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  • UV technology reveals 1,500-year-old hidden Bible passage buried under layers of text

    05/26/2023 7:30:28 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Not the Bee ^ | May 25, 2023 | John Knox (heh)
    One of the latest discoveries in the world of biblical research comes as a result of ultraviolet light technology that allowed researchers to see and translate a portion of scripture written nearly 1,500 years ago.Historian Grigory Kessel from the Austrian Academy of Sciences published his work at Cambridge and explained how the new technology has provided more insight into the preservation of scripture:Kissel said that they found an ancient version of Chapter 12 in the book of Matthew in the Bible that had been hidden beneath a section of text for over 1,500 years. His discovering is one of the...
  • UV Light Reveals Hidden Fragment Of 1,750-Year-Old New Testament Translation

    04/12/2023 9:13:18 AM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 11, 2023 | Gretchen Clayson
    Ultra-violet light has revealed a hidden fragment of a Syriac Christian New Testament translation dating back 1,750 years, according to a study published by the Journal Of New Testament Studies. Grigory Kessel, a medievalist from the Austrian Academy of Sciences, was able to decipher a lost fragment of the Gospels that had been written in Syriac text 1,750 years ago. Because parchment was scarce in the Middle East at the time, manuscripts were often erased and reused. By using UV light on a 6th century manuscript, Kessel was able to uncover one of the earliest translations of the New Testament...
  • ‘Jeopardy!’ Bible Clue Sparks Hellfire Debate Over New Testament

    11/17/2022 4:37:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 17, 2022 | Taylor Knight
    The popular quiz show “Jeopardy!” has courted controversy twice this week — this time sparking a debate of Biblical proportions. In the final round of Wednesday’s “Tournament of Champions” episode, contestants Amy Schneider, Andrew He and Sam Buttrey had to solve the following clue: “Paul’s letter to them is the New Testament epistle with the most Old Testament quotations.” Schneider answered, “Who are the Hebrews,” which host Ken Jennings said was correct. Buttrey offered, “Who are the Romans,” a response deemed incorrect, prompting outrage from home viewers who felt that that was the best answer.
  • 3 Realities Chance Can’t Explain About Life’s Origins That Intelligent Design Can

    05/17/2022 7:38:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    The ^ | May 17, 2022 | Granville Sewell
    The theory that the universe was crafted intentionally explains many essential realities that theories based on spontaneous chance do not.The scientific establishment is slowly beginning to allow scientists who believe in intelligent design to have a platform. Why? It may be because the theory that the universe was crafted intentionally explains many essential realities that theories based on spontaneous chance do not. Perhaps the simplest and best argument for intelligent design is to clearly state what you have to believe to not believe in intelligent design, as I did in my book, “In the Beginning and Other Essays on Intelligent...
  • Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus

    04/16/2022 3:44:28 PM PDT · by grumpa · 17 replies ^ | 4/16/2006 | William Lane Craig
    Of course, during the last century liberal theology had no use for the historical resurrection of Jesus. But a remarkable change has come about during the second half of the 20th century. A new quest of the historical Jesus had begun. By 1968 the old skepticism was a spent force and began dramatically to recede. So complete has been the turnabout during the second half of this century concerning the resurrection of Jesus that it is no exaggeration to speak of a reversal of scholarship on this issue. What are the facts that underlie this remarkable reversal of opinion concerning...
  • Resources on the Trinity

    02/27/2022 1:03:56 PM PST · by circlecity · 26 replies
    I teach Sunday school at my Church. For our next study we will be doing a class on the Trinity - which I see the world and false Christians attacking more and more in contemporary society. The primary text I will be using is “The Forgotten Trinity” by Dr. James White. It is aimed at the layman and should be an excellent resource. But whenever I teach a subject I like to get immersed in it so I can respond to the inevitable tough questions the class always ends up throwing at me. Accordingly, I am looking for some other...
  • Gospel of Matthew Ch. 16 and Acts Ch. 16

    01/20/2022 1:28:41 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 2 replies
    "When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is...
  • No, I will not be watching "The Chosen"

