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  • Video: The New Testament Papyri

    03/19/2018 5:27:52 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 19, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The New Testament PapyriThis is part 10 of my 12-part series on the archaeological evidence for the Bible. This week we discussed the New Testament papyri discoveries and how they've changed our view of the Early Church.(Click here for last week's video, which was on the Dead Sea Scrolls)A bit of a correction; the Great Library of Alexandria was destroyed before the time of Christ, in about 48 BC by Julius Caesar. After some confusion, I had to double check this and apparently there was a SECOND smaller library built in its place that was destroyed by fire during the...
  • A Theistic Explanation for Why We Can’t Find Any Extraterrestrials

    09/10/2017 5:05:47 AM PDT · by Raymond Pamintuan · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 9, 2017 | Edward Watson
    The very serious problems of abiogenesis and technological intelligence and the mathematical odds against finding intelligent extraterrestrials explain why we’ve never been able to detect extraterrestrial intelligences—and probably never will. We can all sleep soundly at night without worrying that aliens are going to come down from the sky to destroy or invade us. This then brings us to what is usually ignored in science: God. Since I am a Christian, this article is limited to the Christian worldview, which is centered on Jesus Christ. (Note: This section does not imply the biblical text is necessarily “true,” only that this...
  • The World’s Debt to Jesus Christ

    08/23/2017 4:19:45 AM PDT · by Raymond Pamintuan · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 19, 2017 | Edward Watson
    The West’s Christian heritage is being erased from our consciousness by our political, educational, and media elites. Somehow, the scientific and technological products that originated in the West now arose in a vacuum. Universities like Harvard, Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge have been going to great lengths to minimize or even deny Christians had anything to do with their establishment, but their debt to Christians is undeniable. The fact is everyone on earth owes a great debt to Jesus Christ because those influenced by his teachings were directly responsible for virtually everything that makes our lives the most enjoyable and productive...
  • The New Testament: The World's Only Unedited, Frameless, Correlative Anthology

    08/23/2017 4:23:00 AM PDT · by Raymond Pamintuan · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 18, 2017 | Edward Watson
    The New Testament (NT) is the foundational religious text for over 2.2 billion people and is completely unique in one sense: It is the world's only unedited, frameless, correlative anthology. Over a period of 50 years, at least nine authors wrote 27 books containing no less than 55 major doctrines and 180 doctrinal concepts centered on one figure – Jesus Christ. Somehow, when these doctrines are grouped, whether they refer to the Pre-Mortal Jesus, Human Jesus, Resurrected Jesus, and Glorified Jesus, a single, coherent cosmology appears:

    05/02/2017 8:34:11 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 14 replies
    MORNING MAY 3 Be ye perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. Ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am Holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be Mine. Ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. Ye are complete in Him, which is the Head of all principality and power. Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity.Be diligent that...

    05/02/2017 12:52:02 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 12 replies
    MAY 2 EVENING Keep yourselves from idols. My son, give me thine heart. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart and put the stumbling block of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them? Mortify ... your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry. They that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare. For the love of money is the root of all evil:...

    05/01/2017 10:18:05 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 12 replies
    MAY 2 MORNING Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not. Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and...

    04/26/2017 4:49:25 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 2 replies
    The HOLY BIBLE | King James
    APRIL 26 EVENING Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners? The Church of God, which He hath purchased with His own Blood. Christ loved the Church, and gave Himself for it; that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word, that He might present it to Himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. There appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman...

    04/25/2017 3:18:17 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 2 replies
    The Holy Bible | King James
    Our Lord Jesus Christ, ... though He was rich, yet for your sakes ... became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich. It pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell. The brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the Word of His power, when He had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; being made so much better than the angels, as He hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent Name than they. Who, being in the...
  • The Muratorian fragment, dated 170 A.D., affirms 22 out of 27 New Testament books

    03/24/2016 5:42:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Wintery Knight ^ | 03/19/2016
    The Muratorian fragment / The Muratorian canon (click for larger image) I sometimes hear this odd objection that the books that were to be included in the Bible were not decided until the 4th century. I think it comes from some Hollywood movie, or maybe a TV show. Anyway, this post should help fix that myth.I’m going to quote from New Testament expert Dr. Michael J. Kruger from his blog.He writes: One of the key data points in any discussion of canon is something called the Muratorian fragment (also known as the Muratorian canon). This fragment, named after its discoverer...
  • Evangelical leader blasts Falwell for hosting Trump

    01/18/2016 11:48:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 234 replies
    Politico | January 18, 2016 | Blake Hounshell
    One of the United States' most influential evangelical leaders blasted Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. on Monday for hosting Donald Trump to give a campaign speech. Russell Moore, who heads the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, let fly a series of tweets after Falwell gave a glowing introduction to Trump, calling him "one of the greatest visionaries of our time" and saying Trump "lives a life of helping others ... as Jesus taught in the New Testament." Moore appeared incredulous at Falwell's language, which was more effusive than he had...
  • Religious scholar finds ancient New Testament papyrus on eBay for $99

