For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.   Matthew 12:40 2 Prefigures of the Messiah When Jonah spent three days and nights miraculously preserved within a huge fish; […]

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NOTES FOR SHORT DANIEL CLASS   Background to Daniel:   Theme:  God Rules the Nations, Do Not Fear!   Main messages:   1.  How to stay pure and uncorrupted?to maintain your integrity in a world      in which you are surrounded by unbelievers.   2.  God is in control.  He will protect his people.  Do […]

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NOTES ON OTHER RELIGIONS   Some helpful definitions:   Polytheism:  a religious system which includes worship of many gods.   Pantheism:  a theological perspective that sees God as being synonymous with the universe or with nature?kind of like ?the Force? of Star Wars.   Animism:  belief that many animals plants, and even objects contain individual […]

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A Refutation of Acharya S’s book, The Christ Conspiracy By Mike Licona Copyright ? 2001, TruthQuest Publishers All Rights Reserved. No reproduction of any kind permissible without the expressed written consent of the publisher. Acharya S is a skeptic with an interest in mythology who has written a book entitled The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest […]

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Biblical Archaeology: Evidence of the Exodus from Egypt Merneptah Stele ??????????????? Merneptah pylon at University of Penn Museum ??????????????? One of the most important discoveries that relate to the time of the Exodus is the Merneptah stele which dates to about 1210 BC. Merneptah, the king of Egypt, boasts that he has destroyed his enemies […]

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Mormonismo / LA IGLESIA DE JESUCRISTO DE LOS SANTOS DE LOS ULTIMOS DIAS ?        Fundador: Jos? Smith (1805-1844) HISTORIA: ?        Jos? Smith. Nacido en Vermont, 1805, criado en el ?rea rural de Nueva York. ?        No fu? conocido por haber tenido un trabajo regular. ?        Se volvi? estafador de la gente. Era un charlat?n religioso. […]

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  Note to reader:  this article was found at   http://www.christian-thinktank .com/qwhendan3a.html   It is not written by anyone at this web site, and we want to give proper credit for this excellent article!!!     Section One: The Dead Sea Scrolls Manuscript Data ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….   1. Do we have any copies of the Book of […]

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Outline for From Shadow to Reality   OT Theme:  The Messiah is coming   NT Theme:  The Messiah is here   Jesus is priest, prophet and king.  Jesus brings together the entire OT. Jesus says:  Everything must be fulfilled that was written about me Luke 24:44 These are the scriptures that testify about me.  Jn […]

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In anew Comparative Religion course I’m taking at school. we’re currently studying Hinduism and will soon move on to Buddhism its actually quite fascinating. Hinduism, with all its splendid contradictions and incongruities, is really not that bad of a religion. Dont get me wrong, my faith is not wavering but I found that studying the […]

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My question revolves around the true role of the Council Of Nicea. Some have argued that the council canonized certain texts to fit their purposes. I have heard the counter argument that the council merely canonized what was already widely accepted as Inspired Word, but even this wide acceptance does little to guarantee that the […]

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The Bible is generally used as the primary reference for Christians. Even if I accept that the Bible is actually God’s word, you have to admit that it was put on paper by humans. And since humans are imperfect, how do you put such faith in the Bible? Also, what about the books of the […]

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The Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity and is credited (by some) as being responsible for Christianity flourishing. But, Constantine chose one form of Christianity and killed anyone who practiced any of the other forms. What about these other forms? Combine this with the crusades and we get the classic line “history is written by the […]

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Note:  I do not know the author of this excellent article.  It was found at    http:/ /mywebpages.comcast.net/mkent595/Originoflife.html  Origin Of Life (and irreducible complexity)    notes            Origin of Life – 1 "Any theory with a probability of being correct that is larger than one part in 1040,000 must be judged superior to […]

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The Origin of Biological Information and the Higher Taxonomic Categories By: Stephen C. Meyer Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington September 29, 2004 On August 4th, 2004 an extensive review essay by Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, Director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture appeared in the Proce edings of the Biological Society […]

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THE MIRACLE OF CREATION               In this book, we will principally consider the miracles performed by Jesus Christ during his approximately three year ministry on the earth.  We will ask questions about the evidence that these miracles actually happened.  We will make the effort to consider what is implied on a physical, scientific level […]

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How Old is the Earth? How old is the earth? That is a good question. Although I could provide my best estimate based on the scientific evidence, I can honestly say I do not know. One thing which can be said with confidence (as will be shown in this chapter) is that the earth appears […]

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Checkable Biblical Accuracy In each of the following cases, the Biblical writer had an opportunity to either state the widely held erroneous belief of his day, or to state a factually true description. In each case what was stated was true, demonstrating knowledge beyond the writer’s ability and thus necessarily from God. FACT AS STATED […]

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A PRECAUTIONARY TALE ABOUT MISQUOTING SCIENTISTS     Charles Darwin wrote, To suppose that the eye, with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd […]

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HERMENEUTICS   Some Definitions:   Hermeneutics:  The systematic study of the principles and methods of  interpr etation.   Or   The systematic study of the principles and methods of interpretation of the Bible.   Exegesis:  Explaining the meaning of the text;  i.e. what the author meant when he wrote to the people of his day.   […]

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 Power Point: Islam 2.19 Mb  Notes to accompany ISLAM (literally, submit the will in Arabic)   Founder:  Muhammad.  About 570 ? 632 AD, in Mecca, in modern Saudi Arabia.   Roughly 1 billion Muslims in the world.   Location:  Northern Africa, almost the entire Middle East, Pakistan Afghanistan, Bangaladesh, India, Albania, Indonesia and the Phillipines, […]

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   Mormonismo: Un Power Point. 1.09 Mb   Notas para Mormonismo / LA IGLESIA DE JESUCRISTO DE LOS SANTOS DE LOS ULTIMOS DIAS ?        Fundador: Jos? Smith (1805-1844) HISTORIA: ?        Jos? Smith. Nacido en Vermont, 1805, criado en el ?rea rural de Nueva York. ?        No fu? conocido por haber tenido un trabajo regular. ?        […]

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  Power Point: The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ? 1.16 Mb Notes to accompany MORMONISM (The Churchof Jesus Christof the Latter Day Saints)   Founder:  Joseph Smith  (1805 – 1844)   HISTORY:   Joseph Smith   Born in Vermont, 1805, raised in rural New YorkState.   Not known for holding a regular job […]

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