The Rich Man, Lazarus, and C.S. Lewis’ Great Divorce

Though I’m well acquainted with both C.S. Lewis’ “Great Divorce” and Jesus’ “Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus,” I had never connected the two until today. This feat was achieved at my church. Luke 16:19-31 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. …

Comedy of Errors: 1988 C14 Dating of the Shroud of Turin

“It’s a well-known fact that scientists can produce whatever result they want. If you believe that passionately in something, you can steer the results. My God, we’ve all been guilty of that.” – Physicist Harry Gove, who was involved in carbon dating the Shroud of Turin in 1988 On September 22, 1988, the New York …

NEW Scientific Evidence in Support of the Shroud of Turin’s Authenticity

If the Shroud of Turin is the authentic burial cloth of Jesus Christ, we have the most important artifact in history, along with evidence of the highly gory and disturbing nature of Roman crucifixions. Perhaps this is why the Shroud of Turin is the most studied artifact in history and why so many scholars and …

Bible Contradiction? Luke’s Census and the Pater Patriae of 2 B.C.

In their quest to discount the validity of the Bible, some agnostics and atheists have claimed that Luke was mistaken about the census he referenced in his gospel, which some have attributed to a census taken under Quirinius in 6 A.D. that the ancient Jewish historian Josephus referenced. The 6 A.D. census was a local …

Should the Longer Ending of Mark be in the Gospels?

People have contested whether Mark 16:9-20 should be included in Mark's Gospel by noting its exclusion by the Codex Vaticanus and the Codex Sinaiticus, which were assembled in the 4th century A.D. However, we have multiple attestations to inclusion in earlier texts. People have fought against one another on inclusion or exclusion for the past …

Who Wrote the Book of Isaiah? Isaiah’s “Holy One of Israel” Responds

Today's liberal revisionist scholars have posited that the book of Isaiah was authored by numerous unnamed persons over centuries, which stems from their anti-supernatural biases to the prophecies Isaiah made, many of which were fulfilled over a hundred years after he lived. Rather than accept his prophecies of the fall of Assyria, the rise and …