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The best historical evidence to Jesus resurrection would have to be given by someone with nothing to gain from it. As a follower of Christ and believer that He is the Messiah, I have something to gain from telling everyone I've seen the resurrected Jesus - it gives proof and validity to my beliefs; It makes me "not crazy" to have followed Him. This would ...


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People have argued for the truth of Jesus' Resurrection on the basis of the biblical record alone, because there is no archaeological evidence and no extra-biblical evidence for his Resurrection. The UCLA Institute on Primary Resources describes as primary resources that material which provides first-hand evidence of historical events. It says that they ...


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That's actually a very good question that people do not ask as often as they should. You are right that it is important to distinguish between evidence and the explanation of that evidence. With historical evidence, it is also important to qualify what we mean by historical "evidence." Many people today limit this to physical evidence like archaeological ...


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One prominent adherent to the idea of a local flood, Hugh Ross, has maintained that the flood of Noah wiped out all of humanity. "In both its linguistic and historical context, world in the Genesis passages refers not to the entire planet but rather to the “world” of people. So the Flood could have been worldwide without being global." Ross goes on to ...


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Phillipians 2: 5-8 clearly explains it - Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and ...


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Local-flood proponents generally fall into one of two camps: That the narrative is told from the point of view of the author, and from the author's point of view, the flood covered the entire (known) earth. (One example). In this view, I believe the only logical explanation for your question would be that God's promise was taken to mean that this would ...


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In short, how does Christianity deal with some of the major contentions of biblical criticism towards the Old Testament? The literalists contend the academic assertions are false (intentionally or otherwise). The accommodationists attempt to find a way to build a compromise usually at the expense of what is written in the Bible. This is similar to what ...


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The question does not ask whether biblical criticism is true, but merely how some Christians deal with biblical criticism. Most Christians are largely unaware of biblical Higher Criticism or simply choose to ignore it as being of little concern to them. Christians in this latter group is unlikely to change their strongly held faith just because some biblical ...


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Noah was not tasked with taking every single species on the whole planet. If you look at the animals that were taken in Genesis 6, they are all vertebrates. Vertebrates only compose about 3% of all the animal species in the world. http://animals.about.com/od/zoologybasics/a/howmanyspecies.htm Of this 3%, there were NO water dwelling species taken. Of that ...



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