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Tag: Old Testament

Why Christianity is Opposed to Homosexuality

An atheist friend challenged me to give this answer after I explained to him the difference between opposing something and feeling justified to act violently about it.  You may guess this started with the recent Egypt/Libya thing.  The particular example, predictably, was homosexuality.  He seemed to think, like many secularists, that because Leviticus calls for the Jews to execute homosexuals that somehow this meant Christians ought to do the same, or else they are inconsistent.

While there are a million things wrong with that kind of insinuation that anyone truly conversant with the Scriptures could point out, I will address … continue reading...

Messiah Claimants Throughout History

A long time ago I engaged in some online debates attempting to demonstrate that Jesus was the Messiah.  My opponents were atheists and a Noachide– in other words, I was fighting off both sides.  Sad to say, I had to turn my attention elsewhere and the thread dropped.  Here is the original conversation. Continue reading to see my chart.

I mention this for two reasons.  First of all, I wanted to attack the prevailing sentiment that Messiahs are a dime a dozen and that religions derived from them are plentiful- thus, Christianity is nothing special.   The truth, however, is … continue reading...

Learn Biblical (Koine) Greek in 3-6 weeks at Academy

The Athanatos Online Academy spring session is beginning soon.   The 2-3 week courses begin at $19.95.

On May 1st, Greek (part 1) will be available.  This three week course will introduce learners to the alphabet, basic grammar and vocabulary, and Greek language reference tools.  By the end of the three weeks you will be able to explore the actual Greek text our English translations are derived from.  Greek 1 and 2 are being taught by Glenn Jones.  His ministry site is www.indefenseofthefaith.org.   He is pursuing his MA in Religion at Reformed Theological Seminary.

Here is the direct link to continue reading...

2009 Apologetics Academy Session Begins in May

The third session of Athanatos Christian Ministry’s online apologetics academy begins May 1st.  Below is the course schedule.

The portal page for the academy is:
http://www.academyofapologetics.com

To access the actual course area:
http://www.academyofapologetics.com/courses/

Courses available with their Start Dates:

May 1. Basic New Testament Greek Part 1
May 10. Reliability of the New Testament Documents
May 11. Hitler and Christianity [FREE!]
May 13. Christ Promised in the Old Testament
May 18. Study in Alleged Bible Contradictions
May 18. The Problem of Pain and Suffering
May 25. Basic New Testament Greek Part 2
June 1. The Historical Jesus: A … continue reading...