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Can We Trust the Bible?

Critics argue we don’t have the original copies of the Bible’s manuscripts or even copies of the originals. How can we trust that the Bible we have today is accurate? While we don’t have the original documents of the Scriptures, what we do have are thousands of ancient manuscript copies. For the New Testament, there…
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A Study of Theology III – Part 5

THEOLOGICAL DICTIONARY Jesus Philippians 2:5-8 A Study of Theology III – Part 5 (Dr. Thomas Figart) This article continues a study of “The Incarnation of the Son of God.” This includes everything from His birth through His ascension, in ten aspects of truth. The last article detailed the Bible’s teachings about the Virgin Birth of…
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Something Much Better than a New Year’s Resolution — All Year Long

Introduction Conceivably, some specialized theorists might assume this essay addresses a solution to the age-old philosophical problem of unity and diversity, a problem that continues to vex philosophers and is often simply avoided, but that’s not what this article is about. (Incidentally, that particular dilemma asks whether reality is one or many, or both, and…
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Forgiveness

By: John F Weldon DMin, PhD; ©2013 Forgiveness is one of the most important things in the world although sometimes one of the hardest. “Forgive as the Lord forgave you” (Colossians 3:13)[1] Contents 1 Introduction 2 God 3 Ourselves 4 Others 5 The Solution 6 A Few Practical Helps 7 Additional Reading 8 Notes Introduction…
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Mike Licona Admits Contradiction in the Gospels

By: Dr. Norman Geisler; ©2013 But how can one hold to inerrancy, as Mike Licona claims to do, and yet affirm that there is a contradiction in the Gospels? According to Licona, the answer is found in embracing the Greco-Roman genre view of the Gospels. The Charge of Contradiction in the Gospels Critic Bart Ehrman…
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Methodological Unorthodoxy

By: Dr. Norman Geisler; ©2013 Is unorthodoxy limited to doctrine or does it also include methodology? Or, to focus the question: Is there ever a time that one should be disqualified from an organization committed to inerrancy (such as the Evangelical Theological Society) because his theological method is inconsistent with his conscientious claim to believe…
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Defense of the Christian Faith Archive

Biblical Archaeology—Silencing the Critics – Part 4

By: ATRI Staff; ©2006 There are a number of striking cases where the Bible has been directly confirmed by archaeology. In this article the authors list 25 examples as they conclude their look at “biblical” archaeology. Contents 1 Biblical Archaeology—Silencing the Critics – Part 4 1.1 Examples of Archaeological Confirmations 2 Notes Biblical Archaeology—Silencing the…
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Biblical Archaeology—Silencing the Critics – Part 2

By: ATRI Staff; ©2006 Critics have a problem: any time archaeology does not directly confirm something the Bible teaches, the tendency is to allege an error in the text. On the other hand, liberal critics frequently tend to avoid the use of archaeology where it confirms the Bible! This type of bias, the authors say,…
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Biblical Archaeology—Silencing the Critics – Part 1

By: ATRI Staff; ©2006 Garner Ted Armstrong put it this way: “Does it make sense to you that a little Chinese girl, age 3 ½, sweet little innocent baby, is going to be dancing from brick to brick, beating at flames for all eternity because a missionary had a flat tire?” The issue, of course,…
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Biblical Archaeology—Silencing the Critics – Part 3

By: ATRI Staff; ©2006 What role does politics play in the interpretation of archaeological data? The authors illustrate the problems, as seen in the finds at Ebla. Contents 1 Biblical Archaeology—Silencing the Critics – Part 3 1.1 Ebla and Politics 2 Notes Biblical Archaeology—Silencing the Critics – Part 3 Ebla and Politics Now even cities…
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A Summary Critique – Questioning the Existence of Jesus

By: Dr. Gary R. Habermas; ©2006 Summary Critique – Questioning the Existence of Jesus: “Did Jesus Exist? The Historical Evidence for Jesus,” by G. A. Wells Used by permission Seldom have recent scholars questioned or denied the historical existence of Jesus. Of the very few who have done so, G. A. Wells is probably the…
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The Dead Sea Scrolls

By: Dr. Norman Geisler; ©2006 Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran had significant apologetic implications. Dr. Geisler explains how these scrolls actually confirm the accuracy of the texts that we have. Contents 1 Introduction 2 Dating the Dead Sea Scrolls 2.1 Carbon 14 Dating 2.2 Paleographical and Orthographical Dating 2.3 Archaeological Dating 3…
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