Watergate and Evidence for Christ’s Resurrection

Skeptics of Christianity must somehow explain the empty tomb without admitting that anything miraculous happened. Therefore, some have suggested that Peter and the other apostles fabricated the story about Jesus’ resurrection. Is it plausible to believe that Jesus’ disciples went about preaching something they knew to be false, the product of conspiracy? One of President […]

The Virgin Birth and Isaiah 7:14

Sometimes it is suggested that the virgin birth of Jesus is not very important, and that we don’t really need to believe in it.1 However, if Christ was not born of a virgin, then the Bible is plainly incorrect in teaching that he was, and we no longer can trust the Bible. If we doubt […]

“Back to Christ”?

The devil is deceptive. He is the father of lies (John 8:44) and endorses “lying wonders” (2 Thessalonians 2:9). Jesus portrays folks who teach false ideas as wearing sheep’s clothing (Matthew 7:15), so it should not surprise us when we find people using language that sounds good on the surface, but really promotes a false idea. […]

What the Devil Wants Us to Do

Dr. Thomas B. Warren, the great Christian preacher and philosopher, once preached a sermon about the various things that the devil desires for us to do and to become. I have adapted Warren’s remarks here, showing that the devil has a multi-layered plan for us: Initially the devil wants us to be atheists, because he […]

Learning to Slide

Robert Griffin III, oft-running quarterback for the Washington Redskins, is in his third NFL season and still regularly takes big hits from defenders when he runs. Other quarterbacks are more likely to slide, but Griffin tends to stay upright and get pummeled. His coach, Jay Gruden, has been concerned with Griffin’s failure to “get down,” […]

The Son of David

In the very first verse of the New Testament, Jesus is called “the Son of David” (Matthew 1:1). Matthew is showing that Jesus is on the human side of David through his earthly father, Joseph. Despite Jesus’ being born to a virgin, he nevertheless had legal standing in the Jewish community through His father’s lineage, […]

The Host of Heaven

The phrase “the host of heaven” occurs often in the Bible, mostly in the Old Testament. You will find this phrase used to denote the following:1 The stars and other heavenly bodies. There truly is a host of stars, given that humans have never accurately numbered them (Jeremiah 33:22). Isaiah writes that these heavenly bodies […]

“Until Shiloh Come”

In Genesis 49, we read where Jacob blessed his twelve sons and their families, and prophesied about what would happen to their families in the future. A very curious phrase occurs in verse 10 where Jacob says, in speaking about the heritage of one of his sons, says this: “The sceptre shall not depart from […]

“Both Stories Can’t Be True”

If you pay attention to the political media, you constantly hear competing narratives, or ways of explaining the facts. Sometimes the various explanations of, for example, why a presidential candidate lost, are so radically different that we wonder whether all of the experts are even trying to explain the same phenomena. We may respond by […]

A.G. Freed on Doubt

Not long ago, I spoke to a group of teenagers and youth leaders on the subject of apologetics. I emphasized to them that we should take the evidence that God has given us and cease doubting. One of those in the audience criticized my presentation by saying that it was part of Christian growth to […]

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