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-1st Century Gospel of Mark MS Fragments Found?

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

(P52 Fragment via Wikipedia) From the Christian Post: Dallas Theological Seminary professor Daniel B. Wallace has said that newly discovered fragments from the Gospel of Mark could be the oldest New Testament artifacts ever found and date from the first century A.D., or during the time of eyewitnesses of Jesus’ resurrection. … Wallace explained that […]

-“Jesus Never Said He Was God”–a Biblical Response

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

                             (Image via Wikipedia) It has become culturally fashionable to make the claim that “Jesus never said he was God.” Lots of folks would like to claim Jesus as their own but his divinity gets in the way. The Muslims claim Jesus was a great prophet to the Jews but far less than even their […]

-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 […]

-Jesus Would Be An Atheist Today?

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Richard Dawkins: "Jesus Would Have Been An Atheist If He Had Known What We Know Today" This is probably the most offensive thing he has ever said. As usual he is implying here that any person with any kind of intelligence today is an atheist. So obviously it follows, from Dawkins’ perspective, that any smart […]

-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) […]