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-Why 1 Corinthians 13:8-10 is Not a Good Text for Cessationism

Monday, February 6th, 2012

                                          (Image via Wikipedia) Over the years I have had dozens of folks tell me that the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit ceased (called Cessationism) with the close of the Apostolic age and with the writing of the last book of the New Testament. Many times the same Christians will quote 1Corinthians 13:8-10 as […]

-The Supposed ‘Missing Years’ of Jesus?

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

              (Image by jakebouma via Flickr) In the Gospels we see Jesus born in Bethlehem and visiting in the Temple at 12 but the next time we see him he is being baptized by John the Baptist and begins his ministry at 30 years of age. What did Jesus do for the 18 years in […]

-Some Important Facts About Early N.T. Manuscripts

Monday, October 10th, 2011

                                                (Image via Wikipedia) Anyone who has attempted to read some of the early New Testament Greek manuscripts can appreciate the difficulties inherent in the task. Here’s a short but excellent article by Dr. Ben Witherington on 2 major problems presented by the early texts:  “Nomina Sacra in Early Christian Manuscripts” Here’s the two: 1) […]

-The Bible and Homosexual Marriage?

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Everywhere you turn lately supposed experts are trying to tell us that the Bible doesn’t really have anything to say against homosexual marriage. In February,  Dr. Jennifer Wright Knust wrote the latest example of this genre in an op-ed for CNN Belief Blog entitled:  “The Bible’s surprisingly mixed messages on sexuality,” Here is Dr. Robert […]

-Early References to Jesus

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

(Image via Wikipedia) This is a continuation of the previous post which addressed the idea that Jesus was merely a myth that was borrowed from other ancient religions:  -Is Jesus a Myth? Another popular misconception is that the only references to Jesus are contained in the New Testament. Here’s a link an article listing early […]