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Today’s post will tackle another question that the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: What did the Centurion call Jesus when he died?

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

The Son of God.

When the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!” (Mark 15:39)

Now the centurion, and those who were with him keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that were happening, became very frightened and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:54)

A righteous man.

Now when the centurion saw what had happened, he began praising God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent.”
(Luke 23:47)

(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 the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between February 15th-21st, 2017.

1.) Christian Philosophy And Presuppositions Examine Buddhism – New Book

2.) Cornelius Van Til quote: Knowledge by Authority

3.) Discussion Guide: The Ultimate Proof of Creation Chapter 3

4.) Van Til’s enduring value

5.) Christian Worldview Apologetics: an overview 

6.) What Are Worldviews? Why Do Worldviews Matter? How Does One Change Worldviews?

What’s more certain: God or my hands?

7.) Logical Beliefs Ministries Podcast 0061: The Naturalistic Fallacy and an attack on Presuppositional Apologetics

 

Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend OR that of Another REBLOG HERE

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Is Justification by Faith Taught in the Old Testament?

Justification is the act of God declaring a sinner righteous before Him.

But first why is this question important:

This question is important if one believes in the continuity between the Old and the New Testament.

This question is also important if one believes that Christianity has its root in the Jewish Scripture.

Moreover if you love the truth that God has justified sinners by faith, you will appreciate that this was always God’s intention.

This is also helpful for Jewish evangelism and apologetics to the Jews.

It is useful for doctrinal apologetics of Christianity.

I have found Paul in Romans 4 to be quite insightful of his argument from the Old Testament in which he argues and defends the thesis that the doctrine of justification by faith has Old Testament roots.

For this post we will look at Abraham in Genesis.  Specifically we will look at Paul’s argument concerning Abraham and you will notice in Romans 4 that Paul’s argument was faithful to the context of Genesis.

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This is the 30th Bible contradiction we refuted!

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Today’s post will tackle another question that the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Who put the robe on Jesus?

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

Herod’s soldiers

And Herod with his soldiers, after treating Him with contempt and mocking Him, dressed Him in a gorgeous robe and sent Him back to Pilate. (Luke 23:11)

Pilate’s soldiers

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole Roman cohort around Him. 28 They stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him.(Matthew 27:27-28)

Wishing to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas for them, and after having Jesus scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified. 16 The soldiers took Him away into the [a]palace (that is, the Praetorium), and they *called together the whole Roman [b]cohort. 17 They *dressed Him up in purple, and after twisting a crown of thorns, they put it on Him.  (Mark 15:15-17)

Pilate then took Jesus and scourged Him. 2 And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and put a purple robe on Him. (John 19:1-2)

(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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Jason Lisle is a Christian apologist who has a PhD in Astrophyics.  He is active in teaching apologetics at the level of worldview and specifically Presuppositional apologetics.

During the month of January 2017 Dr. Lisle taught a four part series for Heritage Grace Community Church titled “Nuclear Strength Apologetics.”

The audios for those teachings have been made available online!

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For those of you guys on Facebook Why?Outreach shared a meme with links to Christian responses to a meme arguing against God/Jesus/Christianity.

Here’s the meme:

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There’s several approaches one can take in response to this meme.  The articles “Why?Outreach” linked in response to this meme is include “Does Spider-Man Really Exist?” and “Jesus and the Spiderman Fallacy.

I thought I chime in with my response.

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For other posts dealing with Bible contradictions see our Collection of Posts Responding to Bible Contradictions.

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Today’s post will tackle another question that the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: “When did Satan enter Judas?”

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

Before the last supper.

And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, belonging to the number of the twelve….Then came the first day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. (Luke 22:3, 7)

After the last supper.

After the morsel, Satan then entered into him. Therefore Jesus *said to him, “What you do, do quickly.” (John 13:27)

(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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