Historical Argument

Evidence we can investigate/research and gain knowledge by means of direct and indirect observation or experience.

Can we trust the New Testament?

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Historical Argument, Knowing for Sure Blog, Tough Questions | 1 comment

Can we trust the New Testament?

This morning at church my pastor mentioned apologetics multiple times. To me, that topic acts as coffee in my system! He also mentioned some, what he called God questions. One of which was if the New Testament can be trusted. I went home considering writing a post on the topic since I had not done one in a while. Then later this afternoon my daughter Beth shared in a text to me that a friend of her’s was questioning how accurate the bible can be if it was translated so many times through so many different languages. Beth pointed out that it is just one language to English. For example,...

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Demanding Proof

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Historical Argument, Knowing for Sure Blog, Tough Questions | 0 comments

Demanding Proof

21 – A disciple of Christ, Thomas, was a skeptic. He walked with Jesus during his time on earth and physically witnessed with his own eyes certain miracles performed by him such as raising Lazarus from the dead and so forth. However, after the crucifixion, Jesus supposedly rose three days later and Thomas did not believe it was truly him despite being told, prior to the incident by Jesus, that he would rise again in three days. Thomas required physical proof. Jesus allowed him to touch him and feel the wounds in his body to offer that proof to Thomas. Why doesn’t god extend the same proof to...

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How do you Defend your Faith?

Posted by on Dec 17, 2016 in Historical Argument, Knowing for Sure Blog, Tough Questions | 2 comments

How do you Defend your Faith?

Many years ago when I was in college I took some fencing classes. No, not classes that teach you how to string barbed wire across your property, but classes that instruct on sword play. The class started with the foil, then expanded to an epee, and finally the sabre. With some martial arts experience under my belt, I felt I had a slight advantage over some of the other beginning students. Several months down the road, I participated in a local college tournament and earned 2nd place after losing to a young woman who was also in her 20’s. Despite her having a reach 6 inches less than mine, I...

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The Son of Man

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Historical Argument, Knowing for Sure Blog | 0 comments

The Son of Man

During a recent sermon, Pastor Dennis mentioned and referenced in his screen notes, Daniel 7:13-14 more than once. The Son of Man Presented “I kept looking in the night visions, And behold, with the clouds of heaven One like a Son of Man was coming, And He came up to the Ancient of Days And was presented before Him. “And to Him was given dominion, Glory and  a kingdom, That all the peoples, nations and men of every language Might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not pass away; And His kingdom is one Which will not be destroyed. If you were to do a search for...

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Undesigned coincidences

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Historical Argument, Knowing for Sure Blog | 0 comments

Undesigned coincidences

An online blogger stated, “I believe the bible was a collection of stories and nothing more. Kinda like our modern day sci fi.” David Bokovoy on Patheos.com shared, “It doesn’t take too careful a read to determine that from start to finish, the Gospels contain inaccurate historical reconstructions—stories about Jesus’ life and ministry that simply could not have taken place the way they’re depicted.” Richard Carrier from Columbia University wrote, “We have no trustworthy evidence of a physical resurrection, no reliable witnesses. It is among the most poorly attested of historical events.” I...

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GoPro and the Gospel of Mark

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Historical Argument, Knowing for Sure Blog | 0 comments

GoPro and the Gospel of Mark

In recent months I have seen some amazing GoPro videos that were from participants in extreme sports. Water skiing, snow boarding, sky diving, rock climbing, cliff jumping, mountain biking, etc., to name a few. Some of the clips look like a lot of fun and I would be willing to try; others I think to myself, “No way!” Not only would I not want to try it, but the danger factor was more than I would ever be willing to embrace. Yet, we have first hand documentation, (primary evidence), of what some of these athletes are able to do. No doubt if I was to try it, it would be an epic fail and end up...

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Lack of Evidence for the New Testament?

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Historical Argument, Knowing for Sure Blog | 2 comments

Lack of Evidence for the New Testament?

How do we know we can trust the New Testament? Sam Harris, an American author, neuroscientist, philosopher and the co-founder and chief executive of Project Reason, a non-profit that promotes science and secularism wrote, “…religious faith is the belief in historical and metaphysical propositions without sufficient evidence.” 1 Another notable atheist, Christopher Hitchens, who mentioned Moses ben Maimun, a Jewish philosopher from the 1100’s said, “However, he fell into the same error as do the Christians, in assuming that the four Gospels were in any sense a historical record....

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Horus vs. Jesus

Posted by on May 16, 2015 in Historical Argument, Knowing for Sure Blog, Tough Questions | 1 comment

Horus vs. Jesus

On a recent morning at the gym I noticed a young woman with a sweatshirt. On the back, in bold letters, I saw ZEITGEIST. It is a movie I have heard of before, and knew it made quite a few claims against Christianity. I also knew it had quite a following on the Internet with various atheist and skeptic web sites, but beyond that I really did not know much about it. Consequently, I decided to watch the movie for myself and see what I could walk away with. In just the first 15 minutes, I had material for multiple blog posts, and this will address claims made by Peter Joseph concerning the...

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