Category Archives: New Testament

67. Why doesn’t the Bible acknowledge microorganisms?

So much has been written by creationists and intelligent design proponents about the origin and complexity of single-celled organisms that one might assume the Bible was filled with references to them. But while the Bible does mention the creation of trees, … Continue reading

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64. Did Jesus set a deadline for his return?

The end of all things is near. — 1 Peter 4:7 “Say what you like,” we shall be told, “the apocalyptic beliefs of the first Christians have been proved to be false. It is clear from the New Testament that … Continue reading

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60. Did Zechariah 9:9-10 accurately predict that Jesus would ride a colt? And become a king? And bring world peace?

Let’s finish out Zechariah 9, which contains some of the Bible’s most specific prophecies about the messiah. Zechariah 9:9-10 As you’ll recall, God (speaking through his mouthpiece Zechariah) had encouraged the Jewish remnant to rebuild his temple, which he promised … Continue reading

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54. Did Isaiah 7:14 predict the virgin birth of Jesus?

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give … Continue reading

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53. Is the Bible divinely inspired? Or did it evolve over time?

Another argument that is made to demonstrate the Bible’s divine inspiration is the argument from consistency, which goes something like this: It [the Bible] is truly an amazingly consistent document. The messages of approximately 40 different writers of the 66 books … Continue reading

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49. Why did the crowd choose Barabbas over Jesus?

According to the gospels, Jesus was a charismatic figure who was constantly attracting crowds wherever he went. People wanted to be healed, see a miracle, or hear what Jesus had to say. Often there were so many people it was … Continue reading

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45. Is the Bible inerrant? Does it matter?

I’d like to explore a few alleged Biblical errors and contradictions under future questions, but before I do, I have to wonder: does it even matter if the Bible contains a few mistakes? A brief history of Biblical Inerrancy The … Continue reading

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