Atheists’ Problem of Evil and God’s Elevation of Heroes like Dr. MLK, Jr.

The Problem of Evil One of the strongest arguments atheists wage against God is the problem of evil. Some claim that the presence of evil in the world eliminates the possibility of an omniscient, all-benevolent Lord who wants the best for his children by granting them free will. Some claim that an all-benevolent Lord should …

The Best Explanation for 8 Well-Supported Claims about Jesus’ Resurrection is Jesus is Lord

What do we know about Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection? We know that Jesus’ resurrection forms the foundation of Christianity. Without the resurrection, we do not have a foundation for our beliefs. Accordingly, I identified eight well-supported claims concerning Jesus’ resurrection. I recently created a meme and labelled these well-supported claims as “facts” and shared the …

What Was the Thorn in the Apostle Paul’s Side?

In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul said, “So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he …

How Do We Know Jesus Resurrected and the New Testament is Reliable?

We have an abundance of ways to determine whether Jesus resurrected and the New Testament is reliable. These include examining the scholarly majority opinion concerning Jesus’ resurrection, conducting legal tests, identifying consistency with archaeological findings, identifying consistency with extra-biblical sources, and checking for bibliographic support. For an excellent discussion on the latter, please click here: …

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 2:1-40 "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 …