No Rivals

NONE of the Skeptics’ Theories for the Empty Tomb Are Convincing Even skeptical scholars acknowledge that the tomb of Jesus was empty. As I mentioned earlier, there is no way that Christianity could have ever got off the ground if Jesus’s tomb was still occupied. The Roman authorities or Jewish leaders could have just gone to the tomb and paraded the body around downtown Jerusalem for everyone to see and squashed the whole movement. So, the tomb was empty....

Good Friday: A Go...

Jesus was bludgeoned. He was betrayed, spit on, lied about and nailed to a piece of wood we call the cross. From the physical pain, emotional pain, loss of blood and breath, Jesus died hanging on the cross like a piece of lifeless meat. And today, on Good Friday, Christians are celebrating this all over the world! We are celebrating the fact that the founder of our faith, the One we call Savior, underwent the most horrific kind of torture, rejection, and m...

Link-Fest: Blood ...

Welcome to the Link-Fest: an archive of important stories, opinions, reviews and media that was shared online over the past few weeks. Information flies by at the speed of light and it is almost impossible to keep up with it all. As a part of my job at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa I try to stay abreast of important events, church news, cultural trends, politics, book releases and movie reviews. In the past I have compiled the best of the best into a privat...

The Trustworthine...

The Bible is unarguably an incredible book. It is the best-selling, most quoted, most published, most circulated, most translated, most influential book in the history of mankind. There is no close second. Copyrighted material. Do not copy and paste online. • But why should anyone believe that the Bible is actually true? • How can we know that the Bible isn't just an ancient book of mythology, filled with the fanciful, yet deceitful writings of men? • Have...

From Cowards to M...

When Jesus was arrested and led away to be crucified, the Gospels tell us that His disciples… fled in fear (Matthew 26:56) went into hiding (John 20:19) lost hope (Luke 24:21)    A short time later, we read that something amazing happened. These same fearful men went through a dramatic transformation. Within a few weeks of Jesus’s crucifixion, these same men were standing face to face with the people who had crucified their leader, preaching that Jesus was...

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