Category Archives: Apologetics

The Apostles’ Evidence for Jesus as the Christ

The apostles publicly proclaimed evidences for Jesus as the Christ to thousands (Acts 2; 13; 1 Cor 15):

1. The Scriptures record predictions of a coming Messiah.
2. Everyone knew the place of King David’s tomb, and yet Jesus’s tomb was empty.
3. Many witnesses experienced Jesus risen from the dead. Continue reading

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Minimal Facts of Jesus’s Resurrection

The majority of critical historians agree on these minimal facts about Jesus’s resurrection:

1. Joseph of Arimathea buried Jesus’s body in a tomb.
2. Women found Jesus’s tomb empty on the third day.
3. Various people experienced Jesus risen from the dead.
4. Opponents like Paul and James converted when they experienced Jesus risen.
5. The church began and exists because various people experienced Jesus risen. Continue reading

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Finding a Most Meaningful Life

Occasionally, a sports commentator will reflect upon the relationships developed among athletes and coaches. They appear to look for something deeper than physicals feats and to a deeper meaning in human relationships. However, beyond human existence, sports have no lasting … Continue reading

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The Way to Stop Secularism from Killing America

Most Americans live their days with little thought of God. Their television and movies mostly ignore God. For the most part, the media ignores God. People have not allowed God in the workplace or school to avoid controversy and pursue … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Case for the Christ of the New Testament”

Varghese, Roy Abraham, Robert Price, Ralph Gilmore, and Dick Sztanyo. The Case for the Christ of the New Testament: An Adversarial Dialogue Concerning the Existence of Jesus Christ. Vienna, West Virginia: Warren Apologetics Center, 2013. Reviewer: Scott J. Shifferd Making a … Continue reading

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Thirteen Reasons Why Atheism is Implausible

Purpose — Atheism cannot perceive an ultimate purpose for humankind and the universe. Without God, there is no ultimate purpose. Without God, humanity will eventually cease to exist, the stars will go dark, and the galaxies will drift into nothingness forever. … Continue reading

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Apologetics: Notes for Defending the Bible

God & Science The antagonist asserts, “God is a myth.” Everything that begins to exist must have a cause. The universe began to exist. Therefore, universe must have a cause. Causality proves God. Every effect must have an equal or … Continue reading

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What is the First Christian Creed?

The Gospel is the first Christian creed. First Corinthians 15:3b–5 presents the Gospel message that dates to the apostle Paul’s conversion 2 or 3 years after Jesus’s death. The Gospel also dates to Peter, John, and James in Galatians 1:11–2:10. … Continue reading

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How Can Jesus Expect Anyone to Believe Because of Eyewitnesses

Whether someone already believes that Jesus is the Christ or not, the Gospel writers depicted Jesus expecting people to believe in him. One of the ways that the Gospels present Jesus expecting His followers to believe is by his resurrection … Continue reading

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Sources for Jesus’s Empty Tomb

Christianity rises or falls by whether Jesus rose from the dead. To the Christian, salvation is dependent upon one believing and confessing Jesus’s resurrection. The apostle Paul declared, “…if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God … Continue reading

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