Tag: New Testament

An Elephant in the Resurrection Skeptic’s Room

Today, Reflections offers a guest article by Milt Chamberlain. **** Skeptic Richard Carrier writes, “Many things could be said which cast doubt on the story of the Resurrection of Jesus by God…since I cannot rationally bring myself to believe this story, I cannot rationally bring myself to be a Christian.” His collection of essays, entitled “Why I Don’t Buy the…

In the New Testament, the Second Coming is not a topic for speculation, but an incentive for obedient and holy living.

—John Jefferson Davis, Handbook of Basic Bible Texts (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1984), 141.

The basic idea we find throughout the New Testament is that Christians worship and know the same God as Israel. Nevertheless, Christians hold that this God is revealed supremely and finally in Christ.

–Alister E. McGrath, Theology: The Basics (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2004), 18.

At the time, the word philosophy did not call to mind an esoteric discipline in which students are taught substantial doses of skepticism and not much constructive content. In the ancient world, philosophy meant something like what we mean by “worldview.” Various teachers taught competing worldviews, and Christians earnestly sought to evangelize men and women who held these diverse pagan worldviews.

–D.A. Carson and Douglas J. Moo, An Introduction to the New Testament, 2nd. ed. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005), 33.