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Matthew 12:40 BDC: How many days was Jesus in the tomb?

Some argue for three days, based on Jesus’ words, Matthew 12:40 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 40 For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man... Continue Reading →

Did the Miracles in the Bible Really Happen?

Luke 7:11-16 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS) Jesus brings a dead youth back to life 11-13 Not long afterwards, Jesus went into a town called Nain, accompanied by his disciples and a large crowd. As they approached the city gate, it... Continue Reading →

INTRODUCTION to Islam

Why should we buy out the time from our busy, hectic Christian lives to have a basic understanding of Islam? Our world, whether we like it or not, has become a melting pot of people from different cultures and backgrounds,... Continue Reading →

Matthew 4:1 BDC: How do we reconcile that Jesus is being led “to be” tempted by the Spirit?

Matthew 4:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted (Gr, peirazo)[1] by the devil. The Father does not tempt us, but he does allow us to go through temptations. As... Continue Reading →

Matthew 2:1 BDC: When was Jesus born?

Bible Archaeology (2005) by Hoerth and McRay offers a date that is accepted by most Bible scholars, when they write, “It can be known that he [Jesus] was born before 4 B.C.” How do they come up with that date?... Continue Reading →

Matthew 1:18 BDC: Mary was a descendant of Adam and an imperfect sinner. Therefore, how could Jesus, Mary’s firstborn be perfect and free from sin in his physical body?

The apostle Paul tells us in Galatians 4:4 that the Father “sent forth his Son, born of a woman.” How did the laws of heredity work with this union of perfection (the life of the Son) with imperfection (the ovum... Continue Reading →

In Apologetic Evangelism Why and How Do We Look for Opportunities to Establish Rapport?

Rapport is pronounced ra•páwr, as the “t” is silent. The Encarta Dictionary defines rapport as “an emotional bond or friendly relationship between people based on mutual liking, trust, and a sense that they understand and share each other's concerns.” There... Continue Reading →

What Is Active Listening In Apologetics and Evangelism So As to Understand Fully?

Luke 8:18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 Therefore, take care how you listen; for whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him.” Jesus’... Continue Reading →

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