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

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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The 10 Plagues of the Exodus

Exodus 12:12 NIV  “On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord.” Hapi- Egyptian God

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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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Some of the Names of God

Each of the many names of God describes a different aspect of His many-faceted character. Here are some of the better-known names of God in the Bible: EL, ELOAH [el, el-oh-ah]: God “mighty, strong, prominent” (Nehemiah 9:17; Psalm 139:19) –

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The Great Flood and Noah’s Ark

Did the great flood which is depicted in Genesis really happen? Many Christians and non-Christians have argued that such “explanations” of the Bible should not be needed. Shouldn’t we just accept this “by faith”? Those who make that argument apparently

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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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6 Myths About the Dead Sea Scrolls | The NIV Bible

This is a WordPress repost of an excellent article originally authored by thenivbible.com In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd stumbled into the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century. He and his cousin found seven scrolls containing ancient Scripture in a

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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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Posted in Apologetics, Defending Christianity, New Testament, Old Testament, The Tabernacle

Mantles & Double Portions | Rick Becker

This is a WordPress repost of a detailed and excellent article originally authored by Rick Becker from their Famine in the Land website. It is lengthy and the focus is on the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement. Why have I

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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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Communion With God : The Curtain of Fine Linen and the Entrance Gate

This post is the fifth in a series entitled “Communion With God“. You can view the previous posts by selecting the “Communion With God” option under Post Categories on the main page of my blog. So far we’ve taken a introductory level look at

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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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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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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

Did Jesus Have to do Apologetics?

This is an repost of an outstanding post from chab123.wordpress.com/ that provides layers of additional understanding that you don’t want to miss. Seriously! Click on the link below for the full post, you’ll be glad you did! ———————————- Recently a friend

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