    12/04/2021 9:03:21 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 66 replies
    Oklahoma Baptist Bulletin ^ | 8/20/2021 | James Biesiadecki
    In a Mormon(LDS) blog interview,1 Jenkins defended not only the Mormon owned Vid-Angel distribution and the filming of “The Chosen” in Utah on an LDS set, but he also defended the idea that Mormons follow the “same Christ” and that there is no significant difference between Mormons and Evangelicals. He further admitted that many LDS people are working on the project and influencing his thinking. Jenkins’ defense against criticism was quite telling. Hear it in his own words: “So even if you are listening to this right now as an evangelical and are horrified to hear me say some of...
  • The Deity of Christ - Devotional

    12/02/2021 1:19:43 PM PST · by metmom · 4 replies ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “[Christ] existed in the form of God” (Philippians 2:6). Christ possesses the very nature of God. In the second part of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, Christiana and her children travel toward the Celestial Country. During their pilgrimage, Interpreter introduces them to one of his male servants, whose name is Great-heart. When Christiana asks Great-heart to explain the nature of Christ’s forgiveness, part of his answer is: “He [Christ] has two natures in one Person, easy to distinguish but impossible to divide. There is a righteousness that belongs to both of these natures, and each righteousness is essential to that nature,...
  • Why I’m finally a young earth creationist

    11/04/2021 11:50:10 AM PDT · by fishtank · 65 replies ^ | 8-10-21 | Jim Mason
    Writing in response to Dr Luke Barnes' article on why he no longer believes in young earth creationism, physicist and engineer, Dr Jim Mason shares his own story, and explains why he believes a “plain reading” of Genesis leads to a young earth viewpoint.
  • Christians Don’t Need Fancy New Strategies Or Tactics To Tackle America’s Problems. They Need Courage

    10/04/2021 10:41:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 4, 2021 | Sean Davis
    Christians will suffer because of what we believe. We must take the opportunity every single day, in every aspect of our lives, to demonstrate courage.What follows is adapted from a speech given at the Truth Be Told conference in Tennessee on Saturday, October 2. Twenty-eight years ago yesterday, Task Force Ranger was deployed on a mission to capture the lieutenants of a warlord who had been wreaking havoc on the people of Mogadishu, Somalia. Authorized as part of Operation Restore Hope, the mission goal was to gather intelligence that would lead to the capture of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. This...
  • Who Is the Leading Person of Interest?

    09/28/2021 6:16:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | September 28, 2021 | Frank Turek
    Why are murders so interesting to us? Some of the most popular podcasts, videos, and news headlines are about high-profile homicides. We are often consumed with the primary suspect the cops often call "the person of interest." Right now, the headlines are obsessed with Brian Laundrie? Where is he? Did he do it? If so, why? And will he get justice? Unfortunately, over the long run, the person of interest is usually remembered much more than his victims. We remember names like Charles Manson, Jeffery Dahmer and Ted Bundy, but we usually forget those they killed. But what if there...
  • Israeli Army Teaches Soldiers About Jesus

    12/03/2020 9:58:17 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 53 replies ^ | 12/1/20 | David Lazarus
    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are using the teachings of Jesus to help train soldiers. And why not? He is the Jewish Messiah according to many prophecies, and his teachings are rooted in the Hebrew scriptures, reflecting the best in Jewish wisdom and faith. Still, reports have been coming out on Israeli media from IDF soldiers complaining about using the New Testament teachings as part of their military preparation. In one training program for battlefield medics, IDF officers are using the parable of the Good Samaritan as an example of caring for those who have been injured, including Jews, Arabs,...
  • Bible text amazingly stable but scholarly criticism, media coverage of it is faulty: New Testament Professor

