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Two months ago I wrote “Problems with Reza Aslan’s Rejection of Jesus Before Pilate Part 1.”  This is the second installment.

Reza Aslan has gotten into more controversies since my last post.  He’s managed to get himself kicked out of CNN. And that reminded me to work on part 2 of this series.

Aslan’s most popular book is Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.

Reza Aslan questions the historicity of Jesus being before Pilate as the Gospels presented it.  On page 148 of the book he writes:

Either the threat posed by Jesus to the stability of Jerusalem is so great that he is one of only a handful of Jews to have the opportunity to stand before Pilate and answer for his alleged crimes, or else the so-called trial before Pilate is a fabrication.  There is reason to suspect that latter. (148)

We are examining his “reason” to question the Gospel account of Jesus before Pilate.  In part 1 I refuted Aslan’s argument based upon Aslan’s assertion that Pilate was one who was not for trials.  Here in this post I want to look at another of Aslan’s “reason.”

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For today’s post will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Who carried Jesus’s cross?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:

Jesus carried his own cross

“They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, [a]bearing His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha.” (John 19:17)

Simon the Cyrenian carried Jesus’s cross.

“As they were coming out, they found a man of Cyrene named Simon, whom they pressed into service to bear His cross.” (Matthew 27:32)

 They *pressed into service a passer-by coming from the country, Simon of Cyrene (the father of Alexander and Rufus), to bear His cross.” (Mark 15:21)

When they led Him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, coming in from the country, and placed on him the cross to carry behind Jesus.” (Luke 23:26)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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Here are links related to Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between June 15th-21st, 2017.

1.) Atheist Daniel Dennett Tries to Explain the Mind Away: He Fails

2.) Over at Huffington Post Religion: A vegan Muslim Yogi’s rational-irrational tension

3.) Van Til: There is no Third Possibility

4.) Knowledge and ignorance of God

5.) Boghossian and New Atheists Call Theists Nuts and Loons – Christians Should be Locked Up

6.) Men can’t tell women what to do with their bodies! Leftist Self-Defeater

 

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What do you do when a discussion about abortion and someone say, “Men can’t tell women what to do with their bodies!”

I saw this from Sye Ten Bruggencate.  This is good:

Sye wrote “When the left’s insanity demolishes one of their favourite arguments.”

That’s a Presuppositional apologist in action!

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Today’s post will tackle another question that the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: “Who were Saul’s sons?”

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:

Jonathan, Ishui, and Melchishua

Now the sons of Saul were Jonathan and Ishvi and Malchi-shua; and the names of his two daughters were these: the name of the firstborn Merab and the name of the younger Michal. (1 Samuel 14:49)

Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.

Ner became the father of Kish, and Kish became the father of Saul, and Saul became the father of Jonathan, Malchi-shua, Abinadab and Eshbaal. (1 Chronicles 8:33, 9:39)

(Note: Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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Over some years I’ve been slowly writing down illustrations that I thought might be helpful for sermons or evangelism that has apologetics’ thrusts.

Here’s 40 of them arranged topically.

Illustrations in Defense of the Importance of Doctrines and the need for Discernment of False Doctrines

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Here are links related to Presuppositional Apologetics gathered from June 1st-7th, 2017.

1.) Nietzsche is Dead, Bill Nye is Old and Ready But God is Alive

2.) Debate: Does God Exist? Dan Barker vs. Sonny Hernandez

3.) Refuting Hinduism at its Core

4.) Calvinst Cartoon: Framed

5.) What is the Nature of Christian Classical Education?

6.) Alien Covenant: Ridley Scott’s Christophobic Atheism

7.) John Frame’s Doctrine of the Knowledge of God: Opening Questions 1a

 

8.) Atheism Cannot Logically Argue for Morality

 

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