Only two of the four Gospel writers, Matthew and Luke, included anything about Jesus' birth in their narratives. Neither of them tell us the month and day Jesus was born. So, why do Christians celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25th? Here are some often-repeated theories: THEORY #1 - As the Roman Empire transitioned … Continue reading Why is Christmas on December 25th?
Often skeptics try to dismiss the New Testament by saying it has been changed over time like the Telephone Game that you may have played in school as a child. In the Telephone Game, someone whispers a sentence into someone’s ear, and then the second person whispers the sentence into another person’s ear and so on down … Continue reading The Telephone Game VS. The New Testament: Has the New Testament Been Changed Over Time?
Warning: False Teachers & Prophets Throughout the New Testament, Jesus, Paul, Peter, John, and Jude all warn against false teachers and prophets. For example, in Matthew 7:15, Jesus warns: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” If Jesus, Paul, Peter, John, and Jude didn’t take … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between a Cult & a Denomination?
TRUE STORY, BRO. There was once this guy. He was a really nice guy, and he helped a lot of people with his amazing powers. He could even control the weather. One time, this nice guy brought someone back from the dead. In fact, if you think that’s impressive, he was killed and placed in … Continue reading Is Jesus Just a Pagan Copycat?
The New Testament (NT) documents are extremely reliable ancient records by historical standards, especially compared to other documents about other ancient people – people whose existences are never questioned: ALEXANDER THE GREAT We have 2 sources for our information about Alexander the Great. Both of these sources were written about 400 years after Alexander the … Continue reading How Does the New Testament Compare to Other Ancient Documents?
There are at least 10 ancient non-Christian sources that mention Jesus of Nazareth. All are dated after the New Testament (NT), so the NT is still our best source for learning about Jesus (which I’ll say more about later), but to have an opponent of Christianity confirm information that appears in the NT is significant. … Continue reading Is There Evidence of Jesus’ Existence Outside of the Bible?
THE PURPOSE OF MIRACLES The Bible tells the story of God's good creation falling into sin and God's acts to redeem his creation. This is often called the Redemptive History of the Bible. And just as the Bible is not an arbitrary collection of stories, true miracles are not random events either. Understanding the purpose of … Continue reading Why is God’s Presence So Obvious in the Bible But Not Today?