Neil Meyer
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What extrabiblical sources support the existence of Jesus in history?
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In short Lucian Pliny the younger Josephus St. Ignatius of Antioch Tacitus Suetonius Aristides Galenus Lampridius I tried to get all those that Norman names. Just a problem with spelling those ...

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How is Christ's death so significant?
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I think his resurrection is a lot more important than the mere fact that he died. Death proved his humanity. Resurrection proved his divinity.

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Take away the gospels, and how do we know that Jesus did what he was recorded to have done in terms of miracles?
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My understanding is that the gospels were written several hundred years A.D. This is plainly erroneous. We have manuscripts of the New Testament dating from within the first century AD. Seeing as ...

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How do we resolve the issue with the circular argument that the Bible is the basis for its own authority?
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it is said that the Bible is authoritative because the Bible says so. I have yet to hear this from a Christian. Does not seem like anything a apologist would say. Can you quote someone who says this ...

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What is the origin of the Christmas tree and is it accepted in all Christian traditions?
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It has it's origins in the reformation. One German legend claims that Martin Luther was responsible for introducing the use of Christmas trees in the home, in Germany. According to the legend, on ...

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How to answer "Why do evil and suffering exist?"
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Because God gave us free will. He is not interested in puppets on a string who just hop to his commands. He is interested in followers who of their own free will accept the knowledge of God. Free ...

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How is the Christian Jesus different from the Muslim Jesus?
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Islam accepts Jesus as a prophet. A man of God so to speak. They also believe he was born of a virgin and did miracles, but take the Gnostic Gospels take on his crucifixion and somehow think that it ...

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How is Freemasonry related to Christianity?
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How is Freemasonry related to Christianity? Freemasonry is promotes indifferentism. Indifferentism is the heretical belief that all religions are equally legitimate attempts to explain the truth ...

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Is an action morally good because God commands it, or does God command it because it is good?
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This is what is commonly known as the Euthyphro's dilemma I can show everyone to the excellent podcast on Dr. William Lane Craig's podcast on it on his website. It is a common objection that atheist ...

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What are the main views on who created God?
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This objection is what the populariser Richard Dawkins brings up in his book the God delusion. Their he tells us that Aquinas is wrong because if everything has a cause it just raises like he puts it "...

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Is rape condoned in the Bible? If so, why?
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"If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay the girl's father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the girl, for he has ...

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What were the beliefs, teachings, and practices of the church regarding slavery in the New World?
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Quakers were one of the first groups who condemned slavery. The anti-slavery sentiment started back in the 1600s. By the 1750s, they were actively trying to have the slavery laws changed in Britain ...

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Do any independent sources exist mentioning Jesus' miracles performed and the people He performed them on?
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The Quran mentions miracles they believe he performed. “When the disciples said: O Jesus, son of Mary! Is your Lord able to send down for us a table spread with food from heaven? He said: ...

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Why do religious people find it hard to accept that you don't need religion to have a good moral code?
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I have not heard any Christian claim this in any academic setting. The most Christians usually say about morality in this context is that without a transcendent law giver no absolute morality can be ...

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Should a Christian read books known to be heretical / blasphemous / against Christianity?
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I would like to quote the apologetic mandate verse 1 Corinthians 7:1-2 (New International Version) We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we ...

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Why does Jesus refer to himself as the "Son of Man"?
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He was alluding that he would fulfill the prophecy made by the Prophet Daniel in Daniel 7. 13 “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man,[a] coming with the ...

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What happens to non-believers or believers of other religions after death?
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I would just like to add that the book of Romans talks about those who have not heard the gospel and those of other religions. Romans 2 Let God Be the Judge 1 So do you think that you can judge ...

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How should other churches respond to a pastor and congregation who live contrary to the Gospel?
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Leviticus 19:18: Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD. It would appear that this pastor may be an ...

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Would it have been possible for Jesus to sin?
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Not if you believe in Orthodox Christianity. He was God incarnate and had a perfect moral character. He was because of his human side tempted and this attests to his humanity (Something that most ...

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Which prophecies are fulfilled outside of Scripture?
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There was fulfilled one in 1967 Bible passage: Zechariah 8:7-8 Written: between 520 and 518 BC Fulfilled: 1967, etc. In Zechariah 8:7-8, the prophet said God would bring the Jews back from the east ...

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Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
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Theistic evolution is certainly possible. The theistic evolutionist in the bible finds some problems Mark 10:6 King James Version (KJV) 6But from the beginning of the creation God made ...

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Where does "amen" come from?
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The mere fact that this youtuber thought Amen-Ra was a Roman God speaks greatly about the quality of his videos. Some unbelievers seem to see a pagan behind everything a Christian does. Old English,...

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What is the case against Gore Vidal's view that St. Paul "invented Christianity"?
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There is also the issue of the biggest 1st century the problem the church faced. Whether a person first had to become a Jew before you could become a Christian and the issue of circumcision. If Paul ...

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What is the scholarly biblical argument against theistic evolution?
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I'm not sure if there is very "scholarly" but the main (If not one of) problem I would suppose theistic evolutionist would have is the manner in which mankind is portrayed in the Bible versus the ...

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External reference of Jesus's resurrection?
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Suetonius is one of three key Roman authors who may refer to early Christians, the other two being Pliny the Younger and Tacitus. These authors refer to events which take place during the reign of ...

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Is it okay for Christians to study philosophy?
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It is really a myth that philosophy is explicitly anti religious. Sure there are non or anti religious people among them but I'm not convinced they are more or less than any other profession. Do not ...

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Do non-christians of other religions have salvation or not beacuse they don't believe Christ is Lord?
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The book of Romans touches on the subject of those who do not have the law. The law itself does not make a person holy. The righteousness even being written on the heart. Their conscience bearing ...

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Is there a Christian response to dying in dignity or assisted suicide?
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The problem comes in that if we are to deem all life with intrinsic value then we are faced with the same problem that abortion and the death penalty brings. Do we succumb to nihilism and then deem ...

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How do we get morals?
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The Euthypro dilemma has bearing on this question. Generally the Christian view has been that we should base our morality not on anything God has arbitrally commanded but rather on Gods character. We ...

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Can seeking arguments against Christianity strengthen Christianity?
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Simple Answer Yes It is how Lee Strobel and Josh McDowell came to Christ You can read their books it is very good at explaining their story A case for Christ and Evidence that demands a ...

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