What wrong-headed approaches have taken place by some interpreters and translators in their effort to get at what Jesus meant at Matthew 19:23-26? What words did Jesus use, and what did he mean by them?
What did Jesus say? What did Jesus mean? Why did Jesus quote David? Did Jesus think the Father had abandoned him? Did Jesus lose faith? What can we learn from what Jesus said?
The proposal that someone can resurrect after being dead for three days is often a very tough product to sell in todays’ westernized self-proclaimed intellectual culture, which is primarily dominated by naturalists who claim that nothing can occur outside of the laws of nature. Did the resurrection of Jesus Christ really take place and if so, what are the best arguments for this?
The first formulations of the doctrine of inerrancy had not been established according to the authority of a council, creed, or church, until the post-Reformation period. The critic would argue how could Jesus have believed in a view that was not in existence until 1,500 years after his life. How would you respond?
The whole Bible is stamped with the Divine “Hall-Mark,” but the Gospel according to John is first among equals. Through it, as through transparency, we gaze entranced into the very holy of holies, where shines in unearthly glory “the great vision of the face of Christ.
LUKE 22:39-47 NTBDC: How is it possible that Matthew, Mark, and Luke could have known what Jesus was praying at Gethsemane? Even though Jesus was only a stone’s throw away from them, they were sleeping.
John 5:39-40 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is these that bear witness about me. 40 And yet you do not want to come to me that you may have life.
Modern-day biblical scholarship today does not allow for any certainty. Even if a scholar is sure of something, he must conceal that certainty in ambiguous terms like "it seems," it is possible," or "possibly." Being scholarly today is to be skeptical and content with one's uncertainty.
All who know anything about Jesus, know that he lived almost his entire life in Nazareth, and was known as the Nazarene. Yet, he was born some 90 miles [150 km] away in Bethlehem? Why, late in her pregnancy would Joseph and Mary make such an arduous journey?