Monthly Archives: May 2012

What Did The Ancient Jews Believe About The Sacred Writings?

In trying to explain the establishment of the inspired Old Testament, some critics have questioned whether the ancient Jews believed in an inspired set of writings. As one online poster claimed: Yet the developmental history and contents of the Bible … Continue reading

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What About the Apocrypha & Pseudepigrapha?

Some critics have questioned the inspiration and authority of the Bible by attacking the process that was used to recognize the books that are inspired, a process called canonization. Since critics have attacked the Bible by attempting to use the … Continue reading

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Bible Supported By Archaeology: Bethlehem

Today’s AP news wire has a report that archaeologists in Israel have discovered an ancient seal with the name of Bethlehem on it. This is significant because it is the first item found outside of the Bible that contains the … Continue reading

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Is there Evidence Outside The Bible That Jesus Existed?

From the Bara Initiative. From CARM: From Gary Habermas: Of course, this is but the first step toward demonstrating that Jesus’ actions described in the New Testament are trustworthy. But since the existence of Jesus has been questioned, this is the … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt, Texas A&M, and Religious Liberty

The latest in the current case of denying religious liberty in the US. As you may recall, Vanderbilt University leaders made a move restricting the leadership rules for religious student groups, a move which showed they had put political correctness … Continue reading

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Islamophobia

From David Wood and Nabeel Qureshi over at Acts 17 Apologetics:

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Hume & Miracles: A Complication of Blunders

I have a book titled Infidelity, which in an older context was a synonym for atheism or skepticism. The book was published by the American Tract Society without a date, but it appears to be from the mid-1800’s. It is a … Continue reading

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The Infinity of God and the Finiteness of Creatures

That God is infinite and creatures are finite can be demonstrated both in reason and supported by the Bible. Anything that has a beginning is finite, for there was a time when it was not, yet now it is. This … Continue reading

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Down’s Syndrome and Voluntary Child Killing

In the late ’90’s, a co-worker of mine, Lisa, became pregnant and told me one day that she was having tests done to determine if there were any abnormalities with the baby. If there were, she would abort it. What … Continue reading

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Problems in Dating The Earth Using Biblical Genealogies

A large debate has raged in Christian circles about the age of the earth as it is presented in the Bible. Young earth creationists and old earth creationists do not typically get along so well….their discussions often have passions raised. … Continue reading

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The New World Version & Translation

The Jehovah’s Witnesses and their official organization, The Watchtower, publish a version of the Bible called The New World Translation (NWT). In it, they make a series of notable differences, especially in key verses that mention the nature of Jesus. Apologetic … Continue reading

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The Deity of Christ: From God’s Glory

In John 17, Jesus is praying to the Father the night before He voluntarily gave His life on the cross. In the prayer, Jesus says this: “Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with … Continue reading

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The Unique Deity of Christ: Attested by John the Baptist

Of the myriad passages in the Bible that speak to the unique and full deity of Jesus, one is the passage used by John the Baptist. In Luke 3:4, and also in Matthew 3:3, John appears in the region near … Continue reading

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