Do Ethical Values of Religious People and Atheists Vary? An Answer from the #WVS

I downloaded data from the 7th and most recent wave of the World Values Surveys today and analyzed items using the SPSS statistical package. I wondered whether any statistically significant variations were present between religious people and atheists on a variety of ethical values and norms. I isolated the United States, New Zealand, Japan, and …

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 …

Why this Question (Psalm 110) from Jesus Stumped the Pharisees

Jesus stumped the Pharisees with the following question in Luke 20:41-44: Then Jesus said to them, “Why is it said that the Messiah is the son of David? David himself declares in the Book of Psalms (110): “‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”’ …

Evidence for Jesus’ Divinity from Peter, James and Paul

An interesting and rather embarrassing aspect of the Bible is that its forty or more authors never attempt to shield us from the (sometimes ugly) truth. In fact, the ugly truth is what differentiates the Gospels from the Gnostic texts, which were written much later. In the Gnostic Infancy Gospel of Thomas (140-170 AD), the …