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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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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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The Reality of Here

I could show you all of the reasons why we shouldn’t be here, I could explain the uniqueness of our planet or the utter complexity of the information contained within DNA and the unbelievable multiple processes of replication that bring

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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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Why You Need the Old Testament

This is a WordPress repost of an excellent article that was originally authored by Pastor Steven J. Cole and posted on bible.org. I’m reposting this article because it provides an excellent summary of some of the many reasons why studying

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The Scarlet Thread

Anyone who has read through the Bible a number of times becomes familiar with the covenants that God established. In essence, the Old Testament is an orderly, progressive, unfolding revelation from God, of the blood covenant He entered into with

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Why Did the Church Reject the Gnostic Gospels? | Logan Judy

This is a WordPress repost of an excellent article originally authored by Logan Judy at clearlens.org The Gnostic Gospels play a noteworthy role in the history of the Christian Church and every Christian should be aware of their significance and

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Hebrews: The Curtain of the Holy of Holies

As you may recall, in one of my recent posts I had mentioned that I had just finished reading through Hebrews again. And while reading through Hebrews, I was again reminded of the foreshadowing and symbolism that covered every aspect

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Passover – the Feast Fulfilled and the Meal

This is a lengthy post but it is well worth the time it takes to read it, due to the foreshadows that are given and the significance of each of them. Passover – the Feast fulfilled Christ, our Passover Lamb,

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How Ancient Eyewitness Testimony Became the New Testament Gospel Record | J Warner Wallace

This is another WordPress repost of an excellent article recently authored by J Warner Wallace and published on his coldcasechristianity.com website. In this post Jim stresses the importance of the first hand eye-witness testimony and how this testimony was instrumental in the formation of the authoritative New

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The Apostle Paul’s Missionary Journeys

I’ve always found it helpful to have a mental overview of the timeframe in which the Apostle Paul is spoken about in Acts and of course where Paul was writing his various epistles from. There is a wealth of information

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A Brief Look at the Essenes — EttingerWriting.com

This blog focuses on a mysterious Jewish sect which existed at the time of Christ. This is the fourth and final repost of David’s continuing series on the historical, religious and political settings of Israel that set the stage, so to speak, during

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

A Brief Look at the Pharisees — EttingerWriting.com

This blog looks at the largest Jewish sect in Israel during the time of Jesus’ ministry on earth. This is the third repost of David’s continuing series on the historical, religious and political settings of Israel that set the stage, so to speak,

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The Passion Chronology

I’m currently reading through the Gospel of John in the Amplified Version of the Bible. While reading John I ran across some discrepancies where what John says in his Gospel don’t appear to line up with what Matthew, Mark and

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A Brief Look at the Sadducees — EttingerWriting.com

This blog explores a sect of Judaism which clashed with Jesus during His earthly ministry. This is the second repost of David’s continuing series on the historical, religious and political settings of Israel that set the stage, so to speak, during the ministry

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The Sadducees, Pharisees, and Essenes: The Precursor — EttingerWriting.com

This blog looks at the origins of various Jewish groups in Israel during the time of Christ. This is another repost of David’s continuing posts on the historical, religious and political settings of Israel that set the stage, so to speak, during

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Posted in Apologetics, Christian History, Defending Christianity, Jewish History, New Testament, Old Testament
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