Christian Faith—Why It’s True

The Christian faith was not the invention of disciples, the Apostle Paul or the Council of Nicea in the 4th century. It was not invented by men for whatever reason. It is not simply a result of the cultural evolution of the Jewish people, nor a reinvention of the Ancient Mystery Religions. By whatever means,…

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Why the Virgin Birth?

During the Christmas season, we don’t simply celebrate that Christ was born; we also celebrate how He was born. Have you ever considered the significance of this?

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God of All — Advent 2023

GOD OF ALL HOPE Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37 God of all hope, Because of sin, we left Your embrace. Because of iniquity, we could no longer see your face. Because of transgression, You delivered us into our choosing. But Your anger was not forever. Instead of our just due,…

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Should Christians Support the Modern State of Israel?

Over the last weekend, the Palestinian militant group Hamas initiated a surprise attack within Israel, resulting in hundreds of fatalities and numerous hostages. This unexpected violation of the border, involving militants infiltrating Israeli communities and military bases, has stunned Israel and led to their declaration of war. The assault represents one of the most lethal…

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Is the New Testament Just Legend or Myth?

What is the significance of Paul’s statements in 1 Corinthians 15? If Paul has given us material about 35 AD on a trip to Jerusalem—Galatians 1:18 where he visits with Peter and James the brother of Jesus—we’ve got hands-on material from a very early period that emphasizes two very important facts.  Number one, this material…

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Do We Have Solid Historical Evidence About Jesus?

The creedal material that Paul presents in 1 Corinthians 15 is probably the heart of contemporary discussions concerning the historical Paul. And of course, they have a great bearing on the historical Jesus. If we can imagine about a 25-year timeline beginning with the cross—30ish AD, ending with the writing of 1 Corinthians—55 to 57 AD, you’ve…

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Did Paul Invent Christianity?

As we look at 1 Corinthians 15, Paul has said a couple of important things. He said, “I delivered what I received”—and I like these words—“as of first importance.” Paul said, “This is basically the most important thing I can preach to you.” And, of course, in the first two verses he said if you…

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Can We Trust the Gospels?

Introduction Some critical New Testament scholars have made outlandish claims that Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John really did not write the Gospels. In this article, Dr. Habermas explains that, number one, the traditional authors like Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John can be defended; number two, the critical scholars today have conceded that parts of the…

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