The book PAUL AND LUKE ON TRIAL deals with their reputations, the authenticity, and the trustworthiness of their New Testament books (Acts and Galatians), which Bible critics have sought to undermine for centuries. Sadly, this attack also comes from “the new generation of evangelical scholars [who are] far more comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty than previous generations.” (Wallace forward, Page xii) Herein the Bible critics and modern evangelical scholars are the prosecutors in this trial, and Andrews is serving as the Christian apologist in defense of the Apostle Paul and the disciple Luke. Andrews will take on the Bible critics who have dissected the Word of God until it has become the word of man and a very jumbled word at that.
Who was Jesus Christ? Who Did Jesus Think He Was? What Did Jesus Think of Himself? Did he actually believe that he was the divinely appointed Messiah of the Jews, as the Gospels say he did? Did Jesus Think He was God?
First, we are going to share the text of John 7:53-8:11 itself, which will then be followed by some questions from a Facebook poster, Moises Rodrigues Coimbra, with my responses, and then Old Testament Bible scholar Gleason L. Archer will address the capital punishment aspect. Lastly, a link to an extensive article on whether John 7:53-811 was an original reading.
When we study the Bible, we will find several significant inconsistencies between the cures mentioned in the Bible and those reported by faith healers today. Faith healers claim to perform miraculous healings. However, Jesus himself seriously warned against persons who would claim to have “perform many miracles” in his name. He would say to them: “I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.” (Matthew 7:22-23)
Matthew and Mark have the centurion officer saying, “Truly this man was the Son of God!” Luke has him saying, “Certainly this man was righteous!”
Is there an irreconcilable contradiction here?
Why did the resurrected Jesus Christ invite Thomas to touch him yet he had stopped Mary Magdalene from doing so earlier? Mary Magdalene was a close friend, why would Jesus say that to her? "This verse belongs to a handful of the most difficult passages in the New Testament." - D. A. Carson
"Not to limit speech to wholesome, helpful words makes the Holy Spirit feel grief because of our behavior. We are not saying that you can never say anything negative. Sometimes we are forced to talk about unpleasant things, particularly in solving problems in which people are involved. Teachers, ministers, employers, coaches, lawyers, police, and so on, all find it necessary to tell the truth about someone even if it is unpleasant. Whether you are solving a problem or not, you avoid speaking unwholesome words. Your intent is to build up, not tear down, to unify, not divide." - Max Anders
"When trying to determine the length of Jesus’ ministry according to John’s chronology, interpreters have proposed a two-year ministry (spanning three Passovers) and a three-year ministry (spanning four Passovers)." -
Philip W. Comfort
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 or egg cell in Mary’s womb)?
How was the life of the Son transferred from heaven to earth to be united, in the fertilization of an ovum or egg cell in Mary’s womb? How could Jesus, as the actual son of Mary, a genuine descendant of forefathers Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, and King David and legitimate heir retain the same identity that he had in heaven?
John 20:23 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 23 “If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” Do these words mean that Christians can forgive sins? Specifically, there is nothing within Scripture that would lead us to believe that Christians in general, or even... Continue Reading →