"How Did We Get the New Testament?" (A Defense Part 12)
So did a bunch of old guys sit around a table and roll dice over which books would get into the New Testament and which did not? Did Councils take a vote and purposely leave out certain books that...
Posted: March 04, 2015, 03:42 PM
"The Canon of Scripture" (A Defense Part 13)
You may hear of someone referring to the "canon" of Scripture. Nope, that has nothing to do with large artillery pieces (cannons). Cannons are spelled differently, are made...
Posted: March 05, 2015, 10:43 PM
"Did Church Councils Create the New Testament?" (A Defense Part 14)
The Council of Chalcedon in 397 A.D. finally ratified (recognized) the 27 books of the New Testament, in the order in which we presently have them. So, did that Council create the NT canon...
Posted: March 05, 2015, 11:17 PM
"The 'Translation Transubstantiation' of Kurt Eichenwald (A Defense Part 15)"
In his Newsweek examination of the Bible, Kurt Eichenwald has a section entitled "Translation Transubstantiation" in which he tries to make the case that Christian scholars try to twis...
Posted: March 05, 2015, 11:50 PM
"A Rebuttal to 'Translation Transubstantiation' " (A Defense Part 16)
The accusation is that modern day translators of the Bible will twist the meanings of Hebrew and Greek words in order to bolster their theological beliefs. Such as the Trinity. The c...
Posted: March 08, 2015, 06:21 PM
"Did Early Christians Invent the Trinity?" (A Defense Part 17)
Many religions deny the belief in the Trinity (Islam, Judaism, the Jehovah's Witnesses, etc...). The contention of some is that the early Christians did not believe that God is manifest in three c...
Posted: March 11, 2015, 12:13 PM
"Those Troublesome Passages About the Deity of Christ" (A Defense Part 18)
Kurt Eichenwald, and a host of other critics over the centuries likes to point out a few "problem passages" for people who believe in the Trinity, particularly passages that seem to cast doubt upon...
Posted: March 11, 2015, 12:52 PM
"More Problem Passages About the Deity of Christ" (A Defense Part 19)
OK, here are some more "problem passages" people like to throw out to dispute the Deity of Christ. (There aren't that many.)
First, in John 3:16 it says that the Son is the "only begotten" of G...
Posted: March 11, 2015, 01:47 PM
"From Really Bad History We Draw Really Bad Conclusions" (A Defense Part 20)
One of my professors in seminary used to call a special section of his tests. . .the "drip pan" section. He would say, it's just a drip pan. It's a little bit of this and a...
Posted: March 18, 2015, 06:03 PM
"More Drip Pan" (A Defense Part 21)
Supposedly, the Council of Nicea was some sort of nefarious meeting where the deity of Christ and the Trinity was invented, December 25 was made the official birthdate of Jesus, the Sabbath was ...
Posted: March 20, 2015, 10:10 PM
"No Three Kings?" (A Defense Part 22)
It is fairly typical to point out contradictions in the Bible by showing "discrepancies" in similar stories in the Gospels. For example, many like to point out the ways in which ...
Posted: March 29, 2015, 10:57 PM