Pastor Duke will share how everyone who is a follower of Christ, is called to be a disciple that not only speaks the words of Jesus, but is also a doer of them. Such action is not just for “professionals” within the five fold ministry. We will be live this Wednesday October 3rd at 3 pm Pacific, 4 pm Mountain, 5 pm Central, 6 pm Eastern.
…so extensive are these citations (from the Ante Nicene Fathers on scripture) that if all other sources for our knowledge of the text of the New Testament were destroyed, they would be sufficient alone for the reconstruction of practically the entire New Testament
-1969 The Text of the New Testament (pg. 86) by Professor Bruce Metzger
If one were even modestly aware of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and their teachings, they would know that they are modern day Arians; in part meaning they teach that Jesus was created. The Arians were started by Arius (AD 250–336) and he taught that Christ didn’t always exist, but was created by God.  It was the rise of this heresy that led to the First Council of Nicaea in 325; to formally reject this teaching and strengthen the Christian position of the Trinity. The Watchtower in the past has asserted that this council was to actually formulate the Trinity , but this assertion is unwarranted. Without invoking the Bible (citing it in this case will lead to a strong game of “Bible Ping Pong), one can look into the early church writings from the late first century and early second century, to see a healthy milieu of Trinitarianism affirmation.
Read this Razor Swift article in its entirety at Taber’s Truths
I’ve been meeting more and more skeptics who have taken the stance that Jesus never existed at all. This is a peculiar position as there are many attested writings about him, from early sources other than the Bible. The charge against such sources is that since they weren’t written during his lifetime, then they’re automatically invalid. What the proponents of this position don’t understand, is that historians don’t require contemporary writings for an accepted historical fact. If they actually did require it, then much of history would have to be rewritten. The purpose of this brief article is not to go into all the details (at a later time I will) but I would like us to examine some interesting comments from professor Bart Ehrman in the video above. Of special interest is that even though Bart is a New Testament scholar, he’s also an Agnostic. While I don’t agree with all of what he said or his overall position, but he thoroughly refutes the idea that Jesus never existed. Here are some of Bart’s comments from the video:
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