Do Jesus’ Birth Narratives Contradict Each Other? The Short Answer is No.

Here is the long answer. To some, the Gospels according to Matthew and Luke contain what seem like contradictory accounts of Jesus’ birth. But like all so-called Biblical contradictions, the accounts are easily reconciled. I have placed the Bible passages in a likely chronological order. Luke 2:1-21 "In those days Caesar Augustus [who reigned between …

The Stones of the Old Testament Have Cried Out in Support of Our Messiah

“'I tell you,' he replied, 'if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.'"  Luke 19-40 "They asked each other, 'Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?'" Luke 24:32 In 1947, an Arab shepherd stumbled upon the Dead Sea Scrolls in a …

Is Christian Salvation Eternal or Contingent?

An ongoing debate among some Christians is on whether salvation is eternal or contingent upon our actions. I endorse the former, while others may endorse the latter. Below I have offered Biblical support for my endorsement. Biblical Support Romans 8:38-39 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the …

How Did a Humble Jewish Carpenter Become the World’s Most Recognized Leader?

The intention of this article is to offer support for Jesus' divinity. I will offer common questions that critics or skeptics present, along with answers to those questions. Was Jesus Merely a Great Teacher or Prophet? No. “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be …

Please Do Not Be Angry at Them or at God If I Get Killed,” Wrote John Chau

“Please do not be angry at them or at God if I get killed,” he wrote in the letter he left with the fishermen who took him to North Sentinel. “I love you all.” John Chau. (Gettleman, Kumar & Schultz, 2018) Those were the last words of the 27-year old man who took it upon …

Did Daniel the Prophet Accurately Predict the Timing of Jesus’ Death?

The short answer to this question is yes. Below I have presented the longer answer. According to Daniel (9:24-27) “Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy …

The Apostle Peter’s Pathway from a Skeptic to a Warrior for Christ

One of the best testimonies of Jesus Christ’s power and love is gleaned by observing the transformation and spiritual growth of His rock, the fisherman Peter (Matthew 4:18) who was untrained in theological studies (Acts 4:13). Jesus said to Peter “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build …