    12/09/2015 8:45:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    NewOK ^ | 11/25/2015 | Herb Scribner, Deseret News
    You could have bought an ancient religious text online for less than $100. That text was an ancient Greek papyrus fragment of the Gospel of John (likely John 1:50-51), and was listed on eBay with an opening bid of $99, according to The New York Times. The papyrus -- called the "Willoughby Papyrus" since it belonged to Harold Willoughby, a University of Chicago professor, according to the eBay listing -- didn’t stay there for long. Dr. Geoffrey Smith, who researches Christianity at the University of Texas, contacted the seller and asked if he could research the fragment, The Times reported....
  • Confraternity Bible: New Testament and Supplemental Commentary - INDEX OF SCRIPTURE TEXTS

    10/03/2015 1:57:40 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Haydock Catholic Bible Commentary ^ | 1941 | Catholic Biblical Association
    INDEX OF SCRIPTURE TEXTS ABRAHAM:  Patriarch, Matt. 1, 2; 22, 32; Luke 19, 9; John 8, 33; Acts 3, 25; 7, 2; Rom. 4, 1-3; 9, 7; Gal. 3, 6-9; 4, 22; Heb. 7, 1-10; Abraham's faith, Rom. 4, 1-25; Gal. 3, 6; Heb. 11, 8; Jas. 2, 21-23; spiritual children of, Rom. 4, 11 ff; Gal. 3, 7. 29. ABSOLUTION:  power of promised, Matt. 16, 19; 18, 18; John 20, 23. ACCESS TO GOD:  John 14, 6; Rom. 5, 2; Eph. 2, 18; 3, 12; Heb. 10, 19 ff; Jas. 4, 8. ACCOUNTABILITY TO GOD:  Matt. 5, 12; Acts 5,...
  • 'A.D. The Bible Continues' Review: A Biblically Accurate Adventure With a Diverse Cast

    04/04/2015 7:29:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2015 | Sami K. Martin
    "A.D. – The Bible Continues" premieres on Sunday, April 5, to coincide with the Easter holiday. It's a time of celebration for Christians, and the new series from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey captures the turmoil and emotions of those witnesses to the death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ. The series opens with the final moments of Jesus' life played out: charges of blasphemy brought by the High Priest, Pontius Pilate washing his hands of accountability in Jesus' death, and the crucifixion. Viewers are introduced to a man desperately trying to spare his own life in the midst of...
  • Greek and the New Testament

    04/01/2015 9:51:00 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 13 replies
    The Basics ^ | Gene Cunningham
    The New Testament was written in the language used in the Greek-speaking world from about 300 B.C. to A.D. 500. It was known as Koine or "common" Greek because it was street language—the language of the people—as opposed to the classical Greek of literature. Koine Greek was devised within the ranks of Alexander the Great army for one reason: to conquer the world. When Alexander first began pulling together an army from the Greek city-states over which he had won ascendancy, he found he had a serious problem. When his drill sergeants bellowed, "Left face, forward march," every soldier moved...
  • Papyrus Found in Mummy Mask May Hold Oldest Known Gospel Text

    01/23/2015 9:20:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 01/23/2015 | By James Maynard
    The Gospel of Mark has been discovered written on a tiny fragment of ancient papyrus, found within a mummy mask. During the era when the mask was created, papyrus was expensive, and the religious text was reused to create the decorative wear for the mummy. This discovery could represent the oldest gospel text ever found by archaeologists. The oldest samples of Christian scripture date from the Second Century of the Common Era. Pharaohs and wealthy individuals were often adorned with mummy masks made of gold and precious materials. Masks for people from lower economic classes were often manufactured from papyrus,...
  • How American Evangelicals Are NOT Following New Testament Christianity

    12/08/2014 9:34:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/08/2014 | John Lomperis
    Much more than a single article could be written detailing all the ways in which American evangelical Protestantism looks very different from the early church. Certainly not all of the developments in our external circumstances or internal practices have been for the worse. But one key way in which American evangelicals have not been closely hewing to the faithful biblical example of our spiritual forefathers and foremothers is in the basic attitude and response we often have towards what to do about blatant unfaithfulness within the church itself. People often romantically long for the purity of "the New Testament church."...
  • Did St. Jerome's Vulgate (containing the Masoretic Text) provide correct quotes for the NT?

    09/22/2014 8:25:59 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 75 replies
    9/22/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Jerome's Vulgate was the first translation of the Old Testament into Latin --- directly from the Masoretic Text. Given that, was Jerome's Version, the Vulgate, inspired by God if Jesus did not quote from the Masoretic Text? If Jesus Christ did not quote from the Masoretic Text, what authoritative power(s) could the original Vulgate have contained, and what authentic inspiration did Jerome possess at that time of his translation? At the time its translation the Vulgate was considered to be authoritative, but how correct were any at this time to declare the Vulgate to be authoritative and/or inspired? If it...
  • WATCH: Bono's Unexpected Response to 'Who Is Jesus?' Question

    04/17/2014 11:35:37 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 904 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 31 March 14 | Charisma News Staff
    U2 frontman Bono talks about his faith and answers the question "Who is Jesus?" in the video below. Click play to watch. Link Here with Video (2 mins 46 secs)
  • Was the Gospel of St Luke 'written' by MARY?

    04/14/2014 4:20:41 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 47 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | April 14, 2014 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Dr. Adam Bradford believes third Gospel was originally a legal document. He says it was written by Luke, a Greek physician, as a letter of support for St Paul who was imprisoned for the political crime of supporting Jesus. Details about Jesus' childhood could only have come from Mary, he claims. He argues feminine words in the scripture give away the true author.