Posts Categorized: Stuff for Teens

Being a teenager would be hard enough without having to deal with internet bullies, awkward relationships, a world in turmoil, and the increasing pressure from every angle to “drop that superstitious Christianity stuff.” You’re learning, growing, and forming your own opinions of the world, which isn’t as easy as it sounds. Here you’ll find plain, honest answers to the tough questions you face every day.

Resurrection of Jesus: Pre-Resurrection Facts

The resurrection of Jesus is critical to the Christian faith; without it, we don’t have much of a foundation for believing that Jesus was and is God. #lightinthedarkness Yet the resurrection is one of the hot topics of Christianity. Skeptics argue it’s not provable. But is that true? Let’s look at some important pre-resurrection facts… Read more »

Resurrection of Jesus: Hoax or Truth?

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Why the Resurrection Matters. Christians believe the resurrection is true, and that historical accounts of it have provided adequate evidence to certify it as a real event. Why is the resurrection so important? Because without it, our faith has no basis. The apostle Paul suspends the weight of Christianity on this single thread: If Jesus… Read more »

Why the Lost Gospels Don’t Belong in the Bible

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Scripture must meet exacting criteria to be included in the Bible. The “lost gospels” don’t make the cut. One argument used by critics to try to discredit God’s Word is by asserting that the Bible was developed via a power struggle. Namely, that what’s included in the Bible — and conversely what was excluded —… Read more »

The Bible: How Big a Deal is Human Error?

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Scribes are human; humans make mistakes. Does that mean the Bible’s accuracy is in question? The answer, in a word: No. It can’t be denied that both unintended error and intentional modification have occurred in biblical texts over time. But most of these can be identified, categorized, and properly understood in their relation to the overall reliability… Read more »

Ancient Manuscripts That Validate the Bible’s Old Testament

Modern Christians don’t have to defend the validity of the Bible! Historical manuscripts have already done so! In last week’s blog post we answered the question, “Did ancient scribes faithfully transcribe biblical texts?” Resoundingly, research shouts, “YES!” I hope one truth you’re learning, as we travel this series together, is that the Bible is THE… Read more »

Did Scribes Faithfully Transmit Old Testament Manuscripts?

The New Testament has proven to be more reliable than any other historical document in history -- even secular Classics. Can the Old Testament also make the claim for being accurate? Thanks to meticulously document history recorded by Jewish scribes, we can say, 'Yes!"

Historical Documentation Resoundingly Says, “Yes!” In a previous blog post in this series, we saw that the New Testament can rightly claim to be more reliable and accurate than another other ancient document in history. Can we also trust the authenticity of the Old Testament? Fortunately, we have really old biblical manuscripts to help us… Read more »

Archeology Helps to Confirm the Historicity of the Bible

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Artifacts Help Scholars Validate Scripture! Archeology, a relative newcomer among the physical sciences, cannot “prove” the Bible is true. But archeology has provided exciting and dramatic confirmation of the Bible’s accuracy. Per Yale archeologist Millar Burrows, an expert on the Dead Sea scrolls who was a professor emeritus at Yale Divinity School, archaeology has “unquestionably… Read more »

8 Ancient Manuscripts That Validate the Bible’s New Testament

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Important early Scriptural manuscripts that make the case for the reliability of the Bible. The Bible we use today originates from really early historical documents. Scholars are able to assess the importance of a manuscript by how much of the Bible it includes, and by the date assigned to it. What factors help to determine… Read more »

8 Tests for the Accuracy of the New Testament Accounts

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Do the biographies of Jesus stand up to scrutiny? Eight tough tests say “YES!” As Christians, we’re told that the Bible is God’s Word. But how can we know that this old, historical book — the foundation of our faith — is, indeed, trustworthy? And that it has relevance for us today? Pastor Lee Strobel, an American… Read more »