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The Men Who Saved the World
There can be no doubt that the apostles’ great work of evangelization took them to the ends of the earth. Of the eventual ends of the Twelve themselves, by which they glorified the God they served, there are many pious legends, several ancient histories that may include creditable material, and a few solid facts. The first to be lost was James, the elder brother of John—who never made it out of the home base of Jerusalem. James had once asked the Lord for a place at his right hand in the kingdom …
Jan 9th 2023
A Friend Says There's No Proof Jesus Rose From the Dead - How Do I Respond?
A common claim by atheists and agnostics is that there is no good evidence that Jesus actually rose from the dead.How should you respond?The Resurrection better explains the evidence than any alternative hypothesis.According to the Christian message, Jesus was crucified, died, and was buried. He rose from the dead, his tomb was found empty, and he appeared to his disciples. Finally, he ascended into heaven in their presence.The pivotal claims here are that he died, rose from the dead, and ascend …
Aug 12th 2022
How Many Miracles Did Jesus Perform?
And people brought to him a deaf man who had a speech impedimentand begged him to lay his hand on him.He took him off by himself away from the crowd. He put his finger into the man’s earsand, spitting, touched his tongue;then he looked up to heaven and groaned, and said to him,“Ephphatha!” (that is, “Be opened!”)And immediately the man’s ears were opened,his speech impediment was removed,and he spoke plainly. - Mark 7:31-37Before Jesus did any teaching at all, he did miracles.Isaiah had promised …
Feb 10th 2022
Advent Apologetics: What is the “Word of God”?
The term word of God refers to God’s divine revelation to humanity, in which he reveals himself to us for the sake of our salvation. The Vatican II document Dei Verbum (DV) explains: Through divine revelation, God chose to show forth and communicate himself and the eternal decisions of his will regarding the salvation of men. That is to say, he chose to share with them those divine treasures which totally transcend the understanding of the human mind (6). Christians generally agree that the full …
Dec 3rd 2020
Advent Apologetics: How is it Possible for God to Become a Man?
The mystery of the Incarnation, or the mystery of God’s becoming man, is not something that can easily be understood by finite human minds. However, just as we can’t fully comprehend God himself but can at least understand him at a certain elementary level, so can we also have a basic understanding of how it is not logically impossible for God to become man in the divine person of Jesus Christ.As we have already seen, Christians believe that God is a Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spir …
Nov 30th 2020