“Fishers of People” or “Fishers of Men?” Problems with the Gender-Neutral NRSV Bible.

In 1989, a group of academics and church leaders decided to rewrite and update English translations of the Bible with the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV). According to the National Council of Churches, this translation is a revision of the 1971 “Revised Standard Version,” which is a revision of the 1901 “American Standard Version,” which …

Can You Handle the Truth? The General and Special Revelations of the Lord.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller In Matthew 11:25, Jesus praised and thanked God for revealing the truth to the little ones while hiding it from some of the wise and learned. What seems obvious …

Internal Evidence for John, the Disciple Whom Jesus Loved & Gospel Author

Who wrote the Gospel according to John? Many scholars believe the author is John, the brother of James and son of Zebedee, who was a fisherman who initially encountered Jesus in Matthew 4:21-22. Significant internal evidence supports this assertion. This intention of this blog is to provide this evidence, which should help to refute faulty …

When and By Whom Were the Gospels Written?

Skeptics often call into question the dating of the Gospels, making the claim that they were written by “anonymous” authors “decades” or even “centuries” after Jesus was crucified. Yet we have much evidence to discount such assertions. Anonymous authors The names of the Gospels to whom the Gospels are attributed include two apostles (Matthew and …