In our series on what happened at the tomb, we come to the third installment, to answer the question of what was seen at the tomb and whether the gospel writers are in conflict what they record. As you recall, this series was sourced in a series of emails I received a few years ago.
Continuing on the series on what happened at the tomb, another skeptic tells me that there is a problem with what the gospel writers record with reference to the time of day when the women arrived at the tomb of Jesus. Whenever critics of the Bible see one account differing from another in wording or phrasing, they are quick to point out that the gospel writers cannot be in agreement with one another.
This post is going to demonstrate that there really is no problem, and that there are no contradictions between the writers.
by Rob Lundberg Christian apologetics takes on many angles and many disciplines. Many arenas include engaging the philosophical ideologies like engaging different worldviews that are
The difference between the Jewish view of God and the Christian view is that while both believe in the same God, Jews reject the triune nature of God by rejecting Jesus as the Messiah. Both faiths believe God is personal, and loving and can be known in a relationship, Jews do not believe in a strong relationship. Both religions believe that God answers prayer, though there may be different understands of what that looks and sounds like.
If we look at these passages, we do not see the word, “hell” found anywhere in them. So what is the problem? The problem is that the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 9 states that Jesus “descended into the lower parts of the earth.” However, the Apostle Creed states that after Jesus died, He “descended into hell.”
When are we going to realize that something needs to change to bring the church out from out behind the eight ball of the culture? My objective for this post is to show that we need to bring in the handmaiden of evangelism, apologetics, into the church and into our evangelism. With our skeptical culture increasing, tracts will work in very limited contexts. We must engage people and be able to articulate our faith in an intelligent manner.