8 Points to Consider: The Authenticity of the Bible {Undesigned Coincidences} 8 of 9

Jesus heals a woman.

“When someone places faith in the Bible, they place it in the direction of evidence, not against the evidence.” D.M. Johnson and I are back in this second-to-last podcast on the authenticity of the Bible. Today, we discuss undesigned coincidences. Undesigned coincidences are events or things in the Bible that could be coincidental, but there are just so many that they add up to real, compelling evidence. As D.M. explains, “It becomes a little bit ridiculous to insist that all of these things ar … [Read more...]

8 Points to Consider: The Authenticity of the Bible {Evidence of the Resurrection} 7 of 9

By His wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

Critics and skeptics have long attacked Jesus’ Resurrection. Why so?? Well, in short, if the Resurrection can be disproved, all the other claims about Jesus Christ can also be dismissed. Christianity would crumble.In this cast in the I Believe Podcast series on the Authenticity of the Bible (its reliability, not its perfection), guest D.M. Johnson and I will review much of the evidence which shows that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is a validated, critical, wonderful historical eve … [Read more...]

8 Points to Consider: The Authenticity of the Bible {Eyewitness Testimony} 6 of 9

Many scholars, skeptics, and Bible students alike may wonder about the authorship of the four Gospels: were they really written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John? How old are they really? How accurate are the versions we have today--after 2000 years? D.M. Johnson and I are back discussing these very issues relating to the eyewitness testimony in the Gospels. They talk about the following points: How ancient writers recorded biographies; Why it’s important to be intellectually c … [Read more...]

8 Points to Consider on the Authenticity of the Bible {Historical Method} 5 of 9

Special Guest D.M. Johnson When someone places faith in the Bible, they place it in the direction of evidence, not against the evidence In this fifth of nine podcasts with D.M Johnson, we’ll examine the various methods historians use when studying ancient texts. D.M. and I address the following methods: Multiple attestation: having multiple ancient sources talking about the same event Early attestation: having an ancient source or sources that date close to the time an event is t … [Read more...]

8 Points to Consider: The Authenticity of the Bible {Archaeology} 4 of 9

Special Guest D.M. Johnson When someone places faith in the Bible, they place it in the direction of evidence, not against the evidence In this 4th in a series of 9 interviews, D.M. Johnson, author and Bible scholar, and I discuss the archaeological evidence for the Bible. We'll discuss the following archaeological evidence: The Dead Sea Scrolls Ossuaries and inscriptions which corroborate Biblical figures Archaeological sites, including the Western Wailing Wall, the … [Read more...]

8 Points to Consider: The Authenticity of the Bible {Manuscript Evidence} 3 of 9

Special Guest D.M. Johnson “When someone places faith in the Bible, they place it in the direction of evidence, not against the evidence” This third interview in a series of nine with guest D.M. Johnson discusses the manuscript evidence for the Bible. Karen and Dave go more in-depth on the wealth of manuscript evidence that exists for the Bible, particularly the New Testament. They discuss the following topics: Criteria the ancients used for placing a book or epistle in the Bib … [Read more...]

8 Points to Consider: The Authenticity of the Bible {Extra-Biblical Evidence}

All scripture is God-breathed. 2 Timothy 3:16

In this second interview in a series with DM Johnson, we discuss extra-Biblical evidence, or evidence of the Bible’s truthfulness from sources outside the Bible. Dave and I talk about the following points: New Testament figures who are attested in outside sources Writers who chronicled the events surrounding Jesus’ death and the darkness which followed Evidence from Josephus The methods and norms of historical documentation Early Christian wri … [Read more...]

Finding Hope While Grieving Suicide [Video]

God is not the author of our suffering but of our help. - Darla Isackson

Special guest Darla Isackson, Author of Finding Hope While Grieving Suicide Losing a loved one to suicide can be overwhelming and heartbreaking. Special guest Darla Isackson talks about her own experience, and offers valuable advice for those grieving suicide. She discusses grief and its importance, as well as the truths she discovered about life after death and the gospel of Jesus Christ as she grieved her son’s suicide. … [Read more...]

Finding Hope While Grieving Suicide [Audio]

Special Guest: Darla Isackson, Author of Finding Hope While Grieving Suicide In this episode of I Believe: Expressions of Faith, Karen talks with Darla Isackson about her experience grieving suicide. Darla talks about losing her son to suicide and her personal … [Read more...]

Good Enough for God: 6 Keys to Victory Over Feelings of Insecurity and Self-Doubt [Video]

Good enough for God, doubt not, fear not.

How are you today? Feelings of self-doubt and insecurity have crept into all of our lives at one time or another, for various reasons, right? Maybe you’re thinking now, “I just don’t have what it takes.”  “Susie can do it better and looks better doing it!”  “I’ll never change.” Sometimes these feelings stem from tragic life circumstances or difficult situations. Or perhaps they … [Read more...]


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