Talk to some skeptics, even skeptical scholars of the New Testament, and you will get the impression that the Gospels were written by non-eyewitnesses in distant lands by people who had never even met the historical Jesus. While there are a few ways to go about responding to someone like this, an interesting way toContinue reading “The Gospel Authors Knew Palestinian Geography”
Tag Archives: scripture
What Biblical Books are Included in the Earliest Canonical Lists?
If you listen to some skeptics, you get the impression that the books of the Bible were chosen at some arbitrary church conference in the fourth century. I’ve even heard someone well-known say that Constantine chose the books of the Bible. In fact, all the books of the New Testament were being widely used byContinue reading “What Biblical Books are Included in the Earliest Canonical Lists?”
Stop Dismissing John’s Gospel
The Gospel of John is often criticized for being written later. It is likewise criticized for having differences with the Synoptic Gospels. Since the Gospel is said to have a higher christology than the synoptics, it is said the Gospel of John is a later legend. Here’s why none of these critiques are valid. StopContinue reading “Stop Dismissing John’s Gospel”
Fun Facts About the Bible
Teri Dugan takes a look at the literary and historical aspects of the Bible. The Bible is a large book that has affected countless lives and nations. But what exactly is it? Is it really God’s word? How can we know? Can we trust what it says? A Case for the Old Testament: Bible ApologeticsContinue reading “Fun Facts About the Bible”
Stop that Steamroller! A Practical Application of Matthew 7:6
Ever been bombarded by objections to your Christian faith? Greg Koukl gives 3 easy steps on how to deal with such a situation. It turns out that you do not owe everyone a response. You have to know when to walk away. Stop that Steamroller! A Practical Application of Matthew 7:6
Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Gospel of Philip?
Friend of the podcast and cold case detective, J. Warner Wallace, writes about the Gospel of Philip. Why is it that we find the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John reliable, but not Philip? Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Gospel of Philip?
Paul the Apologist
Erik Manning commentates on seven passages from the book of Acts that demonstrate Paul’s use of reason and argumentation in evangelism. When evangelizing Jews, Paul argues from the Scripture. When evangelizing Greeks, Paul finds common ground and of course still quotes the Scriptures. 7 Powerful passages from the Book of Acts that show that theContinue reading “Paul the Apologist”
“Everyone whom the Father gives” John 6:37
I love passages of Scripture that interpret themselves. Sometimes we will read something “difficult,” or hard to understand, but the Bible itself will provide us with the correct interpretation. Perhaps, you have heard people say, “Let the Bible interpret the Bible.” The Bible Geek in me comes out when we find passages like this. IContinue reading ““Everyone whom the Father gives” John 6:37″
Are the Gospels Anonymous?
In his best-selling book, How Jesus Became God, Bart Ehrman outlines his case that the Gospels were originally anonymous. First, the Gospels were written without any attached names. So, the titles you see at the top of your Gospels (“The Gospel of Matthew”) were not there originally. Second, the Gospels then circulated for about aContinue reading “Are the Gospels Anonymous?”
12 Reasons to Trust the New Testament
Bob Perry, guest writing at Cross Examined, gives us 12 reasons to trust the New Testament. He argues that the New Testament is historically reliable and can be corroborated as true. 12 Reasons to Trust the New Testament