The heart of Christian theology centres around the person of Jesus Christ. John 3:16 says that if we would confess and believe that Jesus Christ is Lord, died on the cross for our atonement, and rose from the grave, we would be saved. However, before we can begin to defend the truth of the Christian faith we need to first ask if Jesus really was who He and His followers said He was.
If Jesus calls Himself the Way, the Truth, and the Life, why do we see Him lying to His brothers in John 7:2-10? Is this a deadly blow to Christ’s divine identity or are critics missing something vital?
If the laws of the OT have been superceded in Jesus Christ, does it follow that God changed His mind about which laws should be followed? How we do reconcile the changing of the law if God is the same yesterday, today, and forever?
In the Gospel of John Jesus tells His disciples that they will go on to perform works even greater than His. Is Jesus telling His followers that they will perform miracles that will surpass His own?
Critics of the Christian faith have noted that, in a number of passages, the Bible encourages blind faith and anti-intellectualism. Are the critics interpreting the Bible rightfully or have they merely jumped the gun?
As the new year rolls around many of us are beginning to wonder what 2019 has in store for us. Do you fear what’s ahead? If so, let’s step into the new year with a fresh view on the nature of faith.
As Christmas edges closer and the year begins to close its curtains we should be reminded of an important virtue that seems to have been forgotten in the church: Gratitude.
In Matthew 22:39, Jesus mentions a command that is not found in the Ten Commandments. Does this mean Jesus forgot about them or that He felt a need to add a new law altogether?
Paul instructs us in Romans to bless others rather than curse them. But is this in opposition with his instruction to the Galatians and Corinthians?
In Mark 10:18, Jesus tells a young man that there is no one good but God the Father. Does this imply that Jesus did not think of Himself as divine?
Do modern translations of the Bible change verses so dramatically that they end up with a meaning that is in direct opposition to the King James Version?
Do modern translations of the Bible remove verses that teach about the blood of Christ?
Are modern translations of the Bible trying to erase the existence of God from the Old Testament?
In part four of my look into the Bible translation debate, I examine a couple of places where modern translations have changed the word(s) of a verse or passage. Do they change the meaning or are they offering some much-needed clarity? We’ll begin by looking at a troubling verse in Isaiah.
In the second of my multi-part look into the modern Bible translation war, I’ll take a deeper dive into the process of translation itself. I’ll also introduce the three major forms of translation.