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Archive for December, 2006

Comparing: Islam and Christianity #3 -The Virgin Birth of Jesus

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

Surprisingly both Islam and Christianity believe in the virgin birth of Jesus. 1. Christians look at the virgin birth as a sign and demonstration of his divinity: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel (God with Us).  -Is. 7:14 For to us a child is born, to us […]

“The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot” -Part 3: The Historical Context and The Discovery

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs.198)  Chapter Four:  Before The Discovery This chapter explores what was previously known about the Gospel of Judas and the community that supported its writing and publication.  The Gnostics were the group or community that the gospel probably originated in.  Nearly all that was known about this group for years […]

The Christmas Story:

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

The Christmas story is found in Matthew (1:18-2:18) and in Luke (1:26-56, 2:1-40). However, Isaiah should never be ignored:   Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.  (Is. 7:14)   For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and […]

Iran’s Holocaust Conference Vs. Objective Historical Truth

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

We live in times in which any kind of objective truth is under assault.  Historical facts were never challenged so boldly than they were this week at the ‘Holocaust Conference’ in Tehran, Iran.  Some conferees maintained that the death statistics were greatly exaggerated; others maintained that there was no evidence of the systematic killing of Jews during WWII.  This of […]