Is Evidence Needed For Faith?

Some folks believe that in order to have faith in Christ, you must examine certain evidence and draw a conclusion. Others object, suggesting that if you have to have "evidence" to believe, faith really would not be faith at all? For instance, some will argue that Christ's resurrection is something that must be accepted by faith alone ... that there ... read more »

Reports of Evidence for the Genesis Flood

A fascinating piece appeared in the U.S. News & World Report authored by Michael Satchell (2000, 38). The article was titled, "An enduring mystery - Evidence points to a flood of biblical proportions." The essay called attention to an amazing archaeological discovery beneath the surface of the Black Sea, a massive body of water (170,000 square miles-greater in size than ... read more »

Sleep: An Evidence of Divine Design

"And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul" (Gen. 2:7). Presently, God said: "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make a help meet [suitable] for him" ( Gen. 2:18), Subsequently, "Jehovah God caused a deep sleep ... read more »

Brevity – A Confirming Evidence of Bible Inspiration

It is almost in the genetic nature of biographers and popular journalists to string together miles of words in the depiction of significant historical events. This particularly is true when tragedy is involved. The word flow is extrapolated even more when brutal conduct is under consideration. Man's inhumanity to his fellows has stained millions of pages of literature - both ... read more »

Scientific Evidence Affirms the Worth of Pre-Born Children

In the sixth month of her pregnancy with John (later to be called the "Baptizer"), the aged Elizabeth, wife of Zacharias, was visited by her kinswoman, Mary of Nazareth. The latter informed Elizabeth that she too would bear a child. When the glad tidings were revealed to the elderly kinswoman, she was "filled with the Holy Spirit," and her voice ... read more »

Bertrand Russell’s “Teapot” Argument

With the appearance of an irritating rash of new books promoting atheism, arguments fly back and forth for the anti-God and pro-God positions. Some cases for God's existence are not argued legitimately. Christians cannot afford to make bogus arguments to the embarrassment of the cause of Christ. Atheists will pick up these "broken swords" and whack us over the head ... read more »

A Tough Journalist Looks at the Case for Christ

Lee Strobel holds a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School. He is also the former legal editor of the Chicago Tribute. For much of his life Strobel was an atheist. God, to him, was a development of ancient mythology. Man, he believed, was the product of evolution. The Bible was false. Then something happened. In 1979, ... read more »

A Skeptic Disputes the Resurrection of Christ

Ralph Matthews is a former college instructor whose retirement days are consumed with writing mini-diatribes against the Christian religion. In point of fact, he has nothing new to contribute; his hackneyed criticisms are but a regurgitation of past infidel quibbles. On occasion, however, they do provide an opportunity to illustrate the superficiality of skepticism's arsenal. In a recent article, this ... read more »

The Jesus Ossuary Inscription

James, the brother of Jesus, is mentioned several times in the New Testament. Paul, in his letter to the Galatians, says that on a visit to Jerusalem, he saw "James, the Lord's brother" (Gal. 1:19). Matthew mentions James, along with Christ's other half-siblings (Mt. 13:55-56). Following his resurrection from the dead, Jesus appeared to James (1 Cor. 15:7). James was ... read more »

Is the Bible True?

The October 25th edition (1999) of U. S. News & World Report carried a sensational cover story titled "Is The Bible True?" The sub-caption declared: "New discoveries offer surprising support for key moments in the Scriptures." The article was actually an excerpt from author Jeffrey Sheler's new book, Is The Bible True? Sheler is a senior writer for U. S. ... read more »