Apologetics Archive

The Bible Code

The Bible Code- An Introduction In his new book The Bible Code, former Washington Post reporter Michael Drosnin has popularized a technology called Equidistant Letter Sequencing” or ELS, that decodes” prophecies allegedly hidden in the Bible. It has been on The New York Times bestseller list for 13 weeks and currently is ranked eighth (as […]

Buddhism in America

This article first appeared in CRI’s Newsletter Christian Research Report, volume 11, number 2 (1998). For further information, go to http://www.equip.org For the past century Buddhist teachers and priests have publicly shared their beliefs both within the Asian-American communities and among other American racial groups. Indeed, Zen and Nichiren Buddhism have converted tens of thousands […]

Was The New Testament Influenced by Pagan Religions?

During the first half of the twentieth century, a number of liberal authors and professors claimed that the New Testament teaching about Jesus’ death and resurrection, the New Birth, and the Christian practices of baptism and the Lord’s Supper were derived from the pagan mystery religions. Of major concern in all this is the charge […]

How To Read A Book

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 26, number 2 (2003), as an introduction to a special book review section in that issue. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org When I first read the title of Mortimer Adler’s How to Read a Book, I […]

Mystery Religion: What Were the Mystery Religions?

The following is an excerpt of article DB109 from the Christian Research Journal by Ronald Nash. To view the full PDF, follow the link below the excerpt. WHAT WERE THE MYSTERY RELIGIONS? Other than Judaism and Christianity, the mystery religions were the most influential religions in the early centuries after Christ. The reason these cults […]

An Answer To An Atheist: Are Humans Nothing More Than Bodies?

This article first appeared in the Volume 13, Issue 3 – August 2000 issue of the Christian Research Report. For further information go to: http://www.equip.org One of the reasons I love the game of golf is that it puts me in touch with people whose worldviews are radically different from mine. One such person is […]

Why Do You Spend So Much Time Focusing On Apologetics? Can’t We Just Preach The Gospel?

This statement is based on questions frequently asked on the Bible Answer Man radio show hosted by CRI president Hank Hanegraaff. This question first appeared in the February 2001 issue of the Christian Research Report. For further information go to: http://www.equip.org Q: Why do you spend so much time focusing on apologetics? Can’t we just […]

Christian Evangelism: Apologetics and Evangelism

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 26, number 1 (2003). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The next time you have an opportunity to share the good news of Jesus Christ, think about this: There is no example […]

Dead Silence: Must The Bible Say Abortion Is Wrong Before We Can Know It’s Wrong?

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 1 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Abortion advocates contend that the Bible is silent on abortion and that none of the biblical passages cited by pro-life advocates actually say the unborn are […]

Apologetics for the Church: Why Christians Are Losing The Culture War

Consider the fundamental question of truth. The Bible teaches that God has revealed His word in Scripture, which means humans have access to a truth that applies to all people in all times — a truth that transcends our own limited and mistaken perceptions. In short, an absolute truth. But a common view today is […]

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