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The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Belief in the resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the cornerstone of the Christian faith.
The Bible contains statements which undeniably make the assertion that Jesus rose from the dead. The truth is that the biblical account is either accurate, or it is not. Reaching one of these
two conclusions, and being able to defend one’s position on the matter, is required if one is to
engage in honest debate. Read more....

Posted on September 1, 2015 and filed under New Testament, Old Testament, God, Papers, Resurrection of Jesus.

Inspiration of the Bible

God had to reveal Himself to people in order for people to know about Him. The Bible is
God’s written revelation of Himself to man. It contains no errors or contradictions. Although
some have argued against the infallibility of the Bible there has not yet been a proven case where
the text has been shown to be in error. The sixty six books of the Protestant Bible contain
interwoven themes, subjects, stories and prophecies. The books were recorded by different men in different styles of writing. The total time span covered during the writing of the scriptures has
been estimated at 1600 years. The fact that these books never contradict one another is evidence of supernatural activity. Any other written work can be shown to contain errors. It is nothing short of miraculous that the Bible has survived intact through the centuries. While there are differences in specific terms among the major translations (KJV, NIV, NASB, RSV) careful
inductive study of the text reveals that meaning of the text remains the same. Read more...

Posted on September 1, 2015 and filed under New Testament, Old Testament, God, Papers.

When Pastors lie

We've all seen pastors who tell lies. Some of us have been hurt by their lies. Whether we like it or not there are people who have exchanged the truth of God for the lies of men. In this paper we explore God's view of lying pastors, and what He does about it. Read more....

Posted on August 28, 2015 and filed under Papers, When Pastors Lie.

What kind of fool loves their enemies?

Matthew 5:10-12 and 5:43-48 are part of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. It was in these verses that Jesus clarified the standards of behavior for His followers. Not only does Jesus expect Christians to not seek revenge but He commands us to love our enemies. The problem encountered in these verses is that Jesus’ instructions appear to be unrealistic, at least until we study the passage in depth. The purpose of this paper is to examine the true meaning of these verses, their significance to 1st century Christians and their application for modern day Christians. Read more.....

Posted on August 27, 2015 and filed under New Testament, Old Testament, Papers, Love.