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Tag: New Testament
Sin & Grace: The Two Gospels
When we speak about sharing the gospel, what gospel are we talking about exactly? Knowing the existence of two gospels and the difference between them can resolve one of the biggest confusions of modern Christianity: grace that requires works.
Sin & Grace: The Broken System
Is the Christian religion a broken system? If so, what is the answer to the problem of sin?
The Joy Of Belief
If the salvation of all is true and we are entirely helpless on our own, what then is the reason for belief?
Our Wonderful Helplessness
Have you ever felt helpless? Have you ever felt that no matter how hard you try, no matter how hard you prayed, or no matter how much you believed, you still felt imperfect? That you could never truly please God or make the right choice? Have I got a Gospel for you.
The Social Factor: Challenging The Faith
If your goal was to begin a mystic cult surrounding one significant person would you openly allow, perhaps even encourage, critical examination and evidential investigation of your claims?
The Social Factor: Social Distinctions
Christianity was a radical movement in many ways. Its unique theology made it enough of an offense to warrant harsh skepticism but it was its erasure of class distinctions that made it especially grievous.
The Social Factor: The Connection To History
The Christian faith did not begin in an obscure town or from a nameless face in history. It placed itself in the centre of history’s religious narrative and made some astounding connections. Why is this such a powerful apologetic?
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The Rise Of Christianity: Objection Against The 500
What purpose did Paul have in mentioning the 500 witnesses in 1 Corinthians 15? Do we have any reason to believe these people ever existed?
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The Empty Tomb: The Decomposition Theory
With the historicity of the empty tomb established, what are the arguments against its significance in the Resurrection narrative? Would the decomposition of the corpse make the Resurrection claims inevitable?
Alternative Theories On The Conversion Of Paul
The conversion of Paul is one of the most demanding pieces of evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus. But is the Resurrection hypothesis the only valid explanation?
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The Origins Of The Resurrection Belief Pt.2 Jewish Expectations
If the idea of a physical resurrection was a strictly Jewish belief, were they expecting a risen messiah or something else entirely?
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The Origins of The Resurrection Belief Pt.1 Pagan Comparisons
From where did the belief in a physical Resurrection come from? Could we trace its origin to pagan roots or was it unlike anything else in antiquity?
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How Do We Define The Resurrection? Pt. 3 A Look At Paul’s Conversion.
Some critics have raised the objection that Jesus’ appearance to the apostle Paul on Damascus Road was purely spiritual or visionary in nature. Does this mean Christ’s Resurrection appearances in the Gospels were spiritual also?
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How Do We Define The Resurrection? Pt.2 Paul and 1 Corinthians 15
In 1 Corinthians 15 is Paul teaching a spiritual, non-physical Resurrection? If so, does that mean the Gospel accounts are products or later, legendary embellishment?
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