One of the most common objections to the New Testament account of crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is that He didn’t actually die, but rather somehow survived.
There are variations in the argument but they essentially go on to claim Jesus was mistakenly assumed by his Roman executioners to be dead, He was buried and then revived in the coolness of the tomb and somehow escaped.
From there, according to the skeptics, Jesus lived an anonymous life in India or Japan or somewhere, anywhere but Heaven at the right hand of God the Father, as claimed by the New Testament (see, for example, the Gospel of John).
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Valentines Day is for lovers, especially lovers of chocolate, but here’s a fact that you may not know – Nearly half of the world’s chocolate is produced in the Ivory Coast of Africa, much of it with child labor.
That’s according to The Brookings Institution’s Molly Curtiss and Jenny Perlman Robinson, who write:
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Mathematics, simple or otherwise, has never been my forte, but one thing I understand from those who eat, live and sleep numbers is that odds, or chance, can be measured, as in probabilities.
That means the probability of the proper alignment in the right proportion under the correct environmental conditions for the creation of the first living cell can be expressed as numbers. But we aren’t talking about numbers like 2+2.
Above photo by Chris Liverani on Unsplash.
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Pretty much everybody has heard of the Big Bang, the moment an estimated 4.6 billion years ago when the universe appeared out of, literally, nothing.
The Big Bang was followed in recent decades by the Big Debate among theologians, philosophers, scientists and talk show hosts on whether or not the existence of God was thereby proved.
So why does the headline say something about three more Big Bangs?
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What if you were marked for persecution?
It’s hard to imagine how any of us would react in the instant of a trial, but two Iranian followers of Jesus Christ know for themselves, as they reportedly refused two judges’ order to renounce their faith earlier this month.
“Iranian Christians Saheb Fadaie and Fatemeh Bakhteri were asked by presiding judges Hassan Babaee and Ahmad Zargar to renounce their faith, but refused to do so” during a January 15 trial, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW).
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Oxford Professor Emeritus Fellow Richard Dawkins is among the world’s most famous atheists, thanks largely to his prolific pen, which produced such well-read books as “The God Delusion” and “The Blind Watchmaker.”
Less appreciated perhaps is the unmitigated bluntness with which Dawkins so forthrightly discusses the implications of his conclusions about the origin of man and the universe for the rest of us.
Writing on the Moral Apologetics blog last year, Theologian Tom Thomas pointed to the stark difference between Dawkins’ view of suffering and tragedy in human existence that of Jesus Christ. Continue reading “Who Said DNA And Suffering Are Meaningless, Atheist Dawkins or Jesus?”
If you’ve worked for any length of time on Capitol Hill, odds are you’ve run up against something or somebody that makes you feel uncomfortable, inferior, “dumber,” insecure, or maybe even fearful.
Don’t worry, we’ve all been there and you are not even remotely alone in having such feelings, whether you are a disciple of Jesus Christ or not. Believers are just as susceptible as anybody else, but they have two unique resources for dealing with such challenges.
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