The Good News

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Category Archives: Jesus’ Divinity

God is Not Dead–He’s Not!

 God’s Not Dead Billboard Rejected
Because it was rejected you will see it here!  The Republicans will not see it this summer at their convention but the word will get out one way or the other.
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The Mormon Temple

How I Escaped the Mormon Temple

After being in the LDS Church for 30 years, I began reading the New Testament. What was there shocked me.

This is the story about Lynn, formerly a Mormon, and the  miraculous intervention that took place in her family.

I’ve had a family member get connected to the Mormon Church.  Myra’s outcome was not so wholesome as Lynn’s outcome.   I am not sure Myra was a believer in the first place.  The Mormon missionaries treated her badly and that lead to her demise.  Today she is mentally unstable.

Lynn had a utopian existence in of all places Alpine, Utah.

That all began to change one day when she received a phone call from her son Micah.

Read more here.

 

Indescribable — Chris Tomlin

You Raise Me Up!

 

 

We Celebrate Resurrection!

We celebrate Jesus!  We celebrate His dying and why He died!  We celebrate His resurrection from the tomb.   We do this just like the earliest of Jesus followers.  The following explains what they believed and celebrated almost from their very mouths.

A creed was developed by the early Christians and the Apostle Paul received it from other Apostles, Peter and James. Critics believe he received it when he first went up to Jerusalem, see Gal 1:18-19.

So what is this creed and how do we know it was a creed?

How do we know? Form criticism experts have done the research to determine that within these verses is the creed delivered to Paul.

What is the creed? I Corinthians 15: 3b-6a, and verse 7
…that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures…
…and that he was buried…
…and that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…
…and that he was seen by Cephas, then by the Twelve…
…then he was seen by over five hundred brethren at once…
…then he was seen by James, then by all the apostles…
So, there it is. A statement of faith by the earliest Christians going back to just after Jesus rose from the dead.

What is a creed? It is generally a summary statement about an event or set of beliefs. In this case it is both, because events were involved and these events established facts related to beliefs.

Could this be legend? I think not. This is a news flash of what happened right after it happened. It was coded and stated by Christians to one another and to others around them.

Do you believe these statements about Jesus? Do you want to investigate the earliest writings about him? Here it is. Read 1 Corinthians 15 and then move to the next documentation: the Gospel of Mark or any of the other gospels.

More lengthy research on the creed
Documentation regarding the Resurrection
He Came Down From Heaven
Why Did Jesus Die?

When Do We Have Enough Evidence to Know Christianity Is True?

J. Warner Wallace, author of Cold-Case Christianity, was interviewed by Bobby Conway (The One Minute Apologist) and discussed the role of evidence in determining truth claims. When we can be certain we have sufficient evidence to believe something is true? (For more information related to Bobby’s great ministry, visit: http://oneminuteapologist.com/)

Young People Leave the Church

J. Warner Wallace, author of Cold-Case Christianity, was interviewed by Bobby Conway (The One Minute Apologist) and discussed the reason so many young Christians take a break from the Church in their college years. What are the factors involved in the flight of young believers? (For more information related to Bobby’s great ministry, visit: http://oneminuteapologist.com/) Read more of this post

The Gospels are Reliable

 

In this video (excerpted from J. Warner Wallace’s appearance on the Creation Today Show), J. Warner summarizes the case for the reliability of the New Testament Gospels. How do detectives determine if a witness is reliable? Can these investigative techniques be applied to the authors of the Gospels, and, if so, would these authors measure up? For more information about the work of Creation Today, visit http://www.CreationToday.org

STOP Teaching, START Training!

J. Warner Wallace (author of Cold-Case Christianity) speaks to Green Bay Community Church about the important difference between teaching and training. How can a shift in our thinking help young Christians learn how to defend their faith? In this video, J. Warner begins to describe five key characteristics of training.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Minimal Facts of the Resurrection

The following content belongs to Please Convince Me and Aaron Blake.
written by Aaron Brake

“The evidence for the resurrection is better than for claimed miracles in any other religion. It’s outstandingly different in quality and quantity.”
—Antony Flew—

INTRODUCTION

The truth of Christianity stands or falls on the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. As Paul himself said, “If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.”[1] Here the Apostle provides an objective criterion by which to judge the legitimacy of the Christian worldview. Show that Christ has not been raised from the dead and you will have successfully proven Christianity false. Conversely, if Jesus did rise from the dead then His life and teachings are vindicated. The Christian faith, as it turns out, is falsifiable. It is the only religion which bases its faith on an empirically verifiable event.[2] Read more of this post