I enjoyed your article “Who’s Laughing Now?” and your response to “disproving the bible”. I hear many different skepticism’s regarding the bible and its historical accuracy. Some include the idea that the bible has been translated many times, and that there wasn’t any paper “back then” so how could the text have been saved?
One book titled “Quoting Jesus”, claims original manuscripts have been lost, and what remains of the bible is just translations that people use for their own gain. Could you elaborate on what remains of the original manuscripts and how the bible has been proved to be an accurate replica of what was first written?
The Bible says at the Rapture, upon Jesus’ return the dead will arise first and then those of us that are saved and still living at that time will be raised next. Does this mean that our ancestors’ spirits are presently at rest in the grave?
While I firmly believe that Jesus was crucified and rose again, most literature I’ve read about the actual crucifixion process has the nails driven through the wrists. This was to ensure that the arms were held securely and thus prolong the person’s agony.
However, in the Gospels, Thomas places his fingers through the holes in Jesus’s hands. Thus indicating that Jesus was crucified through the palms of his hands. Plus every image I’ve seen depicting the crucifixion has the nails through the palms.
I’ve been curious about this for some time, and while it has no real relevance to what Jesus did, I’ve often wondered about it. So I was wondering what your view on this is.
I believe that because I am saved that there is nothing that can separate me from the Lord and He will never forsake me. I have read that our sins are cast as far as the east is from the west but does that mean they are forgiven, Past, Present and Future as some term it? If that’s so then why when the Lord speaks to the Church at Laodicea, does he warn them to not be lukewarm for He will spew them from His mouth? How can I begin to judge if I’m lukewarm?? If He spews me from His mouth, doesn’t that mean I can no longer be His? Can you explain this?