A Powerful Apologetic Method: ABDUCTIVE Reasoning!

"What in the world is 'Abductive Reasoing'?" Well, abductive reasoning is employed by crime scene detectives, car mechanics, and your medical doctor.  Abductive reasoning is when you look at all the known facts, and seek to form the best explanation to explain the data.  Abductive reasoning seeks to find the "inference to the best explanation" for the known facts.   

This is a vital way of thinking and investigating that all serious Christians should be engaged in....

 - Pastor J. 

Ancient Jewish Documents: "Jesus Performed Miracles!"

What does the Jewish Talmud, one of the most respected ancient books, say concerning the supernatural powers of Christ?

Precisely that question will be the focus of our discussion in this installment of our series "Ancient Non-Christian Historical Evidence For Jesus Of Nazareth".  We will be examining 2 ancient Jewish documents, the Talmud and the Toledoth Jesu, and seeking to glean solid historical information from them concerning Jesus.

Wouldn't it be incredible is a non-Christian historical source attributed miracle working powers to Jesus during His earthly ministry?  Watch and find out for yourself.....

God bless you all!  Have an Intelligent Faith!

- Pastor J. 

BREAKING NEWS: Earliest Manuscript of the Book of Romans Discovered?

John Byron shared the news that some are reporting the discovery of the earliest extant manuscript of Romans, claimed to be from the middle of the second century. To be more precise, it is a fragment of Romans 9-10, and it was allegedly discovered just this week. CNN has footage of it, but the camera is not close enough for me to discern the text well.

http://edition.cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2012/01/18/nr-hobby-lobby-religious-artifacts.cnn

As is always the case with discoveries such as these, I want to wait for more experts to examine it before heralding it as the new “earliest” manuscript not only of Romans but of any Pauline letter. If I recall correctly, P46, which contains all or part of several Pauline epistles, is currently regarded as the oldest manuscript (ca. 200 C.E.) of any of Paul’s letters.

This could be a very interesting and impacting discovery in the area of Biblical Archaeology.  Let's wait and see what comes of it.  Also, if you need a great resource for archaeological finds related to the Old and New Testaments, check out

http://www.biblearchaeology.org

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God bless you all!  Remember..... have Intelligent Faith!

- Pastor J.