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1 Cor. 15:3-4 demonstrates a creed too early for legend to corrupt

One of the criticisms raised against the historic validity of Jesus, His crucifixion, and resurrection, is that after Jesus' time, legend crept in to the stories about Him and corrupted the true accounts of His life. If that is so, then the earlier we can find information concerning the fundamental ... Read More

A Biblical Response to Jehovah's Witnesses

Their attacks on the Deity of Jesus. Why did Jesus pray to the Father? (John 17). Because as a man He needed to pray to the Father. Because He was both God and man (Col. 2:9; John 8:58 with Ex. 3:14). The two natures of Christ are why we have two types of scripture concerning Jesus: those that seem ... Read More

A Christian World View. What is it?

A world view is a set of presuppositions and beliefs that someone uses to interpret and form opinions about his humanity, purpose in life, duties in the world, responsibilities to family, interpretation of truth, social issues, etc. A Christian should view all these things, and more, guided by the l... Read More

A loving God would never send anyone to hell

The idea of a loving God sending people to hell for eternity is not easy to accept. Why would God, who is full of mercy and grace, send people to a place of torment for ever and ever for not trusting in Jesus even though they are nice people, or never heard of Jesus, or were sincerely trying to find... Read More

A Test: Do you have the True Jesus?

There is a simple way to see if someone has the true Jesus or not. By true Jesus, I mean the one of the Bible, not the one of Mormonism who is the brother of the devil, nor the Jehovah's Witness Jesus who is Michael the Archangel, and certainly not the one of the New Age Movement who is simply a man... Read More

Adoptionism

Adoptionism is an error concerning Christ that first appeared in the second century. Those who held it denied the preexistence of Christ and, therefore, His deity. Adoptionists taught that Jesus was tested by God and after passing this test and upon His baptism, He was granted supernatural powers by... Read More

Albigenses

A heresy during the middle ages that developed in the town Albi in Southern France. This error taught that there were two gods: the good god of light usually referred to as Jesus in the New Testament and the god of darkness and evil usually associated with Satan and the "God of the Old Testament." A... Read More

Apollinarianism

Apollinarianism was the heresy taught by Apollinaris the Younger, bishop of Laodicea in Syria about 361. He taught that the Logos of God, which became the divine nature of Christ, took the place of the rational human soul of Jesus and that the body of Christ was a glorified form of human nature. In ... Read More

Apollonius of Tyana also did miracles and rose. What about him?

Apollonius of Tyana (a city south of Turkey) is sometimes offered as a challenge to the uniqueness of Jesus Christ. It is said that Apollonius, who lived in the first century, also performed miracles, had disciples, died, and appeared after his death the same as Jesus. Therefore, critics conclude, w... Read More

Archaeological Evidence verifying biblical cities

There is very little doubt in anyone's mind about the reality of so many of the Old and New Testament cities mentioned in the Bible. Therefore it is hardly necessary to document their existence. Nevertheless, following is a partial list of some of the cities mentioned in the Bible that have been fou... Read More

Are the New Testament themes found in the Old Testament?

The concepts in the New Testament were not derived out of thin air. Amos 3:7 says, "Surely the Lord God does nothing unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets." What is mentioned in the New Testament is revealed in the Old Testament either clearly or in types and figures. Gen... Read More

Arianism

Arianism developed around 320, in Alexandria Egypt concerning the person of Christ and is named after Arius of Alexandar. For his doctrinal teaching he was exiled to Illyria in 325 after the first ecumenical council at Nicaea condemned his teaching as heresy. It was the greatest of heresies within t... Read More

Atheism

Dealing with atheism is actually easy to do. They don't have any evidence for their atheism and they can't logically prove there is no God. They can only attack the Bible and attack Christians' ideas of God. But, if you listen to them, you can soon find that their logic has many holes in it. It take... Read More

Biblical Interpretation

The Bible is God’s Word. But some of the interpretations derived from it are not. There are many cults and Christian groups that use the Bible claiming their interpretations are correct. Too often, however, the interpretations not only differ dramatically but are clearly contradictory. This does not... Read More

Biblical Responses to the New Age Movement

God is personal. If God were impersonal, then the following qualities could not be His. God speaks and has a self given name: "I AM" (Exodus 3:14). God is long suffering, (Psalm 86:15; 2 Peter 3:15). God is forgiving (Daniel 9:9; Ephesians 1:7; Psalm 86:5). God hates sin (Psalm 5:5-6; Habakkuk 1:13)... Read More

California Homosexual Agenda

The homosexual agenda is raging in the California legislature, but there is hope if concerned citizens do their part and get involved. Anti-family legislators have introduced bills to push homosexuality on all parts of society and penalize citizens who are morally opposed to homosexual behavior. Com... Read More

Can a Christian be a universalist?

The answer to this question is very easy. Yes. A Christian can be a universalist. Universalism in itself does not make a person a non-Christian. Universalism is the teaching that all people eventually will be reconciled to God. This is not one of the doctrines taught in scripture as a requirement fo... Read More

Can we trust the New Testament as a historical document?

Many people do not believe that the Bible is a reliable document of history. But, it is a very very trustworthy historical document. If we were to look at a chart that compared the biblical documents with other ancient documents, we would see that the Bible is in a class by itself regarding the numb... Read More

Can't all of Jesus' miracles be explained naturally?

Can Jesus' miracles be explained naturally? It is certainly possible that some might be explained with non-divine answers, but can all of them? I don't see how. It could be said that the gospel accounts were simply altered to make it look like Jesus was performing miracles which never happened. This... Read More

Christadelphian History

Christadelphianism is a religious movement begun by Dr. John Thomas who was born in London England on April 12, 1805. In 1832 he immigrated to the United States. On the way to New York, his ship encountered several terrible storms that threatened shipwreck and death. Dr. Thomas promised God that if ... Read More

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