Miracles: the Historical Problem

Bart Ehrman and I disagree when it comes down to his view of evil and my view. I believe that evil is bad, as much as Ehrman does (if not more), but I don’t believe its existence testifies against God but rather, for Him — the reason being that evil exists as an alternative to…

Sermon: The Skepticism of Skepticism and the Logic of Faith (John 20:24-29)

    To participate in our Passover Meal (the Lord’s Supper), listen to the audio file above. Happy Resurrection Sunday or Passover Sunday to our members, listeners, and readers. We love you all. -Pastor D.M. Richardson, The Essential Church World Wide Web   Subject: “The Skepticism of Skepticism and the Logic of Faith” (John 20:24-29)…

Does Matthew quote the wrong prophet? Bart Ehrman on Jeremiah and Zechariah

Why does Matthew quote the wrong prophet? When Matthew indicates that Judas betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver, he notes (as by now we expect of him) that this was in fulfillment of Scripture: “Then was fulfilled what had been spoken through the prophet Jeremiah, ‘And they took the thirty pieces of silver…and they…

God’s Word and Contradictions: Sworn Enemies, Part 3

    Scriptures: Romans 16:25-27 1 Corinthians 15:3-19 2 Timothy 3:14-17 James 2:18-24 James 4:1-6 2 Peter 1:16-21 2 Peter 3:14-16 Service Music Opening Selection: “Speak To My Heart” (artist: Donnie McClurkin) “Word of God Speak” by Mercy Me “Word of Life” by Jeremy Camp Intermediate Selection: “Ancient Words” by Michael W. Smith Inspirational Selection:…

How did Judas die? Ehrman on the Judas death in Matthew and Luke

The commonly held view that Judas went out and “hanged himself” comes from Matthew (27:3-10). After Judas sees that his betrayal has led to Jesus’ conviction, he feels remorse and tries to return his pay of thirty pieces of silver to the Jewish chief priests, telling them that he has “sinned by betraying innocent blood.”…