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  •   (from Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics, Baker, 1999) The distinction between the “Christ of faith” and the Jesus of history is often traced to Martin Kahler (1835-1912), though...Read More...

  • By: Dr. Norman Geisler; ©2004 Did Jesus really die on the cross, or was it Judas, Simon the Cyrene, or perhaps just a human figure (but not an actual person)? These are among the substitutes su...Read More...

  • By: Dr. Norman Geisler; ©2003 Dr. Geisler points out a number of ways in which Christ is unique. Not only that, He is proven to be superior to all other religious leaders! Contents 1 Introd...Read More...

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      (from Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics, Baker, 1999) The distinction between the “Christ of faith” and the Jesus of history is often traced to Martin Kahler (1835-1912), though he probably did not mean by the term what most con­temporary critics do. Even before Kahler, Gotthold Lessing (1729-1781) laid the ground for the separation of […]

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    By: Dr. Norman Geisler; ©2002 What is the difference between miracles and magic? Dr. Geisler gives several telling points of differentiation. Contents 1 Introduction 2 The Problem of Definition 3 Supernatural versus Supernormal 4 Miracles versus Magic 5 Unique Biblical Miracles 6 Unique Biblical Prophecy 7 Notes Introduction Crucial to the apologetic use of miracles […]

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  • By: Dr. Norman Geisler; ©2013

      The Passover Plot Hypothesis The Passover Plot is a book by radical New Testament scholar, H. J. Schonfield, who proposed that Jesus was an innocent messianic pretender who connived to “fulfill” prophecy in order to substantiate his claims (Schonfield, 35-38). According to the plot, Jesus secretly “schemed in faith” (ibid., 173), connived with a […]

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    By: Dr. Norman Geisler; ©1999 Dr. Geisler examines some of the passages used by those who think Mary deserves special honor and worship. Is their position biblical? (excerpted from When Cultists Ask, Baker, 1997) Contents 1 LUKE 1:28—Does Mary being “full of grace” prove that she was immaculately conceived, as Roman Catholics say? 1.1 MISINTERPRETATION […]

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    By: Dr. Norman Geisler; ©2002 Some contemporary critics of Christianity argue that this religion is not based in divine revelation but was borrowed from mystery religions, such as Mithraism. But an honest reading of the New Testament data shows that Paul did not teach a new religion or draw on existing mythology. Dr. Geisler lays […]

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    By: Dr. Norman Geisler; ©2003 Dr. Geisler points out a number of ways in which Christ is unique. Not only that, He is proven to be superior to all other religious leaders! Contents 1 Introduction 2 Deity and Humanity 3 The Supernatural Nature of Christ 3.1 Unique in Messianic Prophecies 3.2 Unique in Conception 3.3 […]

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    By: Dr. Steve Sullivan; ©1999 Dr. Steve Sullivan examines the idea of “penal substitution” in the Old and New Testament to give us a clearer understanding of what Christ did for us on the cross. Contents 1 I. DEFINITION 2 II. SUBSTITUTION IN THE OLD TESTAMENT 3 III. SUBSTITUTION IN THE NEW TESTAMENT 4 IV. […]

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    By: Dr. Steve Sullivan; ©2003 On the heels of the war in Iraq, Dr. Sullivan explains the different positions that have been held by Christians concerning war. Is it always right to fight? Never? Sometimes? How is “just war” determined? (Dr. Sullivan is the Professor of the College of Biblical Studies, Houston, Texas) Is it […]

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    By: Dr. Norman Geisler; ©2001 For the past several centuries there have been a number of attempts to identify the historical Jesus and differentiate Him from the Christ of faith. Dr. Geisler explains the different “quests” that have occurred, and what, if anything, they have added to our understanding of Jesus. (from Baker Encyclopedia of […]

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    By: Dr. Norman Geisler; ©2004 Many critics of Christianity reject the doctrine of salvation through the cross on moral grounds. Dr. Norman Geisler cuts through the arguments to get to the Gospel message. Contents 1 Introduction 2 Muslim Rejection of the Crucifixion 2.1 Crucifixion Is Contrary to God’s Sovereignty 2.2 A Response to the Muslim […]

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    By: Dr. Norman Geisler; ©2002 Dr. Geisler defines a miracle as “a special act of God that interrupts the natural course of events.” Can God perform miracles? Does He perform them? How can we know that miracles are “probable”? Contents 1 Introduction 2 Definition 3 Probability of Miracles 4 Reality of Miracles 5 Dimensions of […]

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    By: Dr. Norman Geisler; ©2004 Did Jesus really die on the cross, or was it Judas, Simon the Cyrene, or perhaps just a human figure (but not an actual person)? These are among the substitutes suggested by those who want to deny Christ’s death on behalf of sinners. Contents 1 Introduction 2 Substitution Legends 2.1 […]

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