Category Archives: Christian Apologetics

Scholars Agree: Luke and Acts are History 

In this short post, Lenny Esposito quotes respected scholar Craig Keener on the issue of the historicity of Luke’s writing. (2 min read; 417 words) Source: Scholars Agree: Luke and Acts are History | Come Reason’s Apologetics Notes

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Belief Map – Did Jesus rise from the dead?

This resource (from beliefmap.org) provides the evidence and logic behind a resonable faith in Jesus Christ. Belief Map – Did Jesus rise from the dead?.

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William Lane Craig Explains the Importance of History to Faith

I love the clear-cut way he answers the question.  He reflects and then draws a deep breath before he answers.  When he does answer, he hangs faith completely on fact, just as Paul did in 1 Corinthians 15:12-20.  This is the kind … Continue reading

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J. Warner Wallace – The Top Three Reasons the Bible Is Reliable – YouTube

J. Warner Wallace – The Top Three Reasons the Bible Is Reliable – YouTube.

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Muhammad and the Messiah: Comparing the Central Figures of Islam and Christianity – David Wood

Christian apologist David Wood presents a well-written comparison of Muhammad and Jesus, making a case that would be hard for a Muslim to either support or deny. Here’s his synopsis: Although some varieties of relativism compel adherents to treat all … Continue reading

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Early Christian Writings Claiming Apostolicity, but Rejected as Such

What distinguishes the writings of the New Testament from all other early Christian writings was their apostolic origins.  That is, all writings that were ultimately determined by the ancient church to be apostolic were included in the New Testament.  This … Continue reading

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The Historicity of the Resurrection of Christ

“I have been used for many years to study the histories of other times, and to examine and weigh the evidence of those who have written about them, and I know of no one fact in the history of mankind … Continue reading

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The Historicity of Jesus

Whether or not a scholar of ancient times believes that Jesus was raised from the dead may be considered a spiritual, theological, or religious question.  But whether or not said scholar believes that Jesus was in fact a Jewish preacher who was … Continue reading

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Even Bart Ehrman Believes That Jesus Lived and Died

Like John Dominic Crossan, Bart Ehrman is a biblical scholar who denies that Jesus was raised from the dead.  But also like Crossan, Ehrman, along with practically all other modern scholars, is convinced of certain historical facts about Jesus.  When … Continue reading

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Even John Dominic Crossan is certain that Jesus was crucified.

 “That he was crucified is as sure as anything historical can ever be, since both Josephus and Tacitus … agree with the Christian accounts on at least that basic fact.” Crossan, John Dominic (1995). Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography. HarperOne. p. … Continue reading

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