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Historic Heresies Related to the Nature of Jesus

Over the centuries, believers have sometimes struggled to understand the nature of God and the great mystery of Jesus. The Bible describes Jesus as having the nature and power of God, and the Gospel of John tells us that He existed before the universe began (He was, in fact, the

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Was Jesus Born On Christmas Day?

Jesus was not born on December 25th. When was He born and why do we celebrate His birth during the December Christmas Season? While the Bible is silent about the precise month or day on which Jesus was born, a careful investigation of the indirect (circumstantial) evidence of Scripture provides

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How Skeptics Use a Partial Truth to Tell a Complete Lie

I’m a cold-case detective, but many years ago, while working a “fresh” homicide, I got a call from a woman who wanted to provide important information related to my case. She gave me her name and started confirming some of the details of the murder. She knew a great deal

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Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Non-Canonical Gospels Attributed to Bartholomew?

As we continue to investigate the late non-canonical gospels, let’s move from documents attributed to more prominent apostolic figures (like Peter, James or Thomas) to two documents attributed to Bartholomew. All of these texts were rejected by the Christian community even though they often contain nuggets of truth related to

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Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Non-Canonical Gospels Attributed to Thomas?

We’ve been investigating the late non-canonical gospels to determine why they were rejected by the Christian community even though they often contain nuggets of truth related to Jesus. These elaborate stories, legends and fabrications were written by authors who were motivated to alter the history of Jesus to suit their

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Why Didn’t Jesus Reveal Scientific Facts to Demonstrate His Deity?

Last Wednesday I had the opportunity to defend the reliability of the New Testament Gospels to the students of San Jose State University. Jane Pantig (the director of the local Ratio Christi chapter) invited me, and I was delighted to come. I’ve been working with Ratio Christi across the country

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Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Non-Canonical Gospels Attributed to James?

Many Christians (especially young believers) are unaware of the ancient non-Canonical stories and legends related to Jesus. Maybe that’s why so many are easily shaken by critics who claim these late religious fabrications are true. Some skeptics, like Bart Ehrman, maintain these non-canonical texts describe versions of Christianity lost to

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Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Non-Canonical Gospels Attributed to Peter?

When I first started investigating the reliability of the New Testament Gospels, I was fascinated by the ancient non-Canonical stories and legends related to Jesus. While they were written too late to be legitimate eyewitness accounts, they were built on the core truths of Gospels (albeit altered and embellished by

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