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Darkness at Noon – Ancient Scholars Unintentionally Validated a Miracle During Jesus’s Crucifixion

Darkness at noon during the crucifixion of Jesus

It’s AD 33. Jesus has been put through multiple farcical trials through the night and has been scourged. It’s now noon, and Jesus has been on the cross for a few hours. Suddenly, around noon, there’s a shocking and unexpected darkness. This darkness was recorded by Matthew, Mark, and Luke in their Gospel accounts. What’s…

The Preservation of the New Testament by the Church Fathers

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, praying towards the left with a crucifix, a rosary, a book, and a skull on the table in front of him

One of the more underrated aspects of the Christian tradition is the multiple early church leaders who were personally taught by the apostles of Jesus, who themselves carried the beliefs espoused in the biblical writings. This creates a lineage of the preservation of the New Testament without any gaps that go back to the events…

Did You Know That Koran Validates the Bible and Invalidates Itself?

Koran validates the Bible

One would think that the Koran, like other holy books, would try to carve out its own set of claims and distance itself from claims of other holy books. The strange thing is that the Koran doesn’t do this as people may presume; according to the Koran, the Koran and the Bible are supposedly on…

Biblical Contradiction About Where Joseph and Mary Are From?

Nazareth - where Joseph and Mary are from

It takes minimal effort to find hundreds of alleged contradictions scattered across the vastness of the internet. How credible are these challenges to the Bible? Spoiler alert – most charges of contradiction made by skeptics are fallacious; they are either the result of a misreading, a failure of proper exegesis or lack of philosophical nuance, or a combination…

Do the Abrahamic Religions Believe in the Same God?

Abrahamic religions

One of the common sentiments held by many today is that the Abrahamic religions acknowledge and fundamentally believe in the same God – that whatever differences there are within each of those religions can easily be syncretized. Is this popular belief reasonable? Is it true?The Law of NoncontradictionBefore we do anything else, let’s first take…

Should the Bible be Excluded as Evidence Because of Bias?

Are Biblical Testimonies Inadmissible Because of Christian Bias?

Are biblical testimonies inadmissible because the writers had biases informed by personal convictions? So goes the charge frequently made against the biblical narratives – that what the authors of the New Testament documents were expounding were lies they were holding on to because of their prior personal convictions. But just how reasonable is this claim?…

The False Assertions of the Pamphlets of Jehovah’s Witnesses

pamphlets of Jehovahs Witnesses

On the heels of finally completing the booklet I was writing critiquing Jehovah’s Witnesses teachings based on their faulty translation of biblical manuscripts, come to our door, you guessed it – Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs). Though I was unable to speak with them, they did leave us with yet another of the pamphlets of Jehovah’s Witnesses – this one…

Is the Old Testament Trustworthy?

Can we trust the Old Testament?

The Old Testament (OT) consists of a combination of writings spanning thousands of years of Jewish history. The Old Testament writings depict Jewish customs and theology that are consistent with what we know to be true. Obviously, as the self-ascribed Word of God, those writings have religious subject matter. Oddly enough, however, those religious topics…

How Can We Trust the Bible?

New Testament Manuscript P66-1

One of the most popular sentiments of the day is that the Bible cannot be trusted. How can we trust the Bible if it’s said that there are errors and inconsistencies in it? The biblical text was copied over and over and pieces were added onto it, and other portions removed to suit the theological…

Was Jesus Real?

was Jesus a real person?

Was Jesus real? Was he a person who lived or a fictional character around whom a religion was formed? It appears as though many atheists and skeptics of all kinds like to argue that Jesus was not real and did not exist. This presumption is generally made because the Bible conveys supernatural events, and therefore,…