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Is there Extra-Biblical Proof of Jesus

Historical evidence is derived from historical examination of archeological artifacts, which include primary and secondary source manuscripts. It is an absurd to hold that the New Testament writings that are by far the most reliable ancient writings in existence today[1] [Read More]

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Why Did Adam Sin in the First Place?

Why did Adam sin in the first place? This is a question that many skeptics view as creating a logical problem for believers. After all, if we sin because of our sinful or fallen nature, but Adam had an uncorrupted [Read More]

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Is God Responsible For Man’s Sinful Nature?

My last post considered the extent of man’s depravity – is it total or absolute, or is there ever a difference? But another question also comes to mind: where precisely did this sin nature come from? If we trace backward [Read More]

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The Salvation Equation

  (In no way do I intent to take away from the very personal connection people have to Jesus and the gospel. I only hope to lay things out in this post in a very easy to understand way, so [Read More]

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What Is Meant by Total Depravity?

The problem evil is by far the most challenging obstacle for many skeptics. They see God as the author of evil, and therefore feel no inclination to worship him, or they conclude that evil would not be possible if a [Read More]

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A Reflection on Biblical Inerrancy

Atheists are fond of scouring the Bible in search of contradictions or other types of error. The underlying logic is simple: Christians believe the Bible is the “inerrant” word of God; if the Bible is indeed meant to be inerrant, [Read More]

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Can you Believe in Anomolies but not Miracles?

CS Lewis writes in Miracles that “But if we admit God, must we admit a miracle? Indeed, indeed, you have no security against it. That is the bargain.”[1] A barrier for some who find the evidence of Jesus Christ compelling [Read More]

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Should We Believe the Bible?

My recent posts have considered the question of slavery in ancient times. Skeptics often challenge the Christian worldview by saying that the failure of Bible to outlaw slavery proves that it was not inspired by a perfect being. As one [Read More]

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Considering Old Testament Times

My last few posts on the issue of slavery in the Bible brought some vigorous push-back. One line of challenge came in the form of this question: “Are you indicating slavery, as practiced in the 1st Century Mediterranean, was (is?) [Read More]

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What More Can The Bible Say About Slavery?

My last two posts considered the atheist’s question, “Why didn’t God explicitly outlaw ‘slavery’ in the Bible?” It’s a common enough challenge for those who have spent the time to learn about history. They know, for instance, that in Biblical [Read More]

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Why Doesn’t The Bible Do More To Condemn Slavery?

My last post responded to a claim made by “new atheist” Sam Harris that the God of Abraham “got wrong” the question of slavery. I pointed out that the whole notion of slavery being wrong first depends on the existence [Read More]

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Does God Expect Us To Practice Slavery?

The outspoken atheist of today argues that morality can be grounded by science.  Religion is not only unnecessary, he contends, it’s downright “bad” for us.  And Christianity, dominant all these centuries in the West, is clearly in the cross-hairs of [Read More]

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