New Testament Archive

Is Jesus a Dummy with a Painfully Short Attention Span?

This article first appeared in the Ask Hank column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 33, number 02 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org What New Testament critic Bart Ehrman categorizes as one of his “favorite apparent discrepancies” in the Bible would be relatively easy for […]

Discernment in an Age of Information Overload

This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 33, number 03 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS In our age of information overload, Christians must learn to discern between good and evil, right and wrong, truth and falsity. The need for discernment becomes particularly […]

Are Earthquakes Signs of the End Times?

This article first appeared in the Volume 21 / Number 4 / 1999 issue of the Christian Research Journal. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: www.equip.org. Summary: Has an unusual increase in the frequency of big earthquakes afflicted civilizations in the last decades of the twentieth century? Is […]

Paradise Still Lost in Eckhart Tolle’s “A New Earth”

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number5 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Synopsis Through Oprah Winfrey’s remarkable influence, motivational speaker and author Eckhart Tolle’s teachings have become a staple for the spiritually hungry. Tolle’s message, however, consists of an eclectic mix […]

Deity Vs. Humanity

“Who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men” (Phil. 2:6–7).1 For centuries, the mystery of the Incarnation has served as a source of wonder for Christians […]

How Do We Reconcile the Old and New Testaments?

Hank responds to a caller’s question about Israel’s blessings and curses under the Mosaic Covenant in the Old Testament, compared

How Was Jesus “Made” Sin?

A verse commonly misinterpreted by cultists is 2 Corinthians 5:21, where the apostle Paul tells us that God “made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (NASB, emphasis added). Based on this verse, for example, the Christadelphians argue that Jesus […]

Is the New Testament anti-Semitic?

Liberal scholars today are forwarding the notion that the canonization of the New Testament was driven by anti–Semitic motives. In fact, it has become increasingly popular to assert that the story of Judas’s betrayal of Christ was invented because “Judas” allegedly meant “Jew.” In reality, anti–Semitism had nothing to do with the canonization of the […]

Is the New Testament canon authoritative or authoritarian?

Recently the Bible has come under attack by liberal scholars who claim that the New Testament canon was determined by the winners of a supposed struggle for dominance in the early centuries of Christianity. As the following evidence reveals, however, the canon is not arbitrary or authoritarian, but divinely authoritative. First, the entire New Testament […]

Was Jesus really in the grave for three days and three nights?

Jesus specifically tells us, “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). The Gospels also tell us that Jesus died on the day before the Sabbath––Friday––and rose on […]