Jesus Christ Archive

Do James and Paul Contradict Concerning Grace?

Scripture is a song, borne of the Spirit, repeated over time and countless generations, a gift of precious worth to those whose hearts are in tune to its underlying faith-inspiring tones. No matter how closely we may examine any one text, we must remember that it is but one movement in the symphony that is […]

Lighting a Path for a Church Apologetics Ministry

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume32, number2 (2009). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org One of the most satisfying aspects of apologetics ministry is hearing from people who ask permission to use ministry material to begin an apologetics teaching program in their own […]

Why Did the First Christians Survive Pagan Persecution?

I am so delighted to be in the studio today to talk about the cornerstone of the historic Christian faith. Just today I was studying Plinius the Younger, also known as Pliny the Younger. He was a contemporary and employer of Seutonius, the author of The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, and also a friend […]

What Foundation Are You Laying for Christ?

One of the resources that we have available for those that make a donation to the Christian Research Institute is a booklet on rewards. Rewards are not commonly talked about in contemporary sermons but they were common fare in the sermons of Jesus Christ. We see this in the Olivet Discourse, in the Book of […]

Why Good Apologetics Is Needed Today!

Sometimes people wonder if apologetics is really necessary. Well our faith is under attack.   John Dominic Crossan, who is virtually ubiquitous on television, radio, and documentaries, says that that Jesus Christ was never resurrected from the dead and that His body was thrown into shallow grave barely covered with dirt, and eaten by wild […]

Was Moses Resurrected Before Christ?

I recently received a question in the mail from Ernie in St Louis, MO. He asked, “If Moses was raised before Christ, doesn’t this conflict with the concept that Jesus is the first fruits of those who are have fallen asleep? In other words, how could Moses have been resurrected before Jesus Christ?”   The […]

Various Questions on the Sabbath

It seems more and more these days as I open the mail, I’m getting letters from some Seventh-day Adventists that say that since I worship on Sunday I’m taking the mark of the beast. They’re Seventh-day Adventist traditionalists and they often major on the aberrant doctrines like soul sleep, sabbatarianism, and the seer status of […]

Is it necessary to speak in tongues in order to be a Christian?

I recently received another social media question via Facebook from Donica. She writes, “I was recently part of a Word of Faith church in Houston and speaking in tongues was a must in order to have the Holy Spirit. My question is this; is it necessary to speak in tongues in order to be a […]

Evangelism by Our Love, Lips and Life

Anybody out there remember the Great Commission? In the Great Commission Christ called us not only to make converts but to make disciples. A disciple is, of course, a learner and follower of Jesus Christ. We are called to the task of making disciples through the testimony of our love, our lips and our lives. […]

Memorable Keys to Essential Christian D-O-C-T-R-I-N-E

I’ve been doing the Bible Answer Man broadcast for over two decades and I’m always exhilarated to help people with their questions, but I’m particularly motivated and excited about a new resource we have called Memorable Keys to Essential Christian D-O-C-T-R-I-N-E. It’s a great resource that codifies exactly what you as a believer have given […]