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The Garden of Eden

Have you ever wondered what it must have been like for Adam and Eve, in the Garden of Eden, before their fall? We’re talking total dependency and reliance on God for literally everything. And, they had the ability to walk

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Examining the Evidence: Is Jesus Christ a Copy of the “Pagan” God Mithras? — Bishop’s Encyclopedia of Religion, Society and Philosophy

As we briefly noted, the cult of Mithraism was an emergent secretive religion that begun in the late first century CE of the Roman Empire. It evidently flourished and its rituals became widely practiced across the Mediterranean world. Importantly, this

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What is the Truth Behind the Sabbath?

Right from the very beginning, there is a message or declaration from God that reverberates throughout the entirety of the Holy Scriptures, about the importance of the Sabbath. And what is that underlying important message, truth or declaration from God

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Posted in Apologetics, Communion With God, Faith, New Testament, Old Testament

The Gospel According to Leviticus|Scott Fritzsche

This is a WordPress repost of an excellent article authored by Scott Fritzsche from the unsettledchristianity.com website. While reading through Leviticus can seem to be a bit tedious to some, there is a much deeper message being conveyed within this

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The Messiah Revealed | Sam Shamoun

This is an excellent study hosted by the Jesus Plus Nothing website on Jesus the Messiah. There are few topics, if any, that are more important than this reality. It is an in depth study that every Christian needs to

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How Can Jesus and the Bible Both be the Word of God? | GotQuestions.org

I’m providing this excellent overview on this particular subject by gotquestions.org because sometimes people can get confused on how both Jesus and the Bible can both be called the Word of God. There are many excellent links available on the

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The Mystery of the 17th | I Gordon

This is just one of the Bible Studies that I recommended to you yesterday. These are NOT just your run of the mill Bible Studies. They are really EXCELLENT Bible Studies and I have deliberately chosen this one as an

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Posted in Apologetics, Christian Apologetic Resources, Defending Christianity, New Testament, Old Testament, Resurrection of Jesus

Series: How Can We Trust the Bible? Lectures by Michael Kruger — The Domain for Truth

Here is another gem for the desk of SlimJim that you might want to bookmark for future reference. Michael J. Kruger is the President and the Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary

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One Day Your War Will End | Iain Duguid

I’m reposting the outstanding post by Professor Iain Duguid because the truth it contains is profound and I don’t use that word lightly. I’ve never heard this truth stated like this before and God’s Holy Spirit within me resonated with

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I Take it All Back — Not According to Plan

Some relationships seem to withstand the good, the bad, and the, well, maybe not ugly, although…yes the ugly too. Other’s seem to withstand time spent apart. You have a way of picking up right where you left off. I’ve found

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When, Where and to Whom?

What is the topic? We’re looking at the post resurrection appearances of Jesus to the Apostles and disciples. There are many links available on the Internet that address this topic and it is indeed interesting and insightful to see some

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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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Posted in Apologetics, Defending Christianity, New Testament, Science and the Bible, World History

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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