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Getting to Know The Bible

Posted on June 24, 2017 at 10:50 AM


Getting to Know the Bible


The first step in understanding Christianity should be understanding the Bible: what it is and what it is not. The New Testament was not written by people who were eyewitnesses to Jesus' life and ministry.

The only relatively reliable source of information about Jesus is the synoptic gospels (Mark, Matthew, a...

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Problems in the Bible

Posted on June 24, 2017 at 10:45 AM


Problems in the Bible


Although the primary focus of Christianity is Jesus, and therefore the New Testament, Christians also rely heavily on the Old Testament as an authoritative source of information about God. Since, Christians tell us, their God is omniscient, omnipotent, infallible, and immutable, it is the very same God in both the OT and the NT. However, we...

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About Jesus

Posted on June 24, 2017 at 10:45 AM

About Jesus


The synoptic gospels (Mark, Matthew, and Luke) are our only relatively reliable sources of information about who Jesus was, what he did, where he went, and what he said. Yet those three books are notoriously unreliable as historical sources (about Jesus or anything else).

What do the synoptic gospels tell us about Jesus? Christians claim Jesus was b...

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About Paul

Posted on June 24, 2017 at 10:45 AM

Getting to Know Paul and John


Paul is certainly a key character in the Christian narrative. But Paul never met Jesus. He met only one of the 12 disciples and James, Jesus' brother. But that was three years after Jesus died, and he was with them for only about two weeks. Paul stated very emphatically that his beliefs did not come from any of the disciples. Paul got his information dir...

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Christian Conduct

Posted on June 24, 2017 at 10:45 AM

Christian Conduct


Christians ignore Jesus on these two matters of doctrine and conduct: 1- Jesus said salvation comes through good conduct and kindness to others. Christians insist (based on Paul) that salvation comes through faith alone. 2- Jesus said that divorce is a sin, especially when it is followed by remarriage. Christians simply ignore that and continue to divorce and remarry, ju...

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Unsolved Mysteries

Posted on June 24, 2017 at 10:40 AM


Doctrines and Details

in Dispute


PL Poetic License


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The Easter Enigma

Posted on June 23, 2017 at 3:10 PM


The Easter Enigma


What, exactly, happened after Jesus was buried in the tomb? Begin at dawn on the first day of the week and continue through Jesus' ascension. Tell us, including every detail provided in the Bible, who did what, when. Put it all together into a consistent, complete, coherent narrative of the Easter Story. It can't be done. Prove me wrong. Be the first.

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And Then There's This

Posted on June 22, 2017 at 10:40 AM


And Then There's This

PP Points to Ponder


HS History and Science


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