Leviticus 19:28 says “‘Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord.” Is this a straightforward condemnation of tattoos? Are tattoos sinful and something Christians must avoid?Continue Reading
Quick Challenge Answer: Do Christians Pick and Choose Which Old Testament Laws to Follow?
The Old Testament law often sounds a bit strange to us today. Commands like not mixing fabrics, numerous dietary restrictions, ceremonial cleansings, and many more are often ignored. It can often seem like Christians pick and choose which Old Testament laws to follow, based on whatever is convenient.Continue Reading
Quick Challenge Answer: Should Christians Tithe?
Old Testament Israelites were commanded to tithe. Must Christians continue that command today? Should Christians tithe?Continue Reading
Quick Challenge Answer: Was the Flood Justified?
One of the most popular objections to God and the Bible is the violence in the Old Testament. However, usually, people focus on the destruction of the Canaanites. Frankly, those stories are tame compared to the Flood. You want to talk about God destroying a civilization? Let’s talk about the time he flooded the world […]Continue Reading
Quick Challenge Answer: Should the Apocrypha be in the Bible?
The dozen or so books in the Apocrypha were all written during the 400 years between the old and new testaments. They are useful history and teaching but were never meant to be taught as scripture.Continue Reading
The Archeological Evidence For King David
The archeological evidence for Kind David. I once had a Facebook exchange with another Christian that claimed the Bible was just a book of faith. His claims were similar to the ones I often hear from Christians and non-Christians alike: “History relies on certain proofs like artifacts and written documents from the time. The Bible has very […]Continue Reading
Quick Challenge Answer: Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?
Should Christians celebrate Christmas? This seems rather obvious doesn’t it? Of course, Christians should celebrate Christmas! It’s the celebration of the birth of Christ. What could be more Christian than that? If you’re like me however, each year at this time you start seeing meme’s popping up in your social media feeds. Meme’s about how Christmas is actually a […]Continue Reading
Is Polygamy Condoned In The Old Testament?
Is Polygamy condoned in the Old Testament? Critics of the Old and New Testaments often point to certain behaviors described in the Bible as evidence that God is not good. In fact, some of the greatest heroes of the Old Testament are also the most morally flawed. Doesn’t this show that God rewards immoral behavior? The Example […]Continue Reading
Did God Require A Women To Marry Her Rapist?
Did God require a woman to marry her rapist? The Old Testament can be challenging reading. Many of the passages seem odd and outdated to modern sensibilities. The moral code given to the nation of Israel in the Mosaic covenant can seem particularly cruel and harsh at first glance. It’s only by looking at their historical and cultural context […]Continue Reading
Is Christianity A White Man’s Religion?
Is Christianity a white man’s religion? I recently read an article that a Facebook friend posted on line. The article was about a growing number of African Americans that are returning to native African religions in rejection of Christianity. This caught my attention. I wanted to see what the arguments were for this shift away from classical […]Continue Reading