Why Did Jesus’ Family Think He Had Gone Mad? Did They Not Know Who He Is?

"And the angel said to her,'“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.  And behold,, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his …

A Reconciliation of the 4 Empty Tomb Accounts in the Gospels

Some have claimed that Jesus' empty tomb accounts by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are contradictory and impossible to reconcile. Yet such claims are riddled with underlying assumptions that are not given in the text, such as the women visited the empty tomb only once or they traveled in a pack and never separated from …

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 …

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 …

Daniel in the Liberal Revisionists’ Lions’ Den: When, Where, and Who Wrote the Book of Daniel?

Modern liberal revisionists can't stomach the view that Daniel correctly prophesied a variety of events that occurred decades and centuries after his time, so they have invented the notion (following the 3rd century A.D. pagan Porphyry) that Daniel was written by an imposter in the 2nd century B.C. who duped ancient Jews into thinking his …

Daniel’s Fulfilled Prophecies, Postmodernism, and Walking with Jesus Today

King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had a dream around 600 years before the appearance of Jesus, which he struggled to interpret. He summoned the insights of magicians, sorcerers, astrologers, and enchanters, expecting them to interpret his dream without giving them any details about it. They protested, telling him that no one could ever interpret a dream …

Jesus, the Light to the Gentiles: Fulfilled Prophecies by Isaiah

Around the time of the Assyrian exile of the Hebrews in the 8th century B.C., the prophet Isaiah wrote some very specific prophecies that described the way King Cyrus would permit the Jews to return to their land from the Babylonian exile in the 6th century B.C. The divine implications of such prophecies are as …

Deutero Isaiah’s Faulty Premise and Logic

In a prior blog, I shared a quote from a critical scholar called Ulrich Berges on the book of Isaiah that made clear the faulty premise upon which the Deutero Isaiah theories are based, which is that fulfilled prophecies aren't possible. Access that blog here: https://christian-apologist.com/2021/10/25/evidence-of-a-dogmatic-anti-theistic-originator-of-the-deutero-isaiah-theory/?preview_id=3205&preview_nonce=4c93ae6e04&preview=true&_thumbnail_id=3165 This blog continues this discussion with several rebuttals to …