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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: When did the women (or woman) arrive at the sepulchre?

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

While it was still dark.

“Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene *came early to the tomb, while it *was still dark, and *saw the stone already taken away from the tomb.” (John 20:1)

At sunrise.

“Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave.” (Matthew 28:1)

“When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, they *came to the tomb when the sun had risen.” (Mark 16:1-2)

(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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I’m slowly trying to get back to the groove of things so here’s a quick devotional from the Word of God for today.

This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few days ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is Galatians 1:8.  Here’s my translation:

“ [TP ἐγὼ TP] γὰρ διὰ νόμου νόμῳ ἀπέθανον ἵνα θεῷ ζήσω
For through the law I died to the law in order that I will live for God

Χριστῷ συνεσταύρωμαι”
I am crucified with Christ

Here are some observations:

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It’s Sunday Morning.  I know sometimes ministry is not easy.  So here’s a little motivation from the Word of God for preachers before you enter your pulpit and teachers before you go in to instruct your class.

1 Peter 5:1-3 states

Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.

Peter has for us instructions of what Church elders are to be like.  But what is the motivation for preachers, teachers and leaders to put them into practice?

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One of the amazing truths about the Bible and Christianity is the fact that Scripture prophesied about the Messiah hundreds of years before it happened.

Here’s a 4 part series on Messianic Prophecies as found in the Psalm.

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Fighting temptation is not easy.  But God has given us means of resisting temptation.

And we must not neglect the greatest weapon against resisting temptation.

Do you want to know what that is?

Here’s a witty ditty that hopefully helps you with your memory:

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In our post “” someone left two comments that I thought was worth responding to.  In this post I want to specifically respond to two sentences which the gentleman stated:

But still the voluminous text on a ‘unitarian’ GOD as presented by JV are more convincing.”

If Jesus Christ has existed from the begiining His name was never mentioned , its only in the NT that He appeared.”

Here’s my brief reply:

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On the one hand I appreciate that atheist and skeptic Bart Ehrman has written a book that argues for the historical existence of Jesus.  On the other hand the book is not without its problems.

Here are all our posts that exposes the fallacious reasoning in Ehrman’s book.

Bart Ehrman On Critics’ Alleged Mutually Exclusive Claims

Bart Ehrman’s Schizophrenic Misrepresentation of Fundamentalists’ view of Inspiration and Bible’s Historicity

Bart Ehrman’s Fallacious Argument from Silence in his book, “Did Jesus Exist?”

Bart Ehrman’s Claim: Jews didn’t deny other gods’ existence?

Bart Ehrman Questioning the Historicity of Jesus’ Triumphant Entry Part 1

Bart Ehrman Questioning the Historicity of Jesus’ Triumphant Entry Part 2

 

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