    11/30/2020 6:35:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/30/2020 | Kyle Huckins
    Secular media talk much of fraudulent works like “The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” and little of the incomparable reliability of the New Testament, professor Craig Evans told The Christian Post, and that's why he decided to write his new book. The Book, "Jesus and the Manuscripts" is for both the ordinary believer and those in academia, said Evans, who has a doctorate in biblical literature and is a distinguished professor of Christian origins at Houston Baptist University. “Even biblical scholars do not know certain details about the manuscripts,” the Greek writings composing the New Testament, he told CP. Others in...
  • The Danish Translation That Removes Israel From the New Testament

    05/03/2020 7:57:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | May 3, 2020 | Michael Brown
    By now you may have heard about the shocking new Danish “translation” of the Bible that virtually wipes out “Israel” from the New Testament. Well, the truth is actually worse than the headlines, since the Danish Bible Society is downplaying the seriousness of its actions. First, the simple facts: whereas in the Greek New Testament, the word “Israel” occurs more than 60 times, it is found only once in the new Danish version called Bibelen 2020. That’s right, just once, and at that, simply because it is a direct quote from an Old Testament verse. Otherwise, “Israel” is gone. In...
  • Is There Evidence For the Resurrection Outside the Bible? The New Testament is not the only source to claim Christ rose from the dead

    04/12/2020 7:25:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    BeliefNet ^ | 04/12/2020 | By Stephanie Hertzenberg
    There are very few questions on which more depends than the question of whether or not Jesus Christ rose from the dead 2,000 years ago. If the Christian claim that He did is true, then there is good reason to believe that Christians truly know God. If Jesus did not rise, however, then more than 2 billion people are living a lie. To raise the stakes even further, most religions would agree that there is nothing more or less than billions of souls at stake given that the question of whether or not Jesus was resurrected ties directly into the...
  • NIV Quest Study Bible: Is There Any “Secular” Evidence to Support the Bible’s Claims?

    09/08/2019 11:10:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Bible Gateway Blog ^ | September 2, 2019 | Jonathan Petersen
    Although the Bible is not an ancient history textbook, it does report events that have been confirmed by other historical works. Consider the following examples: Archeological digs and ancient Assyrian records confirm the Bible’s portrayal of King Sennacherib’s invasion of Judah (2 Kings 18:13–19:37). Until recent excavations at Tell Mardikh uncovered tablets mentioning Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:1–29), scholars dismissed the existence of both cities as a biblical legend. The Hittites were also considered a biblical legend until their capital and records were discovered in modern-day Turkey. The palace of King Sargon, an Assyrian ruler mentioned in Isaiah, was uncovered...
  • NIV Quest Study Bible: How Do We Know the Bible Is True?

    09/01/2019 3:49:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 92 replies
    Bible Gateway Blog ^ | August 26, 2019 | Jonathan Petersen
    Question One: How do we know the Bible is true? (Hebrews 4:12) According to the Bible, all Scripture is God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16). Peter confirmed this when he said that those who wrote the Bible were not speaking on their own but spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21). Many parts of Scripture are directly attributed to God through use of phrases like This is what the Lord says (e.g., Exodus 4:22). Finally, Jesus often quoted from the Old Testament and affirmed it as being God’s Word. Prophecies that were later fulfilled...
  • Was St. Paul a Poor Preacher?

    08/01/2019 9:03:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 214 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-31-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on July 31, 2019July 31, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope Was St. Paul a Poor Preacher? For many years, the image I had of St. Paul was that of a bold evangelist who went from town to town teaching and preaching powerfully about Christ. I envisioned his audience mesmerized as he preached and took on his opponents.I ultimately altered my view a bit based on scriptural descriptions, some of which we are currently reading in the Office of Readings. I have no doubt that he was a brilliant theologian. Paul was reputed to have been one of the...
  • Getting the Spiritual Gifts Back

    06/01/2019 5:46:24 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 4 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | June 1, 2019 | Philip Cottraux
    Getting the Spiritual Gifts Back By Philip Cottraux Galatians 5:22-23: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against which there is no law. Every Christian should produce these nine spiritual fruits in their lives, making us the most effective witnesses we can be. But there’s a distinct difference between these and the spiritual gifts, which not everyone will have, as they are divided up among the body of Christ. But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will (1 Corinthians 12:11). During...