Author Archives: Scott J Shifferd

About Scott J Shifferd

Minister, church of Christ in Jacksonville, FL. Husband and father of four. Email: ScottJon82[at]yahoo.com

Marks of Authenticity for the Original Christian Message

Do marks of authenticity support the core Christian message? Here is a study that can deepen the understanding and convictions of those who read the Bible. For the Christian and the critic, both perceive the need to historically affirm what … Continue reading

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Bible Verses about the Resurrection of the Body

1 Corinthians 15:16–17, “For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.” The Nature of the Resurrection Body … Continue reading

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Overcoming Sin through Hope of the Resurrection

Can hope of eternal life change believers to live holy lives? That depends on the hope of the eternal life and the source. Have you ever wondered why many who essentially believe are yet unfaithful? Many have a very shallow … Continue reading

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Why Jesus’s Resurrection is Essential

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The Resurrection of the Body

The resurrection of the dead is an elementary teaching of Christ (Heb 6:2). An in-depth study can reveal more or even uncover holes in understanding this biblical teaching. Many have rejected the resurrection of bodies on the last day for … Continue reading

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All Sins Are NOT Equal

Jesus’s trial revealed whether all sins are equal. Seeing Jesus bearing a crown thorns and a scarlet robe, the Jews cried, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” pleading to crucify Jesus making himself the Son of God (John 19:6). When Pontius Pilate … Continue reading

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Did the Apocrypha Influence Jesus and Paul?

David. A. deSilva is a very well educated and intelligent scholar. This writer appreciates his contributions, but this reader was disappointed in this end with his introduction to the Apocrypha. I am critical of critical scholarship. I wrote a short … Continue reading

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