In Walton’s Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament, he writes, “With no revelation . . . there was no way to know what pleased and what angered . . . This is the plight of those who live in a world without revelation. In the end, for all of their conscientious ritual, they did … More Why is Revelation from God important?
Introduction to The Synoptic Problem With the rise of scholarly research regarding the New Testament Canon there has been a general trend toward criticizing and playing down the historical traditions that have been associated with the New Testament. “The adjective ‘synoptic’ has been used since the time of J.J. Griesbach (ca. 1790) to describe the … More Synoptic Problem
While I agree that the Teleological argument does have its drawbacks, it seems to me that you are missing the point of the teleological argument. The concept behind the teleological argument is about the complexity of the universe. Essentially it should boil down to that we if we see a house sitting on a hill, … More Teleological Argument for the existence of God
When Oswalt summarizes James Barr and Brevvard Childs who claim “if the historical basis on which the supposed revelation rested was false, then why should we give any special credence to the ideas resting on that basis” (Oswalt, 31), he gives the perfect wording to what is already known. When we look at the Bible, in … More How should we approach the Bible?
Summary of the Method Experiential apologetics is often considered one of, if not the weakest of all apologetic methods with the lack of scientific basis. Experiential apologetics uses the personal experiences of one person in order to testify and convince people of the truth of Christianity. As the name implies, Experiential apologetics uses ones own … More What is Experiential Apologetics?
The Christians of the 2nd Century were very misunderstood by the Romans and had to answer some wild accusations. They were accused of things including “incest, cannibalism, atheism, and being a subversive group” (Ferguson, Everett. Church History Volume 1: From Christ to Reformation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. 2005. 73). These are fairly wild charges compared to … More Early Christian Apologetics
The four criteria of authenticity according to the textbook, The Cradle, The Cross, and The Crown are the criterion of Multiple Attestation, the Criterion of Palestinian Environment, the Criterion of Dissimilarity, and the Criterion of Coherence. The Criterion of Multiple Attestation is simply whether or not the same event and saying occur from more … More Is the Bible Authentic?