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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…

Precedence and the Erroneous Rejection of Miracles

erroneous rejection of miracles-newspaper

A bartender walks into the bar, late for work, and upon entering, explains why he was late. He tells his boss that he was late because he ran into a parade, that his car backfired and scared two little poodles in tutus that were dancing. After his boss briefly expresses skepticism of his story by…

Was Abraham Lincoln a Real Historical Figure?

Was Abraham Lincoln a real historical figure?

Why do people just believe in Abraham Lincoln when no one alive has ever seen the man? Not one person has seen him. No one has touched him or spoken to him. I realize that the claim is that he’s been dead for a while, but can we really trust that such a person really…

Prophesies About the Birth of Jesus

Jesus and the prophecies of his birth

One of the reasons that the Bible is thought by so many to be the inspired word of God is because it has writings which predict events far future from the dates of those writings. Through linguistics, archaeology and general historical analysis of various kinds, we can determine the approximate dates (sometimes very precise dates)…

Christian Perspective on Terrorism, Death, and the Middle East

Death, terrorism and the Middle East

On September 11, 2001, seemingly out of nowhere (at least to the majority of people) an incredibly organized group of¬†terrorists orchestrated the murder of thousands of Americans. As the horrific images danced in the heads of the watching world, with even a more fervent pace, came some profound questions. Who were these people? Why were…

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,…