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

The Gospel of Matthew is a reliable New Testament record of the life and ministry of Jesus, but this ancient document isn’t the only text attributed to the ex-tax collector formerly known as Levi. Other slightly less ancient texts also claim to have been written by the same man who …

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Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Non-Canonical Gospel Attributed to Mark?

The Gospel of Mark is a reliable account of the life and ministry of Jesus, but this ancient document isn’t the only text attributed to this companion of Paul, Peter and Barnabas. Another slightly less ancient text called the Secret Gospel of Mark claims to have been written by the …

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Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Non-Canonical Gospel Attributed to John?

The Gospel of John is a reliable addition to the New Testament Canon, but this ancient document isn’t the only text attributed to this disciple of Jesus. Another slightly less ancient text called the The Apocryphon of John claims to have been written by the same man who wrote the …

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Did Jesus Work Miracles as a Child?

Ever wonder if Jesus performed miracles as a young boy? There is an Islamic tradition related to the childhood of Jesus that seems to confirm Jesus’ miraculous display of power, even at a very young age. The Quran describes Jesus as a miracle working boy who was able to create …

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What Do the Non-Canonical Gospels Say About Jesus – Part 3 (Podcast)

In this blast from the past, J. Warner finishes his examination of the ancient non-canonical writings to see what they say about Jesus. In this episode, J. Warner examines some of the better known (and more controversial) non-canonical texts: The Gospel of Judas, the Gospel of Thomas, and the Gospel …

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What Do the Non-Canonical Gospels Say About Jesus – Part 2 (Podcast)

In this blast from the past, J. Warner continues to examine the ancient non-canonical writings to see what they say about Jesus. In this episode, J. Warner examines the Gospel of Basilides, the (Greek) Gospel of the Egyptians, the Gospel of Cerinthus, the Dialogue of the Saviour, the Gospel of …

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What Do the Non-Canonical Gospels Say About Jesus – Part 1 (Podcast)

In this blast from the past, J. Warner begins to examine the ancient non-canonical writings to see what they say about Jesus. Are these documents alternate eyewitness accounts? Do they express the truth about Jesus, lost over the centuries? Are there any good reasons for us to accept what they …

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Why Shouldn’t We Trust What the Non-Canonical Gospels Say About Jesus?

Many Christians are unaware of the ancient legends, distortions and stories about Jesus known as the “non-canonical gospels”. Maybe that’s why opportunistic skeptics are able to make outrageous and profitable claims about Jesus every Christmas and Easter season. In just the past few years we’ve endured the timely arrival of …

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