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Was the garden of Eden a real place or just a myth?

The Bible mentioned that “the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed.” (Genesis 2:8). If Genesis is true, then where is Eden located? and why is there no archaeological evidence for its existence? Fortunately, the Bible described the location of Eden and named its … Was the garden of Eden a real place or just a myth? Read More »
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Is the Bible reliable?

For fourteen centuries, The New Testament has been copied by hand before copy machines were invented in the fifteenth century. Hand copying is very difficult due to the surrounding conditions like a poorly written or unclear original manuscript, bad lighting, cold chambers, uncomfortable conditions, and fatigue. One might expect that the manuscripts that came down … Is the Bible reliable? Read More »
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How were the books of the Bible canonized?

The Criteria of Canonicity is the decisive criteria that was used to decide which books are canonized, i.e. admitted to the Bible, and which are not. The criteria are: 1. Apostolic Origin, also known as Apostolicity, examines the identity of the author, i.e. does the author have the apostolic authority or not? The apostles were … How were the books of the Bible canonized? Read More »
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Does God break the laws of nature by doing miracles?

This question positions the laws of nature as if they are criminal laws, and as such, breaking them is immoral or unreasonable. Therefore, God cannot do miracles, because He can’t be immoral or unreasonable to contradict Himself. But that is far from the truth. Moral and civil laws are laws imposed on people to enforce … Does God break the laws of nature by doing miracles? Read More »
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Does the Bible say that the Sun was created after the Earth?

In Genesis 1, the Bible states that “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen 1:1). It also states that on the third day, God “let the dry land appear and called the dry land Earth” (Gen 1:9,10). However, on the fourth day, the Bible states that God “made two great lights, … Does the Bible say that the Sun was created after the Earth? Read More »

Do miracles contradict science?

The short answer is yes, miracles contradict science. In fact, without contradicting science, they would stop being miracles! The definition of a miracle is “a supernatural event that seems inexplicable by natural or scientific laws,” while science aims to explain naturally occurring phenomena.  But, that doesn’t mean that miracles don’t happen. It also doesn’t mean … Do miracles contradict science? Read More »

Does God tempt us?

The New Testament confirms that no one should say “when he is tempted, ‘I am tempted by God’; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.” (James 1:13). Hmmm… doesn’t that contradict the fact that God tempted Abraham, and Job?  Well, the Bible teaches that all pain and death resulted … Does God tempt us? Read More »
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Did Jesus believe that the totality of scriptures is the divine word of God?

For many years, skeptics and scholars of textual criticism have attempted to poke holes, and cast doubt on the reliability of Holy Scripture. From the perspective of a skeptic, it makes sense to go after Scripture – because after all, scripture is foundational to the Christian Faith. There have been several questions over the years … Did Jesus believe that the totality of scriptures is the divine word of God? Read More »
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Is justification only by faith?

In the New Testament, Paul wrote to the Romans that “a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law” (Romans 3:28). He also stated that “the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.” (Galatians 3:24). He also mentions in his letter to … Is justification only by faith? Read More »
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Did Jesus Curse the fig tree before or after cleansing the temple?

In the Gospel of Mark we read “Now it was the third hour, and they crucified him” – Mark 15:25. This seems like a relatively simple statement – until we read the account of Jesus’ trial in the Gospel of John: “Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour” … Did Jesus Curse the fig tree before or after cleansing the temple? Read More »
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Was Jesus crucified before the Passover meal or after?

The Gospel of John states that Jesus was crucified BEFORE the Passover meal – John 19:14. John says that on Friday morning “they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the Praetorium, and it was early morning. But they themselves did not go into the Praetorium, lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat Passover.” … Was Jesus crucified before the Passover meal or after? Read More »
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Was Jesus crucified on the 3rd or 6th hour?

In the Gospel of Mark we read “Now it was the third hour, and they crucified him” – Mark 15:25. This seems like a relatively simple statement – until we read the account of Jesus’ trial in the Gospel of John: “Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour” … Was Jesus crucified on the 3rd or 6th hour? Read More »