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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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In the Fullness of Time/Part 155

By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart; ©2012 Matthew 27 details several miracles which occurred in conjunction with Jesus’ crucifixion. One of those was the tearing of the veil in the Temple. A comparison of the veils in the Tabernacle, in Solomon’s Temple and in Herod’s Temple will give proper appreciation of the magnitude of this miracle.…
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In the Fulness of Time/Part 158

By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart; ©2012 Over the past 14 years we have been privileged to have Dr. Figart share with us from his commentary on the Gospel of Matthew. With this article we bring this series to a close – in the Fulness of Time! Previous Article Christ’s Resurrection: Proof by the Disciples’ Witness.…
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In the Fulness of Time/Part 156

By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart; ©2012 The four Gospels, taken together, give a rather complete account of Joseph of Arimathaea’s person as well as his respectful and tender deed to Jesus. There are no less than ten things recorded about him. Previous Article The Burial of Jesus Christ. Matthew 27:57-66 His Burial by Joseph of…
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In the Fulness of Time/Part 157

By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart; ©2012 All Three Persons of the Trinity were involved in the resurrection of Christ. God the Father raised Jesus from the dead (Acts 2:36); God the Son declared that He could and would raise Himself from the dead (John 2:19-22; see also 10:18); God the Holy Spirit raised Christ from…
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In the Fulness of Time/Part 154

By: Dr. Thomas O. Figart; ©2012 When Pilate penned the words “Jesus of Nazareth the King of the Jews,” he certainly did not intend that they should be of any help to the cause of Christ; but be that as it may, the title served to point up the truth that the man hanging on…
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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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