Is the New Testament Historically Reliable? External Evidence

We have already discussed the first test of historical reliability, The Bibliographical Test.[1] So, if you haven’t read that, do so first. In my opinion, it presents the strongest case for reliability. Now, I’m turning my attention to the second test which is the “external evidence test”. You’ll notice that I have skipped the “internalContinue reading “Is the New Testament Historically Reliable? External Evidence”

Ep 11 How Did We Get the Bible?

How was the Bible formed? Some say it was written hundreds of years after the events it describes, is riddled with errors, and can’t be trusted. Haden discusses the process by which the Old and New Testaments were formed. To watch the bonus segment “5 More Minutes” become a supporter by following the Patreon linkContinue reading “Ep 11 How Did We Get the Bible?”

How Did We Get the Bible?

Where did the Bible come from? [1] I have heard some wild claims from skeptics and Christians alike concerning the origin of the Bible. “Constantine wrote the Bible hundreds of years after the life of Jesus!” What? I thought it would be helpful to discuss briefly where we got the Bible and why these booksContinue reading “How Did We Get the Bible?”

Ep 7 Dr. Steven W. Smith: Recapturing the Voice of God

Dr. Steven W. Smith is the pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was previously a professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of “Recapturing the Voice of God: Shaping Sermons Like Scripture” which we discussed in this episode. For “5 More Minutes” with Dr. Smith follow the PatreonContinue reading “Ep 7 Dr. Steven W. Smith: Recapturing the Voice of God”

How Do We Know the Right Books Made it into the New Testament?

Matthew Mittelberg explains the process by which the New Testaments letters were recognized as part of the canon and why we can trust them: How Do We Know the Right Books Made it into the New Testament? | Matthew Mittelberg Support Help Me Believe

Clues that Jesus is the Angel of the LORD of the Old Testament

This article details some of the passages in the Old Testament where “The Angel of the LORD” appears. The Angel of the Lord, distinct from an angel of the LORD, has equality with God, and would appear to be the second person of the Trinity, Jesus. “Clues that Jesus is the Angel of the LORDContinue reading “Clues that Jesus is the Angel of the LORD of the Old Testament”

Nine Points about Biblical Slavery and Skeptics’ Condemnation of the Bible

  I’ve written before about slavery in the Old Testament and Travis has written about the subject in the New Testament. In this article, SJ Thomason addresses the issue of biblical slavery masterfully. Does the Bible condone slavery? Read for yourself. Let me know what you think! Nine Points about Biblical Slavery and Skeptics’ Condemnation ofContinue reading “Nine Points about Biblical Slavery and Skeptics’ Condemnation of the Bible”

Worship, Memory, and Doubt

I spent all of last week at a wonderful place — Falls Creek youth camp in Davis, Oklahoma. The worship was led by Met Collective, whose leader is Matt Roberson. Something he told the students throughout the week was this: “He who remembers well, worships well.” Going along with this, on the final night ofContinue reading “Worship, Memory, and Doubt”

Jesus: The Great I Am

Who was Jesus? Some say He was a great moral teacher, some say He is Lord. But who did He claim to be? Many skeptics claim that Jesus did not claim divine status, but in this article, Ryan Leasure puts this claim to bed: Jesus: The Great I AM