Yearly Archives: 2015

Thomas Aquinas on Islam

According to Thomas Aquinas, Islam appealed to ignorant, brutish, carnal men and spread not by the power of its arguments or divine grace. (a 3-minute read; 664 words) Source: Why Thomas Aquinas Distrusted Islam – Breitbart

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Archaeology Testifies to the Hezekiah of the Bible

Below are a video (2:58) and an audio (3:55), produced by different sources, which report yet another occasion where modern archaeology confirms the claims of the ancient Bible. People interested in history and truth turn to the Bible. Video (2:58) … Continue reading

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Definitions of Darkness

Relevant scripture:  2 Peter 1:19 atheism – “disbelief or lack of belief in the existence of God or gods.  This found at Google: atheism.”  This found at Google: atheism. naturalism – “a philosophical viewpoint according to which everything arises from … Continue reading

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References to New Testament Persons Outside the Bible

(These could be called extra-biblical or extrabiblical sources.) Wikipedia article:  List of biblical figures identified in extra-biblical sources John the Baptist is mentioned by Josephus. Jesus Peter James the brother of Jesus is mentioned by Josephus. Paul

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Christ in the Old Testament

Here is a list of books which demonstrate how Jesus Christ is found in the Old Testament.  I have only read a few of them, and those varied widely in benefit.  I’ve made brief comments on some of them.  My … Continue reading

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Notes on the Verisimilitude of the New Testament

My post Craig Evans on the Reliability of the Bible.  It contains a link to a transcript of an interview with Evans titled “Is the Bible Reliable?”  (The article does not, however, contain the word “verisimilitude.”) YouTube video Bart Ehrman & Craig … Continue reading

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The Hallucination Hypothesis of the Resurrection of Christ

In his post WILLIAM LANE CRAIG AND JAMES CROSSLEY DEBATE THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS, (April 24, 2011), Wintery Knight wrote “This is my favorite debate on the resurrection.”  (The debate itself was held March 6, 2007 at Sheffield University in the … Continue reading

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Shall not the Lamb have the full reward for His suffering?

Shall not the Lamb have the full reward for His suffering? I first heard this quote from Paul Washer.  He was quoting from a story about Moravian missionaries.  The story goes that two young Moravians sold themselves into slavery in … Continue reading

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Two in five think Jesus is a mythical figure | UK Study

This is from a recent UK study of 3,000 people. Opening excerpt of the article describing the study: A joint study from major Christian organisations has found while 57% of people in England call themselves Christians, two in five think … Continue reading

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The Book of Ruth | The Bible Project

The Bible Project is using drawing to tell the stories of the Bible.  Here’s the way they do the book of Ruth (The video lasts 7:08).  This is but one of the Bible books they have done so far. If you … Continue reading

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