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Archive for December, 2010

Was the Resurrection Physical?

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 by posted in Apologetics, Miracles | Comments Off

Over these many centuries since the time of Jesus of Nazareth, many ideas have been offered to attempt to explain certain things about Him and about God in general. Many of them have been denounced as heresies throughout this time. However, now and again, these same ideas that were written off as unbiblical or heretical crop back up in different ways. One such heresy is based on the gnostic offshoot called "docetism." Docetism is from the ...

Knowledge Puffs Up

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 by posted in Belief | Comments Off

The world is full of irony. Of the many things people use against Christians, much of the ammunition non-believers use against us has been provided to us. Not always on purpose, of course. Often it can be a simple mis-application of scripture. For example, one of the charges leveled against the Church is that Christians are anti-intellectual dolts who's faith is blind and irrational. To a large degree, for a sadly large number of Christians, ...

Wise Men, Mangers and Baby Jesus

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 by posted in Bible & Scripture | Comments Off

Once again, we are coming up on the time of year when we celebrate one of the greatest events in the history of...well...history. It's a celebration of the incarnation, when the divine took on human form and lived among His creation. There have been so many traditions, from so many different backgrounds, that have become standards. They have become so very familiar to us that we often times will accept various stories and teaching without question. ...

Seventh Day of Rest

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 by posted in Bible & Scripture | Comments Off

One of the "internal" debates these days within the Church is regarding the days of creation. There are basically two camps on this issue. First, there are the "Old Earth Creationists" who believe that the Earth is millions (or billions) of years old. On the other side, there are the "Young Earth Creationists" who believe that the Earth is fewer than 10,000 years old. What this essentially comes down to is how we interpret the days ...