The Theology of Genesis 1-11

The first eleven chapters of Genesis set the scene for the entire Biblical narrative. It would be hard to overstate the importance of rightly understanding these chapters. Kevin Hall provides a concise theological framework for reading and understanding these chapters. The Theology of Genesis 1-11 Advertisements

7 Apologetics Fails to Avoid

Here’s a blog by John Rasmussen that I read recently and greatly appreciated. The article details seven mistakes that we can easily make when speaking with skeptics and non-believers about our faith. I agree with just a bout all of them. 7 Apologetics Fails to Avoid

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”

10 Reasons to Accept the Resurrection of Jesus as a Historical Fact

Brian Chilton from Bellator Christi lays out ten evidences in favor of the historicity of the Resurrection. The evidence for Jesus and his resurrection is well-attested. 10 Reasons to Accept the Resurrection

“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″

If Jesus died for the world’s sins, why do people still go to hell?

Well, if you believe in a limited atonement, the answer is easy: Jesus didn’t die for the world’s sins, he only died for the elect. However, if you have followed my writing, you’ll know that I am not a Calvinist and believe in an unlimited atonement, as even John Calvin did! Consider the following verses:Continue reading “If Jesus died for the world’s sins, why do people still go to hell?”

Why is Sin so Bad?

Why is sin so bad? We have a tendency to down play the seriousness of sin. In fact, I would say that a lot of people don’t see the need to repent of their sin and place their faith in Jesus because they don’t see a need to repent. We say things like, “Well, I’mContinue reading “Why is Sin so Bad?”

Arguments from Silence and Anonymous Gospels

An argument from silence is a logically fallacious argument that argues from the silence, or absence, of evidence. For example: “I cannot find my wallet, have you seen it?” I ask you. You remain silent and shrug your shoulders. “I knew you took it,” I say. “Where is it?” I just reached a conclusion basedContinue reading “Arguments from Silence and Anonymous Gospels”

Was Jesus a Myth?

First, let’s begin by looking at some common mythicist objections.  We have no archaeological evidence of Jesus. What?! Oh my goodness, he must not have existed! Who all from the first century do we have archaeological evidence of? A few rich people. If you think the fact that we have no archaeological evidence of JesusContinue reading “Was Jesus a Myth?”

How Bart Ehrman turns differences into contradictions

This was a good post from Erik Manning. I’ve long wanted to write something along the same lines. Now I don’t have to! Many skeptics will claim that the Bible contains “contradictions,” but their examples are usually just “differences.” In case you didn’t know, a “difference” and a “contradiction” are not the same thing. HowContinue reading “How Bart Ehrman turns differences into contradictions”