by Dave Miller, Ph.D at the apologeticspress.org website. There are many rich truths woven into the Holy Scriptures and this is but one of them, yet it is a vital

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Studying God’s Word

I’m studying through the Bible. No big deal right? Not so. I’m just an ordinary guy, no special training, no specific approaches followed, just taking God’s Word at face value and going forward from there. I’m saying a prayer and

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Spiritual and Material Realms

There is a spiritual realm that Jesus showed us, that exists to fulfill the will of God, our Heavenly Father. Jesus taught and showed us that God is a Spirit and that there is much more around us than the

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Posted in Apologetics, Christian History, Defending Christianity, Faith, New Testament, Old Testament, World History

Jesus In All the Books of the Bible | I Gordon

Here’s a little belated Christmas present for all of you. Trust me, this is a gem. I’ve reposted some of the excellent articles that can be found at jesusplusnothing.com website previously and I’d like to reiterate on what a rich

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The Words of Jesus

Luke 24:44-45 NIV  “He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” Then he

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The Amplified Study Bible

I don’t normally plug a particular Bible Translation, but in this particular case, I’m making an exception. I’ve been using the online version of the Amplified Bible for some time now. I use it in conjunction with other translations such

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The Messianic Time Table According to Daniel the Prophet | Arnold Fruchtenbaum

Daniel and the timing of Messiah More than any other book of the Hebrew Scriptures, the writings of the prophet Daniel confront us with evidence of the time of Messiah’s coming—evidence that many people would rather not see. But it

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The Sabbath Rest

Exodus 31:13 NIV  “Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the Lord, who makes you holy.” Exodus

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How Do We Know the Right Books Made it into the New Testament? | Matthew Mittelberg

This is a WordPress repost of an excellent article originally authored by Matthew Mittelberg from the http://www.crosswalk.com website. In the article Matthew provides an excellent overview of the process involved in establishing which books were to be included in the

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Jesus In The Feasts Of The Lord | Iain Gordon

This is an amazing study on the Feasts of the Lord, authored by Iain Gordon. Direct links to the studies as per below. Please take the time to look at them ….. seriously. The feasts of the Lord – An

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Textual Criticism and Reliability of the Bible

One of the most common criticisms of the Bible is that due to the dates of the original documents and the numerous copies and translations that have made of them, that what we have now is corrupted and we have

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Posted in Apologetics, Dead Sea Scrolls, Defending Christianity, New Testament, Old Testament

The Gospel of John

This full length movie is free to watch on YouTube. An epic in the spirit of “The Passion of the Christ”, this widely acclaimed motion picture is a meticulous recreation of the turbulent era of Jesus and the events that

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What Makes Christianity Unique?

Did you know that there are approximately 4200 religions in the world? These can be categorized into several main religions. These include Christianity, Roman Catholicism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism, although Roman Catholicism is often categorized under Christianity. There are

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Hosanna

In Zechariah 9:9, the prophet speaks of a future king presenting himself to Jerusalem while riding on a humble donkey. This foreshadowed something that happened about 500 years later. As explained in Luke 19:35-44, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a

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What are the Primary Sources for Jesus’ Resurrection? |Michael R. Licona

This is a WordPress repost of an outstanding article originally authored by Michael Licona and published by the Houston Baptist University. Michael R. ‘Mike’ Licona, PhD, is an American New Testament scholar, Christian apologist, historian and an Associate Professor of

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How Jesus Prayed

It’s funny how sometimes God can answer the cry of your heart by leading us step by step back to Him. I’ve been reading in the Old Testament as of late and I’m having a difficult time. It’s not that

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Posted in Apologetics, Communion With God, Defending Christianity, Ebook Links, New Testament, Prayer

Jesus in the Old Testament

God appears in the Old Testament in different ways: as an angel of the Lord (Acts 7:30-32; Exodus 3:2; Judges 2:1), apparently in physical form (Gen. 3:8; Exodus 24:9-11), in visions and dreams (Num. 12:6-8), and in flame (Judges 13:20-21).

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