Writings

Como Era o Formato da Cruz de Jesus?

What Was the Shape of Jesus’ Cross? Recentemente, depois de falar em uma grande conferência, fui abordado por um homem que perguntou uma questão sobre o formato da cruz de Jesus. Ele foi abordado por Testemunhas de Jeová que desafiaram a forma tradicional da cruz. Eles argumentaram que a palavra …

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A Ressurreição de Lázaro é Ficcional?

Is the Raising of Lazarus Fictional? Um domingo na igreja, nosso pastor pregou João em capítulo 11, a Ressurreição de Lázaro. Ele trouxe de volta memórias da minha antiga resistência ateísta a essa história e me lembrou do comentário de John Shelby Spong há alguns anos, desafiando a historicidade deste …

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The Gift of Christmas Was Predicted With the Gift of Prophecy

The Gift of Christmas Was Predicted With the Gift of Prophecy

As Christmas gift exchanges approach, the gift of Jesus is easily obscured. But gifted prophets predicted the birth of the Messiah, and these prophesies, like other Old Testament prophecies, testify to the Divine nature of the Bible. The New Testament contains two different types of prophetic declarations: the prophecies uttered …

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Christmas is Christmas Because Jesus is God

As we approach Christmas in just a few days, I’ve been thinking about what separates Jesus from other great religious figures of history. Many faith traditions lay claim to famous religious leaders and founders, but Jesus is different. Jesus claimed to be more than a good teacher or leader. Jesus …

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Does the “Unreasonable” Nature of the Virgin Conception Invalidate the Story of Jesus?

For some, the miraculous claim of the virgin conception of Jesus disqualifies the Gospel accounts as reliable history. The famous writer, atheist and debater, Christopher Hitchens regularly referred to the virgin conception as a clear example of the unreasonable nature of the Gospels. Hitchens would occasionally attempt to demonstrate the …

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