If Universal Reconciliation is True, the Apostles’ Martyrdoms Were in Vain

The Christian version of universalism is the belief that everyone will eventually receive salvation, no matter their actions while on earth and beliefs about Jesus. Universalism can be distinguished from traditional Western views on Christianity in that it extends the time for humans to repent to after death. In other words, this view agrees that …

When Were the Gospels Written? Internal Evidence Suggests < Peter and Paul's Martyrdoms

Some have asserted we have no eyewitness accounts in the New Testament of Jesus' ministry, yet these assertions are without merit once one investigates internal evidence. Luke wrote Acts after he wrote the book of Luke, claiming to have written "orderly" accounts for Theophilus. In the book of Acts, Luke details the stoning of Stephen …

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 …

Do We Have Enough Evidence to Support Jesus’ Divinity Today?

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” – St. Paul in Romans 12:2 One of the most well-attested and undisputed facts of Christianity is the fact the early Christian martyrs …

Early Christian Martyrdoms: Persecution in the Roman Empire

In the book of Acts (5: 34-39), Luke records the prescient words of a Pharisee called Gamaliel, who had questioned the wisdom of the persecution of Peter and other apostles: “But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, who was honored by all the people, stood up in the Sanhedrin and ordered that the men …